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Legacy Village Rehabilitation

Leadership Team

Lance Dearden

Executive Director

Lance was born and raised in Utah, and received his undergraduate degree in mass communication and his graduate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Utah. Before beginning his career in transitional rehabilitation in 2011, he worked at the University Hospital and then Primary Children’s Hospital. Lance enjoys working at Legacy Village of Taylorsville because residents and guests are always the top priority. When he’s not at Legacy, Lance enjoys spending time with his family, running, U of U athletics, and going to the lake.

Kathryn Clegg

Admissions

Kathryn is originally from Firth, Idaho. She graduated from Utah State University with a degree in human resources and a minor in psychology, but her healthcare career began with a CNA position. Kathryn pursued her license in social work and now enjoys serving guests and families at Legacy. She loves working with older adults because there is so much to lean from their stories and experiences. In her spare time, she loves to cook, bargain shop, attend concerts, and create memories with families and friends. Kathryn invites you to stop by her office and sample a treat from one of her many candy dishes.

Emily Piatt, RN

Director of Nursing

Emily was born and raised right here in Taylorsville. She graduated from Salt Lake Community College in 2013 and started her nursing career working with individuals with disabilities. In 2015, she began working at Legacy Village Rehabilitation as a nurse on the floor and eventually worked her way up to the Director of Nursing. Emily is grateful she and her team can make for their patients. In her free time, Emily enjoys home improvement projects, yard work, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her family and dogs.

Kelli Smith

Director of Therapy Services

Kelli was born and raised in New Jersey, but is happy to call Utah home, as she loves the natural beauty Utah has to offer. She earned her doctorate in physical therapy from Sacred Heart University in 2016, and has been a Physical Therapist ever since. Kelli loves working at Legacy Village for many reasons, but especially because of our Personal Touch Culture, focus on client outcomes, and the positive atmosphere. Kelli is an avid runner, and also enjoys skiing, hiking, and traveling.

Megan Whitbeck

Social Services Director

Megan’s favorite thing about Legacy Village is her team. She loves the way they work together to help guests reach their rehabilitation goals. Megan’s passion for the senior industry began at a skilled nursing facility, where she first worked after graduating from BYU-Idaho in social work. She quickly found how rewarding working with older adults could be. Megan grew up in Dallas, Texas. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, watching movies, and baking.

Sunny Smith

Assistant Administrator

Sunny was born and raised in Salt Lake City. She discovered a passion for healthcare at a young age and first became a C.N.A. in 2006. Sunny loves critical care and has worked in many different specialties, including assisted living, cardiovascular, long-term acute care hospitals, home health and hospice, and surgical oncology. In her spare time, Sunny enjoys spending time with family, having kitchen dance parties, watching football and movies, and doing photography.

Jami Boutsis

Business Office Manager

Jami was born and raised in Utah. She started her career in long-term care working in payroll and human resources. Jami became a successful business office manager early on in her career and now enjoys being part of the great team here at Legacy Village. She is proud of the quality care we provide to our residents and patients. In her free time she golfs in a women’s league and loves to travel to Texas to visit her son and spoil her granddaughter.

Shaun Huff

MDS Coordinator

Shaun was born and raised in Salt Lake City. After serving as a U.S. Marine, he studied nursing at Salt Lake Community College and then the University of Utah. Shaun has been a integral part of the Legacy team since the community opened and is grateful to be a part of such a supportive team. When not at work, he loves to spend time with family, work in the yard, or do home improvements. He is frequently learning new skills, traveling, and listening to music.

Emily Anderson

Recreation Director

Emily was born in Utah, but grew up in Liberty Lake, Washington. She has a bachelor’s degree in experience design and management from Brigham Young University and a Therapeutic Recreation Technician Certification. Prior to working at Legacy, she taught Taekwondo for eight years. Emily has a passion for working with older adults and loves creating meaningful connections with each patient or resident. Outside of work you will find her dancing, drawing, or spending time outdoors.