UTN 2023 Speakers

Hayley BrownHayley Brown, PA-C - Intermountain Health Utah Valley Orthopedic Trauma Services

Hayley A. Brown, PA-C, has been involved in multiple medical fields since 2002. She attended Brigham Young University and Shenandoah University in Virginia, graduating from Shenandoah with a Bachelor of Science degree in Respiratory Care in 2006.  Until 2009, she worked as a respiratory therapist at National Naval Medical Center (now part of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center), and at the National Institutes of Health, both in Bethesda, Maryland.  She obtained her Master of Science in Health Sciences degree from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. in 2014.  From 2015-2018, she practiced as a physician assistant in orthopedics at the Tucson Orthopedic Institute in Tucson, Arizona, specializing in hip and knee replacement surgery.  From 2018 - 2021, she continued hip and knee replacement surgery practice at IH Utah Valley hospital in Provo.  She transferred to orthopedic trauma care at IH Utah Valley in 2021.

Rob Bryant, MD headshotRob Bryant, MD - Utah Emergency Physicians; Medical Director, MedX AirOne; Associate Medical Director, Classic Air Medical; Flight Physician, Optimum Medicine

Rob graduated from The University of Otago School of Medicine, New Zealand, in 1998, and completed his Emergency Medicine residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2004. His clinical interests include Emergency Department Critical Care, Airway Management, and Simulation. He is an Associate medical director for Classic Air Medical, medical director for MedX AirOne, and a flight physician for Optimum Medicine.

His extra curricular interests include cross country skiing, mountain biking, and trail running.

Brandon Lawrence, MD headshotBrandon Lawrence, MD - Professor and Chief, Spine Surgery, University of Utah Dept. of Orthopaedics

Dr. Lawrence is a Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in adult and pediatric cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders. Dr. Lawrence focuses his practice in degenerative and traumatic conditions of the spine including disc degeneration and herniation, spinal stenosis, spinal deformity, spinal trauma, spinal tumors, and spinal infections. He serves as a Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah. His primary clinical interests are cervical and lumbar spine disorders, complex spinal deformity reconstructive surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and microscopic spine surgery. Dr. Lawrence’s research interests are centered on spinal biomechanics, improving fusion technologies through stem cell research, and patient outcome related research.
Dr. Lawrence grew up in Vermont and attended medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut and completed his fellowship training in Spinal Surgery at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Courtney LawrenceCourtney Lawrence, BSN, RN - Burn ICU Charge Nurse / Community Outreach Coordinator, University of Utah Health

Courtney graduated from Utah Valley University with a Bachelors in Science of Nursing and has 13 years of nursing experience.

She has worked at Primary Children’s in Oncology and in the Emergency Department. She is currently working in the Burn ICU at University of Utah Health and is one of their lead Charge Nurses.

Courtney is passionate about sharing her knowledge and providing education to those who care for both pediatric and adult burn patients. She is presently learning the outreach educator role and beginning to work closely with EMS, healthcare facilities, schools and community groups.

Courtney is a member of Utah’s state and federal disaster response teams: Utah Health Emergency Response Team (UHERT) and UT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT).

Amanda McNab, LCSW - Quality Improvement and Training Manager, Huntsman Mental Health Institute

Amanda graduated with her Master of Social Work from Widener University in Chester, PA in 2006.  She began working for a community mental health agency in New Jersey providing intensive in-home services to families involved with the Division of Youth and Family Services, as well as providing intensive outpatient services in substance abuse to adolescents on probation.  Amanda came to Utah in 2011 and began working as a mental health provider in a primary care setting for female Veterans at the Salt Lake City Veteran’s Administration Medical Center.  Following that, she has worked as a youth inpatient social worker at Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly known as UNI), as a therapist at an all-female substance abuse rehabilitation facility, and as a therapist in a private practice.  She joined Community Crisis Intervention and Support Services in 2017 as a counselor on SafeUT, before assisting to establish the SafeCare Transitions Follow-up Program.  In 2019, she became the departments first Clinical Staff Development Educator and in 2021, the Quality Improvement and Training Manager.  Amanda is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Social Work through the University of Kentucky.

Adrianne MurdockAdrianne Murdock, BSN, RN - Perinatal Education Coordinator, AirMed, University of Utah Health

Adrianne Murdock has been a Labor & Delivery nurse at the U of U hospital for 19 years and an OB Flight Nurse with AirMed for 12. She is the Education Coordinator for the AirMed Perinatal Team.  She has a passion for education and helping students and new nurses understand the complexities of caring for the OB patient.  Her favorite teaching opportunity is outreach education to local Fire and EMS communities.  When not working Adrianne enjoys trail running with her husband Dan, sampling all the best French fries in the state and listening to a good book or podcast.

