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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.”

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-Salisbury

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.

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.

Lloyd Coleman

Insurance Broker


Mark Moffat

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.


Dr. Scott Poppen MD, MPA

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.

Sandra Carpio

Director of Operations at 2-1-1


Paul Gibbs

Filmmaker, Activist

Paul Gibbs is an award-winning independent filmmaker whose short films and his mockumentary feature have been featured in film festival across North America. He is also a healthcare activist an kidney transplant recipient. He studied Film Production at Salt Lake Community College and served a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Audiovisual Department from 1994-1996.

Paul and his identical twin brother Patrick were born with severe medical issues which forced them to move from Idaho to Utah for medical care at Primary Children's Hospital. Paul had to undergo nine surgeries for kidney issues before he was two years old. Many years later he was told he needed a kidney transplant, which was made possible through the selflessness and generosity of a dear friend, and coverage provided by Medicare and Medicaid. Since that surgery in 2009, Paul has become a prolific and committed healthcare activist dedicated to helping others get the kind of access to healthcare that has been there when he needed it to survive. In 2014, Paul directed the documentary film Entitled to Life, drawing attention to the plight of people in Utah's Medicaid coverage gap. He continued to be an active participant in the campaign for Medicaid expansion in Utah (and in other states), eventually being part of the successful Proposition 3 Utah Decides Healthcare Campaign. In 2020 he directed a dramatic narrative short film about Medicaid expansion, Living in the Gap.

Paul's activism has taken him from the Utah Capitol to the U.S. House of Representatives and even the White House. Along with his Work for UHPP, Paul has also partnered with organizations such as Voices For Utah Children, The Disability Law Law Center and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and regularly partners with Families USA. Paul takes inspiration from one of his favorite fictional characters, Batman, to use his own pain and fear to turn those things against themselves and protect others (in this case through access to healthcare.

Paul lives in West Valley City with his wife Becky and their two sons, Timothy and Peter. He spends most of his time in his favorite role, stay-at-home Dad.


Sheila Srivastava



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.


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.

Dr. Dagmar Vitek

Medical Doctor, Retired

Dr. Vitek was born in Europe. She came to the US/Utah in 1983.
Dr. Vitek worked for University of Utah as a research fellow. She obtained an NIH grant to work on visual pathways. Her work resulted in several publications.
Dr Vitek worked for IHC as a Medical Director of their Kearns clinic.
She switched from direct patient care to public health in 1990 when she started working for Salt Lake County Health Department as their Medical Director.
Dr Vitek was in charge of Infectious Diseases, Epidemiology, Vital Records, Emergency Preparedness and the Travel Clinic. She functioned as a liaison to several governmental and non-governmental organizations.
She was a media spokesperson and an advisor to political entities when dealing with public health emergencies like monkeypox, H1N1, Ebola and COVID.
Dr Vitek was a member of several associations - AMA, UMA, APHA and CSTE.
She retired in 2021.
Dr Vitek served on Utah Poison Control and Salt Lake City Mosquito Control Boards.
She enjoys hiking, snowshoeing and skiing.