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Cody Backus- 2021

Cody Backus is currently attending the University of Utah, pursuing his Master of Healthcare Administration. Cody is also working as a project management intern at the David Eccles School of Business, focusing on the Global Value-Based Healthcare Symposium. He has also completed three internships at Intermountain in Finance, LDS Hospital Administration, and Specialty Based Care.

Cody graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Entrepreneurial Management.

“I am grateful and thrilled to join Intermountain Healthcare as an Administrative Fellow. I am passionate about value-based care and its far-reaching impact on our industry. I am specifically interested in making healthcare more accessible and equitable to all through focusing on the social determinants of health and lowering the cost of care. I am energized by Intermountain’s initiatives to address these issues, and I look forward to learning from leaders who are innovating in these spaces.”

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Aaron Jackson- 2021

Aaron Jackson is currently attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham, pursuing his Master of Health Services Administration. While at UAB, Aaron has worked at the UAB Health System and completed an internship at the Birmingham VA Medical Center.

Aaron, a native of Las Vegas, Nevada, graduated from Utah Valley University with a B.S. in Community Health. While at UVU, Aaron had the opportunity to spend two years at Intermountain Healthcare as a Patient Experience and Continuous Improvement Intern. Some projects he had the opportunity to work on included working with clinical units to improve HCHAP scores and implementing continuous improvement tools in ancillary services.

“During my fellowship experience, I am interested in having an immersive experience that allows me the opportunity to see how healthcare operates across a wide spectrum. I am excited to work on the frontlines with the amazing caregivers at Intermountain Healthcare, to gain a firsthand understanding of some of the challenges facing the healthcare industry. As I learn how Intermountain Healthcare promotes operational excellence and fiduciary responsibility, I am excited about the opportunity to learn how to become a leader that empowers caregivers and patients to achieve their fullest potential.”


Kelcie Douglas – 2020

Kelcie Douglas joined Intermountain Healthcare as an Administrative Fellow in 2020. Her fellowship landed in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic which altered original plans and rotations. Her first rotation was with Business Continuity focusing on assessing past, current, and future financial projections and modernization efforts of the organization in response to COVID-19. During this rotation she also assisted in the implementation of a Patient Services Center, a centralized call center, for the Intermountain Healthcare Medical Group, created a COVID-19 process playbook for Intermountain Medical Center, assisted in creating a Public Health Policy recommendation for the incoming Utah Governor, and led out a project to increase patient experience by switching inpatient lab draw times. Throughout this rotation and projects, she had exposure to system-wide initiatives, operations, and decision-making in a unique time in healthcare.

Her second rotation was to be in Connect Care where instead she joined Intermountain’s Connect Care team as the Connect Care Pro Operations Manager. She oversees adult physician-to-physician telehealth programs focusing on growth, strategy, and operations.

Kelcie earned a Master of Healthcare Administration at the University of Utah and completed her undergraduate degree in Accounting. She completed an Administrative Internship at University of Utah Health in the Office of Network Development and Telehealth. She enjoys playing and watching sports, paddle boarding, skiing, and being in the mountains.


Lauren Shaib - 2019

Lauren Shaib began her Intermountain Healthcare Administrative Fellowship in 2019. She has worked with the Office or Patient Experience, Clinical Services, Castell Health, SelectHealth, Telehealth, and Ambulatory Surgical Centers. Some of her work includes developing a Concierge Services Report to help SelectHealth’s Sales & Marketing team, and designing and implementing a business plan for a Virtual Primary Care service offering through Telehealth in partnership with Castell. Through these rotations, Lauren has gained exposure to a broad range of organizational functions and worked with senior leaders on a variety of strategic initiatives for the system.

Lauren earned a Masters of Business Administration from Kellogg School of Management in June 2019 with a focus in Health Enterprise Management. In the summer of 2018, she completed an Administrative Internship with Primary Children’s Hospital. Prior to graduate school, she worked as a Management Consultant for 5 years leading teams on a variety of strategy and operations-focused engagements. Lauren earned a Bachelor of Arts in Science and Management with a minor in Hispanic Studies from Scripps College. Lauren loves traveling to new places, but most weekends you can find her at an outdoor summer concert or skiing down Utah’s snow-covered mountains in the winter.

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Chanell Heslop - 2019

Chanell joined Intermountain Healthcare as an Administrative Fellow in 2019. During her fellowship, she will work with leaders in Population Health, Intermountain Ventures, Digital Health and Clinical Operations to further advance Intermountain Healthcare’s focus on the future of value based care delivery models.

