About Us

About Utah Community Action

Utah Community Action is a multi-faceted agency that helps low-income individuals and families overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. Utah Community Action helps remove these barriers through six core programs.

To find and implement the best solutions to poverty, Utah Community Action frequently works with community members and organizations like the following:

  • Interns from the Department of Workforce Services
  • Senior workers from SCSEP
  • Courts that assign community service
  • Service-learning students
  • Volunteers


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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.

Core Programs

Adult Education

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

Head Start

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


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

Case Management & Housing

Helps families find and maintain safe, affordable housing.


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


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

Administrative Staff

Jennifer Godfrey

Interim Chief Executive Officer & Head Start Director

(801) 410-5704

Joni Clark

Chief Development Officer

(801) 410-5707

Patrice Dickson

Interim 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

Jenna Seeley

Human Resource Director

(801) 214-3114

Program Managers

Tony Milner

Housing Manager

(801) 214-3188

Jackie Drury

Acting HEAT Manager

(801) 214-3175


Ian Spangenberg

Weatherization Manager

(801) 214-3171

Aurora Howell

Head Start Early Childhood Education Manager

(801) 410-5719

Christine McAtee

Head Start Health & Family Partnerships Manager

(801) 410-5718

Board of Directors

Rey Butcher
Dominion Energy

Jon Pierpont
Chair Elect
Utah Department of Workforce Services

Robert Rendon
Board Member

Teri Nestel
Board Member
Children’s Miracle Network

John Delaney
Vice President
Community Advocate

Mayor Ben McAdams
Board Member
Salt Lake County

Stephanie Grass
Board Member

Jonathan Pappasideris
Board Member
Salt Lake City

Mayor Cherie Wood
Board Member
South Salt Lake


Stephanie White

Mikelle Moore
Board Member
Intermountain Healthcare

Damaris Morones
Board Member
Head Start (Policy Council Chair-Elect)

Ruth Watkins
Board Member
University of Utah

Jake Hawkins
Board Member
Morgan Stanley

Jennifer Kennedy
Murray City Mayor Dan Snarrs Office

Sara Vorwaller
Board Member
Head Start (Policy Council)

Dorthy Longshaw
Board Member
Head Start (Policy Council)

Brandy Tuutau
Board Member
Salt Lake City

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.