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Jennifer Pathak
Registered nurse
Board Chair

Jennifer C. Pathak, Volunteer for Utah Health Policy Project, Represent Me Utah, Sundance Film Festival and Primary Children’s Hospital, has been an RN for over 25 years. She received her Masters of Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio. Her clinical experience has mainly been in the Emergency Department and she has since worked in quality improvement, data management, and case management. In Oregon, as contract manager, she completed clinical studies, physician surveys, client surveys and program assessments for the Oregon Health Plan (Oregon Medicaid). Since moving to Salt Lake City in May of 2008, she has enjoyed learning about Utah through her various volunteer activities, especially involvement in political processes. Her husband, Ravindra Pathak, is a pharmacist and works at the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center in Salt Lake City. Jenny has maintained her RN license in Utah. She enjoys reading, photography, and traveling.




  Kristy Finlayson
Attorney, Jones Waldo
Jamie Hartley

Jamie Hartley

Jamie Hartley Graduated from BYU with a BA in American Studies. She volunteers for the American Academy of Dermatology each summer as a camp counselor for kids and teens with severe skin disorders. She is co-founder of United Survivors with Epidermolysis Bullosa, a support group helping people with EB become more self reliant.

Her talent in singing and public speaking have taken her nationwide as she spreads awareness of the genetic skin disorder EB, which she was born with. In 2011, with a diagnosis of cancer caused by EB that would cause her to loose the use of her right arm, Jamie began painting, and received apprenticeship training through Utah Art Access and is now painting professionally.

Having first hand experience with what benefits can come from government programs like Medicaid and SSI, and with her familiarity among those who suffer from EB, Jamie has developed an urgent drive to advocate for affordable health care nationwide, and wishes to eradicate the mindset that healthcare should be left up to charity work. “I’ve watched friends die, while needed yet unaffordable treatment is sitting on a shelf somewhere. These people didn’t have the time or energy to throw a fundraiser.”

Sri Koduri
Director, Health Professions
Utah Medical Education Council

Sri Korduri is the Director of Health Professions at the Utah Medical Education Council. The Council is a State agency that coordinates funding for graduate medical education, determines healthcare workforce requirements, advises state government and makes policy recommendations, and addresses other various healthcare workforce issues in tying health professions education with workforce needs in Utah.

Sri is accomplished in translating research results into tools that drive policy and implementation. She enjoys working with people, building partnerships, and is best known as a strategist.

Sri has two Master’s Degrees from the University of Utah--one in Computational Sciences (mathematical modeling), and another in Public Administration.

Nancy Mitchell
Consultant, Nancy Mitchell Consulting
Board Secretary

Nancy is small business consultant and expert on women's business issues. Previously, Nancy worked at the Women's Business Center, a partnership between the Salt Lake Chamber and the U.S. Small Business Administration. Nancy holds a B.S. in Business Administration, is a Certified Financial Planner and Retirement Counselor, and worked in advertising at Network Magazine.

Nancy is a past president of several women's organizations, including the Salt Lake Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Women in Communications, and Salt Lake Branch AAUW, and Utah Division AAUW. In 2007 Nancy received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Salt Lake Chamber for her work with the Women's Business Center. She has received several other awards including; "Utah's Top 25 Most Influential Business Leaders in 2006" from Connect Magazine, "Woman of Achievement" from the YWCA of Salt Lake and “Woman of Achievement" from Governor Michael Leavitt and the Commission for Women and Families.

In 2003 Nancy and the Women's Business Center was presented with the "Drum Major Award" by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission.


Tom Metcalf, MD

Dr. Metcalf began his career in academic pediatrics at the University of Utah, then later moved to Wasatch Pediatrics in Salt Lake City where he still works to fulfill the child advocacy role of pediatrician.

Dr. Metcalf has worked with a number of groups to increase the health and safety of children and adolescents. These have included but are not limited to: the Coalition of Utah Traffic Safety, Utah Safe Kids, Primary Children's Medical Center's 'Hold On To Dear Life,' Utahns for Better Dental Health, and has served as Medical Director for Headstart, on the Advisory Council to the Utah Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Board of Directors of Voices for Utah Children, and on a Utah Children Polygamy Study Group.
On a national level, Dr. Metcalf serves on the 12-member Access Subcommittee of The American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Federal Government Affairs.

"During Pediatric Residency at the University of Rochester in Rochester, New York, my mentors Robert Haggerty, Bob Hoekelman, and Evan Charney impressed upon us that "pediatrics does not stop at your office door," that is, a career in pediatrics should involve not just an academic or private practice, but also involvement in local, state, national and perhaps even international communities, in order to affect the largest number of children possible. I believe in healthcare for all Americans, beginning with our children."

Andrew Riggle
Public Policy Advocate Disability Law Center &
Medicaid Recipient

Andrew has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Master's degree in Educational Counseling from the University of Phoenix.

A resident of Salt Lake City, Andrew coordinates the Disability Community Alliance's work around the waiting list for services for persons with disabilities and analyzes state and federal Medicaid policy for the Utah Health Policy Project. He also orchestrated last year's Family Investment Coalition federal budget campaign for Utah Issues. He serves on the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council and the Disability Law Center's Board of Trustees.

Andrew was appointed to the Committee of Consumer Services by Governor Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. and formally approved by the Senate on June 21, 2006. His term expired on July 1, 2010.


Therese Russo
Grant Manager, Salt Lake County
Policy Committee Chair


Michael Styles
Assistant Director, State Aging and Adult Services
Vice Chair


  • BA University of Utah, Political Science Ethnic Studies 
  • MPA Golden Gate University             


  • 11 years in state government
  • Served as the Director for Black Affairs, Office of  Governor’s Office Ethnic Affairs
  • Served as the Director for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Human Rights Commission
  • Two years as Director of Fund Development for the National Conference for Community and Justice
  • Adjunct Instructor, U.S. Government and Politics Salt Lake Community College
  • Served on the Utah Antidiscrimination and Labor Advisory Council
  • Served on the Governor’s Commission on Aging
  • Red Cross Heroes Award 2005


Advisor (Not Trustee)

Luz Robles, MPA
Director, Zion's Business Resource Center

Luz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing and a Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Utah. Luz Robles was appointed by Governor Jon Huntsman in 2005 to serve as the first Director for the State Office of Ethic Affairs- an office that focuses on facilitating institutional change within state agencies in order to improve services to the state's ethnic communities.

As of September 2007, Luz joined Zion's Bank as the new Director for the Zion's Bank Business Resource Center. In this role she focuses on assisting new and existing businesses. She serves in the Utah State Senate representing the Westside neighborhoods of Senate District 1. She is committed to equity and justice for all people.

Luz serves the Policy Committee in an advisory capacity.