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Meet The Staff

Cheri Johnson is the President and Co-Founder of Arizona PRN; one of the leading providers of temporary healthcare staffing and homecare in Arizona. She is dedicated to fostering long term relationships with both clients and staff. As such, she strives to employ staff who are caring, trustworthy, and have a true passion for their chosen profession. She has an established reputation of integrity and professionalism. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Business & Public Administration from the University of Arizona.

Peter Darby, Vice President, has more than seven year of experience in the healthcare staffing industry. Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Mr. Darby has a rich history of proven business development, client relations, and contract execution skills, servicing customers on a local and national level. He is highly experienced managing multi-site, multi-discipline contracts for all levels of healthcare personnel. He has worked with commercial and government facilities alike, and prides himself on building long-term relationships with the nurses he works with and the clients he services.

Amy was born in Flagstaff and grew up in Tucson. She has always had a passion for taking care of people. She began care giving for her mother who suffered from Lou Gehrig's disease when she was a young child. Her career in the nursing field began in 2002 when she began working for a nursing agency doing human resources. She moved on to assist with the start-up of Arizona PRN in 2008, where she enjoys working with a variety of the healthcare population. She has been accepted to Pima Community College of Nursing, and is pursuing her career as a registered nurse. She looks forward to going out in the community and helping those in need.

Stephanie Turner was raised in Napa Valley, California and moved to Tucson in the late 90's. A Graduate from Pima Community College with an Associates of Business Management, she is currently attending the University of Phoenix to pursue her Bachelor's degree in Business Management. Stephanie comes to us with a background in Home Health Care, and is very eager to start a new chapter of blending Home Health Services and Per Diem Staffing under one company.


Erin comes to us from Chicago, with experience in account management as well as behavioral health. She has been a member of our behavioral health field staff and is now putting her organizational skills to use in the office, maintaining client accounts and employee credentialing. Interested in human physiology & pathology as well as nutrition, she completed her massage therapy education in 2001 and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science degree at the U of A. She hopes to foster a desire in others to do better and be better through self-care and education.

My name is Rachel Palma and I have been involved in staffing for the last 21 years. I have done all aspects of staffing; facility, home health and agency staffing. I am the proud parent of two kids and the proudest grandma to the cutest grandson in the whole world. I believe in a strong work ethic. Dream it, work it and make it come true!


In May 2010 Jay Sovak graduated from Pima Community College with his Associates in Nursing. Having spent the majority of his adult life in the medical field, Jay has a record of diverse training and sharing that knowledge with his colleagues. Starting as an Emergency Medical Technician for an ambulance company in late 1999, he progressed through the ranks and obtained his Paramedic Certification. Jay laid the foundation for his commitment to medical training by becoming a Field Training Officer, which enabled him to pass on his experience to new employees. His commitment to his coworkers motivated him to serve in their collective bargaining unit as Business Manager. Jay has worked in the emergency rooms of several Tucson area hospitals. During his time as an Emergency Room Paramedic, Jay worked side by side with people who shared his passion for education and patient care; here he was able to continue training the next generation of paramedics and EMTs acting as a mentor for them during their clinical rotations. Jay continues to educate and be educated. Most recently he has become a certified instructor for Crisis Prevention. This certification allows him to train his fellow employees in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and contributes to the overall effectiveness of the medical organizations for which he works. As part of his desire to diversify his experience, Jay Sovak currently works as a Registered Nurse in emergency rooms, psychiatric facilities, drug rehab facilities, outpatient surgery centers and correctional facilities.

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