Kasey grew up in Tropic, Utah, a small rural town located next door to Bryce Canyon National Park. He attended college at Southern Utah University where he participated in the Rural Health Scholars program and completed a bachelor’s degree in biology with an emphasis in zoology. Upon graduating from SUU, Kasey completed duel master’s degrees in healthcare administration and public health from the University of Utah. He completed a third master’s degree in English and creative writing from Southern New Hampshire University online. Kasey’s passion is working to improve the health and lives of those who call rural Utah home. Over the past several years, Kasey has had the opportunity to lead the Utah Center of Rural Health on a number of grant projects around substance use disorder, mental health and wellness, and health equity. He has found success in these projects through his skills in acquiring and managing grants that help bring together rural stakeholders to work along side his team in meeting the goal of serving rural and frontier Utah.
Kasey DeLynn Shakespear
MHA, MPH, MA