Sanja S. Long has served as the CEO both the MHAF Foundation, since its inception in June 2015, and its predecessor organization the Mogollon Health Alliance (MHA), since March 2012. As CEO, Long orchestrates several major events held by the MHAF which enhance or promote health, education and wellness in the Payson community. Events include: MHAF Women’s Wellness Forum, the MHAF Community Health & Care Fair and the MHAF’s annual Black & White Ball fundraiser.
Sanja currently sits on the Boards of several non-profit organizations in Rim Country, including Aspire Arizona Foundation, Rim Country Educational Foundation and Rim Country Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Volunteer Planning Committee for a University Campus in Payson.
Prior to joining MHAF, Long was on active duty as a captain in the U. S. Army and served as a military lawyer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corp, stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. She earned a BA in Accounting from North Carolina State University, and graduated from law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. She passed the bar exams in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Nevada. Sanja moved to Payson in 2006 and has two daughters.