By Yvonne Wingett Sanchez and Mary K. Reinhart
The Republic | azcentral.com
Days after a scathing report accused her of violating multiple state laws and rules, a divided Arizona Medical Board on Saturday fired longtime Executive Director Lisa Wynn during a hastily called special meeting.
That meeting came after Wynn refused to step down.
Board Chairman Gordi Khera called Wynn on Friday and asked for her resignation at about the same time board staff posted the unusual Saturday meeting to discuss her performance.
The board voted 5-4 to fire her; two members of the 12-member board were absent for unknown reasons, and one seat is vacant. Phoenix attorney Tim Nelson, who represented Wynn at the hearing, said that public safety has never been jeopardized, that the report did not prove the public was at risk and that Wynn was acting in the best interests of the agency.
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