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-sufficiency 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-sufficiency.

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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-sufficiency 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 Directors

Rey Butcher
Chair
Private Sector
rey.butcher@dominionenergy.com

Robert Rendon
Board Member
Private Sector

Teri Nestel
Board Member
Private Sector

Jake Hawkins
Board Member
Private Sector

John Delaney
2nd Vice Chair
Low-Income Sector

Karen Crompton
Board Member
Public Sector

Jonathan Pappasideris
Board Member
Public Sector

Kelli Meranda
Board Member
Public Sector

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

Stephanie White
Treasurer
Private Sector

Mikelle Moore
Board Member
Private Sector

Damaris Morones
Head Start Policy Council Chair
Low-Income Sector

Janice Dubno
Board Member
Public Sector

Stephanie Russell
Board Member
Low-Income Sector

Jennifer Kennedy
Secretary
Public Sector

Dorthy Longshaw
Board Member
Low-Income Sector

Holly Vantassell Smith
Board Member
Public Sector

Kandice Davis
Board Member
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-sufficiency.