Board of Directors

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Link to Utah Pride Board Application Page

The Utah Pride Center Board of Directors initiates its Selection Committee each fall for the coming calendar year.   Any applications submitted that aren’t during the Open Call performed by the Selection Committee will be retained and provided to the Selection Committee at its inception. 

Applications for Utah Pride Center Board are now closed for 2021

Board Governance

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

Chris Jensen

Board Chair Chris Jensen is a realtor, entrepreneur, and small business owner. Prior to his career in real estate, Chris gained experience in corporate governance, budgets and finance, Read More

Tanya Hawkins

Board Vice Chair

Tanya Hawkins is a native of the Salt Lake Valley. Tanya enjoys being active in the community and is a patron of the arts, sciences, and outdoors. She invests in her Read More

Chris Decaria

Board Treasurer

Chris Decaria is an engineer and entrepreneur who graduated from the University of Utah with a specialty in biomedical materials and later completed Read More

Michael Iwasaki

Board Secretary

Michael Iwasaki received his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Utah, followed by his Juris Doctor degree from the S.J. Quinney College Read More

Gloria Castaneda

Executive Member at Large Gloria Castaneda is currently the 2-1-1 Senior Resource Specialist at United Way of Salt Lake (UWSL). The 2-1-1 program is a statewide information and referral system for Read More

Board Members

Michael Fordham

Board Member Michael is a real estate investor, getting his start in 2001 when he bought an abandoned brick building in Harlem and gut-renovated it, transforming it into a Read More

Tim Johns

Board Member Tim Johns, Vice President of Development for Planned Parenthood Association of Utah, completed his masters degree from New York University in nonprofit Read More

Ariel Malan

Board Member
Ariel Malan (she/her), earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from University of Utah in 2018. For over a decade, Ariel’s passion has Read More

Candice Pitcher

Board Member Candice Pitcher is an attorney in the banking and financial services sector. Candice began her career at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, Read More

John Stewart

Board Member Biography coming soon!
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