Daniel S. Temkin (Danny) is the president and founder of Temkin International, Inc., Temkin Canada, Inc and Element Imports, LLC. He is also the president of Temkin Plastics, Inc. As president he presides over all activities at the manufacturing facilities.
Danny moved to the United States from Israel in 1976 after serving as an officer in the IDF with his ex-wife and small child, seeing California as the land of opportunity. After successfully selling his first business venture, he began what is now Temkin International, Inc. in his small garage. The company was located in California until 1993 when he moved the operation to Springville, Utah and then to Payson, UT in 2005. The company now has locations in Miami, Florida; Ontario, Canada; and Bogota, Colombia and employs over 400 people. Temkin International supplies the floral, food and gift industries with a variety of flexible film packaging products.
In 2002 Danny purchased a plastics thermo-forming company in Orem, Utah. After a quick turn-around another plastic thermo-forming company was purchased in Nevada and moved to the Orem location to further increase the 24-7 production schedule. The plastics division is now part of the Temkin International production facility in Payson, UT.
Danny was instrumental in creating the first floral trade show sponsored by the Fresh Produce and Floral Council and continues to be a participating member. He is also active in the American Flower Importers Association, Retail Packaging Manufacturers Association, and the Floral Marketing Association. Danny currently serves on the Super Floral Show Advisory Board. He also serves on the board of directors for the Children’s Museum of Utah and is part of the U.S. Bank Advisory Board.
In 2000, Danny was named Entrepreneur of the Year for the State of Utah in the field of Industrial and Consumer Product Manufacturing.
Danny considers his greatest achievement to be his family. He is married to Cimbria S. Temkin and has 4 children, Noam, Karine, Krystal and Tylor. Danny resides in Orem, Utah
While attending school in Hawaii, on her 25th birthday, Natalie Overson Unga discovered she had breast cancer. She found that this experience would be a journey she would never trade. One that she knew needed to be shared. Today Natalie is the co-founder of the Foundation for Stories of Cancer Heroes.
Natalie Overson Unga was born in Richfield, Utah, completed high school and then attended Utah Valley State College where her athletics and education occupied her time as she played basketball for two years and graduated with her Associates of Science in Legal Studies.
She decided that there was more to life than basketball and boys. She served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She spent a year and a half in upstate New York serving the community and helping families. After her mission she went to BYU Hawaii in Laie, Hawaii to finish her education. After a year and a half of school she returned to Utah for Christmas break to find out that she had Breast Cancer. At the age of 25 this took her life in a whole new direction.
In June 2004 she went back to Hawaii and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Cultural Studies. Her battle with Cancer continued until September 2005 when she finished all of her treatments. Her cancer is now in remission and she is doing great. Natalie was married in April 2006 to the man she calls her “rock,” and currently resides in Northern California with him.
If there was one thing she would tell anyone fighting cancer it would be what her doctor told her “You can do anything you want to do, as long as you feel like it; don’t let Cancer take you down.”
MOTHER OF SIX YEAR OLD CANCER SURVIVOR
Candace May got her bachelor's degree in education and taught 5/6 grade. She obtained a masters degree in teaching and learning in 1999. Candace is the co-founder of the storybooking process. She has written over 20 books about her family. She loves sharing the stories she writes with her children and family. Candace has co-authored storybooks with her seven-year-old son as well. The last book they created was about his battle with cancer. Candace lives in the Seattle, WA area with her husband and two children.
David D. Clark, FACHE, joined the Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region in November 2001. He is the regional vice president/CEO for Intermountain Healthcare Urban South Region, and is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the region, consisting of three hospitals and other related services. As RVP/CEO, he has leadership responsibilities for hospitals, clinics, physician services, and health plans/insurance in the region. David serves as the liaison between the region and the senior management team at Intermountain Healthcare’s Central Office. Prior to his experiences with Intermountain Healthcare, Clark was with a six-hospital, non-profit regional health system in Corpus Christi, Texas, where he served as senior vice president and chief administrative officer.
