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Staff

The Center would not be able to offer vital programs and services to our community if it weren’t for our staff. The next time you stop by the Center please introduce yourself and thank them for their support of our community.

Carol Gnade

Carol Gnade

Executive Director

She, Her, Hers
CarolGnade@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x110

Monica Owen

Monica Owen

Development and Communication Director

She, Her, Hers
MonicaOwen@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x123

Valerie Walker

Valerie Walker

Festival Director

She, Her, Hers
ValerieWalker@UtahPrideCenter.org.

Angie Salot

Angie Salot

Operations Manager

She, Her, Hers
AngieSalot@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x112

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Youth Program Coordinator

He, She, Them
Jimmylee@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x120

Salvador Oregon-Torres

Salvador Oregon-Torres

Youth and Event Coordinator

He, Him, His
Salvador@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x132

Liesl Archbold

Liesl Archbold

Reception and Records Clerk

She, Her, Her
lieslarchbold@utahpridecenter.org
801-539-8800

Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball

Reception and Volunteer Coordinator

He, Him, His
Kevin@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x111

Catalina Ritzinger

Catalina Ritzinger

Youth Group Facilitator

She, Her, Hers
Catalina@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800

Jan Gillett

Jan Gillett

Finance

She, Her, Hers
JanGillett@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x121

Kyle Sessions

Kyle Sessions

IT System Administrator

He, Him, His
Kyle@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x137

Daniel Cureton

Daniel Cureton

Library Administrator

He, Him, His
Library@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800

Mental Health Staff

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Clinical Director

He, Him, His
Joshua@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x136


Joshua’s greatest reward as a therapist is helping clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. He believes that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. He provides clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.

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Joshua holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and he is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He uses a variety of approaches to assist clients depending on their individual needs. He is trained in Mind-Body Bridging, Brief Solution Focused Therapy and uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho-education extensively. His experience includes working with individuals working through divorce and single-parenting, addictions, intimate partner violence, grief, trans* issues, and mood disorders, among other areas.

 

 

Joshua has been working with children and families for over 15 years. His strengths is in helping children and families who have experienced trauma; especially sexual abuse, family violence, physical abuse and associated injuries. He utilizes play therapy when working with children, and holds extensive experience in working with youth placed in foster care. In addition, Joshua has worked with both perpetrators and survivors of intimate partner violence in various community mental health centers.

Sean Smith, ACMHC

Sean Smith, ACMHC

 

He, Him, His
sean@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800 x116


Sean’s passion for therapy began as a child, when his grandmother, a psychologist, told him about the amazing changes she had seen clients undergo during her career. After coming out in college, Sean saw the overwhelming need for positive, affirming therapists in the LGBTQ+ community and his desire to become a therapist was reignited. Sean attended graduate school at the University of Utah, where he graduated from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program, receiving a master’s degree.

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Sean draws especially from Cognitive-Behavioral and Person-Centered therapeutic techniques, believing that positive change occurs when clients are respected unconditionally and given practical, concrete tools to make the life adjustments they desire. Sean loves working with clients of all ages and genders, and especially enjoys helping people with life transitions such as coming out, relationship changes, gender identity transitions, and more.
Jillian Hill, SSW

Jillian Hill, SSW

 

They, Them, Theirs
jillian@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800


Jillian is pursuing a Master of Social Work at Utah State University and will graduate in 2017. She has a Social Service Worker license and has worked with children and youth in foster care, homeless young adults, and adults transitioning out of prison. They have been an intern at the Pride Center since Fall 2015, co-facilitating support groups for trans and queer youth and trans adults. Jillian has also been involved in building the Survivors of Suicide Attempts support group at the Pride Center.

Susan Reimers, CSW

Susan Reimers, CSW

 

She, Her, Hers
Susanreimers@UtahPrideCenter.org
801-539-8800


Susan completed a dual degree in law and social work (JD/MSW) at the University of Utah in 2015. During college, she was a regular contributor to the Rainbow Law Clinic and the OutLaws (an LGBT student group at S.J. Quinney College of Law), and did her first-year practicum at the Utah Pride Center. Susan currently serves on the boards of Equality Utah, TEA of Utah, the National Federation of the Blind and the Mayor’s Disability Council, and has a strong interest in queer legal advocacy and trans-focused therapy.