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Sister Stephanie Mongeon (Emeritus)

I arrived in Ogden by train way back, August 15, 1965 and was brought to the St Benedicts hospital on the hill, 3000 Polk Avenue. I was asked to be Director of the Dietary Department. At the time I believed that preparing and serving good meals is at the heart of hospitality.  After having served in many other roles through my 48 years among the people at the hospital now Ogden Regional Medical Center, I believe the overall ministry was bringing the peace of love of Christ to everyone. Dr. Floyd Seager was passionate about reaching out to the underserved.  The clinic operated about a year when ORMC was asked to co-sponsor with McKay- Dee Hospital. That is when I became involved and a member of the Board, one of the most rewarding experiences. Experiencing the dedication of the board members and creative ideas to improve services remains a constant to this day. It is a service I continue to prayer for daily. The impact of the clinic reached far and wide. Other communities started inquiring about a way to start up like volunteer clinics. I am so passionate about the clinic.  I am proud to remain an Emeritus Board Member.

 


 

Richard White, MD (Board Chair)

Richard S. White was born 10/19/1936 in Altoona, PA. He attended a one-room country school for the first six years of elementary. It was complete with a pot-bellied wood stove and two outhouses.  There were 8 grades and an amazing teacher who gave all students a good education. He graduated from Altoona High School in 1954 and enrolled at Bucknell University and on to Temple University for my M.D. He joined the US Army his senior year of medical school and did all of his training (internship, residency and Cardiology fellowship) at Tripler and Letterman Hospitals. He left the US Army in 1971 and moved back to Pennsylvania for 18 months, and then made the best move of his life to Utah in 1973. His cardiology career was a great experience! He retired in October 2006 and has enjoyed all of it, especially the Seager Memorial Clinic. When Floyd Seager called him to ask if he would help, he immediately said yes. Dr. White has 5 children and 9 grandchildren. Two of his kids are college graduates and three more are in college. His second wife Karen, an RN, and he worked together at Seager Clinic in the early years, and they have just celebrated their 30th anniversary.

 


 

Johnnie Cook, MD (Vice Chair)

Dr. Johnnie Cook was born in Provo, Utah, and grew up in Houston, Texas before moving back to Utah at age 18. He performed his family medicine residency at McKay-Dee Hospital, where he was trained by many wonderful physicians including an internal medicine physician named Dr. Floyd Seager. In 1996, as Johnnie started chatting with Floyd as they were both walking out of the hospital,
Floyd invited him to volunteer at the clinic. For the last 21 years, he has loved his 3rd Fridays there; seeing the homeless, the helpless, the convict, the addict, the down on their luck and other wonderful children of our Heavenly Father in need. His wife, Maureen, a former NICU nurse at McKay-Dee, comes with him and it almost counts as a date. They are the parents of 5 kids and almost 3 grandkids.

 


 

Michele Weyland, RN (Secretary)

Michele Weyland is currently the Case Management and Social Services Director at Ogden Regional Medical Center. She has been an RN for 20 years and has worked at Ogden Regional for nearly 15 years. She recently received her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Management from Western Governors University. She is currently pursuing her MBA.  In 2016 Michele was honored to receive the Sister Francis Forster Servant Leadership Award from the hospital. Michele has been a member of the Weber and Davis community for her entire life. She is married with three teenage children. Michele loves spending time with her family and teaching them the importance of serving and helping others. Michele is passionate about the service Seager Memorial Clinic provides to the community and to the health and welfare of the patients we serve.

 


 

Rebecca Maruri Mendenhall (Treasurer)

Rebecca was born in Ogden, Utah on September 1, 1964 to Frank and Bonnie Maruri, the youngest of five children. She grew up in a wonderful and diverse neighborhood, enjoying friendships and family ties that continue to influence her life today. During her early years, she developed a love for reading and enjoyed sports. She attained her education from Ogden City Schools and met her husband, Marty Mendenhall, while attending Weber State College. They have four beautiful children. While raising her children, Rebecca took every opportunity to coach their sports teams, volunteer at their schools, participate in field trips or working as a crossing guard or school aide, all to make it possible to be with her family. Two of her children have completed their bachelor’s degrees; another will receive his in the spring. Her daughter is a medical assistant preparing to attend nursing school in the near future. Marty and Rebecca will celebrate 34 years of marriage this year. Rebecca’s mother, Bonnie, age 89, volunteered at the Seager Memorial Clinic for many years. About seven years ago, she introduced Rebecca to the Clinic as a volunteer. It has been a great opportunity and Rebecca has met many very lovely people. Life is good.

 


 

Ruth Brockman, RN (Clinic Coordinator)

Ruth Brockman was born in Canada and came to the Utah to ski and work for a couple of years.  She met her now husband, Fritz, and as they say – the rest is history. Ruth worked for McKay-Dee Hospital for 33 years in various positions including ER staff nurse, Head Nurse, Director of Critical Care, Heart and Cancer Services, and Operations Officer.  Ruth started volunteering at the Seager Clinic on Day 1, and took over from Dauna Seager as coordinator for the clinic in 2011 when she retired from the hospital. She currently serves on the McKay-Dee Foundation Board, and has served on other Boards such as OWATC and Summit One Credit Union. She has two furry children – Bismarck and Schumacher.

