Tempelman retires from WARMC board of trustees; Hawkes, Bristle join group

March 19, 2017

BULLHEAD CITY — Western Arizona Regional Medical Center said goodbye to one member of its board of trustees and welcomed two new members at its March board meeting.

Longtime board member Richard Tempelman announced his retirement.

“Rich has been a board member for well over 15 years and has helped guide and steer our organization through tremendous growth and success,” said Western Arizona Regional Medical Center CEO Tom Salerno. “We are eternally grateful for his commitment of time, his guidance, his professionalism and his drive to help us provide excellent health care for our community residents.

“All of us at WARMC wish him well in his well- deserved retirement.”

At that same board meeting, two new members were voted in as board trustees. Brent Hawkes, DDS, of Hawkes Family Dentistry, and Shawn Bristle, Bullhead City campus dean at Mohave Community College, were sworn in.

Hawkes grew up in Bullhead City, graduating from Mohave High School in 2000, and completed his University of Las Vegas Dental School training in 2014. He is active in the community and enjoys working with the Mohave High School wrestling team. He also has the pleasure of working with the MCC dental hygiene students one day a week. Hawkes enjoys dentistry and loves to make a difference in his patients’ lives.

Bristle, longtime resident of Bullhead City, serves as the head of the Bullhead City campus. Bristle is deeply entrenched in the community through his work with MCC Foundation, Voices of the River, as a Bullhead Area Chamber of Commerce board member, and in economic development and has been instrumental in the growth and outreach of Mohave Community College since 2001.

“We are very pleased to welcome Dr. Hawkes and Mr. Bristle to the Board of Trustees, and look forward to their involvement in our organization,” Salerno said.