Program Overviews


Protect and improve the overall health of Utah’s vulnerable populations by improving access to culturally informed quality services to prevent and treat communicable diseases, resulting in decreased health disparities and increased health equity. 

Areas of Focus

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HEART Program Staff

Tyler Fisher Program Manager 801-538-6353
Taylor Hoj Epidemiology Manager 801-538-6670
Kari Reimann Office Specialist 801-538-6200

HIV and STD Prevention and Surveillance

Heather Bush HIV Prevention Manager 801-538-6194
Megan Evans STD Program Manager 801-538-6233
Ana Vazquez Billing Specialist 801-538-6124
Kim Farley HIV Prevention Specialist 801-538-6287
Luke Edvalson HIV Epidemiologist 801-538-9102
Jake Ortega HIV Surveillance Epidemiologist 801-538-6162
Nikki Baer STD/HIV Prevention Specialist 801-538-6174
Julie Dole STD Trainer 801-538-6238
Denise Larson STD Epidemiologist 801-538-6246
Johnny Rodriguez Pantoja DIS Epidemiologist 801-538-6258
Sydney Bowen SSP and GTZ Evaluator 801-538-9906
Lawanda Esquibel Harm Reduction Specialist 801-538-6199
Ervin Simmons HIV Community Engagement Specialist 385-249-7963

Ryan White Part B

Allison Allred ADAP Administrator 801-538-6311
Becky Tyler ClientTrack Specialist 801-538-6061
Julie Johnston Client Eligibility Specialist 801-538-6193
Marcee Mortensen Quality Coordinator 801-538-6042
Marcia Black ADAP Specialist 801-538-6266
Misty Thompson Case Management Specialist 385-282-8440
Seyha Ros Ryan White Part B Administrator 801-538-6135
Summer Bammes ClientTrack Administrator 801 538-6217
Tasha Brooks Client Eligibility Specialist 801-538-6208
Vinnie Watkins Senior RN Quality Consultant 801-538-6151

Refugee Health and Tuberculosis Program Staff

Rachel Ashby Refugee Health/TB Program Manager 801-538-9315
Sarah Bates Refugee Health Screening Specialist 801-538-9310
Soe Meh Health Screening Assistant
Amanda Whipple Refugee Health Promotion Coordinator 801-538-6834
Vacant Refugee Wellness Specialist
Karla Jenkins TB Nurse Consultant 801-538-6224
Chukwuemeka Ogbu TB Epidemiologist 801-538-9313
Meghan Trout Billing Specialist