Board of Directors

Board of Directors
Chair Richard White, MD
Vice Chair Johnnie Cook, MD
Treasurer Rebecca Mendenhall
Secretary Greg Trosper, RN
Board Member Bob Adams, MD
Board Member Kent Boggess, RPh
Board Member Shelley Felt
Board Member Ron Frost, DMD
Board Member Marc Johnson, MD
Board Member Sister Stephanie Mongeon (Emeritus)
Board Member Bob Nakaoka, RPh

 

 Officers
Executive Director Ruth Brockman, RN, MBA
Chief Administrative Officer Chelsea Slade, MD
Legal Counsel Josh Slade, Esq.

 

 Employee
Administrative Assistant April Ballou

Bios

 

Richard White, MD (Chairman)

Richard S. White was born October 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 his 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 grandchildren are college graduates and four more are in college. His second wife Karen, an RN, and he worked together at Seager Clinic in the early years, and they recently celebrated their 30th anniversary.

 


Johnnie Cook, MD (Vice Chairman)

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 4 grandkids.

 


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.

 


Greg Trosper, RN (Secretary)

bio coming soon!

 


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.

 


Kent Boggess, RPh

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 16 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.

 


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 19 grandchildren. She has served on boards of the Ogden School Foundation, the Ogden Symphony Ballet Association and the Weber County Medical Alliance. She loves volunteering and family history.

 


Ron Frost, DMD

Ron was born and raised in southern California. He moved with his family to Bountiful, Utah when he was starting the 9th grade. He attended BYU and received a B.S. degree in 1975.  The following year he started dental school at the University of Oregon Health Sciences Center on a HPSP scholarship with the Air Force. After graduating, he served in the military for 5 years, the first year being a general practice dental residency at Sheppard AFB in Texas. Following the conclusion of his military commitment, he moved with his family back to Layton where he began a private general dental practice. In 2015 he retired after 30 years in private practice. Subsequently he contacted Ruth Brockman to volunteer as a dentist at the Seager Memorial Clinic. He also serves on the board of the Homeless Veterans Fellowship of Ogden. Ron is married to his lovely assistant Susan whom he met while attending BYU. They have been married for 45 years and have 6 children, 15 grand children, 1 great grandchild and hopefully many more in the future.

 


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 3 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 be part of the Seager Clinic Board.

 


Sister Stephanie Mongeon (Emeritus)

Sister Stephanie arrived in Ogden by train way back, August 15, 1965 and was brought to the St Benedicts hospital on the hill, 3000 Polk Avenue. She was asked to be Director of the Dietary Department. At the time she believed that preparing and serving good meals was at the heart of hospitality.  After having served in many other roles through her 48 years among the people at the hospital now called Ogden Regional Medical Center, she believes 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 for a year before ORMC was asked to co-sponsor it with McKay-Dee Hospital. That is when Sister Stephanie 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 she continues 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.  She is so passionate about the clinic.  She is proud to remain an Emeritus Board Member.

 

 

 


Bob Nakaoka, RPh

bio coming soon!

 


Ruth Brockman, RN, MBA (Executive Director)

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.

 


Chelsea Slade, MD (Chief Administrative Officer)

Dr. Slade is a family medicine physician who works with the hospitalist group at McKay-Dee, and in urgent care.  She and her husband Josh, who also helps out with the clinic, 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.

 


Josh Slade, Esq. (Legal Counsel)

Josh Slade is an attorney with a practice focused on business litigation. 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 enjoys the opportunity to give back as a legal counselor to Seager Clinic.

 


April Ballou (Administrative Assistant)

April Ballou was born and raised in Salt Lake City.  She married her high school sweetheart at age 18.  Five days later, the two of them packed up their little red Hyundai and drove all the way to Jacksonville, Florida.  Her husband was in the Coast Guard.  From there, the military  took them to Illinois, Virginia, and California in the 5 years her husband served.  They had their first son in Virginia Beach.  In 1992 they moved back home to Salt Lake.  They now have 4 sons, 3 perfect daughters-in-law and one grandson who is the light of their lives! Work brought them up to the Ogden area in 2006 and they’ve loved it ever since!  April enjoys the time she gets to spend organizing and helping out at the clinic, and all the wonderful new friends she meets there.