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Board of Directors

The Utah Pride Center Board of Directors is responsible for developing the Utah Pride Center’s vision and mission, establishing long term goals, raising funds, and assuring financial accountability. Board members are also being developed as leaders through their involvement in various community task forces and community coalitions.

Executive Committee

Michael Ramon Aguilar

Michael Ramon Aguilar

Board Chair

He, Him, His MichaelAguilar@UtahPrideCenter.org Michael Ramon Aguilar (Mike) is a non-profit executive with more than 13 years of and operations management experience. Mike served in a variety of administrative roles for Lagoon Amusement Park from 2002 – 2011 and for The Leonardo Museum from 2011 – 2014. Mike is currently the Program Director for Ronald McDonald House Charities.

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Mike is passionate about the development of Utah’s third sector, the nonprofit community, and has dedicated his professional life to understanding the theories and successful strategies that nonprofits utilize to strengthen their core and grow their impact. Mike is a non-profit strategist who offers a unique, 21st century perspective on strengthening mission-based organizations.  Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in Business Management from the University of Utah and his master’s degree in Community Leadership (non-profit administration) from Westminster College. In 2015 Mike was recognized by Utah Business Magazine as one of the inaugural “20 in their 20’s” award recipients for his work within Utah’s business and nonprofit community! Mike is a proud, gay, Utah native who grew up in Davis County and moved to Salt Lake City in 2010. Mike is the son of Tracy McKissick Wiggill, a Utah native, and Ramon Aguilar, a first generation immigrant native of Guadalajara, Mexico. Mike is the proud father of a 4 yr.-old Boston Terrier (Hiccup), and the lucky uncle of a bubbly 1-year-old boy.
Sue Robbins

Sue Robbins

Board Vice Chair

She, Her, Hers SueRobbins@UtahPrideCenter.org Susan Ann Robbins (Sue) is a Telecommunications Professional with 33 years experience in Satellite Communications, Engineering, and Management. Sue is currently a Lead Test Engineer at L-3 Communications, providing both internal and external facing program support for the Manufacturing Test organization.

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She previously worked at Scientific-Atlanta (now Cisco) as the Operations Manager over the technical training organization, Scientific-Atlanta Institute. As a proud veteran with 20 years of service in the US Army working in Satellite Communications, she completed her career managing training in the US Army Signal Corps’ largest schoolhouse. Sue has an Associates Degree in Computer Science from the University of Maryland. Sue identifies as a Transgender woman and also as an Intersex individual. Between her Army career and her father’s Navy career, Sue has called many places home; including Cuba, Guam, Germany, and Okinawa before settling in Riverdale, Utah in 2004. She enjoys spending her time with family and friends and participating in community social events. Sue has three wonderful children and 6 grandchildren (with one more on the way) who are the light of her life. Sue currently is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors and the Chair of the Development Committee. She can be contacted at SueRobbins@UtahPrideCenter.org.
Jason Suker

Jason Suker

Board Treasurer

He, Him, His JasonSuker@UtahPrideCenter.org

Biography coming soon!

 

Liz Pitts

Liz Pitts

Community Relations Liaison

She, Her, Hers
LizPitts@UtahPrideCenter.org

Liz Pitts is a Salt Lake City native, a queer activist and a community volunteer. Liz currently sits on the Pride Festival Steering Committee. Prior to joining the Pride Center Board, Liz was the Center’s volunteer librarian. Professionally, Liz’s experience is in enterprise system sales, technical sales, operations and training.

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Liz is an avid skier and enjoys being a ski lift operator in her spare time. Liz loves all things outdoors, travel and adventure. Liz is the mother of a most fabulous 13-year-old girl.
Michael Fordham

Michael Fordham

Board Secretary

He, Him, His
MichaelFordham@UtahPrideCenter.org

Biography coming soon!

Members at Large

Jeff Allison

Jeff Allison

He, Him, His
JeffAllison@UtahPrideCenter.org
Jeff Allison joined the Utah Pride Center Board in October of 2014 after a desire to contribute more to the LGBTQ+ community.  Professionally, Jeff has worked in the Customer Support industry for over 20 years.  Currently he is the Vice President of Global Merchant Support for

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Visa, Inc. where he has worked for the past 9 years. Building strong organizational cultures and self-managed teams has always been a keen interest. He pursued this interest by earning a Master’s degree in Organizational Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with a Marketing emphasis.    Jeff identifies as gay and has been with his partner Mark for over 10 years.  He is the father of two  teenage daughters and delights in being actively involved in their lives.  He loves living in the downtown area and appreciates all that Salt Lake City and Utah has to offer. Jeff can be reached at jeffallison@utahpridecenter.org.
Debby Berdan

Debby Berdan

She, Her, Hers
DebBerdan@UtahPrideCenter.org
Biography coming soon!

Tim Johns

Tim Johns

He, Him, His
TimJohns@UtahPrideCenter.org
Tim Johns, Vice President of Development for Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, completed his masters degree from New York University in nonprofit management. Tim began his career in fundraising for various arts organizations and has worked for such prestigious organizations as The New 42nd Street, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra,

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International Creative Management. Tim has been with Planned Parenthood for nearly a decade, beginning with the Central Ohio affiliate and has currently been with the Utah affiliate for three years. Under Tim’s tenure, Planned Parenthood Association of Utah received the Winston E. Forrest, Jr. award for excellence in private fundraising from Planned Parenthood Federation of America.
Matthew Landis

Matthew Landis

He, Him, His MatthewLandis@UtahPrideCenter.org Matthew Landis is a well known hairdresser and TV personality in Salt Lake City. He is the founder of Landis Salons and currently works at Image Studios. Matthew has been an activist involved in the Utah LGBTQ+ movement since 1987.  He lives in Sugar House with his partner, Steven

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Germann, and their two dogs, Bruno and Lily.  Matthew is co-chair of the Utah Pride Festival Steering Committee and serves as its Entertainment Director.  He can be contacted at matthewlandis@utahpridecenter.org.
Mona Stevens

Mona Stevens

She, Her, Hers
MonaStevens@UtahPrideCenter.org
Mona Stevens is an award-winning entertainer, teacher and coach, as well as an accomplished speaker, author and Real Estate Professional in Salt Lake City. During her 27 year career as a coach, she had a track record of building, coaching, and managing top-level athletic teams at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst, at

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the University of Utah, as well as being one of our USA National Softball Team Coaches, which culminated in her recognition by the United States Olympic Committee as the “National Softball Coach of the Year” in 1997. Mona be inducted into the NFCA’s Coaches Hall of Fame in December 2016. After earning a Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah, Mona taught biological science for 5 years, developing curriculum and piloting new courses, and was named Teacher of the Year. She is a former President of the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), serving the membership of over 5,000. Currently she and her business partner Kelly Favero work in the Real Estate industry and hold the honor of being recognized as the highest producing small team for Keller Williams Salt Lake. On weekends, you can catch Mona performing with her rockin’ blues band Sister Wives.
Alan Walker

Alan Walker

He, Him, His
AlanWalker@UtahPrideCenter.org
Alan Walker has been working in Information Systems and Digital Marketing for over 15 years. Initially starting as a web developer, he moved into Product Management and is currently the VP of Product for Rakuten Marketing. He’s volunteered for the center many times over the years including working with the youth programs

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and emceeing one of the Pride festivals. He is also a member of the sober community that meets regularly at the center. His partner, Tim, and he have the closest thing to children, two French Bulldogs; Maggie and Margot.
Angie Rice

Angie Rice

She, Her,Hers AngieRice@UtahPrideCenter.org

Biography coming soon!