M.P.H., Evidence-Based Medicine

Ph.D, Health Promotion & Preventive Medicine


Dr. John Librett, Chairman & CEO

As a cancer survivor, Dr. Librett is a past member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Public Health Advisory Board, Clinical Director of the American Medical Athletic Association's Clinical Advisory Board and past chair of a White House Federal Interagency Health Council. Dr. Librett is a former health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Institute Clinical Conference Series in Preventive Medicine.  

Dr. Librett is recognized for his leadership in preventive medicine, clinical translation and health policy. On these issues, John has worked with the White House, the US Department of Health and Human Services; and the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as governments and corporations in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S.  In addition to his business development, Dr. Librett's health policy research has appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, World News Tonight, and NPR's Morning Edition, to name a few. Dr. Librett is a Founder of the First Ascent Fund, President and Founder of Behavioral Science International, and Adjunct Professor with the University of Utah, College of Health.

Activities & Affiliations

• Adjunct Assistant Professor, University Utah, School of Medicine, Department of Biomedical Informatics
• AAdjunct Assistant Professor, University Utah, College of Health, Deptartment of Health, Kinesiology, & Recreation
• Vice President, Business Development, Cancer Wellness House

Dr. David Perrin, Dean, College of Health, University of Utah

David H. Perrin, PhD, is Dean of the College of Health and Professor of Exercise and Sport Science at the University of Utah.

From 2007 to 2014, he served as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and as Dean of the School of Health and Human Performance at UNCG from 2001-2007.

Dr. Perrin’s career as an administrator began in 1995 at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, where he served as Program Area Director of Kinesiology (then Health and Physical Education). In 1999, he was appointed Chair of the Department of Human Services at the University of Virginia. He received his BS in Physical Education from Castleton State College, his MA in Athletic Training from Indiana State University, and his PhD in Exercise Physiology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Dr. Perrin was Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Athletic Training for eight years (1996-2004) and founding editor of the Journal of Sport Rehabilitation (1990-1995). He is author of Isokinetic Exercise and Assessment and Athletic Taping and Bracing, 3rd Edition (with translations in Japanese, Greek, Chinese, Portuguese, Korean and French), editor of The Injured Athlete, 3rd Edition, and coauthor of Examination of Musculoskeletal Injuries and Research Methods in Athletic Training. He is also series editor of the five-textbook Athletic Training Education Series.

Dr. Aaron Frodsham, Clinical Director, Interventional Radiologist



  • Fellowship: Vascular & Interventional Radiology: Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University (RI)
  • Residency: Radiology: Yale University – Hospital of St. Raphael (CT)
  • Internship: Transitional Year: Yale University – Hospital of St. Raphael (CT)
  • Medical School: University of Vermont College of Medicine (VT)
  • Undergrauate: BS Chemistry/Molecular Biology: Brigham Young University (UT)


Greg Rohde, President, Government Relations

Assistant Secretary Rohde is the administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and serves under Secretary of Commerce Norman Y. Mineta as the principal adviser on telecommunications and information policies within the Executive Branch. Among a wide array of issues, NTIA is responsible for formulating government policies to support the development and growth of telecommunications and information services, and for managing the radio spectrum used by the Federal government. 

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Jon Pexton, Chief Financial Officer, Observer

Pexton is a University of Utah graduate and a finance expert with more than 20 years of progressive and wide-ranging finance and accounting experience. Pexton’s strategic and results oriented mindset has helped the company more than triple in size and enhance the corporate culture. The company now employs more than 2,000 people at nine locations in four states. He joined Progrexion in 2011, with more than eight years of experience with EY, a ”Big Four” accounting firm, and more than 10 years in senior level financial positions at technology companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Salt Lake City.


Dr. Heather Sobko,

In Honorarium

Dr. Sobko has a passion for improving the quality of care. Dr. Sobko was an innovator of software and service solutions specializing in patient engagement, quality measures and patient outcomes. Dr. Sobko was devoted to improving the delivery of high quality care using technological tools and processes that support both patients and providers to improve access and efficiency while reducing costs. 

Mike Silver, MPH

Corporate Vice President

Improvement Science at HealthInsight


Mike Silver is Corporate Vice President of Improvement Science at HealthInsight, a non-profit health care improvement organization with operations in Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah.  At HealthInsight, Mike is instrumental in the design, conduct, and analysis of health care quality improvement initiatives.  He provides technical assistance to health care innovations initiatives in operational approaches and value-based payment model design.  Since 1997 his work has focused on issues related to patient safety and medical error.  He is involved in ongoing study of applications of human factors psychology and organizational safety management principles to patient safety and health care quality improvement.  Prior to coming to HealthInsight, he worked as a statistician in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics (1992) and a Masters of Public Health (1995) from the University of Utah.