Utah's Health Workforce Advisory Council

Quarterly meeting

Join the public meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 11 AM.

Quarterly meeting

Join the public meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 11 AM.

About the HWAC

On March 23, 2022, Governor Spencer Cox signed bill H.B. 176, which created Utah’s Health Workforce Advisory Council (HWAC). The Council is charged with providing information and recommendations to help expand and strengthen Utah’s health workforce. The HWAC is chaired by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Executive Director, Tracy Gruber, and has fourteen additional members from both state and private entities. The council meetings are public, so we invite any interested parties to join.

Inventory of Initiatives

The HWAC provides insight, feedback, and recommendations on Utah's laws and policies related to the healthcare workforce. You can review comments and insights by viewing the HWAC's Inventory of Initiatives.


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Advisory Council Members

Tracy Gruber, JD
Executive Director, Department of Health and Human Services

Chris Williams, MPA
Division Director of Workforce Research and AnalysisUtah Department of Workforce Services

Jared Haines, MOB
Senior Advisor for Technical Education, Utah System of Higher Education

Kendra Muir, MHL, RN
School Nursing/ Wellness Specialist, Utah State Board of Education

Mark Steinagel, MPA
Director, Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing (DOPL), Utah Department of Commerce

Nubia Peña, JD
Director, Utah Division of Multicultural Affairs

Elizabeth Klc, MPA
Director, Utah Substance Use and Mental Health Advisory Council (USAAV+)

Tyler Goddard, LCSW, MSW
Health Director, The Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah

Samuel Finlayson, MD, MPH, MBA
Interim Dean, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine at the University of Utah Health
Chair, Utah Medical Education Council

Rita Osborn, MBA
Executive Director, Utah Center for Rural Health

Sarah Woolsey, MD
Medical Director, Association for Utah Community Health

Greg Bell, JD
President, Utah Hospital Association

Cheryl Hanewicz, MS, EdD
Dean, College of Health and Public Service, Utah Valley University

Teresa Garrett, DNP, RN, PHNA-BC
Director at Large, Utah Nursing Association

Tiffiny Lipscomb, MA-OM
Vice President of Human Resources, Intermountain Healthcare

Program contact info

Kendyl Brockman
Health Workforce Policy Analyst 

Codes and rules

Read about the codes and rules that govern this program.

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