Boards & Commissions

Statute requires Department of Human Services oversight and/or involvement in a variety of boards, commissions and advisory committees. Membership, appointment and representation on these boards is determined by individual statue. Below is a list of these boards in which we have a primary administrative role as directed by law. Please contact the administrative DHS Division, Office or Institution for specific information on membership, function and purpose of the board. Click here for a full list of Utah boards and commissions.

Board of Aging and Adult Services: Division of Aging and Adult Services

– Christy Achziger

– Martha Autry
– Diena Simmons

– Neil Anderton
– Sharon Ott
– Kelly Van Noy

Child Support Guidelines Advisory Committee: Executive Director’s Office

– Russell Minas, Utah State Bar
– Lori Nelson, Utah State Bar

– Heather Barber, Custodial
– Dan Deuel, Diverse interests
– Jen Gedge, Non-custodial
– Brian Higginbotham, Diverse interests
– Kandice Leornard, Custodial
– Carrie Mayne, Economist
– William Melton, Non-custodial
– 2nd District Court Commissioner TR Morgan, Judicial Council
– Liesa Stockdale, Office of Recovery Services

Disability Advisory Council: Division of Services for People with Disabilities

– Stephanie Roach

– Neil Allred
– Jacky Bell
– Susan Blamires  
– Tamera Dalton  
– Shirlee Draper
– Mary Jones
– Jordyn Peterson  
– Angella Pinna (DSPD Director)
– John Shoemaker
– Carla Thorne

Utah Marriage Commission: Executive Director’s Office

– Alan Hawkins, BYU Family Life

– Dr. Liz Albertsen, Valley Behavioral Health
– Nate Bagley, Relationship Researcher, Writer, Podcaster and Speaker
– Melissa G. Ballard, Utah State House of Representatives
– Veola Burchett, Catholic Dioceses of Salt Lake City
– Senator Allen Christensen, Utah State Senate
– Stephen Duncan, Ph.D. Brigham Young University, Vice-Chair
– Senator Lyle Hillyard, Utah State Senate
– Mark O. Jarvis, Ph.D. Salt Lake Community College
– Dannelle Larsen-Rife, Ph.D. Dixie State University
– Jacalyn Leavitt, Founder and Honorary Chair
– Douglas LeCheminant, LCSW, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family Services
– Julie Nelson, Utah Valley University
– David Schramm, Ph.D. Utah State University
– Paul Schvaneveldt, Ph.D. Weber State University, Chair
– Lola Shipp, Utah State Board of Education
– Representative Carol Spackman Moss, Utah State House of Representatives
– Gerald White, Utah National Guard Chaplain

Consulting Members:
– Randy Chatelain, Marriage and Family Therapist
– LaVar Christensen, Christensen and Associates
– Wallace H. Goddard, Ph.D.
– Brian Higginbotham, USU Extension Services

Utah State Developmental Center Board: Division of Services for People with Disabilities

– Laura Anderson, public member
– Don Gordon, parent of USDC services recipient
– Fred Jex, public member
– Scott Pingree, parent of USDC services recipient
– Angella Pinna, DSPD director
– Manuel Smiley, USDC resident
– Scott Smith, public member
– Lana Stohl, DHS Deputy Director
– Frank Rees, USDC Interim Superintendent

Youth Parole Authority: Division of Juvenile Justice Services

– Alvin Emery, Part-time member

– Myron Benson, Part-time member
– Sharlene Christensen, Part-time member
– Ferris Groll, Part-time member
– Margaret Jackson, Part-time member
– Beatrice Martinez, Part-time member
– Mitchell Six, Part-time member
– Lynn Stewart, Part-time member
– Rick Westmoreland, Part-time member
– Athelia Woolley, Part-time member

Vacant Positions:
– Pro-Tempore board member
– Pro-Tempore board member
– Pro-Tempore board member
– Pro-Tempore board member
– Pro-Tempore board member