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Utah Board of Directors

State board members are generally appointed to serve for up to two, 3-year terms. However, board service may be extended if (a) the board member is appointed to serve as an officer, and/or (b) the board member is appointed to serve on the corporate (governing) board. If a state board member is appointed to serve on the corporate governing board, he or she may continue to serve on the state board while serving on the governing board up to the maximum term limits prescribed by the governing board's bylaws (i.e., up to three, 3-year terms).

Dirk Anjewierden Dirk Anjewierden
Ex officio, Utah Health Care Association

Dirk Anjewierden is the executive director of the Utah Health Care Association representing Utah's Nursing Homes. Dirk has been a licensed nursing home administrator for 32 years. He has owned and operated skilled nursing facilities during this time and has been instrumental in changing the culture of the long-term care profession. He has served on several state boards, national boards and committees, which have shaped policy for the profession both locally and nationally.

Kim Bateman Kim Bateman, MD, Chairman of the Board
Term expires: October 2019

Dr. Bateman is chairman of the Utah Board and the Management Board of Directors at HealthInsight. He has been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Utah and is a nationally recognized expert in health quality improvement. He has practiced medicine in Utah for thirty-five years. He is a past president of the Utah Medical Association, former chair of the American Medical Association Council on Long Range Planning, and was selected as the Physician of the Year in 1993 by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Bateman is active on state, national and international levels to improve or organize health care. He served on the Utah Health Data Committee and on the Utah governor's task forces on cost containment, rural health systems, graduate medical education, and health care payment reform among others. He is a co-founder of DirectMD and of the Utah Partnership for Value-driven Healthcare.

Val Bateman Val Bateman, MBA, MHA, FACHE
Term expires: October 2017

Former president and CEO of the Utah Medical Association Val Bateman has over forty years of progressive health care administration, legislative, and management experience.

Now retired, Mr. Bateman spent 19 years at the Utah Medical Association and serves as deputy executive vice president, principal lobbyist, and director of government relations. He also served as a local health field coordinator, facilitator, liaison, and advocate with the twelve local health departments for the executive director of the Utah Department of Health.

Mr. Bateman served in the United States Air Force as a medical service corps officer, (hospital & health care administrator) and held various health care management positions with increasing levels of responsibility and authority including assignments in Germany, Southeast Asia, United Kingdom and six years on the staff of the Air Force Surgeon General.

Scott Baxter Scott Baxter
Term expires: October 2019

Scott Baxter is the Chair of the Utah Health Data Committee. He has over 25 years of experience in benefits management and 17 years of executive level benefits management experience in Fortune 500 companies (Autoliv Inc., Morton Intl., Thiokol Corp.) at the corporate and regional levels covering both U.S. and non-U.S. populations. Mr. Baxter has actively worked with health care providers in plan designs, epidemiological studies, claims analysis, intervention programs development, and disease case management resulting significant quality of life improvements.

Marc Bennett Marc Bennett
Ex officio, HealthInsight CEO

Marc H. Bennett is president and CEO of HealthInsight Management Corporation (HMC), based in Salt Lake City, Utah. HMC serves as a holding company overseeing three separate 501(c)(3) organizations in Utah, Nevada and New Mexico, legally interlocked and with each state separately governed by its own board of directors and each with equal representation on the HMC Board of Trustees. Mr. Bennett has been CEO of HealthInsight for more than a decade and is past president of the American Health Quality Association, the trade association of state-based Quality Improvement Organizations while currently serving on the Quality Alliance Steering Committee at the national level and on the board of the Network for Regional Health Improvement. In Nevada, he is the vice chair of the Governor's Health Information Technology Blue Ribbon Task Force and initiated Chartered Value Exchanges in both Nevada and Utah.

Greg Bell Greg Bell
Ex officio, Utah Hospital Association

Greg Bell is the executive director for the Utah Hospital & Health Systems Association. He has over 23 years of public policy experience, having most recently served as Lieutenant Governor for the state of Utah from September 1, 2009 until October 2013. Previously, he served as a Senator and in the leadership of the Utah State Senate.

