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About Us

  • Pinal Hispanic Council (PHC) was founded as a grassroots organization and continues to focus on the original ideals of behavioral health education. 
  • In 1990, PHC began to develop and implement a comprehensive continuum of care for behavioral health services. 
  • PHC is currently providing outpatient services to children, youth, adults and families experiencing problems relating to mental health, domestic violence, child abuse and relationships.
  • PHC also provides education, information, referral and advocacy services.

Mission Statement

Empowering diverse communities to become healthy.

Vision Statement

Pinal Hispanic Council (PHC) is an established organization that provides quality behavioral health services to diverse communities.

Why PHC?

  • Pinal Hispanic Council (PHC) strongly believes in the provision of providing members with quality services in a culturally sensitive framework.
  • The confidentiality and rights of all members are highly respected and considered sacred to everyone at PHC.
  • PHC promotes the inclusion of family and community as part of the healing process.
  • PHC values the unique ability to advocate on the member’s behalf in order to provide them with necessary services and resources.
  • PHC takes pride in its ability to collaborate with community entities to ensure quality services for members.
  • At PHC, our philosophy is to provide services from a strengths-based model rather than a deficit model. 
  • We work to build our members up to their greatest potential instead of dwelling on what got them here. 
  • At PHC, we believe that the services we offer must always be available, accessible and acceptable to the community. 

Executive Team

Rose Lopez, MBA, President & Chief Executive Officer
Ralph Varela, MSW, LCSW, CEO Pinal Hispanic Council
Craig A. Norris, MC, MAOM, EVP & Chief Operating Officer
Sharon Northern, Chief Human Resources Officer
Paul O’Rourke, Vice President Fund Development & Communications
Steve Sparks, LCSW, Vice President of Business Development
Jim Vitt, Chief Financial Officer
Amy Cue, LMSW, Vice President of Clinical Operations
Kyle Lininger, MPA,LBA, Vice President of Clinical Integration
Raakel Elsy, MPA, Vice President of Clinical Integration
Lynn Hale, LISAC, Vice President of Residential Services
Sarah Germain, MA, LPC, Vice President of Clinical Operations
Tammy Kastre, MD, P.C., Interim Chief Medical Officer


Pinal Hispanic Council (PHC) operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with PHC.  

For more information on the Pinal Hispanic Council civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Ralph Varela at 520-466-7765, (TTY: Dial 711 then provide number 520-466-7765); email rvarela@pinalhispaniccouncil.org or visit our administrative office at 107 E. 4th St. Eloy, Arizona 85131. For more information, visit www.pinalhispaniccouncil.org.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by filing a complaint directly with the corresponding offices of Civil Rights: ADOT: ATTN: Title VI Program Manager 206 S. 17th Ave. MD 155A RM: 183 Phoenix, AZ 85007 FTA: ATTN: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE Washington DC 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 520-466-7765.

Para información en Español llame:
Ralph Varela
Chief Executive Officer
107 E. 4th St.
Eloy, Arizona 85131

Discrimination Complaint Form


File size: 117.66 kB | Date: 17 August 2016

Non Discrimination Complaint Procedures


File size: 93.01 kB | Date: 17 August 2016

Non Discrimination Notice to the Public - Spanish Version


File size: 133.77 kB | Date: 17 August 2016

Non Discrimination Notice to the Public - English Version


File size: 108.33 kB | Date: 17 August 2016

Title VI Implementation Plan August 2018

Pinal Hispanic Title VI plan 8.30.18.pdf

File size: 1.8 MB | Date: 17 August 2016

Formulario de Reclamación de Discriminación

Discrimination Complaint Form-Spanish.pdf

File size: 633.48 kB | Date: 05 April 2019

Procedimientos de reclamación de no discriminación


File size: 502.20 kB | Date: 05 April 2019

Contact Us


Centro de Amistad - Nogales
275 N. Grand Court Plaza
Nogales, AZ 85621
(520) 287-0015
(520) 287-0180
Centro de Ayuda - Eloy
107 E 4th St.
Eloy, AZ 85131
(520) 466-7765
(520) 466-4475
Centro de Bienestar - Douglas
1930 & 1940 N. 11th St.
Douglas, AZ 85607
(520) 364-4508
(520) 364-6439
Centro de Unidad - Coolidge
556 S. Arizona Blvd.
Coolidge, AZ 85128
(520) 723-7405
(520) 723-7410
Centro de Conocimiento - Integrated Healthcare Facility
1667 N. Trekell Road, St. 103
Casa Grande, Arizona 85122
(520) 876-5833
(520) 836-9702

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