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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. Judy Daly, PHD - Primary Children's Medical Center
  13. Juliana Preston, MPA - Healthinsight, Utah Quality Improvement Organization
  14. Kelly Criddle - Utah Department of Health
  15. Kevin Mcculley - Utah Department of Health
  16. Kashif Memon, MD, - Iasis Healthcare, Utah DIvision
  17. Linda Egbert, RN - HealthInsight, Utah Quality Improvement Organization
  18. LIsa Evans, RN - Uintah Basin Medical Center
  19. Lisa Pearson, MSN, RN, ADON - South Davis Community Hospital
  20. Marsha Meyer, RN, CIC - Mountainstar Healthcare
  21. Michelle Marquez, RN - Avalon Healthcare
  22. Mimi Ujiie - Utah Department of Health
  23. Pam Clark, RN - Mountainstar Healthcare
  24. Patti Watkins, RN - Salt Lake Regional Medical Center
  25. Rhonda Hensley, MS, SM(ASCP), CMC - ARUP Laboratories
  26. Steve Mickelson, RN - Utah County Health Department
  27. Terry Clemmer, MD - Intermountain Healthcare
  28. 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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