Annette Newman, MS, RN, CCRN - Community Outreach / Burn Disaster Coordinator; Western Region Burn Disaster Consortium Coordinator

Annette is the Community Outreach and Disaster Coordinator for University of Utah Health Burn Center and has over 33 years of burn ICU experience. She coordinates burn education in a five state region and works closely with EMS, healthcare facilities, schools, community groups and coalitions.

In addition to burn prevention and outreach education, Annette is involved with State and National burn disaster planning and is a member of the Utah Healthcare Emergency Response Team (UHERT) and UT-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT). She is also the Western Region Burn Disaster Consortium Coordinator for the American Burn Association, works closely with the Western Region Alliance for Pediatric Emergency Management (WRAP-EM), the Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) and is a Disaster Preparedness Consultant for the Utah Hospital Association.

Dr. Nathan OrgainDr. Nathan Orgain, MD - Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology, University of Utah Health

Dr. Orgain is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah and practices in the UU Health System. Ten years of field, interhospital, and wilderness EMS experience preceded his medical career. He trains AirMed staff and University ICU teams on advanced and emergency airway techniques.

Kevin Park, MD - Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spasticity Medical Director, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Utah

Dr. Park serves as our Spasticity Medical Director and attending physician on our Spinal Cord Injury unit.  Park’s clinical practice focuses on providing comprehensive care for patients with complex physical disabilities.  In addition to his clinical responsibilities, Park plays a prominent role in trainee education and is involved in our adaptive program, TRAILS. 

Jeffrey Rosenbluth - Associate Professor, Dept. of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Vice Chair of Innovation and Community Programs, Craig H. Neilsen Presidential Endowed Chair, Innovations and Technology Director, Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital, University of Utah

Jeffrey Rosenbluth has promoted a vision of health, independence and an active lifestyle for individuals with complex physical injuries/illnesses in the Intermountain west since 2001. In 2003 he developed the University of Utah’s TRAILS (Technology, Recreation, Access, Independence, Lifestyle, Sports) Program with a goal of maximizing quality of life after injury/illness through innovations in wellness, sports, recreation, education, and advocacy. TRAILS provides 14,000 community program hours and Rosenbluth believes strongly in incorporating University of Utah students from diverse backgrounds into all aspects of program development and support. One colleague noted, “Dr. Rosenbluth has dedicated his career toward improving the lives of individuals with complex physical disabilities, bringing awareness of the impact of disability to students of design, engineering and computer science to influence product design and accessibility for improved quality of life.” His TRAILS work has attracted widespread support from leading funding organizations in the field, including the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, the United States Olympic Committee, and the United States Veterans Administration.

Scott Starkie, BSN, RN, CPEN - Hub Site Manager, Pediatric Pandemic Network; Health Equity and Community Engagement Core Manager

Scott is a RN in the Emergency Department at Primary Children’s Hospital where he began his nursing career as a new grad in 2013. He also worked in the PCH ED as a critical care tech (CCT) prior to nursing school. He completed his BSN studies at the University of Rochester School of Nursing in the Accelerated Program for Non-Nurses (APNN) where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He also has a BS in Economics from the University of Utah. He became a Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse (CPEN) in 2020.

As a nurse in the Emergency Department, he is a Patient Flow Coordinator (CN) and Trauma Charge Nurse in the ED. He serves as the lead for emergency preparedness for the Emergency Department and Rapid Treatment Unit which includes participation in hospital activities such as drills, exercises, and committee meetings. He teaches an emergency preparedness course to all new ED and RTU employees – RNs, CCTs, PCTs, HUCs, and APPs. He participates in community outreach by providing pediatric education to groups including the Utah School Nurses Association, MRC, and CERT. He is also a decontamination instructor for Intermountain Health and an ENPC instructor for the ENA.

Jamie Troyer, BSN, RN, CEN - Trauma Outreach & Injury Prevention Coordinator, Trauma Survivors Network (TSN) Coordinator, TNCC Course Director, University of Utah Health

Jamie Troyer has worked in the emergency medical field for over 25 years. She started her career as an EMT and started working part time for a local ambulance service at age 19. For the next 10 years, she continued as a part time EMT/FF and working full time as an EMT for the Department of Corrections. It came time to continue to grow, so she needed to decide if she wanted to go full time EMS, or nursing school. She chose the nursing route and started working in an ED as a new grad. After 1.5yrs at Jordan Valley Medical Center, she moved to working at the University of Utah Emergency Department. Jamie worked as a bedside nurse, charge nurse, clinical nurse coordinator, and interim manager for the ED and then made the move to the trauma program. She am currently one of the Trauma Injury Prevention & Outreach Coordinators for the U and loves this role. She gets to use her passion for emergency medicine and trauma in an educational way now and it has been fantastic to connect with the community outside of the hospital setting. One of the favorite parts of her job is being the Trauma Survivors Network Coordinator and being able to connect with our survivors outside of the hospital and see their recovery. Outside of work, you’ll find her outdoors, or just relaxing at home. Nothing extreme, her joy comes from simply being in the mountains hiking, camping, or fishing! You'll find her there with her family and 3 pups!