Chanell earned a Master of Health Services Administration degree from the University of Michigan in May 2019. Over the last five years she has focused on improving healthcare delivery across the care continuum in both academic medical centers and startup environments. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles. Chanell finds joy in being active and outdoors year round; making Salt Lake City the perfect place to call home.


Aaron Fanello - 2018

Aaron Fanello is currently a Practice Administrator with the Intermountain Medical Group overseeing the operations for all the outpatient clinics on the LDS Hospital campus as well as the Mental Health Integration operations in the Salt Lake Valley and Wasatch back. Aaron joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2018 as an Administrative Fellow. His fellowship rotations included time with leadership in Community Based Care, Clinical Support Services, American Fork Hospital Administration, and Clinical Programs. These rotations allowed him to gain valuable project management experience as well as the opportunity to see system level operations at work and gain valuable insight into the structure and decision-making processes at the most senior levels of the organization. 

Aaron graduated from the University of Utah with a Master of Healthcare Administration degree in May 2018. In 2017, he completed an administrative internship at the Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City. Prior to graduate school, Aaron worked for three years as an Operations Analyst for Goldman Sachs in Salt Lake City. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese from Arizona State University. Aaron enjoys spending time with his family and getting out to enjoy the beautiful state of Utah whenever he can.


Morissa Henn - 2018

Morissa Henn began her Intermountain Healthcare Administrative Fellowship in 2018. She now serves as Community Health Director, leading efforts related to mental well-being. She and her team work with diverse stakeholders to prevent and address suicide, substance misuse, and addiction—and to create the programs, policies, and conditions for psychosocial resilience across the health system and broader community.   

Morissa is passionate about working at the intersection of public health and healthcare delivery to help children and families thrive. Her former roles include serving as chief of staff at the non-profit Children's Health Fund, a healthcare consultant at Manatt, and an advisor in the New York City Mayor's Office. Morissa received a Doctor of Public Health degree from Harvard University, a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a bachelor's degree in Community Health and American Studies from Tufts University. She and her partner love scrambling up Utah's red rock canyons and skiing down its snow-covered mountains. 


Jennifer Leary - 2017

Jennifer Leary joined Intermountain Healthcare as an Administrative Fellow in 2017. She completed rotations with Intermountain Homecare & Hospice, American Fork Hospital, Care Transformation, and Community Health. Following the Administrative Fellowship, Jennifer joined Intermountain’s Community Health team as Senior Advisor/Project Consultant.

Jennifer earned a Master of Science in Health Informatics in April of 2017 and a Master of Science in Health Administration in April of 2018 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Colorado and worked as an athletic trainer for the football and track teams during her time in Boulder.


Dan Mangelson - 2017

Dan Mangelson joined Intermountain Healthcare as an administrative fellow in 2017 after completing a prior internship with Intermountain at Utah Valley Hospital. Following his fellowship, he was named Director of Imaging Services at Primary Children’s Hospital.

Before joining Intermountain Healthcare, Dan earned his CPA license and worked in various finance roles for a medical device company. Dan has a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor’s in Accounting from Brigham Young University.


Rachel Bevan - 2015

Rachel Barnes Bevan joined Intermountain Healthcare as the Administrative Fellow in 2015, where she completed rotations in population health, rural healthcare, pediatric specialty care, and payer data and privacy. She also completed her Administrative Internship with Intermountain at LDS Hospital in 2014, where she developed the business cases for several of Intermountain’s telehealth services.

Following the Administrative Fellowship, Rachel joined Intermountain’s Population Health team in 2016 as a Project Consultant. In 2018, she moved into her current role of Senior Population Health Consultant, primarily focused on value-based commercial product development. In 2019, Rachel’s role transitioned to Castell, Intermountain’s new comprehensive health platform company focused on elevating value-based care capabilities with providers, payers, healthcare systems, and accountable care organizations. 

Rachel earned her Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and her Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah. She loves to travel, eat, and spend time in the nearby National Parks, and in the mountains whenever possible, including skiing, hiking, and snowshoeing with her dog. 


Michelle Best - 2013

Michelle completed her Administrative Fellowship with Intermountain Healthcare after graduating from the University of Michigan with a Master of Health Services Administration and the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition with a minor in Chemistry. During her Fellowship, she worked on projects in strategic planning, community benefit, health promotion and wellness, bariatric surgery, and continuous improvement. 

