Board of Trustees

Kristy Chambers (Chair) – Executive Director, Columbus Community Center 

KristyChambers-boardphoto-300-287Kristy Chambers currently serves as the Executive Director of Columbus Community Center and is the former Chief Executive Officer of Wasatch Homeless Health Care, Inc., better known as Fourth Street Clinic. A certified public accountant for over twenty years, Kristy’s professional background includes public accounting and top level management positions in healthcare, real estate, retail, and hospitality. Kristy is currently an instructor with the University of Utah Nonprofit Academy and serves on various local and national non-profit boards. Kristy graduated Cum Laude from UCLA with a degree in Economics/Business and has a Masters degree in Taxation, with honors, from the Washington School of Law


Therese Russo  (Vice-chair) – Retired Grant Manager, Salt Lake County 
Terry has an extensive background in human service policy and administration.  She retired from the State Department of Human Services where she held a variety of administrative positions including; Assistant Director of the Office of Family Support and Director of the Families, Agencies and Communities Together (FACT) program. She then worked for the Early Intervention Research Institute (EIRI) at Utah State University and for Salt Lake County Behavioral Health.  She received her MBA from the University of Utah.  In addition to her service with UHPP, Terry has served in a variety capacities with the YWCA of Salt Lake including her current position on the advisory board of the Family Justice Center. She has two grown children. Matthew, his wife Rachel and their three children are in Folsom CA. Her daughter Meaghan lives in San Francisco. In retirement, Terry enjoys traveling, reading, walking, and coffee with friends.

Sri Koduri (Former Chair) – Director, Strategic Planning at the University of Utah School of Dentistry
 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 and a facilitator. She has a degree in Electrical Engineering from India and two Master’s degrees from the University of Utah–one in Computational Sciences (mathematical modeling), and another in Public Administration. Sri has a passion for health policy, education and equity. She works as the Director for Strategic Planning at the new University of Utah School of Dentistry. In her previous role with the Utah Medical Education Council, Sri was instrumental in developing the Utah Nursing Workforce Center, directed healthcare workforce studies, worked with education programs to align health professions training with workforce needs, and advised the state government on healthcare workforce issues. She also serves on various other boards and committees in Utah and outside Utah.



Jennifer Pathak (Former Chair), Registered Nurse
Jennifer Pathak RN has been a nurse for over 30 years and is currently a nurse care manager in the specialty clinics at the University of Utah Hospital. Prior to that, she was a nurse care manager with Volunteers Of America, Utah Cornerstone Counseling, where she assisted uninsured and underinsured people in getting primary care and other health care as needed. She received her Masters if Science in Health Care Administration from Trinity University (San Antonio, TX).  Jenny is passionate about health policy, seeing and working with its real-time effects as a care manager. In her spare time, she enjoys music, traveling, and photography.

Scott Poppen, MD, MPA – Retired physician Poppen-300
Scott is a native Utahn who has practiced primary care internal medicine for 25 years in California and Utah. Since 2009 he has been a volunteer activist and leader for Doctors for America (DFA), a national group of 17,000 physicians and medical students who work towards improving the health of the nation by improving access to medical care and impacting social determinants of health. As Utah State Director for DFA he has worked closely with the Utah Health Policy Project in their effort to promote the Affordable Care Act and expand Medicaid in Utah. He also serves on the DFA national board. Scott received his medical degree from Tulane University and did his internal medicine training at the University of Southern California and the University of California-Davis. He holds a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Utah. He currently resides in Draper, which allows him to explore Utah’s magnificent mountains, deserts, and the Colorado plateau.

Patrick J. Fleming (Treasurer) – MPA, LSUDC
Pat has worked in human services at the federal, state, and county-level for over 35 years in a variety of capacities including program management, direct services, business management, and policy development. For the past 25 years, Fleming has worked almost exclusively in the field of substance use disorders treatment and prevention. Since 2002, he served as the director of the Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services until his retirement in January 2015. He also previously worked in several capacities for the state of Utah, including business manager, assistant division director and most recently as director of the Utah State Division of Substance Abuse. Prior to his appointment as state division director, Fleming served as the director of the Utah County Division of Human Services. Fleming has also served in several professional organizations at the national level most recently as the President of the National Association of County Behavioral Health and Disability Directors (NACBHDD) which is the behavioral health affiliate of NACo. Fleming currently is a Senior Fellow for the National Association of Counties working on NACo’s “Stepping Up Initiative – Reducing the Number of People with Mental Illness in County Jails.”

