EXECUTIVE ADVISORY BOARD
John Librett, PhD, MPH, 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.
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.
David Perrin, PhD
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.
Aaron Frodsham, MD
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). Undergraduate: BS Chemistry/Molecular Biology: Brigham Young University (UT)
David M. Schlossman, MD, PhD, FACP, MS (Informatics), CPHIMS
Dr. Schlossman was a practicing hematologist/oncologist for more than 30 years, caring for patients with a wide variety of cancers and blood diseases. Over the course of his career, the explosive growth of biomedical knowledge has dramatically improved our ability to help seriously ill patients, but has also created serious challenges in developing methods to store, organize, manage, retrieve, and transmit large volumes of information so that it can be optimally used for problem solving and decision making in healthcare. As early as 1990, Dr. David M. Eddy, a nationally known expert in clinical decision support and treatment effectiveness research, wrote in the Journal of the American Medical Association, “The complexity of modern medicine exceeds the inherent limitations of the unaided human mind.” For years my colleagues have struggled to assemble complete patient information and the medical data needed to guide decision-making together at the point of care exactly when we needed it. Dr. Schlossman has maintained a deep interest in computers and information technology since college. Dr. Schlossman wrote his first computer program in FORTRAN IV on punch cards in 1969. So he has eagerly followed the development of Medical Informatics, the science of using electronic information processing technology to meet the challenge of making this huge body of new medical knowledge accessible and usable to clinicians for patient care, to scientists for medical research, and to administrators for support of healthcare delivery and population health.
Kent DiFiore, M.D
Dr. DiFiore earned his medical degree at George Washington University School of Medicine in 1975. He served an internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He is board eligible in both Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. Dr. DiFiore is a past president of the Utah chapter of The American Cancer Society. He is currently medical director of two hospice agencies along the Wasatch Front.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
Jackson is CEO, Chairman, and founder of Moreson Conferencing, Inc., a global provider of teleconference service providers. Moreson currently operates its audio/web/video teleconference network MoresonUnited in 65 countries. Jackson has traveled the world working with heads of state in Europe, Canada, the UK, Australia and Japan to bring political and business goals together into progress and prosperity. He has worked with corporate leaders, State Department representatives, as well as federal, state and local elected officials to promote understanding and cooperation with corporations and small business that build economies.
Non-profits and for-profits of all sizes have benefitted from his long-term diplomatic relationships. The goal is to demystify and plan for regulatory challenges, taxes, political issues, exchange rates and the changing dynamic of an evolving world.
In the challenging environment of former Soviet Republics, Jackson met with Former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and developed a plan whereby Moreson was able to enter the Russian telecom market with affordable and functional teleconference capabilities.
He was awarded the Trade Excellence Award by Alabama Governor Bob Riley in 2009. In September 2008, the University of Alabama in Birmingham Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures named him as an Inaugural Member of its Honor Roll for Excellence in Foreign Languages and International Engagement. He also is the 2013-2015 Chairman of the Birmingham Sister Cities Commission and chairs its UK committee.
Entrepreneur, Community Leader, CEO and Chairman; Moreson Conferencing, Honorary Consul of Japan, Chairman of Birmingham Sister Cities Commission
Born in Birmingham, Alabama as the son of a successful Alabama businessman and Commander in the U.S. Navy, Mr. Jackson learned from an early age that dedication, integrity and hard work pays great dividends. While growing up in the Bluff Park area of Birmingham, he attended Shades Mountain Elementary School, Alliance Christian School, Berry High School, Jacksonville State University and Auburn University in Montgomery. He is a direct descendant England’s King Henry XIII (maternal). Mr. Jackson began to hone his understanding of the importance of superior customer service while working part-time at Food World, Big B Drugs, and Mr. Steak restaurant. He further refined his skills by working in several of his father’s business enterprises, including Montgomery KOA Campgrounds, a manufactured home community, and various agricultural operations. Mr. Jackson began his career in the teleconferencing sector first as an account executive with CallPoints (1991), a privately owned conference call service based in Montgomery, Alabama, then with Conference America where he established a diverse client base. After working for others in the industry, Mr. Jackson knew the time had come to lay the groundwork for a new type of conference call provider. Relying on his knowledge of what worked and what didn’t, he was able to launch a business built on solid values of honesty, integrity, and an approach that was more customer centric than the competition. Established in 1996, Moreson Conferencing was the first company to offer a fully automated dial-in conference option. By 1999, a web-based component was added to the audio line of products. The early years of the 21st century saw Mr. Jackson guiding Moreson into enhanced web based products that allowed the company to expand into more markets around the world. As of 2014, Moreson provides reliable and cost effective teleconference services in over 65 countries. Determined that Moreson would be built on solid values, the first conference call conducted by the company was known as the Prayer Call. The call, non-denominational in scope and open to participants around the world, has been offered every Friday morning since 1996. The event has drawn participants from around the United States and over 28 other countries.
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.