Pima Medical Institute
ANDY ANDRESS is a versatile leader with experience in education and healthcare settings. He’s a passionate advocate for providing access to career opportunities in healthcare via education. Mr. Andress has a reputation for helping organizations generate results through keen strategic insights and an ability to build high-performing teams focused on execution.
An adaptable executive with a strong track record of success, Andy serves as CEO and board member of Pima Medical Institute, an accredited institution dedicated to providing high-quality healthcare education and training for students who are ready to make a difference in their lives and their communities. Prior to PMI, he served as COO and SVP of Operations for BrightStar Care, a franchisor of home health care services with over 200 franchisees across the US. Andy has also served as COO for Adtalem’s International Medical Segment, a leading provider of medical and veterinary education (school names are Ross University and American University of the Caribbean).
Andress has significant board experience, as both a presenter to and board member of organizations ranging from Fortune 500 companies to high-growth, entrepreneurial enterprises and academic institutions. At BrightStar Care, his insight helped radically improve the performance of the field operations by addressing some of the most entrenched non-performing franchisees. While at Adtalem, his work with the boards of the medical schools helped to secure access to quality clinical education by changing the approach to partnerships. His reputation is for thoughtful analysis of complex issues, his ability to apply and communicate learnings from diverse experiences to the situation at hand, and his ability to connect with multiple personality types to get to consensus.
Andress holds an MBA from Kellogg/Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Skidmore College.
He lives in Tucson, AZ, with his wife, Megan. His civic experience includes Ward Chair for his local caucus, 10+ years of soccer coaching, and he has served over 15 years as a member of the planning committee (including three years as Chair) for the Lurie/Children’s Hospital Pro-Am Golf Tournament, the second longest running pro-am in the country, which raises $1.5M+ for the hospital annually.