Partner with an Executive to Help You Shape Your Future

Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah and Utah Valley University (UVU) have partnered on a mentorship program that provides students at UVU with expert career advice from local executives in multiple divisions. This flexible initiative empowers the student to guide the discussion around their development and career goals, with an emphasis on the intersection between health care solutions, insurance, and business development. It also focuses on the growing opportunity to listen to diverse voices to address the needs of our community.

Applications close Wednesday, November 16th

Program outlines and expectations:
       The program requires a one-hour mentoring meeting per month with an experienced Regence leader. The time and location of these meetings will be set up by the student and mentor, though the student is expected to travel to Salt Lake County for the monthly meetings. More meetings can be determined at the discretion of the mentor and mentee.
       The UVU student will be responsible for driving the conversation and agenda around their goals and aspirations.
       A monthly email with the agenda and topics of discussion sent by the student to the mentor prior to the agreed meeting date and time will enable the participants to have effective and productive discussions.
        Students will also participate in one monthly meeting with all participating students. In these meetings, students will discuss how their mentorship is going and will receive tips on how to make the most out of their mentorship experience.

Mentors

Click on each mentor's photo to learn more about their role at Regence. You will be expected to choose the top four mentors you are interested in meeting with on the application.

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Amy J Khan, MD MPH

Executive Medical Director
Work experience:
Kaiser Internal medicine 
CDC Epidemic Intelligence Service
Medical executive – Aetna, McKesson

Helping others find their passion and achieve their personal potential gives me great pleasure! I have mentored many college, graduate, and post-graduate students, as well as young professionals, in my 35-year healthcare career.  Given my broad range of experience, I first like to know a mentee’s personal interests and goals; then, we can explore potential careers, educational paths, and real-life experiences. It would be a privilege to impart my insights on healthcare and the many opportunities that exist today.

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Dan Richards

Manager, New Business
Work experience:
Sales with a focus within the healthcare industry

I have mentored others in all stages of life, from youth with limited resources to professionals looking to build more rewarding careers.  I find that a commitment to openness and vulnerability creates the most productive environment for mentoring.   I can provide guidance regarding post-undergraduate degrees; interviewing skills, job hunting, life-work balance, and business development skills. I have experience in entrepreneurship, nonprofits, Fortune 100 enterprise business, and healthcare.  I am more than happy to share my views and opinions in my areas of expertise.

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Doug Boudreaux

Vice President, Sales
Work experience:
VP Marketing & Government Relations
Regional Director, Marketing and Sales

I have mentored many college and graduate students, as well as young professionals, in my 30-year professional career.  I also spent more than 10 years teaching as an adjunct professor at the University of Utah and two years teaching at Salt Lake Community College. Not only did I mentor my students, but I usually hired students as interns and sometimes as full-time employees. As a mentor, I strongly believe in providing opportunities to problem solve and “own” various projects. It’s important that they learn by and through experience, not by simply observing. 

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Jennifer Olsen

AD Renewals, Sales Utah
Work experience:
Underwriting
Account management
Managing a team

This will be my first mentoring experience and I look forward to the opportunity. I expect those that I mentor to drive our agenda with topics, interests, and goals in order for our time together to be productive.  I can provide guidance; interviewing skills, managing, and coaching a team, customer retention, building and fostering relationships, balancing internal relationships, and adapting to changes in within the organization.

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Jim Swayze

President
Work experience:
President/CEO Third Party Administrator
VP Healthcare

I have done extensive coaching and mentoring throughout my career, as giving back has always been engrained into my psyche. My approach is centered around   getting to know someone, understudying strengths and weakness, and determining areas the student would like to work on and improve. A major goal is to help equip a student with skills that can benefit them in pursuit of their desired career path. My last experience includes working with students from the University of Denver in Colorado.

Miguel Rovira

DR, Business & Community Relations
Work experience:
Attorney
Politics
Healthcare

The best mentoring experience is one where the mentee drives the agenda with topics, interests and goals.  I can provide guidance regarding advanced education, interviewing skills, job hunting, work-life balance and networking skills.  Some of my personal interests are skiing, road cycling, hiking and golf.  Favorite quote:  “Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul”.

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Patrick Harding

AD Regional Underwriting
Work experience:
Paramedic
Underwriting

I have experience mentoring youth and entry-level professionals throughout my personal and professional life.  I enjoy helping others work towards career advancement and increasing their sphere of influence. I expect those that I mentor to be inquisitive, and self-motivated.  I can provide guidance regarding interviewing skills, work/life balance, communication, relationship building, and thinking outside the box. 

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Stephen Foxley

Government Affairs Director
Work experience:
Attorney
Lobbyist 

I look forward to engaging with someone who shares an interest in building a career that makes a positive difference for their company, the state, and the people they serve through work. I will be most helpful to someone who knows what they are passionate about. Advice and counsel about education goals and building on-the-job skills comes standard.

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Eric Hales

VP Network Management
Work Experience:  
Health care leadership in operations, physician practice management, provider and payor contract negotiations and network

Early in my career, I connected with a seasoned health care executive who became a tremendous professional mentor and lasting friend.  I made the conscious decision to be a mentor wherever possible.  That philosophy is a core principle how I manage my team.  I can point to many examples of those on my team who have come to me who have asked questions about personal and professional development.  It is such a rewarding experience for me to help guide and see the growth of those I’ve had the honor to mentor over the 20+ years of my career.  

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Kayla Norman

Corporate Social Responsibility
Grant making and grant writing 
Volunteer management 
Event coordination

Oversees the philanthropic efforts of Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Utah with a background in volunteer coordination supporting direct service nonprofits. Experienced in supporting students as they explore professional development opportunities.

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Audrey Glasby

Strategic Communications Manager
Work experience: 
Public relations
Strategic planning/communications Media relations
Content development 
Student internship programs

I encourage students to take advantage of a mentoring opportunity to gain insights into real-world experiences as they prepare for a professional career. As a mentor, I can offer support and guidance, based on a student’s interests and educational needs. I look forward to having open discussions with students about their goals for a mentorship and then working together to achieve them.