Meredith is a retired health care consultant nationally recognized for her expertise in master planning complex academic medical center campuses. Recently she worked with Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano and the Commission on Medical Education and Research to implement a second medical school in Phoenix. Ms. Spear is now focused on local community initiatives in Tucson. She is on the board of Social Venture Partners Tucson (SVPT), which supports literacy programs, and is completing training to become a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children.