Participants learn with thought leaders from Harvard Business School, Notre Dame, University of Michigan, Intermountain Healthcare, and other leading institutions. These experts, with decades of experience, comprise our engaging and inspiring faculty.

Dr. Charles Sorenson

CHARLES SORENSON, MD is the President and CEO Emeritus of Intermountain Healthcare and the Founding Director of the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute. Prior to his 8-year tenure as President and CEO of Intermountain, he was the COO for 11 years. Recognized by Modern Healthcare as both a top executive and physician, Charles is a graduate of the Cornell University Medical College and is a board-certified Urologic Surgeon. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Surgery at the University of Utah.
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Nancy Bardugon, MSN

NANCY BARDUGON, MSN is the Operations Director for the Intermountain Healthcare Leadership Institute. Nancy is certified as a Healthcare Simulation Educator by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. She is known both locally and nationally as an engaging leader and facilitator with expertise in simulation, strategic program development, and executive coaching.
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Thomas J. DeLong, PhD

THOMAS J. DELONG, PhD is a senior fellow and former Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School. He is internationally recognized for his teaching and course development. Professor DeLong received his PhD in Industrial Supervision from Purdue University. He received a post-doctoral fellowship from MIT.
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Amy C. Edmondson

AMY C. EDMONDSON, PhD is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management at the Harvard Business School, a chair established to support the study of human interactions leading to the creation of successful enterprises that contribute to the betterment of society. Dr. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, MA in psychology, and BA in engineering and design from Harvard University.
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Dr. Marc Harrison

MARC HARRISON, MD is the President and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare. Recognized as one of Fortune Magazine’s Top 50 World’s Greatest Leaders in 2019, Dr. Harrison previously served as CEO of Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi. He received his medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School, completed a pediatric residency and pediatric care fellowship at Intermountain’s Primary Children’s Hospital, and a Master of Medical Management at Carnegie Mellon University.

Joseph (Joe) Horton

JOSEPH (JOE) HORTON spent 21 years as the Chief Operating Officer and 15 years as CEO of Primary Children’s Hospital. In 2007, he was appointed Senior Vice President of Intermountain Healthcare. He is also the former Chairman of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals. After retirement in 2012, Joe became a visiting professor at the University of Michigan and an adjunct professor at the University of Utah. He teaches leadership at both institutions. Joe earned his master’s degree in health administration at the University of Minnesota.
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Brent James, MD

BRENT JAMES, MD is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement, patient safety, and improvement infrastructure. He is the former Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director of the Institute for Healthcare Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare. Dr. James received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science, a Master of Statistics, and Medical Doctorate degree from the University of Utah.
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Bruce Jensen

BRUCE JENSEN is the former Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Intermountain Healthcare where he served for 13 years before retiring in January 2018. He was previously a partner in a brand consulting firm and partner/creative director for a regional ad agency. He has extensive branding and marketing experience and has won several hundred awards for creativity. Bruce holds a master’s degree in Communications from the University of Utah, where, as an adjunct professor, he taught classes in branding, creativity, and advertising.

Governor Michael O. Leavitt

MIKE LEAVITT is the founder of Leavitt Partners, a health care intelligence business. In previous roles, Leavitt served as secretary of Health and Human Services (2005-2009), administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (2003-2005) and three-time elected governor of Utah (1993-2003). While at EPA he oversaw the implementation of the most protective ground-level ozone standards in our nation’s history and signed the Clean Diesel Rule, a landmark rule to cleanup nonroad diesel fuel. His service at HHS included the implementation of the Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program and the planning and preparation for a pandemic flu.

Collaborator is a word that comes up repeatedly when one examines Leavitt’s background. His skill led colleague governors to elect him as chairman of the National Governors Association, the Republican Governors Association and Western Governors’ Association. He is a seasoned diplomat, leading U.S. delegations to more than 50 countries, conducting negotiations on matters related to health, the environment, and trade.

He and his wife Jacalyn S. Leavitt lead a full live with five children and 15 grandchildren. Mike is an avid golfer. He got his first hole in one on his 60th birthday.


Greg Matis, JD

GREG MATIS, JD has been a healthcare lawyer for over 20 years. Before joining Intermountain Healthcare, he served as in-house counsel with several other organizations, including First Health and First Data Corporation. Greg clerked for the Honorable Stephen H. Anderson of the Tenth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He graduated from the University of Chicago Law School, where he was on the managing board of the University of Chicago Law Review.

Jessica Payne, PhD

JESSICA PAYNE, PhD is a professor of psychology at Notre Dame. Her research focuses on how sleep and stress influence human memory, creativity, and psychological function. She’s a professional speaker, consultant, and executive coach at Jessica D. Payne LLC.

William (Wing) Province, MD

WILLIAM (WING) PROVINCE, MD is the Medical Director for Intermountain Healthcare's Park City Hospital and the Healthcare Leadership Institute. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency, where he was selected as Chief Resident by the medical staff. He completed a fellowship in Quality Improvement at Intermountain Healthcare under the tutelage of Dr. Brent James. He is a practicing, board-certified Emergency Physician and currently the Medical Staff President Elect at Park City Hospital. Wing graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
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Steve Terry, MA

STEVE TERRY, MA is the Program Manager of the Leadership Institute. Prior to joining the Leadership Institute, Steve was a Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with Intermountain Healthcare for over 20 years. He is licensed in numerous leadership development programs and is certified in administering and interpreting psychological assessments including Hogan, Birkman, DiSC, TILT, MBTI Step I and II, and Korn Ferry’s Emotional and Social Competency Inventory. Steve also practices as an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation.


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Ken Verdoia

KEN VERDOIA has been a professional journalist and broadcaster for more than forty years. Ken is the recipient of twenty-nine Emmy Awards. He has been honored for lifetime achievement by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Ken is as a Fellow of the American Political Science Association in Washington, D.C. He has served as a consultant and training specialist for Fortune 500 businesses and federal agencies and professional and collegiate athletic programs.