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

She, Her, Hers
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801-539-8800 x110

Monica Owen

Monica Owen

Development and Communication Director

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801-539-8800 x123

Angie Salot

Angie Salot

Director of Operations

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801-539-8800 x112

Liz Pitts

Liz Pitts

Events Director

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801-539-8800 x 141

Jimmy Lee

Jimmy Lee

Youth Program Manager

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801-539-8800 x120

Salvador Oregon-Torres

Salvador Oregon-Torres

Youth and Event Coordinator

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801-539-8800 x132

Liesl Archbold

Liesl Archbold

Youth Coordinator

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801-539-8800 x117

Kevin Ball

Kevin Ball

Front Office Coordinator

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801-539-8800 x111

Katie Webinger

Katie Webinger

Reception

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801-539-8800 x111

Jan Gillett

Jan Gillett

Finance

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801-539-8800 x121

Kyle Sessions

Kyle Sessions

IT System Administrator

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801-539-8800 x137

Daniel Cureton

Daniel Cureton

Library Administrator

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801-539-8800 x114

Mental Health Staff

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Joshua Bravo, LCSW

Clinical Director

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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.

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, SSW

Jillian Hill, SSW

 

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801-539-8800 x 119


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.

Celeste Wiggins,CSW

Celeste Wiggins,CSW

 

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Celeste is a firm believer that people are experts of their own experiences, and she works very hard to create a space that is safe, brave, accepting, and affirmative for each of her clients. She feels deeply honored when people allow her to be a part of their personal journey, and it shows in her work with them.  She has experience in Forensic Social Work, as well as Substance Use Disorder Counseling. She is currently studying topics such as Trauma Informed Care and Mindfulness.

 

 

 

 

 

Candice Metzler, CSW

Candice Metzler, CSW

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801-539-8800 x113


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.