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Troy Foster

Senior Director of Legal Affairs and General Counsel

As a child, my family co-owned a ranch with the Sandra Day O’Connor family. When Justice O’Connor elevated to the Supreme Court, I was fortunate enough to spend time with her when we both worked in Washington, D.C. Her and I would talk about the importance of law as a tool, and how to use it in a way that would benefit other people. That is what inspired me to get my law degree.

I have worked for Mountain Park for almost two decades in total, first starting as outside counsel and then joining as the HR Director in 2012. In my current role, I serve as Mountain Park’s lawyer and lead our legal team in providing advice on all matters to advance our mission of care. I also coordinate the work of outside lawyers when specialized legal expertise is required. I chose to work closer with Mountain Park because of its mission and how focused and passionate the people who work here are. I hope Mountain Park continues to grow and provide excellent quality service to more people. One thing I always try to keep in mind is that at times we all get bogged down and frustrated, but we’re all here working toward the same thing.

Outside of work, I have four kids, two biological and two that were adopted, one from China and one from Ethiopia. I’m the founder of a nonprofit, Henry’s Hope that was inspired by my son—who wanted to make sure all children with life-threatening and terminal diseases had access to healthcare. I am fortunate to get up every morning, have the kids that I do, and be able to come to a job I love where I can make a difference.

Education:
Northern Arizona University, B.S. (1992)
Arizona State University, J.D. (1996)
University of Arizona, Master of Public Health (2016)

Fun Fact: I love independent films and have been to several Sundance Festivals over the years.