Anchor Institutions & Partners

OgdenCAN is a coalition of local anchor institutions and partners committed to improving the health and well-being of our community. We are focused on health, education, built environment, economic stability and social fabric of the East Central Neighborhood. 

Anchor Institutions

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. 

America First Credit Union

Our mission is to provide personal financial services of a superior quality to the members/owners; our chief concern being their financial well-being.

Tammy Gallegos
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer

Intermountain Healthcare 
McKay-Dee Hospital

Helping people live the healthiest lives possible®

Judy Williamson
Chief Executive Officer


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.

Mara Brown
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.

Bobby Braun
Associate Chief Operation Officer

Ogden School District

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

Ross Lunceford
Director of Equity and Access 

Ogden-Weber Tech College

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

Johna Howard
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.

Bryce Sherwood
Director of Health Promotion 

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.

Alexis Bucknam
Executive Director of Community Engagement


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 
Natalie Alejandre

Ogden Diversity Commission
Linda Lartigue


Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership
Chris Ispen, board co-chair

Midtown Community Health Center 
Ali Martinez

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 
Betty Sawyer

Ogden City Arts Advisory Committee
Camille Washington

Caren Werner

United Way of Northern Utah
Marcie Valdez

Weber State University as Fiscal Agent
Steve Nabor