We Create Healthy Communities 

Wayne Community Health Centers

Trudy Owens, Panguitch -

Scott Bigler, Boulder -Scott and Chris Bigler have funneled their passion for Southern Utah by morphing the status of their 37-year Boulder vacation home into a full-time residence upon their retirement in 2012. Scott comes from a business background in basic construction materials: concrete, gravel products and site development. Scott has had the opportunity of serving on several diverse boards, i.e, Associated General Contractors, Duchesne County Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Centers, an international captive insurance company, serendipitously called Boulder Insurance, the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, et al., and is currently a board member of Boulder Community Alliance. Scott looks to use his business background to further the quality service goals of the Wayne Community Health Centers. Having quality health care available in deeply rural Garfield County has far reaching effects on the overall vibrancy of our communities in which we serve. Scott & Chris are the parents of 3 children and 12 grandchildren, all living on the Wasatch Front, therefore, they find themselves on the road quite often.

Drew Parkin, Escalante - Drew is a native Utahn and resides in Escalante. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for two years. He recently retired from a career in natural resource policy and planning, where he was involved in professional projects in over thirty states, and authored several federal and state natural resource laws and plans. He graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in political science and received a master’s degree in community and regional planning from the University of New Mexico. He also attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University for a year of advanced graduate studies in environmental planning and design.

Drew has been involved in hospital and medical practice governance for over twenty years. He was the vice president of the Board of Directors for the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Boston, Massachusetts, and held several other leadership positions with non-profit medical and mental health programs. As a father of a son with disabilities he has also been deeply involved in advocating for the rights of people with physical and mental disabilities. He served on the Cambridge, Massachusetts Commission for Persons with Disabilities, drafted the Cambridge School System’s Strategic Plan for Children with Special Educational Needs, and played a key role in the creation of the City of Cambridge’s Policy for Inclusion of Children with Disabilities. Drew is married and has two grown children.

Mike Zirwas, Capitol Reef -

Dennis Alvey (Duke), Hanksville - Duke is an EMT and business owner in Hanksville, Utah. Duke has served his local community as an EMT for over twenty years and enjoys serving on the Wayne Clinic Board.

Christy H Peterson, Caineville - Christy is a rep of Caineville and raised 10 children. She grew up in Springville. 

Donita Pace, Torrey -

Patricia Rees, Teasdale - Trish grew up in Torrey. Her and her husband lived in Utah County for 18 years and happily moved back to Teasdale in 2015. They have 4 children. Trish enjoys spending time w her family, friends, hiking and being outdoors. She received her RN degree from UVU in 1999. Trish had the opportunity to work at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Labor and Delivery and the Mother Baby Department for 7 years. She then began working at Valley OBGYN in Provo. She currently works from home for Valley OBGYN. She is happy to be apart of the Wayne Community Health Center Board

Paul Jacobs, Bicknell -  Paul is a native of Idaho.  Graduated with a PhD in chemistry from the University of Idaho. After a 25 year career as a research chemist with Johnson & Johnson, he and his family retired in 2000 to Bicknell. He enjoys his second career as a rancher. He has 4 children and 12 grandchildren.

Megan New, Loa - Megan is originally from Weber County, she has lived in Loa 20 years.  Together with her husband she is self-employed running KMN Construction Inc.    She enjoys being with her family and the outdoors.  She has four kids that are very busy.  She spend all of her free time following them to their various sports activities and adventures.  

Janette Hiskey, Fremont - Janette has served on the Wayne Community Health Care Center Board for several years. Janette graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Southern Utah University. She has been employed as a finance/HR manager for youth and young adult therapeutic programs for 18 years. Janette is married and has four married children and 8 grandchildren.

Tacey Wood, Lyman - Tacey grew up in Wayne County and currently lives in Lyman with her husband and 5 kids on their cattle ranch. She loves riding horses, spending time in the mountains and working with her family on the ranch. She also enjoys playing volleyball, hiking and chasing her kids around to their many activities. Tacey has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and Communications from Southern Utah University. She has worked in the behavioral health field for the past 14 years and really enjoys her job.  

Evan Christensen, CEO - Evan was born and raised in Payson, Utah. After high school he went on to work in the construction field as a laborer and pipe layer. Then moved into framing and concrete work. After several years in construction he returned to school where he obtained his LPN at Sevier Valley Applied Tech and a Registered Nurse from Utah Valley University. He worked as an RN in many areas of healthcare but his favorite was ICU and ER. During this time, he earned his BS degree in Healthcare Administration from Weber State University. He then had the opportunity to be the Trauma Coordinator and manager of an ICU and Orthopedic unit. From 2008 to 2016 he has worked at Sevier Valley Hospital as the Quality and Patient Relations Manager. In 2015 he earned an MBA with a healthcare endorsement from Western Governors University.
Evan and his wife Raelyn have lived in Salina, Utah for the past 22 years. He has 4 children and 7 grandchildren. He has coached numerous youth and high school sports. He enjoys time with his family more than anything else. He also enjoys hunting, camping, fishing, and 4-wheeler riding. He loves central Utah and the great outdoors and enjoys working with and being part of the rural communities.

Board Members