Amanda Crutchfield, Esq.
Chief Legal Officer
Ms. Crutchfield has been practicing law for 20+ years. She initially started her career as a legal clerk for Judge Ann A. Scott Timmer at the Arizona Court of Appeals. Once her clerkship concluded, she joined a private law firm as an Associate for four years where she focused on complex commercial litigation and healthcare law.
She next moved to a General Counsel position with a large medical group and played a key role in efforts to open two multi-specialty hospitals including, but not limited to, negotiating and participating in the drafting and/or finalizing of property/building leases, equipment leases/purchase contracts, health insurance contracts, specialized physician contracts (e.g., emergency room, hospitalist, medical directorship), ancillary support service contracts (e.g., pharmacy, laboratory, radiology, rehabilitation, staffing agencies, nutrition), and vendor/supplier contracts. She also assisted in finalizing Clinical Trial Agreements with major pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers for international, FDA-approved clinical research trials.
Ms. Crutchfield later joined an air ambulance company where she served as General Counsel and Senior Executive. Her duties included, among other things, ensuring compliance with Federal Aviation Regulations (including matters pertaining to Part 135 air carrier operations) and handling general aviation and air/ground ambulance matters including HIPAA compliance, licensing, registration, accreditation, and insurance. She also served as an authorized representative of patients for the medical insurance approval process including, but not limited to, analysis of insurance documents, appeals of claim denials, and ERISA benefit litigation.
After that, Ms. Crutchfield began representing various companies for Dr. Shufeldt. One of her more significant roles has included serving as General Counsel for MeMD®, an industry-leading nationwide telehealth provider delivering on-demand urgent care and scheduled behavioral health services, until it was acquired by Walmart Health in 2021. Another of her significant roles has included serving as Chief Legal Officer for Tribal Health since its inception. She acts as a legal advisor regarding Service Contract Act & HIPAA compliance, Federal Flow-Down Requirements, Bid Protest Regulations, and general employment matters. She also spear-headed the company’s efforts in obtaining Joint Commission certification in 2022.