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HAI Governance Committee

The Utah Healthcare Infection Prevention (UHIP) Governance Committee is a multi-disciplinary panel of state leaders in patient safety, infectious diseases, and infection control. Membership is comprised from a broad base of care delivery groups across the State, and it is organized and staffed by the Utah Department of Health. The UHIP Governance Committee meets quarterly at the State Capitol, Senate Office Building in the Olmstead Room.


To provide leadership and direction for healthcare-associated infection prevention and reporting activities in Utah.


  1. Allyn Nakashima, MD - Utah Department of Health
  2. Andi Stubbs, RN - Utah Association for Home Health
  3. Arlen Jarrett, MD, FACOG - Iasis Healthcare, Utah Division; Utah Hospitals and Health Systems Administration
  4. Boaz Markewitz, MD - University Health Care/University Hospitals and Clinics
  5. Brett Heikens, RN, MBA - University of Utah/Kolff Dialysis Center
  6. Carolyn Reese, RN - Utah Healthcare Association
  7. Dean Sanpei, MPA - Utah House of Representatives
  8. Doug Smith, MD - Intermountain Healthcare
  9. Emily Sydnor-Spivak, MD, MHS - VA Salt Lake Health Care System
  10. Jack Draxler - Utah House of Representatives
  11. Jeanmarie Mayer, MD - University Health Care/University Hospitals and Clinics, UHIP Chair
  12. Joe Miner, MD - Utah County Health Department
  13. Judy Daly, PHD - Primary Children's Medical Center
  14. Juliana Preston, MPA - Healthinsight, Utah Quality Improvement Organization
  15. Kelly Criddle - Utah Department of Health
  16. Kevin Mcculley - Utah Department of Health
  17. Kashif Memon, MD, - Iasis Healthcare, Utah DIvision
  18. Kristine Hegmann, MSPH, CIC - Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiolgy, Inc. (APIC), Utah Chapter
  19. Linda Egbert, RN - HealthInsight, Utah Quality Improvement Organization
  20. LIsa Evans, RN - Uintah Basin Medical Center
  21. Marsha Meyer, RN, CIC - Mountainstar Healthcare
  22. Mimi Ujiie - Utah Department of Health
  23. Patty Watkins, RN - Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
  24. Rhonda Hensley, MS, SM(ASCP), CMC - ARUP Laboratories
  25. Steve Mickelson, RN - Utah County Health Department
  26. Terry Clemmer, MD - Intermountain Healthcare
  27. Wayne Kinsey, BSN, RN - Promise Hospital of Salt Lake


Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)

Regular Business Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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