Articles by Sheila Wilensky


Neal Cash: Behavioral Health Activist

Neal Cash is a realist about behavioral health. When Cenpatico Integrated Care rode into Tucson, he and Community Partners of Southern Arizona changed direction. The Centene Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, owns Cenpatico. For 18 years Neal served as CEO/president of CPSA. As a nonprofit community-based agency, which managed treatment of serious mental illness through…


Roberta Elliott: Embrace the refugee

As the daughter of a Jewish refugee, Roberta Elliott knows “the heart and soul of a stranger better than most.” Her father, Franz Engel, left Vienna at age 29 – five months after Hitler’s invasion in 1938. He went into hiding then spent two years in a French alien camp. He ended up working for…


Compassion & Healing a generation later

Ellen Melamed, 63, always asks herself, “How can I help others?” Currently, a lecturer in family and community medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, and artist-in-residence at the UA School of Fine Arts, Ellen’s healing path has been circuitous. For the first half of her life, she tried to cope. Born in…


From Chief Justice to Community Advocate

Stanley G. Feldman, 82, retired as an Arizona Supreme Court justice in 2002, but he hasn’t retired from the legal profession. “I still work more or less full time,” says Feldman, who in 2003 returned to Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally – the firm he helped found. The former Arizona Supreme Court justice represents…

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