Neuroworx Board of Directors

Christian Deputy - Chairman

Mr. Christian Deputy has been a partner/broker with The Buckner Company since 2006. Prior to joining The Buckner Company, Christian started brokering commercial insurance in 2000 with Arthur J. Gallagher in San Francisco. He worked with well-known clients like Palm, Adobe, Restoration Hardware, and the City of San Jose after which he move to Utah to work for Marsh, Salt Lake City.

Christian expertise lies in helping clients make good risk-based business decisions with small growth companies as well as large, multi-national organizations. A few of his clients include: Café Rio, CHG Healthcare Services, Life Tree Clinical Research, Black Diamond Equipment,, Wasatch Advisors, Swarmbuilder and InContact.

Christian has a B.A. in Finance from Utah State University.

Christian sustained a spinal cord injury as a result of a mountain biking accident in August of 2010. A portion of his recovery took place at Neuroworx.

He and his wife Jodie live in Salt Lake City.

Alan Astle, MSPT, COS-C

Mr. Astle is currently a Regional Director of Therapy for Encompass Home Health.  He oversees Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy programs and operation in Utah, Idaho, and Oregon. Alan built a very successful Home Care and Hospice Company with 10 offices throughout Utah and Idaho, and recently sold this business to Encompass Home Health out of Dallas Texas.    

Alan received his Master’s of Science Degree in Physical Therapy from University of Alabama at Birmingham graduating with a 4.0 GPA. He earned a Bachelor Degree in Finance from Brigham Young University and a member of the BYU Basketball team from 1983-1989. 

Alan and his wife Laura are the parents of four children, and have lived in Sandy, Utah for about 20 years.  He enjoys golf, boating, and beekeeping.  He is active in scouting, coaching, and church activities, and has worked with youth groups for many years.

Jan Black, MS, PT

Jan co-founded Neuroworx and serves at the Clinic Director, managing a staff of 11 and overseeing the clinic's teaching duties. In 2010, Neuroworx was invited by the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation's NeuroRecovery Network to serve as a designated Community Fitness and Wellness Facility--one of only five in the United States. Jan is the director of this program and the intervening processes that focus on treatment to promote and maintain health and fitness for the SCI (Spinal Cord Injury) population. This collaborative research effort also collects data to evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions.

The majority of her practice as a therapist has been focused on individuals with spinal cord injuries and similar neurological conditions. She has worked in the acute care in-patient rehabiliation setting, home health care, and in outpatient facilities.

Dave Chidester, CPA

Mr. Chidester has been a Partner at REES Capital in South Jordan, Utah since 2012. He offers REES Capital’s portfolio of companies unique expertise related to all areas of business finance. His deep experience includes such important activities as financial modeling, internal reporting, strategic planning, acquisition and exit strategy, capital management, and other key functions.

He has more than 15 years of successful experience in accounting, finance and operations through all modes of development from startup to mature overseeing the overall financial standing of multiple industry-leading fast-growing companies. 

Previously, he served as Senior Vice President of Finance at MediConnect Global, Inc. and Senior Vice President of Finance at He helped direct the finance operations as the grew its annual revenues from just $2 million to almost $900 million.

He serves as an Advisory Board Member for the University of Utah School of Accounting. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Chidester has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting and a Masters Degree in Business Administration both from the University of Utah.

Currently lives in Farmington with his children and wife Tanya.

Dale Hull, MD, MPA

Dr. Dale Hull began his private medical practice in 1989 in Salt Lake City. Just 10 years later, he injured his spinal cord resulting in paralysis from the neck down. This life-altering event prevented him from returning to active practice. He became the patient in a world where he had once been the practitioner. After three years of rehabilitation and expert guidance from a physical therapist, this hard work combined with good fortune allowed him to regain some measure of functional ability, which included being a Torchbearer for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.

He is currently the Executive Director of Neuroworx, a not-for-profit, innovative, community-based, outpatient physical therapy facility he co-founded with his physical therapist, Jan Black, in 2004. The clinic specializes in the rehabilitation of individuals with paralysis from spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, stroke, and similar neurological conditions.

Dennis Lloyd, JD, MBA

Mr. Dennis Lloyd is Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Workers Compensation Fund of Utah. He has been with WCF for 33 years. In addition to serving on the Neuroworx board, Mr. Lloyd is a board member for Rocky Mountain Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and the Utah Foundation. Dennis holds a Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Utah.

In 2006 Dennis received the Distinguished XO Award recognizing excellence in community service throughout the state of Utah. The honor came in recognition of WCF’s Legacy of Learning Scholarship Program which provides educational assistance to the spouses and children of workers who have lost their lives in work-related accidents. The XO Awards, sponsored by Utah law firm Kirton & McConkie and Connect Magazine, are designed “to celebrate amazing people who do extraordinary acts of kindness yet never receive the recognition they deserve.”

Al Mansell

Mr. Al Mansell has been a REALTOR® for over 35 years and is principal broker-owner of Mansell Real Estate, in Sandy, UT. His real estate career began in 1969 with the founding of Mansell and Associates. Al grew his company into one of the largest and most successful real estate companies in Utah-- with more than 600 sales associates--prior to selling the company  to NRT Incorporated in July 2001. Concurrent to this role, he also built a mortgage company and a home warranty company.

Al has provided dedicated service to state, local, and national REALTOR® associations in numerous capacities. As president of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in 2005, he oversaw record-setting support of the REALTORS® Relief Foundation in support of the victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the South Asian tsunami.

He has received numerous awards, including Utah REALTOR® of the Year in 1985 and Salt Lake City REALTOR® of the Year in 1987.

Al also served on the Utah State Senate for 12 years—serving as chairman of several committees and in a number of leadership roles including President of the Senate from 2000 to 2004.

He is an expert in the national real estate industry and has been active in the community serving on a number of boards such as the Board of Trustee's for Intermountain Health Care, the President of the Sandy Rotary Club, the Executive Committee for the Economic Development Corporation of Utah, the Olympic Organizing Committee for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics, Utah State Sports Commission and Salt Lake Community College.

Al is a native of Utah and attended the University of Utah. While he has been recognized for his many accomplishments, none are more important than being the father of 8 children and husband to Margurite. Outside of Real Estate, Al enjoys traveling, playing golf, cooking, gardening and spending time with his 32 grandchildren.

Shaun Michel




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