The Reverend Nancy Piggott
The Reverend Nancy Piggott, BCC began training as an ACPE Supervisor with Linc in 2009 after the Pastoral Care Center at St. Mark's Hospital was accredited to offer Supervisory CPE. She received an M Div degree from Pacific School of Religion in 2006 and became a Board Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains in 2007. Nancy migrated to Utah for college, attending and graduating from the University of Utah in 1976. After college, she married and the couple had three children in five years. Shortly after the birth of their third child, the family moved from Salt Lake City and continued to relocate to various states for the next ten years. They spent five years in Connecticut, two years in West Virginia, and three years in New Jersey. In 1995, they chose to return to Utah and have lived here since that time. Nancy began her career in chaplaincy in 2006 as the sole chaplain at another local hospital and in the ensuing three years she completed the requirements for her ordination, ecclesiastical endorsement, and Board Certification. She was accepted as a Supervisory Education Student with ACPE in July 2009 and was granted certification as an ACPE Supervisor in March 2014.
Lead Staff Chaplain
Saundra Shanti, Staff Chaplain, has a B.A. in Art and Education and a M.A. in Theology. After completion of four units of CPE in May of 2012, Saundra became the Staff Chaplain at St. Mark's Hospital. In that role, she provides pastoral care for the hospital while CPE students and supervisors are in class. She also offers various didactics including art, theology, domestic violence or grief. Saundra also holds a certificate in Spiritual Direction and is available in that capacity for students. Since Saundra lived for five years in the Czech Republic, she is sensitive to cultural, ethnic and national differences.
In addition to working at St. Mark's, she launched and provides spiritual care as a service to the residents and staff members of the YWCA of Utah, the largest domestic violence shelter in the state. She is an expert in spiritual care for DV victims and survivors.
Her passion for Spiritual Care includes the integration of art, theology and social transformation. She recently began work on a second Master's degree in Arts and Medicine in the distance-learning program of the University of Florida.
St. Mark's Hospital Chief Financial Officer/ Administrator of Pastoral Care
Michael Herron is the Chief Financial Officer and the Ethics and Compliance Officer at St. Mark's Hospital. As Administrator, he oversees the Spiritual Care Department and the Clinical Pastoral Education program. Michael has a BS in Corporate Finance from the University of Utah and an MBA from Utah State University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Michael completed LDS seminary and Institute and served an LDS mission to Thailand. He is married and has four children. Michael has more than thirteen years of experience in healthcare finance and management. He is passionate about using his skills and talents to bring excellent patient care to St. Mark's patients and families. He can often be seen out on the patient units of the hospital, checking in with families and ensuring that we are meeting the goals of our mission and vision.