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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides advice and guidance to UTN in support of its mission and operations.  Its responsibilities include strategic planning, review and approval of budgets and fee structures, adoption and approval of policies, advice of network member services, and government relations. The Advisory Council is made up of fifteen (15) members, selected to reflect Utah's diverse health care community, include representation from rural Utah; member hospital, clinics and health departments; other organizations; the University of Utah, research and education; and at-large members.

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Members

Robert Jex, RN, MHA, FACHE, Chair 
Specialty Care Program Manager 
Utah Bureau of EMS and Preparedness
At-Large 
Rob Allen, Vice Chair
Vice President, Rural Region 
CEO Park City Medical Center 
Intermountain Park City Medical Center 
Member Hospital, Clinic, Health Department  

Brent Davis 
Chief Financial Officer
Central Valley Medical Center
Rural Representative   

Scott MacDonald
IT Director
Beaver Valley Hospital
Rural Representative

Greg Rosenvall 
Director of Rural Hospital Improvement 
Utah Hospital Association 
Rural Representative
Unfilled Position
Rural Representative
Jean Shipman 
Director 
Eccles Health Sciences Library 
University of Utah Health Sciences Center  
Unfilled Position
University of Utah Health Sciences Center
David Blodgett, MD 
Health Officer
Southwest Utah Public Health Department
Member Hospital, Clinic, Health Department  
Donna Singer 
CEO, Utah Navajo Health System 
Member Hospital, Clinic, Health Department  
Unfilled Position
Education and Research
Libbey Chuy 
Telehealth Program Coordinator 
Association for Utah Community Health 
Other Organizations  
Sarah Woolsey, MD 
Medical Director for the Utah Beacon Community
Health Insight
Other Organizations
Byron Bair, M.D. 
Director of the VA Rural Health Resource Center Western Region (VA RHRC WR) 
Professor Geriatric Internal Medicine & Geriatric Psychiatry 
University of Utah School of Medicine 
SLC VAMC 
At-Large
Jan Root 
President, Chief Executive Officer, Utah Health Information Network 
At-Large  

Subcommittees

The UTN Advisory Board has several active subcommittees which provide guidance on specific interest areas.  Subcommittee chairs generally are members of the board, but membership in subcommittees, with the exception of the Executive Committee, is open to the interested participants from the telehealth community. 

Executive

Finance

Technical

Clinical

Educational

Meeting Schedule

The UTN Advisory Council meets quarterly. Three of the meetings are available via videoconferencing. The October meeting is a full day in-person Annual Meeting, focused on strategic planning and open to the UTN members and partners.