 


 

Shelley Felt

Shelley Felt was born in San Francisco, California to Oliver Marvin and Sharon Rich Lewis while her father was serving as an intern at Mission Emergency. Her father, grandfather, great-grandfather, husband, and two brothers are physicians. She wisely decided to study English literature. She and her husband, Douglas Patterson Felt, are the parents of 6 children and are enjoying 17 grandchildren. She has served on boards of the Ogden School Foundation, the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and the Weber County Medical Alliance. She is currently serving a mission with her husband for her church.

 


 

Bob Adams, MD

A Wyomingite by birth, Dr. Adams came to Utah for a short stent after a Family Practice Residency in Cheyenne, which followed medical school in Omaha. Undergraduate work in New Hampshire was followed by some administrative work in the Wyoming Health Department in drug abuse prevention. Evie, his wife, has put up with him for 40 years and they have enjoyed many outdoor activities, including camping and skiing (the latter being a primary reason for coming to Utah). They did a short medical mission in the Dominican Republic, which probably helped a little in his Spanish-speaking. His medical practice has covered the gamut: full-service Family Practice including OB, outpatient pediatrics, hospice, urgent care, and occupational medicine with some administrative medicine jobs including a stint as the Medical Director at St Benedict’s/ Ogden Regional in the early 90’s, when he became involved with the Seager Clinic.

 


 

Pam Pontius

Pam Pontius was born in Utah and raised in the small town of Mantua.  Pam has worked in a variety of positions during her career, including Legal Secretary for 15 years, High School Bookkeeper for 10 years, and Intermountain Healthcare for 11 years and counting. Pam currently works at McKay-Dee as a Staffing/Payroll Coordinator. Pam served as a past President of McKay Dee’s Employees Services Council. She has always loved volunteering and serving others, so when the opportunity came to serve at the Seager Memorial Clinic, she jumped at the chance and has loved every minute. She has been married for almost 36 years to her best friend and they have two (2) children and six (6) grandchildren.

 


 

Joshua Slade, JD

Joshua Slade is an attorney with a practice focused on providing legal services to low and middle-income families and individuals. In his spare time he helps raise a small family and run a family homestead in Huntsville, Utah. Joshua learned about the value of giving back to the community through charities like Seager Clinic while attending law school at The Catholic University of America, and hopes to help as a board member of Seager Clinic.

 


 

Marc Johnson, MD

Marc Johnson attended undergraduate at BYU, then medical school at the University of Utah, and then completed Family Medicine Residency at McKay-Dee. Since that time, he has worked for Intermountain in Layton, practicing a full scope of Family Practice including hospital care, urgent care, obstetrics, and teaching residents. He has had an interest in international health, and has been involved in medical care in rural Haiti for the past 10 years. He has also enjoyed being involved in physician education through the Ogden Surgical Medical Society. For the past 2 years, he has had the privilege of volunteering at the Diabetes Clinic at the Seager Clinic. He and his wife have 4 children. He is honored to join the Seager Clinic Board.

 


 

Keith Rasmussen, PharmD

Keith Rasmussen was born and raised in Ogden, Utah. He attended Weber High School, Weber State College, and the University Of Utah College Of Pharmacy. He married Mary Sue Stallings. They raised 3 children and are grandparents to 12. He worked at the Thomas D. Dee Memorial Hospital and the McKay-Dee Hospital. In 1970, Keith began working in retail pharmacies and continued there until his retirement in 2010. He started serving at the Seager Memorial Clinic in 2005 as a Medication Specialist. Keith has found this to be a very rewarding experience, helping those of our community who do not have access to regular channels of medical care.

 


 

John Starley, DDS

Dr. John R Starley was born in Ogden Utah. He graduated from Weber State University, and then from the University of Washington Dental School in 1981. He practices general dentistry in Ogden, Utah. He is married to Colleen Booth Starley and has 6 children and 12 grandchildren. In 1990, he was invited by Dr. Seager to join the Seager Clinic to provide dental care for the patients. The dental service began in June of 1990. Dr. Starley enjoys time with family; including humanitarian trips to Bolivia, Peru, Guatemala, and Mexico. He also enjoys working on his farm in Liberty, Utah.

 


 

Kent Boggess, PharmD.

Kent Boggess graduated from the University of Utah in 1964.  He worked for Grand Central Pharmacies for 17.5 years, then was a clinical pharmacist for McKay-Dee Hospital for 20 years.  After retiring from McKay-Dee, he was recruited by Walmart Pharmacy and worked there 10 more years, making a total of 47.5 years of employment.  He finally retired at the age of 78. He has served at the Seager Memorial Clinic for 14 years and counting, after starting there in 2003. Kent and his wife have 5 children, 8 grand children and 1 great-grandson. Kent and Myrna have been married for 56 years.

 


 

Chelsea Slade, MD (Chief Administrative Officer)

Dr. Slade is a family medicine physician who works with the hospitalist group at McKay-Dee.  She and her husband Josh, who is also on the board, are raising their young family in Huntsville, Utah on a small family homestead. Dr. Slade has been involved with free clinics throughout her medical training and loves participating in and contributing to Ogden’s rich and full community vibe. She is fluent in Spanish and in her spare time likes to eat most forms of chocolate.