Board of Directors and Staff

Greg Bell

Greg Bell

Get Healthy Utah, Board Chair
Greg Bell is President and CEO of the Utah Hospital Association. He was formerly Utah’s Lt. Governor and served two terms in the Utah State Senate as well as Mayor of Farmington, UT. As Lt. Governor and Senator, Bell was deeply involved in Utah healthcare policy. The Utah Department of Health appointed Bell as Chairman of Utah Leaders for Health in 2015. Utah Leaders for Health is the original sponsoring group of stakeholders which created Get Healthy Utah. A Utah native, Bell was educated at Weber State University and the S.J. Quinney College of Law (University of Utah). He practiced law for 30 years. Mr. Bell was Chair of Envision Utah, an internationally acclaimed community planning organization. He was president of the Farmington Bay District of the BSA and was awarded the Silver Beaver. Mr. Bell and his wife, JoLynn, currently reside in Fruit Heights, Utah. They are the parents of six children and have 24 grandchildren.
Locke Ettinger

Locke Ettinger, PT, PhD

Get Healthy Utah, Board Vice Chair
Dr. Ettinger completed his doctoral degree with Rocky Mountain University of Health Professionals in 2013 in Health Promotion and Wellness. He completed his physical therapy degree from Texas Woman’s University in 1989. He has worked for Intermountain Healthcare for 26 years as a practicing physical therapist, regional director of rehabilitation, and currently as the Director of Health Promotion and Wellness. His current responsibilities are strategic planning, coordination and alignment of services to promote healthy behaviors for employees, members, patients and the community. He is actively engaged in transforming healthcare “up-stream” by focusing on prevention through engaging individuals, groups and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. He enjoys being outdoors, running, biking, fishing or just interacting with the natural surroundings. He has completed multiple endurance activities, including two full Ironman events. He and his wife Carol Sue have three children.

Juliana Preston, MPA

Get Healthy Utah, Board Secretary / Treasurer
As the Executive Director of HealthInsight Utah, Ms. Preston provides leadership, serves as liaison to the Utah Board of Directors, and leads business development efforts. Ms. Preston's passion is prioritizing the perspective of patients and families and she created HealthInsight's Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). It provides an educated perspective of all patients and families by bringing authenticity, empowerment, respect, and inspiration to the design and delivery of health care systems and strives to improve the health and health care of the people of Utah. HealthInsight's PFAC was recently awarded The Orme Partnership Award from PFCC Partners, California which celebrates respect, dignity, and support embodied in the provide-patient partnership. During her nearly 20 year tenure at HealthInsight, Ms. Preston has led teams in nursing home and technical assistance, developed seminars in root cause analysis, health care quality improvement, and human factors science. She holds a BS degree, emphasizing Long Term Care, from Oregon State University and an MPA, emphasizing Health Policy, from the University of Utah.
Heather Borski

Heather R. Borski, MPH, MCHES

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Heather Borski has a B.S. in Health Education and a Masters of Public Health from the University of Utah. She is also a master certified health education specialist, and alumna of both the Great Basin Public Health Leadership Institute and National Public Health Leadership Institute. Heather directs the Division of Disease Control and Prevention at the Utah Department of Health, and oversees the Bureau of Health Promotion, Bureau of Epidemiology, Utah Public Health Laboratory, and Office of the Medical Examiner. Prior to serving as Division Director, Heather directed the Utah Department of Health's Bureau of Health Promotion and managed the Bureau's Tobacco Prevention and Control Program. Heather is a three-time nominee for the State of Utah's Manager of the Year Award. Additionally, in 2000, Heather received the Health Education Association of Utah's Catherine Summerhays Award, HEAU's highest honor. In 2009, Heather received the Directors of Health Promotion and Education Leadership Award. Heather has served on many Boards, including for the Health Education Association of Utah, Directors of Health Promotion and Education, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Utah Partners for Healthy Weight, and the Utah Public Health Association. Heather was re-elected to UPHA's Board in 2015 as Vice President and is currently serving as UPHA President.
Michael Clark

Michael A. Clark, McKay Dee Hospital, Administrator

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Mike was appointed the McKay Dee Hospital Administrator in January 2015. He has more than 22 years of leadership experience working in the healthcare industry. Before his appointment as administrator he served as administrator at Logan Regional Hospital in Logan, Utah and prior to joining Intermountain Healthcare in 2005, he worked at Kingman Regional Medical Center in Kingman, Arizona. Mike earned his Bachelor of Arts degree and his Master of Public Administration degrees at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona.  
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Robin Marcus, PT, PhD, OCS

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Dr. Marcus is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy and the Chief Wellness Officer for Health Sciences at the University of Utah. She has been a physical therapist for over 30 years, has a PhD in Exercise Science, and in 2013 served the University as Interim Dean of its College of Health in the Health Sciences. She is interested in the transformation of health care and of the responsibility that health care professionals have in helping to find solutions to the health and wellness challenges of our community. In her current role she is exploring the continuum of wellness and rehabilitation services that contribute to improved quality of life for healthy individuals and for those living with chronic health conditions. In collaboration with colleagues in the Department of Neurology and at the University of Kansas, Dr. Marcus is currently investigating the impact of exercise and physical activity on mobility and quality of life in individuals with the complications of diabetes. Other research interests include enhancing patient health outcomes by improving health care provider wellbeing and resilience. The National Institutes of Health as well as national and local foundations have funded her research. In addition to serving the community as a board member of Get Healthy Utah, Dr. Marcus currently serves the University as the Director of the L.S. Skaggs Patient Wellness Center, and on the Graduate Medical Education Wellness Committee. She is on the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run Utah, and a member of the Evidence-Based Practice committee of the national organization, Building Healthy Academic Communities. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and the American Diabetes Association.
Monica Whalen

Monica Whalen, Esq.

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Monica Whalen, a prominent local attorney and the former President & CEO of Employers Council, is now involved with several organizations that enrich our community. She makes a direct impact by sharing her skills and knowledge on the Boards of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities, Pilar Pobil Legacy Foundation, and Get Healthy Utah. Monica also continues to present on HR and employment law topics at regional conferences. An avid supporter of our public lands and outdoor recreation, Monica looks forward to her upcoming 24-day river trip down the Grand Canyon and cycling in Little Red Riding Hood this June. In her professional capacity, Monica was the first female executive of the Employers Council, a board member of the Women Lawyers of Utah, and recognized as one of Utah's 30 Women to Watch by Utah Business Magazine.

Staff

Sarah Hodson

Sarah Hodson, MS

Get Healthy Utah, Executive Director
Sarah Hodson graduated with Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Community Health Education from Utah State University. Ms. Hodson worked for the Arthritis Foundation, Greater Chicago Chapter for five years as the Director of Health Promotion. She was an adjunct instructor in the Health Sciences Department at Brigham Young University from 2009-2013 and most recently worked as the Communications Development Manager for Mountainlands Community Health Center in Provo. She currently serves as the Secretary for the Board of Directors for the Utah Society of Public Health Education. Ms. Hodson brings years of public health experience and enthusiasm to Get Healthy Utah.
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