Board of Trustees
JOHN LIBRETT // Board Chair
As a cancer survivor, Dr. Librett 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. Dr. Librett is a former health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Institute Clinical Conference Series in Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Librett 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; and the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as governments and corporations in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S. In addition to his business development, Dr. Librett'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. Dr. Librett 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.
BENJAMIN ROGERS // Board Member
Benjamin Rogers served in the U.S Marine Corps, has acted as a consultant to various organizations and political institutions around the world, and is now a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. Benjamin completed both his Bachelor of Science in International Studies and Master of Science in Finance from the University of Utah, and is passionate about giving back to the local community by partnering with non-profits that are making a difference.
His passion for the Survivor Wellness stems from his parents’ battles with cancer and the difficulty they both had getting to their treatments regularly and having a support system outside of them. Ben is a founding board member for Survivor Wellness (formerly Cancer Wellness House), and is also on the board for the Cancierge Foundation.
CASSIE TAYLOR // Board Member
Cassie has enjoyed a diverse career in education and the arts, holding appointments as an Associate Professor at the University of Utah and the Chair of the Music Department at the Salt Lake School for the Performing Arts.
Cassie has also served in various capacities of fundraising, development and marketing for local and national nonprofits and small businesses. She received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Utah, her Masters from NYU, and her Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Utah. Currently, Cassie is the Development Director at the University of Utah School of Music.