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Locke Ettinger

Locke Ettinger - Director

As the former executive director of health promotion and wellness at Intermountain Healthcare, Locke Ettinger established the strategic direction for health promotion and wellness to engage employees, members, patients and the community by creating a culture of health. He serves on multiple health related coalitions including Utah Produce Incentive Collaboration, Utah Falls Coalition Committee, HERO – Healthy Communities Healthy Worksites and acts as a grant reviewer for the Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation. He is specialized in orthopedic and spinal rehabilitation and is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists. He enjoys being a physical therapist at the University of Utah, Pro-Bono clinic in Midvale, Utah. He enjoys woodworking, being outdoors, connecting with nature, and being active with his family, especially his three granddaughters.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from BYU in 1987, Master’s degree in physical therapy from Texas Woman’s University in 1989 and Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Wellness from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in 2013.


Marla Shelby

Marla Shelby-Drabner - Acting Treasurer

Marla Shelby-Drabner recently retired from the position of Program Director of the Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute at Dixie Regional Medical Center. Marla has 28 years in senior healthcare leadership positions, including: 13 years as a hospital administrator and CEO, 7 years as a long term care administrator, 4 plus years as the program director of the Southern Utah Neurosciences Institute taking the project from vision to operation. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Administration from Utah State University. Marla is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators and has been a fellow for 15 years. She has held faculty positions with Western Wyoming Community College, Portland Community College, Logan Institute of Medical and Dental technology, and an adjunct faculty appointment with Utah State University. She currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Rural Health Association of Utah Southern Utah chapter. Her passion is music!


Greg Rosenvall

Greg Rosenvall

Greg graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from BYU in 1984. He worked for Exxon Corporation for 12 years in Midland, Texas and Thousand Oaks California. He was involved in development of three offshore oil and gas platforms in Santa Barbara channel. Greg became CEO of Gunnison Valley Hospital, a small rural hospital in central Utah, in 1996. He served there as CEO for 15 years. He also served as chairman of the Utah Hospital Association (UHA) governing board in 2009-2010. He became the rural hospital improvement director at UHA in 2011 and have held this position since then. He currently works with all rural hospitals in Utah to assist in their operational efficiencies. His primary focus is on the nine rural independent hospitals because these hospitals are not part of a larger system or corporation and hence their resources are limited.


Mark Dallay

Mark Dalley - Acting Chair

Mark F. Dalley has been the administrator of Gunnison Valley Hospital since August 2011. Prior to coming to Gunnison, Dalley was the president and CEO of Holy Rosary Medical Center in Ontario, Oregon – a facility owned by Catholic Health Initiatives, which is a large Catholic Hospital System. Dalley has also worked in hospitals in many other Utah cities, including Nephi, Tooele, Orem, St. George and Cedar City. He and his wife, Mary Jayne, have been married since 1976, and they have 6 children and eleven grandchildren.


Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer

Jesse Spencer grew up in the Salt Lake Valley and was a graduate of the University of Utah in Biochemistry. He then graduated from the University of Colorado medical school and came back to Utah to complete residency in the family medicine program at McKay Dee Hospital, in Ogden. Along this journey he married person and became a father to two lovely children. Just out of residency he was hired by Intermountain Healthcare, and has been practicing in Richfield, Utah for the past 7 years. He states, “I feel totally converted to a rural-Utah-lover. I practice full spectrum with surgical obstetrics, ER coverage, hospitalist, senior care, and regular outpatient clinic. I love the community and feel that my practice is the ultimate family medicine experience. Living here has helped me stay balanced as outdoor opportunities are abundant all around me. I am a geographic Medical Director and family medicine service line Associate Medical Director with Intermountain and this leadership experience has helped me appreciate the joys and challenges of rural healthcare across the state. I look forward to service on the board and am always open to new ideas and suggestions.”


Scott Langford

Scott Langford

Scott Langford was selected as the CEO/Administrator for Beaver Valley and Milford Memorial Hospitals in 2017. He has worked with Beaver Valley Hospital since 1996 in various roles as a clinician and in administration. Scott is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has provided clinical treatment for individuals and families for more than 20 years. He loves rural Utah and has been very active in the community health of Beaver County founding the first Hospice agency through the hospital and establishing the county’s first Domestic Violence Coalition and Victim’s Advocate Program. Scott received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Masters of Social Work from the University of Utah followed by a Masters of Health Administration from Ohio University. Scott is married to his wife Kristy and has four children.


Cynthia Kimball Davis

Cynthia Kimball Davis

Cynthia Kimball Davis is the program director of the master's of interdisciplinary studies program in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Southern Utah University (SUU). She holds a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University of Nevada. Cynthia also teaches interdisciplinary studies masters courses and has taught in the communication department. She likes to conduct research on heart-based hope communication, culture and leadership, and marketing interdisciplinary studies.

Prior to graduate school, Cynthia worked as a college administrator, director, college business and management training faculty, face-to-face and online faulty, patient educator and advocate, and columnist.

Cynthia is a breast cancer survivor and BRCA1 mutation carrier, has served on the Huntsman Cancer Institute's Patient Education Steering Committee, is a national patient speaker for Myriad Genetics and has served on her family's Kimball Family Foundation, a non-profit organization who educates nationally on hereditary breast and ovarian cancer mutations.


Jacquiline Murray

Jacqueline Murray

Jacqueline has lived in Southern Utah for 39 years and raised four children there. She received her Physician Assistant Certification from the University of Utah in 2000 and went on to receive her Masters in Physician Assistant Studies from AT Still University in 2004. Since graduating from the University of Utah, 18 years ago, she has worked in the St. George community as a PA, in outpatient Family Practice, IM, Urology, Pulmonology, and inpatient Palliative Care.

She worked for the Enterprise Valley Medical Clinic as a provider from 2005-2008 and served as their Medical Director. In July of 2017, She began working full time for the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program as an Assistant Professor. She continues to work part time for Intermountain HealthCare at DRMC as a PA on the Palliative Care Team.

Additionally, she is a committee member of the COPD/Mortality Work Group with IHC, participates in the “Respecting Choices” training on preparing Advance Directives, is a guest lecturer for the Better Breathers Group, which consists of community members who have experienced a recent hospital stay due to an exacerbation of their COPD, and is an instructor/facilitator for the RHS PA Seminar at DSU.