Anchor Institutions & Partners

Leadership by local anchors is what makes OgdenCAN special.

Anchors are large organizations grounded in Weber County who have committed their energy to this neighborhood. They recognize their collective impact, understanding just how much can be accomplished when there is a collaborative spirit, common goal, and shared metrics.

Efforts originally began by examining what is already underway in each anchor organization, thoughtfully evaluating business practices, and then identifying ways to leverage existing resources. There are three pillars of an anchor philosophy: HIRE local, BUY local and INVEST local.

Intermountain Healthcare 
McKay-Dee Hospital

Helping people live the healthiest lives possible®

Lisa Nichols
Community Health Executive Director

Ogden City

Ogden’s brand is in its people. We are fiercely independent and unafraid to shake things up; we do not take no for an answer once we have set our minds to something; we are innovators; we are diverse; and we are unconditionally welcoming.

Mark Johnson
Chief Administrative Officer

Ogden Regional Medical Center

Not bigger. Just better.

At Mountain Star we are dedicated to providing quality and accessible healthcare through a cost-effective and patient centered approach.

Tiffany Burnett
Assistant Administrator

Ogden School District

Maximizing educational opportunities for all students in a safe nurturing environment and empowering excellence through education. 

Sondra Jolovich-Motes
Equity & Access Executive Director

Ogden-Weber Tech College

We build a prosperous community by creating a technically-skilled workforce one student at a time.

Chad Burchell
Vice President for Student Services

Weber-Morgan Health Department

We assess, promote and protect the public health needs of our community, enhance the quality of our environment and assure access to appropriate services delivered by a professional staff dedicated to excellence and innovation.

Brian Bennion
Health Officer/Director

Weber State University

We provide associate, baccalaureate and master degree programs in liberal arts, sciences, technical and professional fields. Encouraging freedom of expression and valuing diversity, through excellent educational experiences for students.

Brenda Kowalewski
Associate Provost for High Impact Programs and Faculty Development


OgdenCAN needs the help of nonprofits, businesses and churches. If your organization has an interest in the neighborhood, please consider becoming an ally. We invite you to join a committee, ask your staff to work on a project, or make a financial contribution. Your vision, insights, and energy are invaluable.

Latinos United Promoting Education & Civic Engagement 
Enrique Romo

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
Betty Sawyer

Ogden Diversity Commission
Taylor Knuth

Ogden United Promise Neighborhood

Tim Jackson

Weber Intergenerational Poverty
Melissa Freigang

Weber State University as Fiscal Agent

Steve Nabor

Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership
Chris Ispen

Ogden-Weber Chamber of Commerce
Chuck Leonhardt