About Us

About Utah Community Action

Founded in 1965, Utah Community Action is a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive services for income-eligible families. Their six core programs—Head Start, Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, Nutrition, HEAT, and Weatherization—address barriers to self-reliance to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities.

Core Programs

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Adult Education

Helps adults with low- to moderate-income levels get access to courses and certifications that can help them work toward self-reliance.

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Case Management & Housing

Helps families find and maintain safe, affordable housing.

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Head Start

Provides education and health services to young children who would otherwise not be prepared for kindergarten.

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HEAT

Helps struggling households pay their utility bills. Both yearly application and emergency need services are available.

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Nutrition

Helps feed households in need, provides meals for Head Start classrooms, and offers educational programs to teach better eating habits.

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Weatherization

Helps low-income households reduce energy costs and increase comfort and safety in their homes.

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Our Mission

Utah Community Action’s mission is to empower individuals, strengthen families, and build communities through self-reliance and education programs.

Our Agency Values

APPRECIATION – We recognize and enjoy the positive contributions of others.
COMPASSION – We demonstrate genuine concern for the well-being of all.
INTEGRITY – We exemplify the highest standards of honesty and accountability.
RESPECT – We have admiration for each individual’s unique strengths and perspectives.
TRUST – We have confidence that the agency and staff will consistently act with the best of intentions.

Administrative Staff


Jennifer Godfrey

Chief Executive Officer



Joni Clark

Chief Development Officer

(801) 410-5707



Patrice Dickson

Chief Operations

Officer of Social Services

(801) 214-3138



Patty Mazzoni

Chief Operations

Officer of Education

(801) 410-5705



Stacy Weight

Chief Administrative Officer

(801) 410-5706





Matt Ulmer

Chief Technology Officer

(801) 410-5710



Joel Dunn

Human Resource Director

(801) 214-3153







Program Managers




Sahil Oberoi

Case Management & Housing Manager

(801) 214-3188



Jackie Drury

HEAT Manager

(801) 214-3175


Ian Spangenberg

Weatherization Manager

(801) 214-3171





Aurora Howell

Head Start Education Manager

(801) 410-5719



Christine McAtee

Head Start Family Partnerships & ERSEA Manager

(801) 410-5718



Katherine Peterson

Head Start Health & Mental Health Manager

(801) 410-5724




Board of Trustees

Karen Crompton
Chair
Public Sector
kgcrompton@slco.org

Kelli Meranda
Board Member
Public Sector

Jennifer Kennedy
Board Member
Public Sector

Holly Vantassell Smith
Board Member
Public Sector

Jonathan Pappasideris
Board Member
Public Sector

Janis Dubno
Board Member
Public Sector

Robert Rendon
Board Member
Private Sector

Rebekah Couper-Noles
Board Member
Private Sector

Jake Hawkins
Treasurer
Private Sector

Stephanie White
Second Vice Chair
Private Sector

Julie Buchholz
Board Member
Private Sector

Yolanda Valencia-Price
Board Member
Private Sector

John Delaney
Secretary
Low-Income Sector

Dorthy Longshaw
Board Member
Low-Income Sector

Kandice Davis
Board Member
Low-Income Sector

Stephanie Russell
Board Member
Low-Income Sector

Damaris Casarez
Head Start Policy Council Chair
Low-Income Sector

Katherine Setterberg
Head Start Policy Council Chair Elect
Low-Income Sector

We assist low-income families with services including Adult Education, Case Management & Housing, HEAT, Head Start, Nutrition and Weatherization to help them achieve self-reliance.