Mr. Bell has provided leadership on a number of healthcare policy issues, including chair of the Executive Health Policy Group, composed of Utah's top health care policy leaders and chair of the Governor's Tort Reform Medical Liability Workgroup, which recently developed a ground-breaking, voluntary Early Disclosure and Resolution program addressing the needs of patients with adverse medical outcomes. He also has served as Co-Chair of the Utah Health Exchange Advisory Board.

As a state senator, he served on the Legislative Health Reform Task Force and sponsored more than 20 healthcare-related bills or resolutions from 2003-2009.

Bryan J. Campbell MD Bryan J. Campbell, MD
Term expires: January 2022

Born and raised in Boise. Went to Linfield College, loved premed and loved Margarette. Went off to medical school in the WAMI program of the University of Washington. Married Margarette, had children. Went to Virginia Mason for terrific internship and finished family medicine at McKay Dee Residency and have never left. Helped raise four terrific children in Ogden. Still teaching and seeing patients, going to church, serving in the community, loving grandkids. Still fishing.

Rob Ence Rob Ence
Term expires: October 2017

Rob Ence currently serves as the Executive Director for the Utah Commission on Aging. He also provides executive consulting for the Bateman Horne Center of Excellence, a non-profit research clinic. Previously Ence was the West Regional Vice President for AARP for five years after serving nine years as the AARP Utah State Director. Prior to AARP, Ence served as the CFO for Planned Parenthood of Utah and the Midtown Community Health Center in Ogden, Utah. Other career work included COO/CFO for Sage Creek Apparel Company and as a consultant for Sage Creek Management, a private business management firm. Ence has extensive experience in the financial services industry and previously served as the principle for small securities broker dealer. He began his career with Marriott Corporation in Santa Clara, CA and earned an MBA with an International Certification for Management from the University of Utah in 1991. Ence has lectured extensively on financial security and health care issues and has served on several boards of directors including HealthInsight Management Corporation, Envision Utah, and was a founding member of the Utah Commission on Aging. Ence resides with his spouse, Liz, in Salt Lake City, Utah. They have four children and sixteen grandchildren.

Kim Henrichsen Kim Henrichsen
Term expires: October 2017

Kim Hendrichsen is the vice president of clinical operations and chief nursing officer for Intermountain Healthcare - Urban Central Region. She directs the strategic vision for Nursing Care Services across the Urban Central Region including implementation of regional and system wide nursing/patient care initiatives. Ms. Hendrichsen led the implementation of leadership rounding resulting in substantial improvement of patient satisfaction scores across all facilities and participated in the Intermountain Healthcare system wide case management model development. She leads the implementation of this new model in the Urban Central Region.

D. Vaughn Holbrook D. Vaughn Holbrook
Term expires: October 2018

Vaughn Holbrook is director of legislative and regulatory affairs at Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield of Utah. He is responsible for all legislative and regulatory affairs in Utah as well as collaborative health information efforts and related strategies in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Utah.

Prior to joining Regence, Mr. Holbrook managed the next generation electronic medical record product development program for GE Healthcare. He also worked for Ford Motor Company leading the design and implementation of state of the art manufacturing quality and logistics systems. Mr. Holbrook sits on the Utah Health Information Network (UHIN), Idaho Health Data Exchange (alternate), Nation Association of Health Data Organizations (NAHDO), and OneHealthPort Board of Directors.

Chet Loftus Chet Loftis
Term expires: October 2019

R. Chet Loftis is the director of the Public Employees' Health Program (PEHP) where he is responsible for all strategic and operational functions. He has a broad background in health care, public policy, and law. He has worked for all three branches of state government as a law clerk to Utah Supreme Court Justice I. Daniel Stewart, Assistant Utah Attorney General, and associate general counsel to the Utah Legislature. He has also served as the vice president of Government Relations and general counsel for the Utah Medical Association, director of public policy for Regence Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and a shareholder with the law firm of Kirton McConkie.

