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Meet Our Staff and Board

UNA Staff

We're a small team remote team working across the Salt Lake Valley. We're focused on fostering community, and are dedicated and passionate about the work of UNA.

Our virtual office is open from Monday to Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm. We're excited to collaborate with you and support your nonprofit organization!

Do you have questions, feedback, or need assistance? Connect with us through our Contact Form!

Emily Nikolaisen

Marketing and Events Coordinator


Warren Miterko

Membership Manager


Julie Chang

Programming Manager


Saru Ramanan

Director of Communications


Alison Anderson

Director of Operations


Jill Bennett

Chief Executive Officer


UNA Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is made up of outstanding professionals from our community.

We carefully consider skills, attributes, organizational size, and regional representation when recruiting new members. Each year, all board members agree to our Conflict of Interest disclosures, and those handling our bank accounts undergo background checks.

We want to express our gratitude to all current and past UNA Board Members. Their guidance and advice have been instrumental in shaping the organization.

Charese Jamison


CHG Healthcare

Executive Committee

Kristy Columbia

Vice Chair

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center

Executive Committee

Paul Burnett

Past Chair

Tanner LLC

Executive Committee

Valerie DeRose


Larson & Company

Executive Committee

Susan Isbell


Mountain West Mothers' Milk Bank

Executive Committee

Jason Krause

Kirkland & Ellis LLP

Executive Committee

Kyle Robbins

Larson & Company PC

Dr. Ruby Chou


James Brown

Living and Aging with Pride

Julianna Potter

Salt Lake County Youth Services

Jill Anderson


Encarni Gallardo

Children's Service Society of Utah

Natalie El-Deiry

Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Peggy Green

State of Utah

Chauma Kee-Jansen

American Indian Services

Eric Marx

Community Representative

Liz Owens


Patrick Risk

June Homes

Ed Roberson

Journey Team

Sariah Toronto

Morgan Stanley Salt Lake