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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

Board Members

Chris Jensen
(he-him-his)

Board Chairperson

ChrisJensen@utahpridecenter.org

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

Michael Iwasaki
(he-him-his)

Board Secretary

MichaelIwasaki@utahpridecenter.org

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
(she-her-hers)

Secretary

GloriaCastaneda@utahpridecenter.org

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

Rio Polidori
(she/her/they/them)

Treasurer

RioPolidori@utahpridecenter.org

Rio Polidori (she/her/they/them) received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters in Information Systems, both from Read More

April Wilson
(she-her-hers)

Executive Member at Large

AprilWilson@utahpridecenter.org Originally from Cache Valley, Utah, April Wilson (she/her) is a passionate fundraiser and Masters in Social Work (MSW) candidate at the University of Utah. April has held various fundraising roles over Read More

Rachel Alder
(she-her)

Board Member

Rachel Alder (she/her) is a victim advocate that has spent a majority of her social work career working with survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She focuses on Read More

Sage Buch
(they-them)

Board Member

Sage Buch (they/them) is a Community Health Worker specializing in transgender homeless healthcare and health access, and an author of the book “Finding Self”. Before stepping into health access, Read More

Jasmine Despain
(they-them-she-her)

Board Member

Biography coming soon!

Gabriel Glissmeyer
(he-him-his)

Board Member

Gabriel Glissmeyer (he/him) serves on the UPC mental health committee. He is a Project Specialist at the National LGBT Cancer Network, and his work focuses on Read More
Austin Hendrickson

    Austin Hendrickson
    (he-him-his)

    Board Member

    Austin Hendrickson (he/him) is Associate Director of Student Engagement & Assessment at the David Eccles School of Business, where he spends his time supporting business students to have Read More

    Ejay Jack
    (he-him-his)

    Board Member

    Ejay Jack (he/him) is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a secondary Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Nebraska. Ejay is originally from Read More

    Tim Johns
    (he-him-his)

    Board Member

    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 Read More

    Marion Neversummer
    (she-her-hers)

    Board Member

    MarionNeversummer@utahpridecenter.org.

    Marion Neversummer currently works as the Director of Sales and Marketing at the Hilton Salt Lake City Center in downtown Salt Lake City. Marion has been in the hotel businessRead More

    Candice Pitcher
    (she-her-hers)

    Board Member

    Candice Pitcher (she/her) is an attorney in the banking and financial services sector. Candice began her career at Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough, where she advised banks, Read More

    Chance Pennington
    (he-him-his)

    Board Member

    Chance Pennington(he/him) is Group Human Resources Manager for Enterprise Holdings (Enterprise, Alamo, & National rental car brands) where he is in his 21st year with the company. Read More

    John Stewart
    (he-him-his)

    Board Member

    John Stewart (him/his) is passionate about long distance learning and mental health therapy including rural support to LGBTQ.

     

    John is also passionate about finding an outreach for elderly LGBTQ that need to be checked on frequently as they approach aging and death Just a simple call out on a daily or semi daily basis would make a difference. (aging in Utah especially among LGBTQ is not currently very well supported)

     

    Demonstrating effective leadership on a board, John tends to advise from a non-designate leadership role (i.e. facilitator) and  not necessarily execute. When John was doing quality and reliability advisement with world class organizations , this was a position he excelled in for over 15 years Read More

    Being on the board of this type helps John assist in a legacy of what he has learned in life that may help others, especially with marginalized groups.

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