Marvella Cuch, bus operator, Utah Transit Authority
Marvella Cuch has served as a Bus Operator with Utah Transit Authority at Timpanogos Division in Orem, Utah since 2019. A member of the Northern Ute Tribe from Fort Duchesne, Utah, and the Ogalala Sioux Tribe from Pine Ridge, South Dakota.
Marvella relocated from Vernal, Utah to attend college at Utah Valley University, then began working for UTA as a full time bus operator, helping the community by providing safe and reliable transportation to customers. Marvella enjoys working with UTA’s wonderful team and making a difference in everyday lives.
Louis Donovan, store director, Harmons Grocery
Louis Donovan is a goal-driven store director with more than 20 years of leadership experience. An action-oriented leader with a proven track record of raising sales and profitability, he oversees operations at the Harmons store in Roy. During the pandemic, his skills as a problem solver and multitasker helped protect the health of both associates and customers while also directing a team of 14 managers and 195 associates to maintain the highest standards of customer service.
Jesse du Toit, respiratory therapist, Intermountain Healthcare
Jesse du Toit, BS, RRT, is a registered respiratory therapist at Intermountain medical center and is privileged to be a member of Intermountain Life Flight. He works with an extremely dedicated team that constantly fights for patients’ lives. Jesse’s role as a respiratory therapist is taking care of patients’ lungs whether it be helping them breathe a little better or managing very critical patients in the back of a helicopter.
Keri Graybill, teacher, Granite Park Junior High
Keri Graybill is an AVID teacher at Granite Park Junior High, one of Utah’s most diverse schools. Inspiring and preparing students for college and beyond is her passion. She believes that effective strategies paired with students’ individual determination is where the magic happens. One of her greatest joys is watching her students overcome obstacles as they realize their dreams through grit and determination. Her other “kids” call her Auntie Keri, a title she treasures most!
Alexis Rose, registered nurse, Intermountain Medical Center
Alexis Rose has worked as a Registered Nurse for the Intermountain Medical Center since January of 2018. In 2016 she graduated from nursing school at Salt Lake Community College.
During her last year of high school, in 2009, she attended Salt lake Community College in a program to become a Certified Nursing Assistant. She knew then that the field of nursing was where she needed and wanted to be. She has worked in an Assisted Living, Alzheimer’s Unit, and with a Home health and Hospice company on her journey to becoming a nurse. When she started at IMC, her floor was Medical Telemetry. An inpatient medical floor and heart monitoring.
She is a charge nurse and part of an amazing leadership team that has learned and transitioned throughout the year of 2020, and continued to adapt to COVID-19.
Her team became the COVID unit without knowing what was to come. She took this opportunity to support her floor and team members by staying positive and doing anything to help get the team through the rough days and short staffed days. She helped with ideas and protocols developed in being safe with controlling the infection and spread of COVID-19. She continues to be positive each day at work, knowing she’s a part of this amazing unit that has been through so much. She loves her team and her job as a Registered Nurse.
Tiffany Silver, assistant manager, Sunshine Academy Childcare Center
Tiffany Silver has worked at Sunshine Academy for 10 years, and childcare for 17 years. Working with children and the community has always been a huge part of her life and something that she cherishes. Tiffany truly enjoys watching the children learn and grow. She loves spending her free time with family and friends, as well as enjoying the outdoors, traveling and crafting. Tiffany is a wife and mother of two.