Dr. Joseph Miner Dr. Joseph Miner

The Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health serves as an Invited Guest

 Dr. Joseph Miner has worked tirelessly to improve the health of residents of Utah County. Because of his efforts, in 1988 the W.I.C. Program was finally placed under the umbrella of the Utah County Health Department after significant political opposition had been overcome. Under his leadership the program was greatly strengthened and expanded. Service facilities were modernized. Clinics were expanded to Payson and American Fork.

Dr. Miner brought to Utah County the ABaby Your Baby @ program because of a concern about infant/neonatal mortality. The BYB program has been extremely successful, serving its 10,000th client in 1996.

As a result of Dr. Miner's efforts, medical support for the Children's Justice Center was initiated and continued. This service has proven to be vital to those children who are victims of sexual abuse.

Dr. Miner has been instrumental in establishing a community health organization called AHealthy Utah Valley @. A focus of this organization is to increase the numbers of children completely immunized by age two. The program includes the awarding of incentives and prizes for fully immunized children. Dr. Miner coordinated the entire effort with Healthy Utah Valley and Health Department staff.

Dr. Miner has actively pursued legislation and funding for programs supporting maternal and child health. He was instrumental in obtaining funding for second MMR vaccinations for secondary school students, allowing students to receive this protection at a minimal cost.

Dr. Miner has worked with Health Clinics of Utah (Provo) since our inception more than 15 years ago.

Michelle McOmber Michelle McOmber
Ex officio, Utah Medical Association

Michelle McOmber is the executive vice president and CEO of the Utah Medical Association (UMA). As head of the UMA, she directs a 3,500-member organization that provides educational assistance to doctors and nurses and supports various public health projects.

David Patton Dr. W. David Patton, President, Molina Healthcare of Utah
Term expires: 2021

Dr. W. David Patton, President, Molina Healthcare of Utah served as executive director of the Utah Department of Health(UDOH) from March 2011 to August 2015. As director, Patton oversaw nearly 1,000 health department employees with the goal of helping Utah become the healthiest state in the nation. The department oversees more than 100 programs, each operating out of several key divisions: Disease Control and Prevention, Family Health and Preparedness, Medicaid and Health Financing and the Center for Health Data. While the agency's many programs are diverse, ranging from anti-tobacco efforts to assisting children with special health care needs, to licensing day care facilities and ensuring the state's most vulnerable residents have access to health care, the mission of UDOH is consistent: Help Utahns enjoy the best health possible.

Prior to his appointment as UDOH executive director, Patton served for two years as the UDOH deputy director, overseeing daily operations. Previously, he was the director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration (CPPA) and Research Professor at the University of Utah. Patton was a special advisor to Governor-elect Jon Huntsman Jr.'s Gubernatorial Transition Team and the first executive director of the Utah Policy Partnership - the Governor's "Kitchen Cabinet." He has worked professionally in the private sector and with state and local governments and has work experience ranging from agency management and labor negotiations to policy research and analysis. Patton has taught at Boise State University and the University of Utah during the last twenty years.

Patton holds four degrees: Bachelor of Science degrees in economics and political science from the University of Utah, a Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Utah.

Jesse M. Soriano Jesse M. Soriano
Term expires: January 2022

Director, University of Utah Health Sciences Ethnic Minority Affairs Office

Soriano,has a long history as a community advocate. Before joining Ethnic Affairs, he was director of the Health Sciences Ethnic Minority Affairs Office at the University of Utah, and he's been a member of the U. School of Medicine Admissions Committee.

Soriano holds master's degrees in foreign languages and school administration from Michigan State University, where he also earned a bachelor's degree in political science.

