UROHC Beaver Consortium Board


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David Blodgett, MD, MPH

David Blodgett graduated from SUU in 1993 with a BA in Zoology/Chemistry, and then the University of Utah Medical School. He is currently the Health Officer for the Southwest Utah Public Health Department, overseeing the health of 225,000 people in the five county area. He as two daughters and a son, which makes the work of decreasing opioid us all the more important.


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Michael Deal - Executive Director, Southwest Behavioral Health Center

Mike Deal is the Executive Director of Southwest Behavioral Health Center. Mike has a background in Administration and Finance and a Master’s degree in Public Administration. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force. In 1993 he came to Southwest Behavioral Health Center as an Associate Director managing the Center's administrative functions of Finance, IT, HR, Managed Care, Contracting and Facilities. In 2009, the Southwest Authority Board appointed him as Executive Director, where he serves today. His nearly 26 years with Southwest have provided him with a wealth of experience and understanding of the complicated behavioral health field. His management background, coupled with his years of garnered behavioral health experience, has helped shape the vision and focus he brings to Southwest, striving to meet the behavioral health needs of our local communities.


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Angi Edwards-Matheson

Angela Edwards-Matheson is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Advanced Substance Use Disorder Counselor. She has been working in the field of substance abuse for over 20 years. She is currently the Assistant Clinical Director for Substance Use Disorder and Justice Services at Southwest Behavioral Health Center. Angela has been on the Southwest Utah Recovery Day planning committee since the first one in 2010, serving as the committee chair for three years. Angela serves as a board member for the Utah Association of Substance Abuse Professionals. Angela was also the recipient of the Judge Kathleen McInally Justice award in 2014 at the Utah Fall Substance Abuse Conference.


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Paul Marshall

Paul Marshall is the director of Social Services for Beaver Valley Hospital. He has 22 years’ experience in the mental health/substance abuse treatment field. The first ten years of his career was spent with Southwest behavioral health center where he was able to gain great experience working with those suffering from severe mental illness and addiction. He has spent the last 12 years working in a rural hospital setting which offers opportunities to serve in many different capacities. He works in an outpatient setting as a clinician serving families in a clinical setting. He also has the opportunity to work as a crisis worker in the Emergency Department as well as a bereavement counselor on a hospice team. He also has the opportunity to work in the school with Beaver County School District. He loves working with kids helping achieve their goals and find success through difficult teenage years. The last 5 years he has worked in the Beaver County Jail as clinical co-director of the substance abuse treatment program for incarcerated individuals suffering from addiction. Paul obtained a Masters Degree in Social Work from UNLV in 1996. He is passionate about recovery as he has experienced first-hand the devastating effects of opioid addiction as his son struggled with addiction. His son now has 2.5 years in recovery!