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Tina Orme has lived in Utah her entire life. This is where she raised her two children, daughter Kendra who is 27 and son Zachary who is 19. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling and reading, but her passion is the Cancer Wellness House. As so many others understand, her life is surrounded with cancer. She watched her grandmother go down hill quickly through her breast cancer before it finally took her life. Her mother, aunt, and cousins all have cancer. She has a Masters Degree in Psychology and loves assisting those in need. "What better way to use my knowledge of psychology than to assist those afflicted with cancer through their experience. I appreciate the opportunity to be a part of the Cancer Wellness House Board."
Immediate past chair
Terry’s 30+ year career has been working in health care in systems development, product development, and currently as Director of Project Management for Myriad Genetics, Inc., a company with hundreds of people that daily research, analyze, build, and process tests to diagnose, determine risk, predict, and plan best treatment options for cancers.
Terry has been on the Cancer Wellness House Board since 2012. Her past volunteer activities include acting as a mother’s advocate for pregnant teens and volunteering in a Domestic Violence Shelter.
John Librett, PhD, MPH
As a cancer survivor, John 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. John is a former health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and a Co-chair of the Cooper Institute Clinical Conference Series in Preventive Medicine. John 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, the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as governments and corporations in Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S. In addition to his business development, John'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. John 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. John's additional interests include cyclocross racing, traveling, and exploring with his family Allison, Sophie, and Nick.
Judy has spent most of her life in Oklahoma and Texas. She moved to Utah about 6 years ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. She has an extensive background in training currently with DFS and previously with STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments. She has a passion for developing teams and helping others. Her grandfather was diagnosed with colon cancer and died within 6 months. She felt very helpless at the time but realized that any little thing she could do to give back would help.
Paul Halliday, JR., Esq., C.P.A.
Halliday & Watkins, P.C.
For nearly twenty years Paul, Jr. has represented financial institutions, credit unions, and investors with Utah portfolios in foreclosure, bankruptcy, post-foreclosure, loss mitigation, and adversarial and litigated matters. Paul Jr. is the President and managing partner of the Firm. Paul, Jr. graduated from the California Western School of Law (National Dean Honor List) after graduating from the University of Utah with degrees in Accounting, Spanish, and Finance (cum laude). Paul, Jr. formerly served on the board of directors and published various articles in National Foreclosure Professionals. Paul, Jr. is also a licensed CPA.
Dr. Parkinson, a Fellowship Trained Breast Radiologist, is the Medical Director for the Breast Clinical Program at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah. He received his MD degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and completed a residency in diagnostic radiology at UCLA. In addition, he was a fellow at the Iris Cantor Breast Care Center at UCLA, completing his training in 1991.
In addition to his clinical, administrative, and research responsibilities at Intermountain Healthcare, Dr. Parkinson has been a consultant to the Utah Department of Health for mammography policy. He is the state breast cancer media spokesperson for the American Cancer Society (ACS), on whose board he also serves. In 2007 he received the “Distinguished Sword of Hope” award from the ACS.
For the past three years, Dr. Parkinson has served on the America College of Radiology Mammography Accreditation Committee. He became chair of that committee in May of 2011. Dr. Parkinson is currently serving as an Assistant Clinical Professor for Radiology at UCLA. He has also been involved in philanthropic work not only in the state of Utah, but overseas as well. For the last three years, he and a small team of breast care specialists have been involved in the establishment of a breast cancer screening program in Tanzania, Africa.
Dr. Parkinson is a contributing author to breast imaging textbooks and has published numerous articles on breast imaging and multidisciplinary breast care. The parents of four children, Dr. Parkinson and his wife Kelly, a professional violinist, currently reside in the Avenues of Salt Lake City.
Brooke St. John
Brooke St. John has been a victim advocate for twenty-six years and has a passion for serving those impacted by violent crime. She is a single mom, with three wonderful children, DJ (wife-Ashley) and Tayler; and three amazing grandchildren, Jack, Melody and Emma. Brooke loves animals and rescue and has two rescued Chihuahuas. She considers her family her greatest accomplishment.
Brooke worked for the Davis County Attorney’s Office for over ten years assisting victims of crime in the Rape and Sexual Assault Unit, Domestic Violence Unit and in the Juvenile Court. Prior to the Davis County Attorney’s Office, Brooke worked as an advocate in Clearfield for the city prosecutor. Brooke worked for a short time period at Draper City Police and assisted in implementing their victim services program. Brooke also worked a second job for several years with West Valley City Victim Services. Brooke is currently the victim services program supervisor for the South Salt Lake Police Department and will have been with the department eleven years next August. Brooke works with an amazing team at South Salt Lake City. Kristen Thompson, Juan Hernandez and Tina Orme are a fabulous team of advocates who embody compassion and empathy and Brooke finds herself lucky to be working within such an amazing team.
When not actively serving victims, Brooke devotes her time to her family. Brooke loves to travel, scrapbook and read. She especially enjoys all of the close relationships she has developed with other allied services providers and admires the work perform by so many in the fight to end violence.
Lynda French was born and raised in New Jersey. She have two amazing children and one adorable grandson. She is a professional accountant because she loves math and critical thinking. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, and crafting. She has extensive volunteer experience with Girl Scouts of Utah, Utah PTA, Utah Food Bank, and Habitat for Humanity.