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Board of Trustees

Meet the Utah Health Policy Project board of trustees and advisors.


Patrick J. Fleming


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.”

Scott Poppen

Retired physician

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.

Kristy Chambers

CEO, Columbus Community Center

Kristy Chambers is the CEO of Columbus Community Center. She has dedicated the last 20 years of her career to the nonprofit social services sector, developing programs and overseeing large building projects. A certified public accountant for over thirty years, Kristy’s professional background includes public accounting and top-level management positions in healthcare, real estate, retail, and hospitality. She has served on several local and national nonprofit boards, including as the Board Chair for the Utah Nonprofit Association (UNA), Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP), South Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce (SSLC), Living and Aging with Pride, and the Association of Utah Community Health (AUCH). As a prior instructor with the University of Utah Nonprofit Academy and a current requested guest speaker, she continues to serve her community by developing future nonprofit leaders. Kristy graduated from UCLA with a degree in Economics/Business, has a Master’s degree in Business Taxation from the Washington School of Law, and recently completed her Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Utah.

Sara Carbajal

Health Programs Director of Alliance Community Services

Sara Carbajal-Salisbury is co-chair of the Community Engagement Committee and brings over 20 years of experience in serving the community. She is the Health Programs Director of Alliance Community Services, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the health, education, and wellbeing of Latinx and Hispanic people in Utah. She is also a member of the Utah Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and has expertise in health outreach, research coordination, and strategic planning.

David Sundwall, MD

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 Physician

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 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


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


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.

Mark Moffit

Managing Partner of Brown Bradshaw and Moffat

Mark is a criminal defense attorney who has practiced in Utah’s court systems since 1987. He started his career as a trial lawyer for the Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association where he worked as a public defender for 10 years. Since entering private practice ha has served in a variety of capacities. He is a former member of the Sentencing Commission which sets sentencing policy for the State of Utah. He is a current member of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice which guides criminal justice policy for our state. Mark is also a member of the Utah State Bar Association’s Governmental Relations Committee which reviews legislation for the Sate Bar Association. He is currently a member of the Salt Lake Legal Defenders’ Board of Directors.

From 1988 to 1997, Mark worked as a trial lawyer at the Salt Lake Legal Defender’s Office. During his time at the Legal Defender’s office, Mark represented clients charged with a wide variety of criminal acts ranging from simple misdemeanors to felonies to death penalty offenses. In 1995, Mark Moffat was appointed to head the Legal Defender’s Serious Youth Offender Division.

In 1998, Mark Moffat and his partners founded the law firm of Brown, Bradshaw & Moffat. Focused exclusively on criminal defense, his practice includes misdemeanors and felonies, white collar cases, professional licensing and criminal matters in the juvenile justice system.

Mark Moffat is "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been named one of Utah's "Legal Elite" by Utah Business Magazine. Mark has also been included in The 2016 Best Lawyers in America in the specialty of criminal defense.

Mark Moffat is a former member of the Utah Grand Jury Reform Committee and the Utah Sentencing Commission (2010-2014), which sets sentencing policy for the state of Utah. Mark is currently a member of the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, which sets criminal justice policies for the both the juvenile and adult courts. He served as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section of the Utah State Bar and has served for several years on the Utah State Bar's Governmental Relations Committee.

Active in the legal community, Mark was formerly a member of the Rule 8 Capital Qualified Defense Attorneys’ Panel. He has also served in many capacities for the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, including President, President-Elect, Secretary, member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Legislative Oversight Committee. Additionally, Mark Moffat is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Alan Ormsby

State Director of AARP

Alan Ormsby has a strong background in leadership and advocacy for Utah's older adults and people with disabilities. His training is in law, with a focus on health care law, long-term care, home and community-based services, HIPAA, Medicare and Medicaid. Immediately prior to joining AARP in 2011, Alan served as the Director of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD,) leading Utah’s efforts to provide the best possible services for people with disabilities. Before serving as the DSPD Director, Alan was the Director of Aging and Adult Services at the State of Utah, and in this role was responsible for statewide home- and community-based services for Utahns 60 and over. In addition, he worked with the local Area Agencies on Aging, and was instrumental in drafting legislation to initiate Utah's Commission on Aging. Alan has served as a member on the Board of Utah Developmental Disabilities Council, Senator Orrin Hatch's Advisory Committee on People with Disabilities, and several long-term care policy groups. He also supervised Adult Protective Services, which investigates claims of abuse, neglect and exploitation involving persons who are disabled or elderly. Alan received his undergraduate degree from the University of Utah and law degree from Quinnipiac University.

Jeannie Edens

Associate Director of SL County Behavior Health

Jeannie Edens is an Associate Director for Salt Lake County Behavioral Health Services, an organization serving ~19,000 low- income individuals a year with mental health and substance use disorder services. Her drive to help others started in victim services, then offender programming, and when faced with a dearth in funding for programming, took a turn into health policy planning where she learned features of the Affordable Care Act were the answer. This led to over 250 presentations, locally and nationally, depicting Salt Lake County’s Sequential Intercept Model, and the benefits of Medicaid Expansion in Utah as a payor for these services. Her awards include the Peace on Earth Award, Peace House Angel Award, Light of Peace Award, the Red Cross Compassionate Hero award, Utah Correctional Association James A. Larsen Award, Park City Police Chief Award, and others.

Luis A. Rios

Independent Health Insurance Agent

Luis Rios is a dedicated independent health insurance agent with a passion for helping individuals navigate the complex world of healthcare. With a career spanning back to 2013, Luis’s journey in the industry began with Utah Health Policy, where he made a significant impact by assisting families with Medicaid. Notably, he was among the pioneering Navigators in Utah when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) was introduced, demonstrating his commitment to ensuring people have access to quality healthcare.

In addition to his work in the individual marketplace, Luis expanded his expertise to assist individuals with Medicare, further enhancing his ability to serve diverse healthcare needs. Luis is driven by a desire to provide the best possible options and solutions to his clients.

Luis resides in Tooele County with his loving wife, Jenicia, and their four beautiful daughters, Jizelle, Jenesis, Jenady, and Journey. Beyond his professional pursuits, he finds fulfillment in the world of real estate investment, sharing his knowledge, and helping others embark on their own investment journeys.

With a strong foundation in healthcare and a heart for both family and community, Luis Rios exemplifies a dedicated health insurance professional who’s making a difference in people’s lives and communities.