Romney Institute Alumni Board

Wendy Gunnerson, MPA 2004

Wendy Gunnerson, MPA 2004

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Member Since: 2021

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Job Title: Senior Director
Company: Leavitt Partners
Location: Utah, United States


  • Hope Humanitarian, Board Committee Member & Team Leader
  • BYU Healthcare Industry Network Conference, Planning Committee Member
  • American Nurses Association, Member
  • Interior Design & Decor
  • Unexpected Plant Momma
  • Aspiring Gardner
  • Humanitarian Work
  • Travel Exploration
  • Photography
  • Hiking
  • Paddle-boarding
  • Yoga


Wendy Gunnerson grew up in San Diego, California, as the oldest of seven siblings. She attended BYU, during which she spent a semester in Jerusalem studying abroad, served a mission to Manaus, Brazil, worked as a Portuguese teacher for missionary couples and presidents, and received an undergraduate degree in human development.

Upon returning to BYU and receiving a MPA in 2004, Wendy was hired by Deloitte Consulting as a managing consultant in their government strategy and operations practices in Houston, TX, and Washington, DC. There she led various projects focusing on executable strategy to benefit government clients in public management, change transformation, and restructuring for improvement. Following seven years with Deloitte, Wendy desired to realign her professional focus to the clinical service industry and received a bachelor’s degree in nursing. As a registered nurse, she worked for eight years with Intermountain Healthcare in both pediatrics and labor and delivery, where she served in various leadership capacities.

Wendy is currently a senior director at Leavitt Partners Strategy, a premiere healthcare consulting firm, where she has spent the last four years leading engagements involving health system strategic advisement, market landscape assessments, clinical care delivery transformation, and building/facilitating healthcare alliances. She has also enjoyed gardening, photography, travel, being an assistant tour director in the Middle East, volunteering on several humanitarian expeditions to Guatemala, Mozambique, Haiti, Mexico, and Bangladesh, and climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. She serves as stake primary president and enjoys doting on her 27 nieces and nephews.