The Cancer Wellness House delivers evidence-based integrative holistic medicine programs including yoga, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, spirituality, and child, family, individual, and group therapy.

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.



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Dr. John Librett 

John Librett


1996 - First Survivors at the Summit event was held. CWH was established as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

1997 - First house was renovated and the grand opening and ribbon cutting took place. Tika Beard, CWH Founder, named first Executive Director. First programs launched. 

1999 - Signature fundraising event Survivors at the Summit expanded to Snowbirds Hidden Peak. First participation in the annual Sugar House Rotary's Chili Open fundraising event. 

2003 - Grounds developed to include Children’s Garden in memorial of Amy Tuck. Helping Kids and Teens Cope program established through grants from Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Intermountain Healthcare Foundation.

​2004- Property renovated to include Yoga Studio. 

2005- Cancer Wellness House received Cancer Organization of the Year by the Utah Department of Health.

2006- Received $40,000 donation from James Sorenson.   

2007- Children’s Cottage completed and dedicated. Cancer Wellness House celebrates its 10th Anniversary

2012- Welcomed first MSW interns from the University of Utah.

2014- Donation from the Cancierge Foundation to create a fully functional kitchen.

2017- Celebrating 20 years of Cancer Wellness House operation. Welcomed new executive director, Dr. John Librett. Rebranding campaign begins. 


To deliver high quality evidence-based health and wellness programs to cancer survivors, caregivers, and families in a home-like setting. 


Nearly 40% of the population will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. Thus, most Utah families will be affected by a cancer diagnosis. This situation has created an urgent need for health and wellness strategies.

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