ESTABLISHED LEADERSHIP.

The best predictor of future results?  Past results.  The partners at Arizona Anesthesia Solutions (AzAS) have demonstrated records of results-focused, relationship-based leadership.  That leadership has been key in working with surgeons and facilities across the state, and developing a staff of over 40 credentialed providers. AzAS currently provides anesthesia in Prescott, Phoenix, Yuma, and Tucson.  


Joseph

Joseph A. Rodriguez 

CRNA, Managing Partner

A Pennsylvania native, Joseph has practicing anesthesia since 2012. After finishing his anesthesia training at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Joseph began his practice in Phoenix Arizona, gaining extensive experience in anesthesia care for the elderly as well as upper extremity and lower extremity regional anesthesia.  Recognizing the need for quality, accessible anesthesia services in the outpatient setting, Joseph became a founding member of Arizona Anesthesia Solutions, a group dedicated to advancing the standard of service in outpatient anesthesia.  Joseph currently practices in Prescott, Arizona, where he serves as Director of Anesthesia at Tri-City Surgery Center, and oversees AzAS's Prescott-area operations.  Joseph has been involved in his local community his youth, becoming an Eagle Scout, serving in his church, is the former President of the Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists, current participates in government affairs at the state and national level.  

In his personal time, Joseph enjoys strength training, science fiction novels, and spending time with friends and wife of 9 years.

 

Certifications and Memberships

  • Board-Certified, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Government Relations Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • President 2016-17, Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Federal Political Director 2012-15, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists 
  • C0-Founder, CRNAs of Arizona Political Action Committee 

Contact Joseph at Joseph@AzAS.team


Randy Quinn

CRNA, Managing Partner

Born and Raised in Thatcher Arizona, Randy Quinn has been a practicing anesthesia since 2009, when he began practicing at Maricopa Medical Center. There he’s had a broad practice including trauma and pediatrics, obstetrics and pediatric dental anesthesia. He became a managing partner in Arizona Anesthesia Solutions shortly after its incorporation and has added invaluable insight into regulation, accreditation, and certification matters.  He currently serves as the Chief of Anesthesia at Pima Heart Surgery Center in Tuscon, Arizona.

Randy has extensive leadership experience and currently serves as President of the Arizona State Board of Nursing, where he is responsible for a $4.9M budget and overseeing more than 130,000 licensed professionals.  His background makes him a respected voice on regulatory affairs in Arizona.  

Randy married his high school sweetheart, and they have four wonderful children.  He enjoys everything outdoors from riding ATVs, hiking, camping, fishing, and hunting. He likes anything that gives him an excuse to go play in the wilderness.

CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Board-Certified, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
  • President, Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Board of Directors, Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Arizona Organization of Nurse Executives
  • Co-Chair, Arizona Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coalition

Contact Randy at Randy@AzAS.team


    Ali J. Baghai 

    CRNA, Managing Partner

    Originally from the suburbs of Boston, Ali has been a resident of Arizona since 2006. During summers while attending Boston College, Ali worked at The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, Paul Newman’s camp for children living with terminal and chronic illnesses. His experience at The Hole in the Wall guided him to a career in healthcare, and during his sophomore year transferred his major from psychology to the school of nursing. Ali served as a registered nurse for five years in the intensive care unit and pediatric emergency department at hospitals in Massachusetts, Nevada, California, and Arizona.

    Ali completed his anesthesia training at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona in 2009. Since that time he has provided anesthesia care in a broad variety of settings; from plastic surgery centers to labor and delivery suites, and from dental offices to the trauma room.

    Ali is passionate about safe, accessible, high quality anesthesia care; those are integral values for AzAS. Because of these values, Ali has been involved with AzAS since inception. Mr. Baghai is the immediate past President of the Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists, an organization representing over 800 CRNAs.  Ali served as the Chief CRNA leading the anesthesia department at Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital for two years before joining AzAS full time.  Ali now oversees AzAS's dental and cosmetic anesthesia services.  

    Ali finds his greatest joy in time spent with his family, his wife of eleven years, Kristin, and his two young sons, Brayden and Callen.

    CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

      • Board Certified, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
      • Past President and Member, Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists
      • CRNA Representative, Arizona Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Coalition
      • Co-Founder, CRNAs of Arizona Political Action Committee
      • Board Member, Arizona Nurses Association Political Action Committee
      • Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
      • Member, Southern Medical Association

      Contact Ali at Ali@AzAS.team


      Ben King

      CRNA, Senior Associate

      Originally from Provo, Utah, Ben has always enjoyed serving and interacting in a healthcare environment.  He completed his anesthesia training at the University at Buffalo in 2010 and has since accumulated a variety of clinical experience working in urban and rural communities.  Beginning his career in New Mexico, he administered anesthesia for a broad range of cases at a regional trauma center; Ben then relocated to Idaho where he specialized in obstetrical anesthesia.  Ben has also received extensive training in upper and lower extremity regional anesthesia.  Ben joined AzAS's Prescott practice, where he enjoys practicing as an independent CRNA and participating in surgical teams to deliver the highest quality of anesthesia and surgical care.  

      In his free time, Ben enjoys golfing and hunting. Ben loves spending time with his wife and 4 small children, especially exploring and playing in the great outdoors.

      CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

        • Board Certified, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
        • Member, Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists
        • Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

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        Anna Legaspi

        Associate CRNA

        Passionate about helping others, Anna's decision to become a healthcare provider was a natural fit. She graduated with a Masters in Science of Nursing Anesthesia from Northeastern University in Boston, MA affiliated with the United States Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing. She received the U.S. Army Nurse Corp Phyllis J. Verhonick Award - which is presented to an army nurse who demonstrates excellence in research that significantly contributes to nursing and improves patient care outcomes- for her research published in the 2011 American Association of Nurse Anesthesia special research edition.

        After 20+ years of service, she continues to proudly serve as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserves and has recently joined Arizona Anesthesia Solutions. Her experience includes all areas of surgery at every age from cardiovascular surgery to office based clinic settings. She currently serves as the Chief of Anesthesia at Cochise Eye and Laser In Sierra Vista, AZ. She is board certified with the National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists and a member of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists. 


        Anna loves the water, specifically the ocean and spending time with her children, family, and friends. 

        CERTIFICATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

        • Board Certified, National Board of Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists
        • Member, Arizona Association of Nurse Anesthetists

        Kelly McCormick

        BA, Practice Manager

        Born and raised in central New York, Kelly has been the AzAS Practice Manager since 2015.  Driven to serve people, Kelly earned her Bachelors of Arts in Health and Human Services from Medaille College in Buffalo, NY and began a career in Social Work with Cayuga County.  After serving as a case worker for at-risk youth for four years, she relocated to the Phoenix area and in 2009 she formed a successful private childcare business which she has owned and operated until 2015.  

        In her role as practice manager, Kelly interfaces with facilities, clinicians, and patients, ensuring appropriate anesthesia coverage for surgical care.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys traveling, live music and entertainment, and spending time with friends and family.

        Contact Kelly at Kelly@AzAS.team


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        Justin Sharp

        MHA, Business Administrator 

        Justin was born and raised in Arizona and New Mexico.  He is passionate about service and helping others which started at a young age.  Justin is an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.  He credits this accomplishment to setting a foundation for hard work and service to others throughout his life.  Justin earned an Associate of Science degree from Dixie State College of Utah and then went on to earn his Bachelor of Science in Management degree in 2012 from the University of Phoenix.  Justin decided to take his passion for helping others to the healthcare field and went on to earn his Master of Health Administration degree from University of Phoenix in 2017.  Justin worked for the University of Phoenix as a program specialist in their College of Education helping new teachers across multiple states meet state licensure and credentialing requirements.  He also helped run projects and initiatives at the University to ensure compliance to state certification requirements.

        Justin’s favorite pastime is spending valuable time with his wife of 13 years and his 8 year old son.  He is an avid outdoorsman and loves to hike, hunt, fish and camp throughout the state of Arizona.

        Contact Justin at Justin@AzAS.team