Scott was raised in Salt Lake City and has lived in Utah much of his life with stints away in eastern Canada and Wisconsin. He received a BA degree in American Literature from the University of Utah, which really means that he spent a lot of time reading novels while finishing his pre-med requirements. He went on to medical school and then completed a residency in pediatrics. Still feeling undereducated, he finished a Masters of Public Health before finally getting a real job.
He was on the faculty of the University of Utah’s Department of Pediatrics for about ten years, caring for children in various clinics that served Navajos, migrant workers, and inner-city families. He then served in various executive positions at the Utah Department of Health during the Leavitt/Walker administration. Most recently he was the chief medical officer for the Mountain Division of the Hospital Corporation of America supporting physicians at ten HCA hospitals in Utah, Idaho, and Alaska.
Scott has three grown sons and two small grandchildren and is an avid cyclist, swimmer, and hiker. He feels lucky to be able to regularly hike and snowshoe in Utah’s mountains and canyons, and swim and boat in its lakes and rivers.
Please contact Scott for questions and updates on HEAL Utah’s general operations and strategic priorities at email@example.com.
Communications & Outreach Associate
Grace arrived at HEAL Utah on crutches (post-knee operation) in the spring of 2018 to direct HEAL’s communication and media efforts, manage its online messaging, and to strategically integrate these elements into all of HEAL’s policy and grassroots campaigns.
Grace grew up in Ohio but left the Midwest to attend Boston College, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, with a special focus on environmental policy. Between Boston and Salt Lake City, Grace has called many places “home,” including New Zealand, San Diego, and her backpack, which she spent four months living out of in Thailand, Cambodia, Nepal, and Ireland. Prior to joining HEAL Utah, she was a public relations consultant for nonprofits and worked in communications for a renewable energy and energy efficient financing company.
She is a proud turn signal user, Editor at Outdoor Women’s Alliance, dog obsessor (her dog, Diorite, is named after a rock as a homage to her climbing experiences), and bread baker. When Grace isn’t in the office, you can find her taking advantage of all Utah has to offer at the crag, on the trail, or on the slopes.
Direct all HEAL Utah media inquiries and communications questions to Grace at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Policy Associate
HEAL’s Policy Associate since late 2015, Michael manages HEAL’s policy agenda encouraging a transition away from coal power to clean energy. He also assists with our policy work focusing on clean air and nuclear issues.
Michael is a native Utahn who was born and raised in Salt Lake City. He has a degree in Economics from Westminster College and Masters in Public Administration from the University of Utah. His past work includes various political campaigns such as Corroon for Governor and Count My Vote. In addition, he worked in the mayors’ office for Salt Lake County doing community outreach.
When he isn’t working, you will find him skiing or mountain biking in the Wasatch with his golden retriever Rocky.
Send any inquiries on HEAL Utah’s clean energy, climate change, and nuclear power campaigns to Michael at email@example.com.
Hannah grew up in small-town Maine, developing her love for nature through adventuring around the abundant forests, ponds, oceans and more. Her appreciation for the outdoors has fostered a life full of outdoor recreation and environmental advocacy. Her passion for these things inspired her to move to the Rockies to study Ecology and Environmental Science at Western State Colorado University.
Skiing at Crested Butte also really developed her love of skiing, and after graduation, she spent 4 years competing on the US Freeskiing Tour. During that time she moved to Utah where she aimed to combine her love of the outdoor and environmental fields.
She has had numerous wonderful volunteer and work experiences here in Utah, including working with SheJumps, TreeUtah and other local nonprofits. She found her way to HEAL Utah in 2016 and is thrilled to join the organization’s efforts to protect public health and the environment!
Please contact Hannah for more information or with questions on HEAL Utah’s fundraising, development efforts, and partnerships at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A new member of the HEAL team, Noah works on clean air outreach, lobbying, and making sure HEAL maintains a strong grassroots presence among the concerned citizens of Utah. He also assists Michael working on clean energy policy and the transition away from coal.
Raised in Colorado, nature and the environment have a special place in Noah’s heart. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Western State Colorado University in Gunnison, Colorado, and his Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Utah here in Salt Lake City, all the while clocking as many days snowboarding and mountain biking as possible and competing in Big Mountain Freeride events all over the United States. Most recently, Noah worked in State political campaigns helping to ensure common sense environmental policy has a voice at the legislature.
Find Noah in the mountains, desert, seeing live music or cheering for his beloved Denver Broncos.
For all information on HEAL Utah’s grassroots organizing, community events, and volunteering, please reach out to Noah at email@example.com.
Jessica joined the HEAL Utah policy team in 2017. She focuses primarily on HEAL’s air quality campaign and is dipping her toes into the nuclear world. She is helping to facilitate HEAL’s continued evolution while developing her own niche at the interface of people, policy, and the environment.
Raised in Salt Lake City, Jessica has always had a deep love for Utah. But it took leaving to truly appreciate all that Utah has to offer. She graduated with a BS in Environmental Sciences from Santa Clara University in California, where field experiences in Costa Rica, Australia, and Mexico helped her realize the important link between human and environmental health. She went on to earn her MS in Ecology from Oregon State University and then pivoted into environmental policy to directly influence the issues she cares most about. After working for the past few years in science communication for international policymakers, the call of the Wasatch mountains, and a desire to make a difference locally brought her back home. She is excited to be less than 20 minutes from skiing and hiking again and to work towards making Utah a healthier place to live.
Reach out to Jessica for information on HEAL Utah’s air quality, climate change, and nuclear waste campaigns at firstname.lastname@example.org.