Jordan Roberts appointed to Chief Humanitarian Officer

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is eager to announce the appointment of Jordan Roberts to the position of Chief Humanitarian Officer by Blaire Ostler, CEO of the Association. He was unanimously approved by the board of directors under the direction of Christopher Bradford, President of the Association.

Blaire Ostler commented, “Jordan’s background in science and medicine makes him a great fit for the position. Not only is he qualified, but his genuine interest in the betterment of humanity through service is inspiring. I look forward to his contributions to the management team.”

Jordan Roberts was born in Mesa Arizona, the son of a Mormon mother and Jewish father. He served a mission in Brazil. He is married to his high school sweetheart, and they have two children. He has a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from Arizona State University, and received his MD from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix. He is currently a family medicine resident physician at St. Mark's Hospital in Salt Lake City. His interests include science and its fiction, Judaism, philosophy, Transhumanism and bioethics.

The Association congratulates Jordan and thanks him for his willingness to contribute his time and talents to the success of the Association.

MTA Service Project Provides Meals to Those in Need

Members of the Mormon Transhumanist Association’s Provo, Utah Chapter recently completed a community service project that provided over 100 meals to the Food & Care Coalition of Provo.

The Association purchased the food and then assembled fully prepared lunches that they donated to the Coalition. In all, the service project comprised over 30 human hours to complete. The 100+ meals are helping the Coalition’s mission to “implement tangible solutions for poverty in Utah County, engage with the community to create opportunities for social change, and balance compassion with personal responsibility.”

This project is the first of many future efforts planned by the MTA CEO, Blaire Ostler, to offer greater involvement in the community and better fulfill the Association’s mission. Ostler noted, “One of the purposes of the MTA is to send relief, consolation, and healing to raise each other up. We seek to immerse ourselves in the body of Christ. This is one small way we can do that.”

To learn more about the Food & Care Coalition of Provo or learn about ways to serve, you can visit their website here.

To show your interest on becoming a part of the MTA’s community service efforts, you can contact the Association at:

MTA thanks Dorothy Deasy for her service

The Mormon Transhumanist Association thanks Dorothy Deasy for her service as Chief Humanitarian Officer. Dorothy served in this capacity from July 2015 through February 2017.

The Association engages in technologically-empowered humanitarian efforts as a reflection of its commitment to practical Christian discipleship and aspiration to exemplify the application of technology to cultivate human thriving. During Dorothy's period of service, the Association sponsored health clinics and schools in Africa, a Rosetta@Home team to donate spare computation to curing disease, and a Kiva lending team to provide microloans to persons in developing areas of the world. 

"Dor is an inspiring humanitarian," said Lincoln Cannon, founder and former president of the Association. "She has been a constant advocate for the poor, raising awareness of the digital divide and the needs of persons too often marginalized within our human family. And she has worked with her full heart to identify ways of transforming that awareness into action. The Mormon Transhumanist Association has a broader and more compassionate vision because of Dor's service."

Blaire Ostler, CEO and board member, said, "Dor has been an impeccable member of the management team. Her talents and contributions have led the way toward more diverse outreach and inclusion. I am grateful not only for her service, but also for her example."

Dorothy continues to serve in her positions as board member and secretary of the board.


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