David graduated from Brigham Young University’s Marriott School of Management with a B.S. degree in finance, and from Texas Tech University with an MBA in health organization management. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
With over 19 years of progressively responsible health care management experience, Clark’s work experience includes four separate hospital administrator positions ranging from administrator/CEO of a 50-bed rural hospital in Crosbyton, Texas to vice president and administrator of a 432-bed tertiary care hospital in Corpus Christi, Texas. In his current position as chief executive officer of a 550-bed regional system (three hospitals), David reports to the executive vice president of Intermountain Healthcare as well as the Urban South Region governing board, comprised of local, volunteer trustees in Utah County.
Clark served on the Texas Hospital Association Board of Trustees from 1996 through 1999. He has served on two different ACHE Regent’s Advisory Councils: one in Lubbock and one in Austin. He was awarded a 1994 Up and Comer Award by Modern Healthcare magazine, recognized by ACHE with the Regent’s Early Careerist Award in 1996 and was nominated by the THA president for The Healthcare Forum’s Emerging Leaders in Healthcare Award in 1998. In June of 2001, Mr. Clark and a few other Spohn executives were awarded the CHRISTUS Health Touchstone Award for excellence in labor productivity management; the first award of its kind wherein 32 CHRISTUS Health hospitals competed for system best practices awards in the following categories: service excellence, clinical outcomes, business literacy and community value.
David Clark’s civic and community involvement past and present includes membership on various boards including the Volunteer Care Clinic of Provo, United Way of Utah County, and the UVSC Community Outreach Council. He has also served on boards relating to the Corpus Christi Chamber of Commerce, Crosbyton Chamber of Commerce, American Heart Association, YMCA, Boy Scouts of America and American Cancer Society. David and his wife, Dodie, are the parents of four children. They live in Provo.
William M. Jeffs was born and raised in Provo, Utah. He graduated from BYU in 1987 with a BS in Business; graduated in 1990 from BYU law school with a Juris Doctorate; admitted to the Utah State Bar since 1990; married and has five (5) children and currently living in Orem. His law practice emphasis is in wills, estate planning, trusts, probate, guardianship/conservatorship, landlord and tenant law (namely leases and eviction work), and corporate law. Mr. Jeffs has been practicing law for 14 years and has worked for the family firm since 1990, with his father, two (2) brothers, and two (2) other associates. He has one (1) other brother who is currently living in Hong Kong, China working as an attorney as well. Mr. Jeffs is the past president of Sertoma. Member of the Central Utah Bar Association. Member of the Utah State Bar Fee Arbitration Committee and lectures regularly for Brigham Young University, Church groups and Community Action, a non-profit entity. His personal hobbies include running, bicycling, rock climbing, golfing and currently training for a mini-trialthon.
Cori Overson was born and raised in Utah. She is very happily married, the mother of 4 wonderful children and 5 terrific grandchildren. She thinks that the sun rises and sets with each one.
In 1985 with 4 young children, Don (her husband) and Cori decided that he would return to school to get his degree in Engineering at BYU. It meant that they would have to sacrifice and work hard together for the next 7 years before his graduation. Cori had actually worked in banking when she finished school and then part time before the move to Provo. She began working for Valley Bank and Trust and continued with Valley National Bank, Bank One and Zions First National Bank earning a degree in Banking from the American Banking Association.
After 13 years in Banking, she went to work for Temkin International, Inc. where she is the Assistant to the President. She has been with the company for 10 years now and still loves going to work. She wears many hats, but says that the one labeled “Grandma” is the very best one of all.
Cori says, “ A few years ago, my daughter was diagnosed with Breast Cancer, something that just is not supposed to happen to your daughter. Suddenly, I found myself learning more about cancer than I ever wanted to know and sharing experiences that I hoped I never would. All have made me a better person. My experience with her breast cancer story was the driving force that made me want to be a part of this foundation to honor cancer heroes. She has become one of mine.”