The Mervyn Sharp Bennion Veterans Home advisory board acts as a liaison between the Utah Department of Veterans Affairs and the residents, members of the community and the administration of the Home.
The board meets bimonthly to help promote the program and review progress. The board is composed of one medical professional, one veteran resident, one member of the American Legion organization, one member of the Disabled American Veterans’ organization, one member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, two community members and three at-large members. Veteran home advisory boards should consist of 11 members serving 4-year terms not to exceed 2 consecutive terms.
Branch of Service: Navy 2.5 yrs / Naval Reserves 7 yrs. He has been serving as Chairman of the Central Utah Veterans Home Advisory Board since Jan. 2015. Art was an original member of the construction board for the facility. Art is a member of the Knights of Columbus and the DAV. Art was in the Pacific Ocean two days away from San Diego when President Kennedy was assassinated after spending ten months in the Orient. Art made a living as a Mining Engineer and worked along the Continental Divide
Retired Emergency Medical Service Manager, Chemical and Biological Restoration Consulting. Member since July 2015. Served in US Army, Combat Medical for 6 yrs with honorable discharge. Chairman of Veterans Advisory Counsil. Dedicated to veterans & their families, helping raise funds to help vets in need. Serves as UT Elks Veterans Chairmain for 9 yrs. UT Elk of the year Officer and Committee Chairman overseeing all UT Veterans Homes & SLC Veterans Hospital providing funding, as well as other fundraisers for free veterans and veteran family events.
Law Enforcement and Corrections in North Carolina for 35 years. Upon his retirement in 2000 he was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest civilian award to be awarded by Governor James B. Hunt, Jr. John transferred his American Legion membership from North Carolina to Utah in September 2000. Served as a Vice Commander on American Legion District 4 and American Legion Post 68 Commander in Spanish Fork for 3 years. Also served on the Spanish Fork Veterans Council and serves on the American Legion Post 68 Executive Committee.
He was a member of the facility construction committee. He transitioned from the construction committee to the advisory board. Wayne is a member of the DAV, American Legion and the VFW. Wayne served as the State of Utah Department Commander for the American Legion. He is currently serving as the Military Liaison for Millard County and Fillmore City and recently received the Bronze Presidential Award for volunteerism.
Dr. Measom has been a staff nurse and nurse manager at Mountain View Hospital. He also was a staff nurse and Emergency Department educator at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque New Mexico. He has taught nursing for 38 years, teaching at BYU, UNM, and currently at UVU. He recently received the dean’s award for excellent service from the College of Health and Public Service.
Served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War as a member of the 281st Assault Helicopter Company. Served on the Construction Advisory Board for the Central Utah Veterans Home and supports the facility by serving on the Advisory Board. Member of the Provo veterans Council. He is the Suicide Prevention Coordinator for Utah County Veterans Services and also supports veterans that are involved in the 4th District Veterans Court. Wrote the legislation rededicating I-15 as the Veterans Memorial Highway and was the featured speaker at the 2015 Provo Memorial Day Observance.
Cindy Jones is a mother of six children a foster child, and raised three grandchildren from Jr. High through High School. all of the grandchildren had PTSD. In addition, founded the children’s theatre group in Payson. Worked on the PCT board of directors for 6 years. Started a successful preschool that lasted 12 years. Served as an accountant and business administrator for 20 years. At this time, I am serving in volunteer positions for the American Red Cross Service to the Armed Forces, SAF.
Ralph has been an active member of the VFW for the past 8 years where he served as Vice Commander, Commander and District Commander. Ralph joined the Marine Corps in 1967. He was awarded 3 Purple Hearts, the Combat Action Badge and the Presidential Unit Citation. Ralph worked for Baltek Corporation for 20 years where he served as both a Foreman and a First Responder.
CUVH Representative (Resident Council President)
Commissioned as an officer in the US Army in 1970. Went on to flight school and served as a pilot in the Air Force for 7 years and then as a pilot in the Navy Reserves for 6 years. Flew the C9 and served as an instructor pilot. Following his military career, Bruce flew the DC9 and the MD80 for Muse Air and American Airlines. Bruce also served on the board of directors for the Timber Lakes HOA near Heber City where he lived for 11 years. Bruce is the current Resident Council President at the Bennion Veterans Home.
Born and raised in Provo, UT. John joined the United States Army and served for 24 years in the Engineer Corps, retiring at the rank of Sergeant First Class. Upon retiring joined the Wasatch Chapter 1 of the Disabled American Veterans and currently serves as the chapter commander. Appointed to the Central Utah Veterans Nursing Home Advisory Board in July of 2015. John is currently working as a Letter Carrier for the US Postal service in Orem Utah.
Mayor Rick Moore was raised in Payson, Utah. After graduating from Payson High School he studied refrigeration and air conditioning at
Utah Valley Community College. He worked in a family business for 40 years. Rick now owns BCB Heating and Air Conditioning and Moore’s Donuts both located in Payson. Rick was elected Mayor of Payson in 2010 and was re-elected Mayor in 2014. Rick helped bring the Central Utah Veterans Home to Payson.