Scott Williams

Executive Director, Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah

Scott Williams

Scott Williams has been the Executive Director of the Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah since November 2017.  He was raised in Salt Lake City and has lived in Utah much of his life with stints away in eastern Canada and Wisconsin. He received a BA degree in American Literature from the University of Utah, which really means that he spent a lot of time reading novels while finishing his pre-med requirements. He went on to medical school and then completed a residency in pediatrics. Still feeling under-educated, he finished a Masters of Public Health before finally getting a real job. Scott was on the faculty of the University of Utah’s Department of Pediatrics for about ten years, caring for children in various clinics that served Navajos, migrant workers, and inner-city families. He then served in various executive positions at the Utah Department of Health during the Leavitt/Walker administration. Most recently he was the Chief Medical Officer for the Mountain Division of the Hospital Corporation of America supporting physicians at ten HCA hospitals in Utah, Idaho, and Alaska. He has three grown sons and two small grandchildren and is an avid cyclist, swimmer, and hiker. He feels lucky to be able to regularly hike and snowshoe in Utah’s mountains and canyons, and swim and boat in its lakes and rivers.