Philip Brown, Founder and CEO of Needs Beyond Medicine, first started with the organization in 2006 when it operated as a volunteer-driven committee. The committee hired Philip to help establish a business plan and future for the organization. In early 2008, the committee disbanded and did not want to continue as a committee so Philip decided to move forward with establishing Needs Beyond Medicine as a 501c3, becoming a reality in 2009. As Needs Beyond Medicine’s first employee and current operational head, Philip has been a long-time advocate for both the care of cancer patients and the education on how the disease can be better managed through early detection. Philip’s passion to building awareness in the community through education, as well as his dedication to caring for the needs of those living with cancer, are inspired and driven on a daily basis by his own personal tragedy: his mother, Karen Brown, passed away in 1996 of ovarian cancer after 18 months of battling the disease with surgeries and chemotherapy.
It is Philip’s goal to raise awareness to the mass public on the life-saving benefits of early cancer screenings. Eventually, he wants to expand Needs Beyond Medicine throughout the country so that the message and work of the organization can reach out to benefit more lives. Philip earned both his Bachelor of Science in marketing and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.

Board of Directors



Matt Zollinger- Larson & Company, PC

Rick Robinson- Snell & Wilmer
Vice Chairman

Bree Anderson- Westminster College

Richard Cunningham- Brick & Vine

Philip Brown, MBA
Founder/CEO- Needs Beyond Medicine

Taylor Berger- Intermountain Healthcare

Amy Ward- University of Utah

Diane Tadehara- University of Utah Health

Adam Steidinger- Retired US Army

Sathya Vijayakumar- Intermountain Healthcare

Carol Rogozinski- UTA

Tyson Prisbrey-Snell & Wilmer

Christie North, MBA- Creating Quality
Honorary Member

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Needs Beyond Medicine a nonprofit organization?

Yes. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization designated by the Internal Revenue Code as of 2009.

EIN Number: 27-0436521

501c3 Letter

What cancers do you assist with and is there an age restriction?

Needs Beyond Medicine is able to help all types of cancer types, the only restriction are patients that live outside the state of Utah. We are able to financially assist patients that are of the age of 18 and older.

Do you have volunteer/internship opportunities?

Yes. To volunteer or intern with Needs Beyond Medicine, please email us at: volunteer@needsbeyondmedicine.org

Volunteers we are looking for are:
Community Outreach
Educational Seminars
Social Media

We are always looking for interns that are majoring in a healthcare related field, business degree or anyone who has an interest in a nonprofit area.

*Other opportunities depending on the individuals background and interests.

Do you have chapters outside the state of Utah?

No. The organization is located in Salt Lake City and does not have chapters, outside the state of Utah. We are currently looking for chapters to start in other states. This is evaluated each year due to the amount of fundraising and grants we receive to help cancer survivors.

How can I donate?

Support us through our online donation button.
Venmo @NeedsBeyondMed
You can always host a fundraiser for us soon, connect with us today.