Joseph Bart Venâncio Arrington, MBA
President & Treasurer, Board Chair
CEO | COO - Beacon Sleep Solutions, Inc.
Academic Physician Operations Specialist - Intermountain Healthcare
Doctoral Candidate - Business Administration (DBA)
Masters - Business Administration (MBA)
BS - Exercise and Sport Science, Minor in Pediatric Clinical Research
AS - General Studies
Joseph B.V. Arrington currently works as the chief officer of the biotech start-up Beacon Sleep Solutions, working to help underserved patients in sleep medicine by creating and advancing sleep technology to supplement the care given to them by their health providers. He also works in administration at Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah, helping with operations for physicians who have a combination of clinical, research, and leadership responsibilities and the intricacies associated with their complicated roles.
After having received his Associate's Degree from Ensign College and going through the majority of his bachelors at the University of Utah, Joseph began his career in medicine working as an intern research associate at Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah during his senior year. During this time, he worked mostly in the pediatric Emergency Department where he was able to see firsthand the relationship existing between clinical medicine, hospital administration, and academic research. Not only did he acquire a love for healthcare, but also a passion to help improve it through understanding its business side.
After attaining his bachelor's, he started his MBA studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City. During this time he founded a biotech company, published three academic peer-reviewed papers with medical teams he worked on at the University of Utah School of Medicine, had two innovative pieces of technology become patent pending, served as Executive Director of Social Media on the student government Executive Board (2017-2018), and was honored as a Service Scholar by the time he graduated. He also served as a Scoutmaster for the Boy Scouts of America, as well as various roles in his religious group.
Upon graduating, Joseph started working at a home-health organization to give care to elderly patients. During his time in management, he was in charge of staffing, scheduling, training all CNAs, supervising patient care, and would also work as a caregiver. He created new marketing materials and surveys, leading to his initiative to create an employee advisory board to better help caregivers share their insights from the frontlines. Meanwhile, he continued his research at the University of Utah and had become a Senior Research Analyst, wherein he helped create a new protocol for a research project to ensure nurses' voices were heard and taken into account when creating research protocols in the Emergency Department.
He then began work in healthcare administration at Intermountain Medical Center, helping to streamline processes in academic operations leading to better transparency for physician-scientist-leaders, as well as helping in credentialing, and other operational, changes which had occurred as a result of the One Intermountain Initiative. His current work involves maintaining these new portions of operations, as well as helping with finances.
Shortly thereafter, Joseph was selected as a Doctorate in Business Administration candidate for Drexel University's Executive Program, wherein he would continue living and working in Utah while traveling 8 times a year for his in-person courses in concentrated blocks, then work on research and program objectives from home. During his time at Drexel, he was elected as the Chair of Academics for the Graduate Student Association's (GSA) Executive Board (2021-2022), which has oversight over all graduate programs in the campus. He began an initiative there called the Academic Affairs Committee, acting essentially as an advisory council to the GSA so students from various programs and backgrounds could help create bridges and initiatives between all of the graduate programs that were not there before, also giving more students the ability to lead and serve that beforehand did not exist. For his research, his dissertation work was on analyzing factors in healthcare surrounding the bottleneck in clinical adoption of innovative treatments.
Toward the end of his MBA training was when Joseph got involved in non-profit work. Over the years he has become more involved, working to serve others and give back to his community. He has served on the Board of Directors for the West High Alumni Association from 2017 to present (VP since 2021), West View Media from 2017 to present (President since 2021), League of United Latin American Citizens - Utah from 2020 to present (Treasurer since 2020), American Red Cross GSLAC from 2020 to present (Chair of Mission and Chair of Diversity/Inclusion since 2020), Westside Coalition (VP since 2021, Chair of Jordan Meadows Executive Board since 2020), and National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives from 2021 to present (President since 2021). He is also a member of, and serves with, other professional organizations, including the American College of Healthcare Executives (for which his Fellow ranking is pending), Rotary International, the American Physician Scientists Association, Westminster College Alumni Association, and the Student National Medical Association.
Joseph is a certified Lean/Six Sigma Black Belt, certified personal trainer, and certified nutrition coach. He is an avid weightlifter and former marathon runner/triathlete, the latter of which he stopped after a cycling accident in 2016. He is slowly getting back into triathlon shape and hopes to be competing again in a few years. He played football, lacrosse, wrestled, threw shot-put, and played the trombone in high school and keeps a fond place in his heart for all of them.
After having lived on the West Side of Salt Lake City in Utah for two decades, he (with his family) moved to Tooele, Utah and has been there since 2020. He married the love of his life, Krischa, in 2009 and together they have six children: Brianne (2010), Madison (2012), Dinah (2015), Audrey (2017), Adam (2020), and Declan (2021).