HEAL Utah seeks a new director

By Amy Brunvand

Healthy Environment Alliance of Utah (HEAL Utah) is looking for a new executive director. Matt Pacenza, who has directed the organization since 2011, is moving on to teach high-school.

With Pacenza in charge, HEAL Utah helped keep an EnergySolutions executive off of a state board that regulates nuclear waste, blocked plans for a nuclear reactor in Green River, convinced the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require pollution controls on Utah’s coal power plants and helped transform air pollution from a fringe issue into a mainstream concern.

HEAL Utah is a grassroots organization that works to promote clean energy and protect Utah from toxic, nuclear and dirty energy threats. The organization formed in 1996 as the “West Desert Healthy Environment Alliance” in response to a cancer cluster in Tooele County, which Chip Ward wrote about in Canaries on the Rim: Living Downwind in the West.

For HEAL executive director job description go to: HealUtah.org/edjob


This article was originally published on August 1, 2017.