455 23rd Street, Ogden, Utah
Main Line: 801-399-7200
To assess, promote and protect the public health needs of our community, enhance the quality of our environment and assure access to appropriate services delivered by a professional staff dedicated to excellence and innovation.
Health Officer/Executive Director
Brian Bennion received his Bachelor of Science in Health Education from the University of Utah and Master of Public Administration from Brigham Young University. In addition, he is a Licensed Environmental Health Scientist with the State of Utah. He has been involved in public health for 33 years. During those 33 years he has worked for the Utah Department of Health, the Utah Heart Association, and the Salt Lake County Health Department.
In January of 2014, he was appointed Health Officer/Executive Director of the Weber-Morgan Health Department. Before joining the department, Bennion served as the Deputy Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department where he worked as an Environmental Health Scientist and Administrator. He has a long track record of developing innovative and effective programs. He believes that community collaboration is very important in public health and is always looking to develop those partnerships. He hopes to extend the reach of the health department by engaging the residents of Weber and Morgan Counties and helping them continue to build healthy communities. He and his wife Vicki live in the beautiful Ogden Valley where they enjoy an active lifestyle of golf, skiing, hiking and spending time with their friends and family. They are blessed with 4 children and 5 grandchildren.
Kay Larrison came to the health department in 2002 as Director of Administration. Working under Gary House, Kay was the department lead in construction of both the main health building (2004-2005) and the annex (2011). In 2014, under Brian Bennion, she was given the duties of Director of Health Promotion and continues to lead the Administration division. Her current goal is the successful implementation of the new financial and payroll systems coming in 2016.
Director of Environmental Health
Louis Cooper received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Weber State University and a Master’s of Public Administration from Utah State University. In addition, he is licensed as an Environmental Scientist with the State of Utah. He has worked in public health for 38 years. He joined the Weber-Morgan Health Department as Director of Environmental Health in 2010.
Director of Nursing
MaryLou has worked for the Weber-Morgan Health Department since 1990. She received her Associates Degree of Nursing in 1989 from Weber State College, and her Bachelors Degree of Nursing in 2011 from Weber State University. Her specialty while at the health department has been Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Epidemiology. She is also certified as a Disease Intervention Specialist. MaryLou loves living in Ogden and working in Public Health.
Colleen Jenson has worked for the WIC program since 1987 and has been with the Ogden WIC Program since 1997. Colleen has been active in the Utah Association of WIC Administrators (UAWA) serving as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president 3 times. She received an award from UPHA for the entire clinic for their excellent work in the piloting of the WIC VISION system in 2011. Colleen loves working for the WIC program.
Director of Health Promotion
Jesse came to the Weber-Morgan Health Department as a health educator in 2014 from the Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment where he worked as a prevention compliance specialist. He received his Bachelors of Science in Public Health and Masters of Public Health from Brigham Young University. Jesse is passionate about substance abuse prevention and advocating for health rights for underserved populations.