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Meet Our Directors

Ryan Ogden

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Ryan Ogden is from Richfield, Utah and is the Executive Director of Revive Humanity. He graduated from Utah Valley University with a communication degree and loves to do just that, COMMUNICATE. Either in Tagalog, Spanish, or English he loves to interact and be with people. After a two year mission for his Church in the Philippines he founded and became the Executive Director of Philippine Improvement Group (This is a 501(c)3 charitable organization that leads the way to improvement by teaching, healing, and increasing the stability in the Philippines). He has lead many service tours to the Philippines and other places around the world. He taught the language of Tagalog at the Missionary Training Center for 2 years. He speaks basic Spanish but isn’t afraid to speak it to anyone. Ryan loves directing tours and putting a smile on faces while doing so.

 

Board of Directors

David C. Ogden

David C. Ogden is the 35th Mayor of the City of Richfield, Utah. He was elected in November of 2013, and took office January 2, 2014. Dave grew up in Richfield, and attended school is Richfield, St. George and Cedar City. He’s quick to note, however, that he never let his schooling interfere with his education! Over the years, he’s been involved in various service organizations, including Rotary and the Sons of Utah Pioneers. He has served in leadership roles at the community level and beyond. Dave worked for several large corporations in responsible leadership positions, including General Motors, Texas Instruments, and Sysco Intermountain. He was also involved for many years in his family-owned dairy business. In additional to his mayoral duties, Dave currently serves on the Boards of the Six County Association of Governments and the Sevier Valley Medical Center. He has been married to the former Lana King for 43 years, and is the proud father of five children and grandfather of 14 grandchildren.

Brett Townsend

Brett is the Global Director of Insights for PepsiCo, focusing on executing consumer, shopper, retail, and innovation insights into compelling stories and increased sales.  During his time at PepsiCo he has launched new brands, redesigned the front end/checkout of grocery stores, tapped into Brand Lovers of different brands to rethink how brands talk to their consumers, developed shopper-centric store solutions, and worked with the company’s biggest retail customers worldwide.  He speaks frequently at industry conferences on story-telling and selling with insights. Prior to PepsiCo, Brett worked on the marketing agency side of the business, helping his clients launch new products and increasing sales to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars, in a wide array of industries such as CPG, Energy, Television, Restaurants/Hospitality, and Fashion.  He started his career in Sports Broadcasting, doing play-by-play and reporting in the Western U.S., and was general manager for a professional volleyball franchise in Hawaii. Brett and his family have been involved with humanitarian trips and efforts in Guatemala by building furniture for schools and families, providing community chicken coops for long-term food/income sustainability, and water collection resources for households.  He was also involved with Heifer International on a month-long, sustainable agriculture project, helping build a micro-economy among villages in northern South Africa.

Michael Ethridge


Michael Ethridge was born and raised in Brandon, MS. At age 15 his family moved to Kenai Alaska where he finished high school. He served an LDS mission to El Paso Texas (Spanish speaking) from 1978-1980 and then came home and  graduated from BYU (International Relations) 1983. He wasn’t done studding though, he went on to get his undergraduate Pilot Training in Del Rio Texas (Laughlin AFB) 1984-1985. His passion for flying was born and so he went on to Serve in the United States Air Force from 84-91. He loved the Air Force! He Flew T-38 and KC-10. In 1991 until the present he works with Delta Air Lines and is currently Captain flying A320 based in Salt Lake City. He is excited to be on REVIVE’s Board of Directors and looks forward to doing more traveling and serving.

 

Leslee Henson

DHBrownPhoto_Commissioned_Revive_Thailand-2Leslee Henson was born in Springville, Utah and has spent most of her life in the Springville, Mapleton and Provo area. She graduated from Springville High School and attended BYU. Leslee married her high school sweetheart David Henson in the Manti LDS temple and they have three children, Haley, Lindsey and Blake. Leslee has 12 grandchildren. Leslee’s interest’s and hobbies include spending time with her family, travel, family history, biking, swimming, golf and running. She has participated in many triathlons and marathons over the past ten years. Leslee lost her husband, David, recently in an automobile/pedestrian accident caused by a woman that was texting and driving distracted. She was severely injured in the accident but has since recovered. Since the accident her family has started a Distracted Driving Campaign. They have traveled the state of Utah speaking to students, police and highway patrol groups, civic groups, city mayor’s and councilmen, medical groups and chamber of commerce groups as well as doing firesides for church groups. Leslee’s family has spent the past two years on Capitol Hill lobbying for stricter laws on phone use while driving. Their family was instrumental in getting the newest “no texting” bill past this last May which makes it illegal to manipulate the keypad of your phone while driving. Leslee currently resides in Santa Clara Utah.

Jon C. (Kit) Gallini

CaptureMr. Gallini’s legal practice is engaged in assisting individuals, families and businesses with matters that allow them to conduct their personal
and business lives to the fullest, and to be prepared for the unexpected. This is accomplished
through his one on one attention, getting to know the needs of each client and the goals they wish to accomplish. Also, being there when the unexpected occurs.

Obviously, the goals of a business, family and individual are different; however, they overlap in many areas. Peace of mind, protection, and maximization are the key ingredients in the representation Mr. Gallini provides. He understands that there are people behind each business, and attempts to treat them in such a manner. It is simple… people just come first!

Mr. Gallini devotes his life to his four children, Josh, Zach, Addi, and Bailey, as well as his beautiful wife Heidi. He is also actively involved with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, as well as the Boy Scouts of America and within the community donating time and support to Living Word and Mansfield Cares. Hobbies include landscaping, cooking, and travel.

 

Bonnie ElHalta

unnamed (2)Bonnie was born and raised in Southern California. She is a daughter of both a Palestinian Father and a Mayflower Descendent Mother making her love for the world ever so strong.

She attended school at Brigham Young University prior to serving an LDS Mission to Kentucky. After her mission she went straight to work. She has loved working with small start-ups in the food industry and spent her career watching great brands take off.

Bonnies career as also provided her the opportunity to live in some of the great cities of America. She has called San Francisco, Chicago, Seattle, New York and Austin home. Somehow she seems to always make it back to the Wasatch Front where she is happy to enjoy the beauty of each season.

Bonnie enjoys traveling and can best describe her next destination by searching for something new, new destinations are always more exciting. She has a love for people and cultures and thrives on immersing in the ways and traditions of places she visits. Her travels have proven to be a great source of learning and faith building and she can often be heard speaking to youth groups about those experiences.

She is honored to be part of such a great organization and looks forward to adding value wherever she can.