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 is the former Executive Director of Health Promotion and Wellness for Intermountain Healthcare, a healthcare system consisting of 22 hospitals, 190 clinics, and a health insurance. His responsibilities included strategic development and implementation of health promotion and wellness for our employees, members, patients and the community at large. He serves as the Vice-Chair for Get Healthy Utah, a collaborative effort aimed at reducing obesity through improved healthy eating and active living for all Utahns. He is a committee member for HERO, Healthy Worksites Healthy Communities subgroup. Dr. Ettinger believes that culture and environment have a profound influence on the individual’s ability to adopt healthy behaviors. This requires engaged business leaders and effective community partnerships. Society is challenged with sedentary lifestyles, social isolation, health disparities and lack of community. Although complex, these social and health issues can be addressed as business leaders and community members come together and work hard toward a shared vision.

Juliana Preston, MPA

Get Healthy Utah, Board Secretary / Treasurer

As the Executive Director of Comagine Health (formerly HealthInsight), 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 Comagine Health’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. Comagine Health’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 Comagine Health, 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 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.

Kathleen Britton, SNS

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member

Kathleen Britton, SNS has served as the Director of Child Nutrition Programs at the Utah State Board of Education, since February 2014. Ms. Britton began her nutrition work as a Diet Tech. in Cobleskill, NY at a home for the aging. She moved to Park City in 1983 and worked at the University of Utah Dietetic Department with burn and heart patients. She soon found her love of child nutrition and worked as the Director of Child Nutrition Services, Park City School District from 1992-2014. She very passionate about child nutrition and feels we can all make a difference in a child’s life.

Michael Clark

Michael A. Clark, MPA

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.

Patty Cross, M.Ed, MCHES, CPH

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member

Patty Cross has a Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Utah and a Master’s Degree in Education from Utah State University. She is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Health Education degree next spring. Patty is the Director of the Division of Health Promotion at the Utah County Health Department. During her 19 years in public health, she has managed, planned, and implemented programs in a wide range of health topics including chronic disease prevention, worksite wellness, injury prevention and tobacco prevention. Her responsibilities also include maintaining the Utah County Health Department website and acting as back-up Public Information Officer when needed. She has served as the Health Education Association President (now USOPHE) and is currently the Vice President-Elect of the Utah Public Health Association. Patty is an adjunct faculty at Utah Valley University in the School of Public/Community Health and Brigham Young University-Idaho in Public Health.


Nick Jarvis, MPA

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member

Nick is the Chief Operating Officer of the Utah League of Cities and Towns and has been involved in the League’s community health efforts since they began some three years ago. He graduated from the University of Utah with a Master’s in Public Administration and the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor’s in History. Originally hailing from Montana, he grew up in Utah and happily calls the beehive state his home. Nick oversees the day-to-day operations of the League, and wears the many hats required of a small interlocal entity manager. He also oversees ULCT’s research efforts and serves as the League’s record officer. Nick enjoys fly fishing, ancient history, challenging anyone to bouts of trivia, and spending time with his wife, Stephanie, and cat, Jupiter.

Scott Langford, LCSW

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member

Scott Langford was selected as the CEO/Administrator for Beaver Valley and Milford Memorial Hospitals in 2017. He has worked with Beaver Valley Hospital since 1996 in various roles as a clinician and in administration as COO. Scott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has provided clinical treatment for individuals and families for more than 20 years through the hospital setting. He has been very active in the community health of Beaver County founding the first Hospice agency through the hospital and establishing the county’s first Domestic Violence Coalition and Victim’s Advocate Program. A passion for child welfare and community wellness is a focus of his tenure as a hospital administrator and he is excited to offer a rural perspective to Get Healthy Utah. He strongly believes that healthy lifestyles and prevention are key to solving community health issues. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters in Social Work from the University of Utah followed by a Masters of Health Administration from Ohio University.


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.

Trevor Smith, PhD

Get Healthy Utah, Board Member

Trevor Smith is the Executive Director of Health Promotion and Wellness for Intermountain Healthcare. He holds a bachelor of science and a master of science in exercise physiology from Southern Utah University and a PhD in health promotion and wellness. Trevor has consulted with both Nike and Duke University regarding lifestyle management and physical activity. Trevor has published his research in the International Journal of Exercise Science titled “stroboscopic training improves anticipatory response” and is currently conducting research regarding “Examining Self-reported Adult Physical Activity Levels in an Integrated Health Care System”. Prior to joining the Wellness team; Trevor spent three years in cardiac rehab working with patients recovering from various heart procedures. Trevor also did an extensive internship with Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah creating and implementing wellness programs that cater to specialty populations.

Working with athletes, older adults, and those battling debilitating conditions on appropriate movement and exercise programs is Trevor’s specialty. Trevor often lends his expertise to organizations within the community that seek a more active lifestyle and a healthier future.

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.


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.

Nikki Lake

Get Healthy Utah, Program Coordinator

Nikki Lake recently graduated from BYU with a degree in Public Health, Health Promotion. She loves public health and the opportunity it gives her to serve in local communities. When she isn’t working, she enjoys listening to audio books, hiking, rock climbing, travelling, and most recently embroidery.