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 and ensures successful completion of all contract work, serves as the liaison to the Utah Board of Directors, and leads business development efforts.  In her previous experience at HealthInsight, she has led various teams including nursing home and technical assistance.  She has also developed numerous workshops and seminars for health care professionals including root cause analysis, health care quality improvement, human factors science, and resident-centered care. Ms. Preston graduated from Oregon State University in 1998 with a Bachelor's of Science degree with an emphasis in Long Term Care and minor in Business Administration.  In 2003, she obtained her Master's degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Health Policy.  She also earned membership into the University of Utah chapter of the esteemed Pi Alpha Alpha (PAA) National Honors Society.
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 Utah Department of Health’s Bureau of Health Promotion. The Bureau’s programs work to reduce the leading cause of illness and death of Utahns through prevention, early detection, and management of injuries and chronic diseases/conditions, and cover a wide variety of topics ranging from asthma to violence and injury prevention. Heather also coordinates Utah’s Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant. Prior to directing the BHP, Heather 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. She is the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Directors of Health Promotion and Education. Additionally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Utah Leaders for Health. Previously, Heather served on the Board of the Health Education Association of Utah, and was Board president in 2001/2002, Treasurer in 1999/2000, and co-chair of HEAU’s Professional Development Committee in 1998/1999. She also served on the Utah Public Health Association’s Board from 2011-2014, and chaired UPHA’s Policy Committee in 2013/2014. Heather was re-elected to UPHA’s Board in 2015 as Vice President, and is currently serving as President Elect.

Mike Clark

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
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Lynn Johnson, PhD

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
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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.
Cameron Mitchell

Cameron Mitchell

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Cameron currently serves as the Executive Director for both the Utah Association of Local Health Departments and the Utah Association of Local Boards of Health, both are associations that work to coordinate local public health programs, activities, and efforts designed to elevate the general level of community, environmental, and personal health. Prior to this position, Cameron served as the Executive Director and Health Officer for the Wasatch County Health Department. His introduction to public health began in the field of environmental health, where he inspected food establishments, public swimming pools, individual wastewater systems, and drinking water. Later he worked in emergency response, where he was tasked to develop and implement all-hazards planning for public health emergencies like bioterrorism, infectious disease outbreaks, and hazardous materials response.
Monica Whalen

Monica Whalen, Esq.

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member
Monica Whalen, an experienced employment law attorney, serves as the Utah President of Employers Council (now part of MSEC) – a nonprofit employers association providing HR and employment law consultation and services. For over twenty years, she has helped employers find practical ways to efficiently run their businesses while complying with an ever-increasing number of federal and state employment laws. Her passion is to help employers better manage employee relations and resolve workplace problems in ways that minimize potential legal liability. She advises and trains company leaders on various HR and legal topics including corporate wellness, employee benefits, and health-related employment laws. Prior to joining the Council in 1994, she worked as an attorney at prominent Salt Lake City law firms. Monica is a member of the Employer Associations of America, a national trade association for employers across the country, serves on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area, and was recognized as one of Utah’s 30 Women to Watch by Utah Business Magazine. She is a member of the Utah State Bar. A Montana native, Monica began her professional career as a rural high school English teacher. She earned a B.A. in English with a minor in Psychology from Montana State University in Bozeman and a Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle. She is a dog lover and avid outdoor recreation enthusiast.

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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