Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital is led by a team of highly experienced healthcare professionals who are passionate about providing the highest level of care available to the hospital’s patients.
We invite you to learn more about us below:
Meet Our Leaders
Judy Baum, Chief Executive Officer
Judy has a great passion for healing on all levels – mind, body and soul – – believing in the connectedness of all things. She enjoys being a “hands-on” CEO and is inspired by both patients and staff realizing their full potential.
Judy possesses 38 years of extensive healthcare experience, having begun her career as a physical therapist specializing in neuro-rehabilitation. She has held various clinical and administrative positions throughout Arizona, Colorado, and Oregon.
Judy earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Miami University in Ohio, a physical therapy degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and a master’s degree in health administration from the University of Colorado in Denver where she was mentored by healthcare futurist, Leland Kaiser. Currently, she is a member of the State Trauma Advisory Board.
Judy has done extensive traveling in developing countries and was part of a 30-member Ernest Health team who volunteered in Haiti in 2010.
Dr. Alan Berman, Medical Director
Dr. Berman has always had a passion for not only learning, but for teaching as well. His extensive medical background includes varied leadership and teaching positions in the medical field, including medical leadership of inpatient rehabilitation programs and hospitals. He has also served in various teaching roles for residency programs.
Dr. Berman earned his medical degree and completed a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the University of Kansas, School of Medicine, in Kansas City. He served as the chief resident of the program and is past president of the Kansas City Metropolitan Physiatric Society. He currently is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Mark Roth, Chief Financial Officer
With a business philosophy of “Patients First!,” Mark possesses more than 20 years of experience in financial management. He has held various positions in finance, accounting, project management, and quality control.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Mark is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and on the board of directors for the Salvation Army in Prescott, Ariz.
Mark is an Arizona native and excited to be part of the Prescott Valley community.
Erin Aafedt, Director of Therapy Operations
Erin possesses more than 25 years of experience in speech-language pathology within a rehabilitation setting. She has worked in various capacities in California, Wyoming, Virginia, and Arizona.
She has a personal connection to the rehabilitation process in her father suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm at the age of 59. For about seven years, Erin was her father’s caregiver. Because of this, she has a special passion for the cognitive rehabilitation process for traumatic brain injury. She enjoys the intricacies of attention, memory, and reasoning skills, and how they all intertwine with communication skills. Providing therapy, education, and guidance to patients and their family members during the recovery process is both energizing and uplifting for Erin.
Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and animal physiology from the University of California-San Diego, and a master’s degree in communication disorders and speech sciences from the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo. She is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and serves as a mentor through the organization, and is involved with Northern Arizona University’s graduate program of communication sciences and disorders.
Erin’s hobby outside of work is photography.
Leah Walters, Director of Nursing Operations
Leah has a heart to serve that comes from a family tradition in nursing. Her grandmother, aunt and cousin have all been nurses in the Prescott/Prescott valley area; a tradition Leah has continued as a nurse for 10 years and as a resident for over 20 years. In that time she has earned many accolades including, “Best Boss” in Prescott Valley and “Manager of the Year” for a nationwide home health organization.
She is passionate about providing a quality experience for all of our patients by ensuring that our nurses meet the high standards we set, constantly working to improve our processes and engaging our staff to make sure we are providing the best care available in our area.
Leah has a B.S. in Business Management from University of Phoenix and a BSN from Chamberlain College of Nursing.
In her free time she enjoys travel and photography.
Daryl Williams, Director of Marketing & Business Development
Daryl firmly believes that whatever we do, the most important measure of success is how well we treat the people that come into our lives. His primary belief is that all of our efforts should come from a place of kindness and compassion as we serve our patients, their families, and the facilities that refer them to Mountain Valley Regional Rehabilitation Hospital for care.
Daryl brings more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience to his position, having worked in a variety of industries ranging from telecommunications to medical services.
A certified spiritual counselor, Daryl earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Willamette University in Salem, Ore.