President & Chief Executive Officer
At his core, Dr. Skinner believes that healthcare should be elevated to a higher standard. Whereby the patient’s entire experience is at the center, and all encounters that the patient has focuses on the needs of the individual from start to finish, and is always convenient. These core tenets compelled him to start Southern Arizona Urgent Care (SAUC) as a second-year medical student at The University of Arizona College of Medicine. During these formative years, not only did he develop his clinical skills as a doctor, he also focused on translating this knowledge and broader issues he witnessed with countless inpatient experiences that solidified his resolve to strive to make a difference for patients in his community. Dr. Skinner completed his Internship at the University of Arizona and transitioned out of inpatient healthcare to expand his unique urgent care model to all of Tucson.
He leveraged his natural business acumen, background in architecture and construction, and years of retail and corporate operations management to formulate an integrated urgent care concept from the ground-up. His passion for design, unmatched eye for detail, and an unrelenting focus on creating the ultimate patient experience can be seen in every SAUC location, from the intricate custom designed crown molding decorating the lobbies and exam rooms, to the gorgeous hand-picked images donning the hallways. Each examination room has been furnished with top-of-the-line equipment and custom furnishings. Every detail has been personally architected by Dr. Skinner and his team and it makes for a truly one-of-a-kind experience for patients as soon as they walk through the door.
Early in his career, Dr. Skinner honed his love for design and his inherent leadership abilities in the construction and retail industries. He founded and ran several local businesses in Arizona, including having launched five businesses by the age of 30. He excelled in these endeavors all the while furthering his education by completing his MBA, then his MD-PhD. He personifies lifelong learning and instills his commitment to continuously improve into each and every one of his employees.
Chief Medical Operating Officer
Dr. Goel completed his medical studies at The University of Arizona College of Medicine (UACOM), during which time he expressed an early interest in the historical, business, and operational aspects of medicine. He explored these interests by working for local healthcare businesses spanning medical device investments to medical education. He completed his Internship in Internal Medicine at Johns Hopkins and subsequently joined the SAUC team to oversee its medical operations. Since joining, he has implemented critical initiatives to improve SAUC’s operational efficiencies to further enhance and improve the overall patient experience. He has also been instrumental in leading the medical research division at SAUC, which seeks to improve patient care through the advancement of medicine via clinical trials.
Chief Financial Officer
Sheri Trinchero has over 15 years of experience in public accounting and specializes in business valuation, tax, audit, forensic accounting, and mediation. Throughout her career she has had extensive experiences in the realms of corporate finance and litigation support. She has played an active role in mergers and acquisitions, been instrumental in helping to facilitate private equity and venture capital deals and provided corporate finance advisory services to both public and private clients valued in excess of $5 billion. Sheri has applied her unique skillset to individual clients, small and medium sized businesses, and large corporations in all major industries. Ms. Trinchero brings her distinct qualities and immense talent to the SAUC Executive team and shares in the vision of creating a higher standard of healthcare for all Arizonans.
Executive Vice President of Administration
Janet Ricks holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Management with a focus in Business. She has more than 30 years of intensive experience directing up to 700 employees, in companies with revenues in excess of $500 million. She has helped lead these companies through all phases: start-up, survival, turnaround and growth. Throughout her career, she has worked across the U.S. as an expert in crafting, enacting and monitoring policies and procedures through the training and mentoring of staff. She is a problem-solver and a connector; she has built strategic partnerships with local and national educational institutions to identify and hone exceptional candidates, all the while controlling costs. Janet joined the SAUC team from its inception to develop and implement the “SAUC WAY” of doing business, one where the patient experience is the ultimate priority.
Executive Vice President of Clinical Operations
Trevor Jones received his Bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Tech University and his Master’s degree in nursing from Middle Tennessee State University. Early in his career, Trevor spent 2 years providing humanitarian aid in the Samoan Islands and for several years he oversaw and managed construction operations for a local company. He joined the SAUC team at its beginnings in 2012, and during his time with the company he earned his Family Nurse Practitioner certification. Trevor plays an integral role in translating his clinical experiences as a care provider to company-wide initiatives that improve every patient’s experience. His diverse background of experience guides his caring and empathic approach to leadership and healthcare—he embodies SAUC’s commitment to being a positive force in the community and he leads those around him by example.
Executive Vice President of Allocation and Logistics
Pamela Smith earned her Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and graduated with High Honors from the Pima Community College Radiologic Technology Program. Following her training at The University of Arizona Medical Center and Oro Valley Hospital, she demonstrated great drive that extended beyond her role as an RT. She led behind-the-scenes administrative efforts to maintain accurate and efficient business practices, and she brought forth her natural organizational abilities to SAUC when she joined the team in 2012. She immersed herself in the company’s mission and vision and quickly evolved into a member of the management team. In this role, she establishes and oversees internal processes to ensure SAUC’s compliance with laws and regulations. Under Pamela’s leadership, SAUC has maintained the highest standards of compliance in the Urgent Care industry.