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about ahmmA

The Arizona Healthcare Materials Management Association is an affiliated chapter of AHRMM, devoted to the advancement of the healthcare supply chain.

What is AHMMA?

The Arizona  Healthcare Materials Management Association is a passionate group of individuals interested in advancing and understanding the healthcare supply chain. AHMMA members come from a diverse group of providers, suppliers, and GPO’s and share a common interest in professional development and industry advancement. 

The Vision of AHMMA

We will provide an effective means by which local supply chain professionals in the healthcare industry can network, find educational opportunities, receive recognition, and achieve industry-specific professional development.

Membership Information

Chapter membership is designed to be very accessible. Are you interested in healthcare supply chain? If you answered yes , you are qualified to participate. Membership provides access to bi-annual meetings and events hosted by the chapter and ensures you receive important communications and education. 

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Meetings and Events

Meetings are held bi-annually and are temporarily hosted online over video but are generally hosted by one of the healthcare providers located in Arizona. This allows chapter membership fees to stay reasonable and allows chapter members an opportunity to visit some of the facilities of the provider members. If you’d like to be included in the invitation list, please register by going here.

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Suzanne Collins, CMRP has worked in acute healthcare sales and hospitals since 1993. She began her career on the vendor side of the table selling surgical lights & tables and then specialty storage and headwall systems.  Her work in specialty storage and inventory control led her down the path of supply chain.  After obtaining her Lean Black Belt and consulting with UPMS Presbyterian for process improvement in supply chain; Suzi ultimately took her first position as a Supply Chain Director for HonorHealth.  She left HonorHealth to help WVU Medicine in Morgantown, WV open a 10 story Heart-Vascular Tower for 13 months.  She came to Mountain Vista Medical Center in November 2017.  Today she is the Market Director of Supply Chain for Steward Health overseeing 5 sites in the Phoenix area. She is passionate about process improvement and utilizing technology to streamline workflows.  She has worked in large academic centers and now in the for-profit market giving her a wide range of different GPO settings and exposure to finance planning and capital processes.  She has also been focusing attention by sharing information and knowledge on social media platforms.  You can follow her via searching on #suzidoessupplychain or requesting on LinkedIn or TikTok. 

Membership Chair

Michael Maske is the founder and president of ZM Medical.   ZM Medical sells a variety of solutions for Hospitals, Surgery Centers and Long-Term Care facilities.   The products ZM Medical represents offer solutions for the Operating Room, Anesthesia, Sterile Processing and Infection Prevention. 

Michael is also the author of Voice of the Nurse, a groundbreaking examination of stress in the nursing profession. The book draws on his 18+ years as a medical equipment sales executive, when he gained unique insights into the physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual issues that caregivers face.  Voice of the Nurse sheds new light on these issues and makes them newly relevant for all healthcare professionals. 

Michael is a frequent speaker at nursing conferences, both as a keynote speaker and seminar leader.  His high-impact topics include “The Perfect Storm,” which introduces his Transformational Nursing Stress Model; “Stress Reduction Techniques for Nurses,” with self-help tips; and “The Importance of the Nurse,” which helps nurses rediscover their passion for their profession.  

Michael served in the U.S. military for 12 years, first in the Army National Guard as a behavioral sciences specialist and then in the Air Force Reserves, where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom as a crew chief on the KC-135 aircraft. A Wisconsin native, he currently makes his home in Arizona, where he is married and has two children.  His 10 year old daughter Zoey, has Down Syndrome, and he is an advocate for the special needs community.   Michael was awarded the “Spark of Awesome” award from the Down Syndrome Network.   You can see the video here:

Communications Chair

Chrissy Turpen

Darin Combs, Ed.D., CMRP


Past President

Chris Armstrong, CMRP is the Clinical Support Services Manager at HonorHealth Deer Valley & Sonoran Crossing Medical Centers. In that capacity he supervises a team of 5 Coordinators responsible for over $35M in spend in the Surgery, Cath Lab, IR, Endo and L&D departments. A native of Northeast Ohio he has devoted his entire 30-year career to improving Healthcare Supply Chain delivery in the Phoenix Metro area. When not working Chris enjoys traveling with his wife Barb, a Surgical Charge RN, fine dining, movies, his small but growing car collection and spoiling his three grandchildren.

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The Arizona Materials Management Healthcare Association are a passionate group of individuals interested in advancing and understanding the healthcare supply chain.

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