Lab Services/Phlebotomists


Danielle Pobieglo

FHC Lab Support Supervisor

Danielle has been with ARUP since 2009 in Phlebotomy and Support Services. She has nine years of experience as a phlebotomist and has her ASCP in phlebotomy. She is an avid reader and enjoys used book sales and good tea.

Melissa Hernandez

FHC Lab Coordinator II

Melissa has been with ARUP since 2017. She has her phlebotomy certification. Prior to ARUP, she was a chiropractic assistant and a CNA. She attends Salt Lake Community College, pursuing a degree in nursing.  

Taryn Knight

FHC Lab Coordinator II

Taryn has been with ARUP since 2017. She has her state and national phlebotomy certification. She attends Salt Lake Community College studying Medical Laboratory Sciences.

Asia Robinson

FHC Lab Coordinator I

Asia has been with ARUP since January 2019 as a phlebotomist at the University of Utah Hospital. She has her state and national certifications. Asia hails from northern Wyoming, where she attended Sheridan College and received her AS in health science. Currently, she is working toward becoming a nurse midwife. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her two rambunctious dogs. Asia has eclectic interests and pursues many different indoor and outdoor activities every season.

Medical Assistants

Dominique Balch

Medical Assistant

Dominique joined the ARUP FHC in November 2021. Before working at ARUP she was a CNA serving various patient populations in behavioral health, home health, and hospice. She was most recently a CNA in a hospital trauma unit. She aspires to become a nurse and specialize in behavioral health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, adventuring outside, and being involved in the deaf community.

Brenna Blaser

Medical Assistant

Brenna joined the Family Health Clinic in February, 2022. Prior to working at ARUP, she was a CNA at an assisted living facility and a nanny. She obtained her Associates of Science from Utah State University in 2021. Brenna enjoys interacting and caring for people, especially children. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and family. She is very passionate about and enjoys hiking, camping, snowboarding, and basketball.

Brooke Blaser

Medical Assistant

Brooke started at ARUP in December 2020. Before working at ARUP, she was a certified nursing assistant/residential care coordinator at an assisted living facility. Her favorite part of healthcare work is helping people and giving them the best care she can. She is currently attending Salt Lake Community College and is pursuing nursing. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family and doing anything outdoors, including hiking, camping, and fishing.

Ashlee Ciura

Medical Assistant

Ashlee joined the Clinic in October 2021. She graduated from Tooele Technical College in February 2020 with a medical assistant certification. Ashlee previously worked in the Hematology clinic at Huntsman Cancer and Internal Medicine at Mountain West Medical Center. She’s married and has two children. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family and reading.

Nathan Erickson

Medical Assistant

Nathan started at ARUP in 2014 in the Cytogenetics department as Technician and transferred to the Family Health Clinic in 2022. He is attending Weber State University's Medical Laboratory Science and botany program. Nathan feels the best way to spend free time is outdoors and enjoys traveling with his husband and camping with his two dogs.

McKena Harvey

Medical Assistant

McKena started at ARUP in October 2020. She obtained a BS in outdoor recreation in parks and tourism from Southern Utah University in 2017. She loves the Utah desert and has gained a lot of experience in guiding tours there over the last several years. She loves helping people discover new places and ways to adventure. During the winter, she is a ski instructor at the Alta Ski Area. She enjoys traveling, skiing, rock climbing, and taking leisurely walks with her dog.

Taylor Jenson

Medical Assistant

Taylor has been with ARUP since 2014 and has worked in Exception Handling and Automated Specimen Management. Her previous healthcare-related work and education include work as a certified nursing assistant and in neonatal intensive care unit, home health, and hospice settings; she also has earned an AS from the University of Utah. She enjoys caring for her houseplants (she has more than a hundred) and is currently certified as a professional organizer.

Emily Johnson

Medical Assistant

Emily joined the Family Health Clinic in May, 2022. Prior to working at the Clinic, she was an in-patient phlebotomist at the University Hospital and a Registered Dental Hygienist. She graduated with her BS in Dental Hygiene at Dixie State University in 2020. Her future plans are to attend physician assistant school and become a certified PA. In her free time, she likes to volunteer, read, crochet, and spend time with friends and family.

Holden Jones

Medical Assistant

Holden joined the ARUP Family Health Clinic in March of 2022. He worked previously as a Patient Relations Specialist at the Sugar House Health Clinic. He is currently pursuing degrees in Gender Studies and Nursing at the University of Utah. In his free time, Holden likes to relax with friends, read, find the best food in the valley, and travel.

Brent Mains

Medical Assistant

Brent joined ARUP in 2020. He has his EMT license and is currently finishing his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology at the University of Utah. He plans to attend physician assistant (PA) school and eventually become a surgical PA. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids, camping, boating, and four-wheeling.

Jackson Nicholes

Clinic Workflow Lead

Jackson has been with ARUP since July 2019. He has two years of experience as a medical assistant in family medicine. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and is currently pursuing a bachelor of science in nursing. In his free time, he likes hiking, fishing, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding.

Hollie Pepe

Medical Assistant

Hollie joined ARUP in 2005 in the Blood Services department and moved to the Clinic in 2013. Hollie’s professional focus is to provide optimal care, compassion, and advocate for the ARUP patient population. A couple of her greatest accomplishments are becoming a mother and volunteering in South Africa providing care for Vervet monkeys. In her spare time she enjoys advocating for animals and spending time with her family.


Ken Durrant

Department Manager

Ken has been with ARUP since 2020. He has worked in both inpatient and outpatient healthcare settings since 2004 and has a degree in healthcare administration. He previously directed multispecialty practices in cardiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, orthopedics, neurology, and sleep and pulmonary medicine. He spends his free time with his wife and three children and enjoys the Uinta Mountains and general mechanics.

Tonya Brower

Department Administrative Lead

Tonya has been with ARUP since 2013. She has her BS in Health Education from Idaho State University. She grew up in Southern Idaho but loves Utah and the adventures it offers.

Heather Lloyd

Patient Access Coordinator

Heather has been with ARUP since 2018. Prior to joining the Family Health Clinic, she worked at her family’s bakery for 26 years as a manager and cake decorator.

Cecilia Robbins-Minter

Patient Access Coordinator

Cecilia has been with ARUP since 2018. She studies Health Science with an interest in Physical Therapy at Salt Lake Community College. She is a certified phlebotomist and has training as a medical assistant. When she is not at school or work, she enjoys hiking with her 3 dogs.