Michelle Hernandez

Senior Director of Marketing & Engagement

I was born in New York, and spent many hours roaming the hallways of Dorothy Nolan Elementary School in Saratoga Springs, New York before my family moved to Phoenix when I was in sixth grade. My transition from a small town in upstate New York to the bustling city of Phoenix wasn’t easy, but I can’t imagine living anywhere else.

I have spent most of my entire career in the nonprofit world where I put mission above margins and people above profit. Joining the Mountain Park family in 2005, I quickly realized I had found a place where I could make a difference and contribute to our community at the same time. From my first few days in the office I recognized how fortunate I am to work for an organization whose entire mission centers around impacting the health and well-being of our community.

It’s a privilege to be able to tell the Mountain Park story to anyone that will listen. To me, there’s nothing better than connecting the dots between people who need healthcare and Mountain Park, an organization that provides the best patient-centered care in the Valley (I’m biased, I know). I am honored that I am able to spend my time making our community better than it was yesterday or the day before that.

I am married to Chris, who makes me want to be a better person than I really am, and I have a son, Curtis, who has taught me the true meaning of unconditional love. I fill my days with the escapades of Edgar and Hazel, two German Short Haired Pointers that love nothing more than to remind me I need to be outside hiking. With them. Right now. I also have a cat named Kate Spade and I knit like you wouldn’t believe.

Arizona State University (1991)

Fun Fact: I have a mild obsession with the Cardinals’ wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who I was able to meet in 2015.