JOHN LIBRETT // chairman
As a cancer survivor, Dr. Librett is a past member of the Lance Armstrong Foundation's Public Health Advisory Board, Clinical Director of the American Medical Athletic Association's Clinical Advisory Board and past chair of a White House Federal Interagency Health Council. Dr. Librett is a former health scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Institute Clinical Conference Series in Preventive Medicine.
Dr. Librett is recognized for his leadership in preventive medicine, clinical translation and health policy. On these issues, John has worked with the White House, the US Department of Health and Human Services; and the World Health Organization, the Pan American Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as governments and corporations in Asia, Eastern Europe, Central and South America, and the U.S. In addition to his business development, Dr. Librett's health policy research has appeared in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, World News Tonight, and NPR's Morning Edition, to name a few. Dr. Librett is a Founder of the First Ascent Fund, President and Founder of Behavioral Science International, and Adjunct Professor with the University of Utah, College of Health.
Benjamin served in the United States Marine Corps for six years, graduated with a BS in International Studies from the University of Utah, and now works with families and family-owned businesses as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management. His dedication to the organization and compassion for its cause stems from a deep, and personal history with cancer, as both his mother and father passed away as a result of the disease. It is his hope that serving on the board can help the collective Survivor organization further the advancement of cancer treatment so that one day we can find a viable cure and other families don’t have to experience the pain of watching their loved ones suffer.
Bea Hammond is a third generation healthcare provider. She grew-up in Berlin, Germany. She received her Master’s degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Five Branches Institute in Santa Cruz in 2001. After practicing acupuncture in California for seven years, she opened the Harmony Acupuncture Clinic here in Salt Lake City in 2008. She treats a variety of health problems, including mental and physical disorders related to stress, hormone imbalance, infertility, post-surgical recovery, migraine headaches, digestive disorders, immune deficiencies and various pain syndromes, as well as side-effects from cancer treatments. She has also worked as an Acupuncture Detox Specialist, providing ear acupuncture to youth in the juvenile justice system to reduce their withdrawal symptoms, cravings and stress. She does a lot of volunteer work with cancer survivors. She helped start the free treatment program at The Cancer Wellness House, and provides free acupuncture treatments there once a month.
Kiera Lucich is a neural integration specialist and owner of Smart Move Wellness in Salt Lake City, Utah. Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Kiera taught and performed dance professionally throughout the United States until landing in Utah in 2013 for a dance and yoga directorial program position at an international boarding school. Over the years, her love for dance evolved into a deep passion for wellness through neural integration, a movement-based method for rehabilitating neural pathways. Drawn to the holistic services of the Cancer Wellness House, Kiera is weekly volunteer serving as a restorative partner yoga practitioner, specializing in pain management and energetic balancing. She also serves as a Cancer Wellness House board member, with the goal of continuing their mission to build a wellness community, provide support and encourage people to live their brightest life as they conquer cancer.
Katy graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelors degree in Social Work. She began volunteering for Cancer Wellness House in 2010, when her mom started to attend the Cancer Wellness House as a client. She was drawn to the Cancer Wellness House because she saw the positive impact it had on her mom and she wanted to help others through their journey. Katy's mom was diagnosed with Lymphoma and her brother was diagnosed with Melanoma. Her connection with cancer, led her to an internship with the Cancer Wellness House. The Cancer Wellness House creates a space where those who have been effected by cancer find a safe place. It became place where clients are able to connect with those who have gone through something similar and clients realize that this journey doesn't have to be a lonely one. That's why she chose to continue her work with CWH, the impact it has on the cancer community is incredible and is something you can't find anywhere else.