Executive Staff

Dr. Michelle Notrica, PharmD, JD, MPH

Executive Director

Michelle Notrica is a Doctor of Pharmacy, an attorney and holds a Masters in Public Health.  Michelle is a public health consultant in Phoenix, Arizona with an emphasis in International Health and Health Policy. She has special interests in the global burden of social isolation, surgical disease, trauma systems, the global pharmaceutical crisis, and the opioid epidemic in developing and developed countries. Michelle served on the Board of Directors for the Global Surgical Consortium and as a strategic board member for the Kyah Rayne Foundation. Dr. Notrica received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Emory University, her Pharm.D. from Mercer University, her J.D. from Arizona State University, and her Masters in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Michelle begun her career in humanitarian aid serving on the Medical Advisory Board for a small medical aid organization based in Phoenix, Arizona. In her role with this organization, Michelle traveled to Ethiopia, Kenya and Haiti serving as on-ground pharmacy director and teaching local healthcare worker courses. Michelle has also conducted research and published on behalf of the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and the Global Surgical Consortium in Rwanda, Guyana, and Ghana and as consultant on projects in various other countries. Michelle is currently working on several public health policy projects in Arizona.  Michelle is also a registered yoga instructor and meditation teacher and enjoys these activities in her spare time.


Patricia Barceló-Sanders

Assistant Director of Operations

Patty is a native of Guatemala. She arrived in the United States as a refugee fleeing the war in 1985. She is the Program Coordinator, Sr, for the Surgical Critical Care, Acute Care Surgery and International Research Fellowships at the University of Arizona. She is also the Fundamentals Critical Care Support Course Coordinator for Banner Health Tucson and Phoenix Campus. She is also a lifetime member of Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association’s The Wives Club. Patty has a passion for community outreach, she promoted a clothing drive for Casa de Los Niños and Owl & Panther refugees in 2019. She held a toothpaste and toothbrush drive for children in the Dominican Republic from 2006-2012 for cavity prevention. She is the recipient of a Ben’s Bell  for work with refugees. She also served on the Board of Owl & Panther and Tucson Museum of Art’s Kasser Family Wing Community Advisory Committee. In 2020 Patty received The University of Arizona’s Individual Award for Excellence.

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