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.

*Curriculum and faculty subject to change.


Charles Sorenson, MD

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.

Heather Brace, MS

HEATHER BRACE, MS is the Senior Vice President and Chief People Officer of Intermountain Healthcare. A consummate healthcare executive with over 20 years of leadership and human resources experience, Heather is passionate about empowering leaders and employees at every level to meet their full potential. She received both her master's degree in Health Services Administration and Health Promotion Education, and her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Utah.
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Susan David, PhD

SUSAN DAVID, PhD is one of the world’s leading management thinkers and an award-winning Harvard Medical School psychologist. Her #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Emotional Agility, winner of the Thinkers50 Breakthrough Idea Award, describes the psychological skills critical to thriving in times of complexity and change. Susan’s TED Talk on the topic of emotional agility has been seen by more than 8 million people. She is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and guest on national radio and television. Susan was included on Thinkers50 global list of the top management thinkers.
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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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Karen Dillon, MS

KAREN DILLON, MS is the former editor of Harvard Business Review magazine and co-author of three books with Clayton Christensen, including the New York Times best-seller, How Will You Measure Your Life? She is also the author of The Harvard Business Review Guide to Office Politics. Karen previously served as deputy editor of Inc. magazine and was editor and publisher of the American Lawyer magazine and London-based Legal Business. She was named by Ashoka as one of the world’s most influential and inspiring women.
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Amy C. Edmondson, PhD

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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Marc Harrison, MD

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, MHA

JOSEPH (JOE) HORTON, MHA, 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 where he teaches leadership, and professor at the University of Utah Eccles School of Business where he teaches leadership and Ethics. Joe earned his master’s degree in Hospital Administration at the University of Minnesota.
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Bruce Jensen, MS

BRUCE JENSEN, MS, 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 in Science 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.


Greg Matis, JD

GREG MATIS, JD has been a healthcare lawyer for 30 years. He is Vice President and Chief Legal Officer for Intermountain Healthcare where he leads the Legal & Government Relations Department. 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. He’s an adjunct professor at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU, where he teaches classes on health law and leadership.
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Russell McClain, JD

RUSSELL MCCLAIN, JD is a professor and Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. His research focuses on the effects of implicit bias and stereotype threat. He is regarded nationally as an expert on these topics, having presented and conducted workshops across the country for a variety of industries. He recently was named Founders Week Educator of the Year at The University of Maryland Baltimore.

Jessica Payne, PhD

JESSICA PAYNE, PhD is a Professor of psychology at the Harvard Medical School and the University of Notre Dame. Her research focuses on how sleep and stress influence human memory, emotion, creativity, and performance, and how to apply her findings to business organizations to help leaders better understand how to work with the natural abilities of the human brain. 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’s Park City Hospital and the Leadership Institute. He is currently the interim Senior Medical Director for ED/Trauma for Intermountain Healthcare as well as the interim Senior Medical Director for Community Hospitals. He is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins Emergency Medicine Residency and is a practicing, board-certified emergency physician. Wing graduated with an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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Steve Terry, MA

STEVE TERRY, MA is the Operations Director of the Leadership Institute with over 20 years of experience as a Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant with Intermountain Healthcare. He is licensed in numerous leadership development programs and is certified in administering and interpreting psychological assessments. Steve also practices as an Associate Certified Coach through the International Coaching Federation.
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Ken Verdoia, BS

KEN VERDOIA, BS is a multiple Emmy Award winning producer, writer and reporter. With professional experience ranging from newspaper and magazine to wire service, radio, and local and network television, he has also served as a communications consultant to federal agencies, Fortune 500 corporations, and professional sports franchises.
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Liz Wiseman, MBA

Liz Wiseman, MBA is the CEO and founder of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm. She has been listed in the Thinkers50 ranking and was recognized as one of the top ten leadership thinkers in the world. Liz writes for Harvard Business Review, Fortune, and other business and leadership journals. She is the author of: Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside our Schools, and Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work.