Staff | Utah Pride Center

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

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801-539-8800 x1001

Angie Salot

Angie Salot

Director of Operations

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Liz Pitts

Liz Pitts

Events Director

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801-539-8800 x 1003

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Youth Program Manager

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Salvador Oregon-Torres

Salvador Oregon-Torres

Youth and Event Coordinator

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Liesl Archbold

Liesl Archbold

Youth Coordinator

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801-539-8800 x1009

Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball

Front Office Coordinator

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801-539-8800 x1020

Katie Webinger

Katie Webinger

Reception

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Jan Gillett

Jan Gillett

Finance

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Kyle Sessions

Kyle Sessions

IT System Administrator

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801-539-8800 x1010

Mental Health Staff

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Clinical Director

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801-539-8800 x1011


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.

Susan Reimers, CSW

Susan Reimers, CSW

 

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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.

Jillian Hill, CSW

Jillian Hill, CSW

 

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Jillian has been working with children and families for over 5 years. Jillian completed a Master of Social Work at Utah State University and holds a Certified Social Worker license. Jillian works with youth, adults, families, and couples of all identities working through gender and life transitions, PTSD, depression, and anxiety. Jillian prioritizes collaboration with clients and drawing from a variety of theoretical and clinical approaches to determine the best route to achieving relief from distress.

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Jillian is trained to provide EMDR, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy (TF-CBT), Emotion Focused Couples Therapy (EFT), and QPR Suicide Prevention Trainings Jillian began as an intern at the Utah Pride Center in Fall 2015, providing LGBTQIA+ cultural competency trainings across Utah and co-facilitating support groups for trans and queer youth and trans adults. Jillian coordinates the Adult Survivors of Suicide Attempts support group (SOSA) and has secured grant funding to continue the program. Jillian’s initial interest in becoming a therapist stemmed from living through their family members’ mental illnesses and surviving depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Prior to becoming a therapist, Jillian worked with children and youth in foster care, homeless young adults, and adults transitioning out of prison.

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Candice Metzler, CSW

Candice Metzler, CSW

 

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Candice is a Certified Social Worker (CSW) and Doctoral candidate nearing the completion of a PhD in Social Work at the University of Utah. She holds a Master’s degree in Social Work and Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Her area of research is clinical practice with LGBTQI populations. Candice is also the Executive Director of Transgender Education Advocates (TEA) of Utah. She has guest lectured on college and university campuses throughout Utah and works as a volunteer with the U.S. Department of Justice training local and regional law enforcement.

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Candice has served transgender, gender nonconforming, intersex, and questioning children, youth and adults for more than 5 years through group facilitation, individual and family counseling, program development, and community support. She has also worked with individuals and families struggling with homelessness. Candice draws from a variety of theoretical and clinical approaches including Multicultural, Person-Centered, Positive Psychology, and Cognitive-Behavioral therapeutic techniques.  Her strengths are helping individuals and families working through gender and life transitions. In addition, Candice works with individuals and families who have experienced trauma and/or abuse and those experiencing grief and loss.  She also works with individuals struggling with spiritual conflicts, PTSD, depression, and anxiety.