Mary Ann Zimmerman has extensive experience in the application of psychological and administrative knowledge in organizations. She has a particular interest in the assessment and executive coaching of individuals within the family system.
As a communications specialist, Mary Ann excels in assisting individuals, families and organizations improve their communication and regain the relationships that may have been missing from the beginning. She is skilled in teaching the “core competencies” which make up emotional intelligence.
Additionally, she develops effective protocols and procedures to assist family enterprises in maintaining compliance with all regulatory agencies, guidelines and mandates. She previously served as the Manager of Patient and Community Relations in a community healthcare system in the Midwest.
Mary Ann is the past president of the Arizona Geriatrics Society. She is drawn to issues pertaining to the aging population in both communities and agencies. She focuses on growing elders (wise leaders) from the senior generations. She is a CARF accreditation surveyor, and frequently travels throughout the U.S. to evaluate and accredit agencies that come under state and federal review.
Mary Ann has been deeply involved in a variety of community organizations and is past president of the Northwest Valley Chamber of Commerce in Arizona and an Ohio Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association. She served on the Board of Directors for a state Chapter of the American Heart Association and as a member of the City of Surprise, Arizona Planning and Zoning Commission.
Experienced in family business personally while growing up in her parents company, she followed in her parent’s footsteps to become the owner/operator of two companies in Arizona. Both were recently sold.
Mary Ann earned her Bachelor of Science in psychology and a Master’s in individual and organizational intervention. She enjoys spending time with her husband, gardening, motorcycle riding, and piloting her airplanes between her homes in Sedona and Phoenix and San Diego.