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New EAC Board Member sworn in at November meeting

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New EAC Board Member sworn in at November meeting

By Lori Dugan

Thatcher, AZ—Dr. Brad Montierth was sworn in as the newest member of the Graham County Community College District Governing Board during the Board’s regular monthly meeting earlier this week. Montierth was appointed to serve the remainder of the term left vacant by the resignation of Board member, Marrianne Rowley.

Montierth was born in Safford and was raised just east of town on his family’s cotton farm. He graduated from Safford High School and Eastern Arizona College.

After completing his studies at EAC, he attended the University of Arizona and graduated with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry. He attended medical school at the U of A and after obtaining his MD degree, he completed his residency in family practice at St. Peter’s Hospital in Olympia, Washington. After his residency, Montierth returned to work in his hometown. He is now a partner at Mt. Graham Family Practice, in Safford.

He has served on the Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Governing Board and as its medical chief of staff and vice chief of staff.

Montierth also has a significant interest in education. He has been actively involved in teaching medical students, nursing students, and medical assistants. He appreciates and understands the educational and cultural opportunities that EAC brings to the Gila Valley and the high level of personal attention that EAC students receive.

He and his wife Jeanette are the parents of five children and continue to live on the family farm.