Shirley Gunther

Vice President of External Affairs

Shirley Gunther serves as the Vice President of External Affairs for Dignity Health Vice President of External Affairs for the Dignity Health Arizona Service Area.  With more than 20 years of experience in public policy, intergovernmental affairs, and community relations in the area of healthcare, municipal policy, retirement, transportation and economic development. Shirley leads Dignity Health’s federal, state and local government advocacy and business outreach efforts in support of Dignity Health’s mission and strategic plan.

Shirley is a graduate of Arizona State University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree, a Master of Public Administration, and Certification in Public Management.  Shirley is married to Rick Gunther, they have two children Luke and Addison and they reside in Litchfield Park.