After finishing her Fellowship, Michelle worked as a project manager, overseeing Utah Valley Hospital’s $350 million hospital replacement and campus redesign project. Michelle then had the opportunity to open Utah Valley Hospital’s LiVe Well Center in 2017, where she served as the Health & Wellness Operations Manager until 2019. Michelle now serves as the Health & Wellness Operations Manager at the Park City LiVe Well Center. She loves having the opportunity to help people improve their health and prevent disease by focusing on sustainable lifestyle changes.


Dustin Lipson - 2011

Dustin Lipson is the Administrator of Primary Children’s Hospital. He is responsible for all aspects of hospital operations, program and service line development, as well as outreach and business development.  Prior to becoming Administrator in August of 2019, Dustin spent six years at Primary Children’s Hospital as an Operations Officer. Dustin has been instrumental in growing Primary Children’s network of care in out of state markets, redefining the vision and model for collaborating with the University of Utah, and leading the development of pediatric specialty service lines at the hospital. Dustin is passionate, mission-driven, and focused on advancing innovative clinical care in pediatrics. Prior to Primary Children’s, he served as the Director of Healthcare Transformation leading many aspects of Intermountain’s population health strategy. In addition to Dustin’s healthcare experience, he spent over a decade at GE Capital in numerous global leadership roles. He has a graduate degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan and an undergraduate degree in Religious Studies, Economics, and German from Fairfield University.  On a personal note, Dustin is married and has two children. He enjoys skiing, mountain biking, and trail running and is a two-time Ironman finisher. Since 2013, Dustin has also served on the Board of Directors of the National Ability Center, an organization dedicated to adaptive recreation and therapy.


Kevin Brooks - 2005

Kevin joined Intermountain as the Administrative Fellow in 2005 and has since held leadership positions at American Fork Hospital and Utah Valley Hospital. Kevin holds an undergraduate Russian degree from the University of Utah. He earned his Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Minnesota. Kevin and his wife are the parents of four children. Kevin has been the Administrator of Utah Valley Hospital since 2014. Kevin enjoys cycling, canyoneering, mountaineering, running, photography, and coaching.

Jason Wilson - 2002

Jason Wilson became the Administrator and Chief Executive Officer of American Fork Hospital on January 4, 2016. He joined Intermountain Healthcare in 2002 as the Administrative Fellow. Following his fellowship Jason worked in Intermountain’s Southwest Region, serving as assistant administrator of Cedar City Hospital and later as a Regional Operations Officer. In 2007, he became Cedar City Hospital’s administrator and CEO where he served for eight years.

Jason received a bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in health care administration from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He spent two years working in administration at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis before joining Intermountain Healthcare.


Mikelle Moore - 1998

Mikelle Moore has been a part of Intermountain Healthcare’s leadership team for over 20 years. In April 2017, Mikelle joined the Executive Leadership Team and serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Community Health Officer. In this role, Mikelle leads system-wide prevention and community health improvement efforts in support of Intermountain’s mission of helping people live the healthiest lives possible. Prior to this role, Mikelle served as Vice President of Community Benefit. Mikelle also serves as President of the Intermountain Community Care Foundation and Intermountain Accountable Care Board of Managers. Intermountain Healthcare is a Utah-based not-for-profit system of 24 hospitals (includes "virtual" hospital), a medical group of 2,400 physicians and advance practice providers, 160 clinics, 38,000 employees, a health plans group under the name SelectHealth, and other medical services. Previously, Mikelle served as the Administrator of Intermountain’s LDS Hospital from 2004 to 2011. She joined Intermountain as an Administrative Fellow in 1998 after working in a provider-owned health plan and at the Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Mikelle earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Services Administration degrees from Arizona State University and her Bachelor of Physiology degree from the University of Arizona.

Mikelle is a certified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. She is active in numerous community organizations, and currently serves on the boards of Shelter the Homeless, United Way of Salt Lake, and Envision Utah. Mikelle also serves on a number of advisory boards and councils throughout the community, including the State of Utah’s Health Disparities Advisory Council, the Governor's Youth Suicide Prevention Taskforce, and the Salt Lake City Homeless Commission. Mikelle enjoys the alignment of her work and personal values, being active in the natural beauty of Utah, and traveling with her husband and children.


Kris Berg - 1997

Kris Berg has been a part of Intermountain Healthcare’s leadership team for over 19 years. She was named Director of Physician Contracting for the system in 2008. Previously Kris served as Director of Surgical Services for Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital and Surgical Centers from 2001-2008, and an Assistant Operations Officer in the Intermountain Medical Group from 1998-2001. She joined Intermountain as an Administrative Fellow in 1997.

Kris earned her Master of Business Administration and Master of Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan, and her Bachelor of Arts (Government) from Dartmouth College.