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.