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Affirm Names Directors Of Programs & Clinical Administration, Grants & Evaluation, And Operations

Affirm, Arizona’s designated Title X (Ten) agency formerly known as Arizona Family Health Partnership, has named three new directors.

“As the agency continues to expand our reach and impact, we continue enhancing our resources and capabilities by bringing on highly experienced and committed new team members who contribute both expertise and important perspective that will pay great dividends to health centers and clients across the state,” said Affirm CEO Bré Thomas.

The three new directors are:

  • Ashley Laszok, Director of Operations. Laszok, who lives in Sierra Vista, holds a Master of Science in Healthcare Services Administration and a Bachelor of Science in microbiology. Her experience includes positions in the non-profit and healthcare sectors.
  • Karen Martinot, DNP, WHNP, Director of Programs & Clinical Administration. Martinot, of Phoenix, holds a doctorate in nursing practice and is a board-certified women’s health nurse practitioner. She also is an internationally board-certified lactation consultant.
  • April McCue, Director of Grants & Evaluation. With a background in public health McCue’s background includes experience in education and with coalitions. She lives in Mesa.

Title X is the federally administered grant program that funds Affirm which, in turn, distributes funds to health centers providing low- or no-cost services like birth control, sexually transmitted infection (STI) testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, cancer screenings, counseling and other preventative services. More than 50 Title X-funded health centers across Arizona provide sexual and reproductive healthcare services to an average of 35,000 people annually.

Through Title X funding, individuals have access to voluntary sexual and reproductive health services including:

  • Reproductive health counseling and education on birth control methods.
  • Pregnancy testing, counseling, and resources.
  • Pelvic exams, including Pap smears.
  • Breast exams.
  • Basic infertility screening.
  • Emergency contraception.