R. Victor Saldivar – Hair stylist/Insured by ACAVictorSaldivar-275
Victor has worked as a hair stylist for thirty-three years and been an active member of local organizations and boards for several decades. After serving with the preparation team for Ms. Salt Lake County competition, Victor became director of the scholarship program in 1998. He helped to organize the Pride Center Golf Tournament for a decade, starting in 1995, and volunteered at the Rape Recovery Center’s phone intake line from 1999 to 2001. Victor also volunteered at the LGBT Youth Center in Salt Lake City, providing youth supervision and promotion of a non-discriminatory and safe environment for youth. From 2005-2009, Victor did fundraising for the Ririe Woodbury Dance Company. After remaining uninsured for several years while experiencing serious but unknown health problems, Victor obtained health insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and was able to get the needed care and treatment. He credits the ACA for his return to health that has revitalized his community involvement.

David Sundwall, MD Sundwall-UHPP-sized2– Family Physician
Dr. Sundwall is a Clinical Professor of Public Health at the University of Utah – School of Medicine, where he has been a faculty member since 1978 (albeit with a very long leave of absence from 1981-2005 when he lived in Washington DC, and had a variety of positions in the federal government and private sector).  He served as Executive Director of the Utah Department of Health and Commissioner of Health for the State of Utah, from 2005 through 2010.  He has served on numerous government and community boards and advisory groups in his home state, including Chair of the Utah State Controlled Substance Advisory Committee [CASC], and as Vice Chair of the federal Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission [MACPAC], from 2010-2014.Dr. Sundwall was President of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) from 2007-8, and currently serves their Board of Directors as the as the alumni representative.  He has chaired or served on several committees of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and is currently on the Standing Committee on Health Threats Resilience, and the Committee on Department of Homeland Security Occupational Health and Operational Medicine Infrastructure.Prior to returning to Utah in 2005, he was President of the American Clinical Laboratory Association (ACLA), and prior to that was Vice President and Medical Director of American Healthcare Systems (AmHS).  Dr. Sundwall’ s federal government experience includes serving as Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Assistant Surgeon General in the Commissioned Corps of the U.S. Public Health Service, and Director of the Health and Human Resources Staff of the Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee.  He received his medical degree from the University of Utah – School of Medicine, and completed residency in the Harvard Family Medicine Program. He is a licensed physician, board certified in Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and works as a primary care physician in a public health clinic two-half days each week.

Tom Metcalf – Retired Pediatrician 
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.”


Nancy Mitchell – Owner of Nancy Mitchell Consulting nancy-300
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.

Kerma Jones – Human Resources Manager
Kerma N. Jones presently is an independent consultant with Human Resource Connections. Prior to that she was Vice President Human Resources, Holy Cross Health Services of Utah and previously Senior Vice President for Legacy Health System in Portlan, OR. She received her BS in Economics/ Business Administration and an MS in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from the University of Utah. Kerma served as Corporate Vice President of Human Resources and Training at Intermountain Health Care in Salt Lake City from January, and as Assistant Human Resource Director for the University of Utah and later as Director for the University of Utah Medical Center. She also served as HR Director at Thiokol Clearfield Division.Kerma has served on numerous local and national Board of Directors including Commerce Clearing House advisory Board, American Society for Healthcare HR Association, University of Utah HR Advisory Board, Utah State Government Advisory Board and the National Society for Human Resources Board. She is a nationally certified Senior Professional in HR and has published over twenty articles and contributed to two published text books. She has made presentation on HR both nationally and internationally. She is married and has two of the greatest children on earth.

Joelyn Stewart, Writer
Joe’s interest in health care for all grew from her experience as a healthcare consumer, a benefits negotiator and administrator for small Utah businesses, and working within the business of healthcare. She can’t wait to take advantage of the ACA options.Previous volunteer commitments include various Westminster College alumni and fundraising boards, two condominium homeowner association presidency stints, recycling Green Team at Gallivan Center music events, and marketing communication board positions.Joe’s extensive business background started with retail martial arts supplies, proceeded through publishing; environmental consulting; computer diskette, candy, and machinery manufacturing; marketing consulting; software and hardware; and will finish with healthcare services and software. Joe graduated from Westminster College with a BS, Social Science, Summa cum Laude, and an MBA, International Management. She’s a Utah native and travel junkie.

Kristy M. Kimball, JD – AttorneyKristy-sized

Kristy M. Kimball is a partner at Holland & Hart LLP, where she primarily works with clients in the healthcare and life sciences industry to provide counsel on operational and regulatory issues. Kristy worked for 13 years for Pfizer Consumer Healthcare in sales and management roles before attending law school at the University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, where she graduated with Honors. She now applies her corporate experience and deep knowledge of the healthcare and life sciences industry to her legal practice, helping clients create practical and transformative compliance solutions. Kristy previously worked at the law firm of Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough and was a founding attorney at Kimball Legal, PLLC. She served as Chair of the Health Law Section of the Utah State Bar Association from 2012-2014.

Andrew Riggle, Public Policy Advocate Disability Law Center
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.