Brad Wiggins RN, BSN, is the Clinical Nurse Coordinator and Burn Camp Director for the University of Utah Health Care Burn Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. During his twenty years as the Burn Camp Director, Brad has established river trip camps for teens and adults, as well as traditional camps for children that have served as the model for many other programs across the country.
Brad was a founding member of the International Association of Burn Camps in 2001 and served as chairperson of the organization from 2007 to 2012, helping to increase professional Burn Camp practices internationally. Brad’s passion is teaching youth programs to develop psychosocial programming and integrate it into their daily schedule. He is an active member of the American Burn Association, having served on the ABA Program Committee, Organization and Delivery of Burn Care Committee, and Burn Camp Special Interest Group over his 22 years in burn care. Brad has received many accolades, including being recognized as a Utah Business Magazine “Health Care Hero” in 2002 (his Burn Camp was recognized again for the honor in 2011), and as a “Pay It Forward” recipient from KUTV in 2012. Brad frequently speaks to medical facilities and care organizations, most recently spending two weeks in September 2012 in China, where he was invited to share his expertise with medical professionals in the city of Xining.
When Brad is not at camp, he lives with his wife Necia, and two Kids Kaelyn (13) and Lance (8) in Layton, Utah. Brad enjoys river rafting, camping, and fly-fishing, and he is a huge football fan of the University of Utah and the Denver Broncos.