Brad & Julie LeBaron
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Brad was raised in Pleasant Grove and attended BYU for both his undergraduate and graduate schooling. He received a BS degree in Pre-Medicine in 1986 and a Masters in Healthcare Administration in 1988. While at BYU, Brad was the Marriott School Romney-Eyring Scholar during 1987-88. Brad obtained a Gerontology Certificate from BYU in 1988 and was a commencement speaker during the program's award ceremony.
After graduation, the Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, VA employed Brad. Brad progressed rapidly at Carilion and was appointed CEO of Tazewell Community Hospital in 1990. In 1993, Brad was chosen President and CEO of Uintah Basin Healthcare in Roosevelt, UT where he served until June 2014. Then he came back to BYU as Director of Student Health Services: a responsibility that includes the Student Health Center, the Student Health Plan and the MTC Clinic. Brad and Julie are thrilled to be back at BYU!
Brad is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Administrators (FACHE) and a Certified Medical practice Executive (CMPE). He has served on numerous civic, business and governmental boards/commissions including: Utah Hospital Association Board member and Chair, Zions Bank Regional Advisory Board-Northeastern Utah, Utah State University Uintah Basin Campus Regional Board member and Chair, American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board Region Eight, and Commission member on the inaugural Utah State Digital Health Services Commission. He was awarded the Utah Hospital Association's Distinguished Healthcare Executive in 2005. Brad is a single digit handicap golfer and enjoys BYU sports and the Arts. For both Brad and Julie, family is first and foremost. We have 7 children: 4 boys who came first, followed by our 3 lovely girls.
Julie was raised in Murray but moved to Pleasant Grove during her high school years. She was active in student government, a disc jockey for KPGR radio, and a cheerleader. She worked following high school at the Bank of Pleasant Grove and attended UVU where she studied business. She was selected as Miss Pleasant Grove for 1978-79 and in this capacity delivered strawberries to President Spencer W. Kimball who challenged her to “make no small plans – they have no magic to stir men’s souls.”
Acting on this challenge, Julie applied for and accepted a mission call to serve in the England London South Mission (1980-82). She first served under the direction of BYU’s own Ben E. Lewis. Since that time, her life has been continually filled with all sorts of service, both in and outside of the home. No task is too big or too small for Julie. She has volunteered as a hospital Pink Lady, a preschool aide at the Methodist pre-school, a reading tutor, Director of the Miss Uintah Basin Pageant and numerous leadership callings within the LDS Church.
Her greatest joy is in her children and now her grandchildren – they are her life’s work and her pride and joy.
Julie loves Broadway Theater, music and the Arts. She enjoys travel (especially near an ocean), gardening, canning, reading, cooking and entertaining.