People

EPI-HAB was started in 1958 by a group of business and medical professionals who volunteered their time and efforts to form a company “to provide employment opportunities for individuals with epilepsy.” EPI-HAB’s emphasis remains the same, focusing on the ability, not the disability.

Tony Barlow – President

Tony moved from California to Arizona 27 years ago and has spent his career in leadership roles with several printing equipment manufacturers. His experience in team building, process improvement and customer service are bench mark in the industry.

As the father of an adult with disabilities, Tony brings a perspective of understanding, empathy and passion to help others achieve their potential, uniquely aligning with EPI-HAB’s mission. Leading by example and seeing the ability in others allows him to inspire, motivate and help people. His collaborative spirit, drive to succeed and ability to serve others is essential for the next chapter of EPI-HAB’s growth and evolution.

tonyb@epihab.org

John North – Office Manager

Newer to Arizona, John began his Epi-Hab career in 2018 after receiving his degree in Accounting from Central Washington University.  He is responsible for all accounting functions and has oversight of general office operations.  John may be the other voice that greets you when you call our offices, and he assists with various customer related requests.

john@epihab.org

Patsy Lara – Production Manager

Joining Epi-Hab in 1992, Patsy brings an overarching knowledge of production expertise to her work.  Responsible for our daily assembly operations, she is able to navigate multiple processes to ensure that delivery times are met and accuracy is 100%.  Patsy is bilingual and aids in communicating with our clients and vendors, ensuring a seamless workflow for everyone.

patricia@epihab.org

Veronica Torres – Customer Service Manager

Veronica joined Epi-Hab in 1996 as our Accounts Receivable and Payroll specialist.  Today, she coordinates projects from estimating to delivery and is usually the voice you hear when you call our offices.  As one of our bilingual team members, Veronica is able to remove the communication barriers for our clients and make them feel right at home when they reach our offices.

Veronica@epihab.org

Chris Stingle – Facilities/Operations Manager

Joining Epi-Hab in 2021 Chris has had a big hand in helping Epi-Hab's success. He has always made sure that not only are our clients taken care of he also makes sure that the whole staff is taken care of. He also keeps everyone in high spirits, Chris not only works at Epi-Hab, he also for the past 22 years has volunteered his spare time to Laura Turner Homes. As the Facility and Operations manager for Epi-Hab Chris is quick to notice any safety issues and concerns that may arise and fix them as quickly as possible, as well as making sure every department has what they need in order to be a success. Chris is quick to jump in and lend a hand wherever it is needed. Chris is not only responsible for our location 2125 W. Fillmore he also is responsible for building over at 2140 W. Fillmore. Since Chris has become a part of the team, he as more than proven himself to be a great asset to Epi-Hab as well as a fantastic leader.

John Borton – Graphic/Digital Designer, Print Shop Manager

Joining Epi-Hab in 2022 John brings new ideas and modern designs to the team. Not only is he the Print Shop Manager he is also Epi-Hab's Graphic/Digital Designer. He is responsible for everything that happens throughout the print shop, and he is also responsible for all the marketing, promotional and digital content and presence for Epi-Hab. John is always willing to lend a helping hand wherever needed. John has been doing both Graphic and Digital Design since 2007 and has managed and operated large format print shops since 2020. John has the capabilities to design for print as well as design and build websites, although his talents and skills don't end there. With his eye for detail and creative and artistic ideas John makes an exceptional member to our team. johnb@epihab.org