Dan Tibbitts Dan Tibbitts
Term expires: October 2021

Dan G. Tibbitts is the chief financial officer and administration department manager of Steel Encounters, Inc. Mr. Tibbitts has 25 years of construction accounting experience with Bolinder Companies and Gibbons and Reed Company, Big D Construction, Redd Engineering and Construction, and The Boyer Companies. Mr. Tibbitts has been with Steel Encounters since July 2003 and has previously held positions of senior accountant, assistant controller, and controller at Steel Encounters. He has a bachelor's degree in accounting from Brigham Young University and a Master of Business Administration from Utah State University.

Bev Uipi Bev Uipi
Term expires: January 2022

Center Manager for the Active Aging Program at the Millcreek Community Center, where a marriage of a senior center, library, recreation center and café are housed in one facility. She led the center to national accreditation under the National Council on Aging early 2015. Prior to her current position, she was the Community Relations Specialist for Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon. She is a dynamic leader of innovative strategies for intergenerational programming, community partnerships and brings more than fifteen years of experience in leadership in the public and private sectors of local government and regional management. She started with State Farm, where she became a Mountain West regional manager and trainer on business practices, and moved on to start her own agency with American Family Insurance. She received her B.S. degrees in Consumer Economics and Housing from the University of Georgia, and her MPA from the University of Utah. Her hobbies include travel, volleyball, football, rugby, art and volunteerism. She has served as an advisor, commissioner, and board member to many organizations as a community leader for the Pacific Islander community in Utah, including the Utah State Governor's Office, since 2000. Other boards include The Road Home Services Committee, Junior League of Salt Lake City, NeighborWorks YouthWorks Steering Committee, HealthInsight Advisory, Salt Lake County Council on Diversity, Utah Labor Commission Advisory Council, The Children's Center Advisory Council, and more. Bev is an American-Tongan native of Millcreek, and proud mother of twelve year old son, Xane.

Chad Westover Chad Westover
Term expires: October 2021

Chad Westover is the president of Molina Healthcare of Utah, Inc. at Molina Healthcare, Inc. Mr. Westover is responsible for the health plan operations in Utah and the implementation and execution of various strategic initiatives. He is responsible for the plan's financial efficiency, regulatory compliance and National Committee for Quality Assurance excellence. He served as vice president of state-sponsored business at Anthem/WellPoint. He served as Utah's first director of the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and was responsible for health insurance access initiatives for the Utah Department of Health. He was the founder and chair of the National Alliance for State CHIP Directors. Mr. Westover received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration degrees from Brigham Young University.

Vicki Whiting, Ph.D. Vicki Whiting, Ph.D.
Term expires: October 2019

Dr. Vicki R. Whiting, is a professor of leadership and management at Westminster College. She is an award winning author and has over twenty-five years of business and leadership experience. She has focused her teaching, research, and consulting experience in the area of organizational leadership, most specifically on personal and organizational leadership development through mentor relationships, leveraging strengths, and developing effective organizational interactions.

Publications in numerous academic journals compliment her award winning health care advocacy book, "In Pain We Trust." Her writing and research integrate across leadership, mentorship and service learning.

Ms. Whiting is currently a senior faculty member at Westminster College and has taught at the University of Utah and the University of Southern California. She received her doctoral degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. She received her Master of Business Administration from Seattle University and bachelor's degree in business administration from Colorado State University.

Greg Wilson Greg Wilson
Term expires: October 2019

Gregory L. Wilson, founder of Wilson Holdings, has spent his life as an entrepreneur founding, operating and selling several other successful business enterprises. He was a director of Stratasys, Ltd., a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D production systems for office-based rapid prototyping and direct digital manufacturing solutions, from 1994 to 2012. Mr. Wilson is the chairman of the board of SimTek Fence, a manufacturer of polymer rock products and the chairman of the board of LED Industries, a commercial LED light retrofitter. He also serves on the board of Design Imaging, a manufacturer of imaged composite wall panel systems.

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