Designation: Our Leadership

Ivy Oyegun has spent over 10 years as a public health Epidemiologist serving in private, federal, and state service and most recently leading special projects to address the COVID-19 response.

Pulling from her experience in cross-sector collaboration and working across ideological and geographical boundaries to address health challenges, she provides her expertise in developing and managing partnerships (with Apple, Google, and CDC’s technology office) and infrastructure to improve disease management efforts and reduce the burden on national health systems. She collaborated with CDC’s respiratory disease unit to maintain a national platform used by over 99 US counties for early detection of COVID-19 cases. She also worked with US State and Local Territories to track COVID-19 management strategies among K-12 schools. Results from this surveillance were used by 245 school districts to identify successful school interventions for wide-spread adoption. She has also been invited as guest lecturer at Georgia State University’s Organizational Transitions Course.

Ms. Oyegun’s devotion to public service is evident through her various public service functions including serving as the Vice President of the International Students Organization at Boston University, where she partnered with colleagues at Harvard University to co-sponsor a fundraiser to support children born to mothers with HIV in Uganda. She also led a community project that promoted careers in public service among students to increase graduation rates and awareness of public health service opportunities for minority groups.

For the past six years, Ms. Oyegun has served as a volunteer with the United Way NGO, delivering food and other essentials to those in need. She has received accolades for her service including Outstanding Leadership, Outstanding Performance and Exceptional commitment to teamwork for program evaluation (CDC), and for her work with the Hosea Feed the Hungry organization. She is a National Institutes of Health Diversity Supplement Grant recipient, and a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Her collaboration on national program evaluation was also highlighted at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Ms. Oyegun holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and a Masters in Public Health practice (MPH). She enjoys reading and connecting to people through travel, and one of her oft-used quotes is “Everything in moderation, including moderation itself”.

Malis Rasmussen is a Deputy Director and Chief Financial Examiner of the Financial Regulation & Licensing Division of the Utah Insurance Department. As Deputy Director and Chief Financial Examiner, Ms. Rasmussen is responsible for the solvency and examination oversight of Utah domiciled life, health, and property & casualty insurance companies, in order to ensure the companies’ current and future financial obligations to Utah and national policyholders are met.

Ms. Rasmussen is also a Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Metrics Alliance, a firm that specializes in operational streamline, business strategy review, corporate governance review, risks and risks mitigation strategies review, enterprise risk management, Owned Risk and Solvency Assessment, customer service improvement, business continuity review, cybersecurity review, bookkeeping, etc. She currently holds the Certified Financial Examiner designation from the Society of Financial Examiners (SOFE), and Senior Professional in Insurance Regulation designation from the National Association of the Insurance Commissioners.

Ms. Rasmussen hold a Master’s in Accounting, and is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Honors Society. For the past ten years, Ms. Rasmussen has been serving on the Audit/Supervisory Committee of Utah First Federal Credit Union. She is also a member of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and Co-Chair of the Nomination Committee of SOFE. In addition, Ms. Rasmussen is currently serving as a Board member and Treasurer of the IASA Organization (Utah Chapter), and an incoming Member-at-Large of the Board of Directors of Camp Hobé.

In 2020, under the leadership of Utah Governor Gary Herbert, Ms. Rasmussen was awarded with the Governor’s Award for Excellence for Innovation and Efficiency, in recognition of her innovative and efficient business model and leadership approach, in addition to her outstanding public service and achievement that display dedication to the citizens of Utah. In 2022, Ms. Rasmussen’s leadership and accomplishments was recognized and honored at the 4th Annual Gala, a Celebration of Empowerment and Excellence Global Awards, honoring successful individuals, businesses, communities, and professionals.

Ms. Rasmussen devotes her free time to her family, and various charity projects, which aim to improve the lives of children and struggling families in Cambodia.

Alex has a passion to help individuals in career/vocational transition. He is a Certified Career Services Provider (CCSP) and Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF), as well as a member with the National Career Development Association. His passion for community service led him to turn Federal Career Connection, Inc. into an educational non-profit organized to provide individuals in career transition with the best insights on how to search and apply for fulfilling careers in public, national, and military service. Alex also spearheaded the development of the Richland County Young Marines and an internship program between the U.S. Army and three universities in Seoul, South Korea. He served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War.