Chief or Office of Injury Prevention, Bureau Women’s and Children’s Health, Arizona Department of Health Services.
Ms. St. Mars has 30 + years of professional experience that includes EMS, emergency nursing and injury prevention. As Chief of Arizona’s Office of Injury Prevention within the Department of Health Services, she oversees 4 Federal Grants that includes EMS for Children, manages 7 programs with a staff of 5. She has a deep appreciation for building relationships and networks that support nursing and the health and safety of Arizonans. With a focus on eliminating duplication of effort, she is a connector of people, ideas and resources across all communities that is inclusive of tribal and rural. Under her leadership, Arizona established Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care- a process that verifies the everyday pediatric readiness of emergency departments. Currently, she is working with law enforcement agencies on the implementation of naloxone. Tomi earned her Master’s degree in Nursing from the University of Arizona. In 2007, Tomi was inducted into the Academy of Emergency Nursing. In 2015, Ms. St. Mars was selected as one of 25 Public Health Nurse Leaders by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.