Organizational Information


President: Patty CrossPresident Elect: Rebecca Fronberg - Vice President: Jessica Strong - Past President: Sharon Talboys

Treasurer: Vangie Lund - Secretary: Stephanie Jones - APHA Affiliate Representative: Teresa Garrett

Executive Director: Paul Wightman



Communications Unit

The Communications Unit is responsible for sharing current public health information with members, the media and the public via monthly E-News, the association’s website, and National Public Health Week. Contact the Communications Unit for more information.

Chair: Julie Gast     Members: Sarah Hodson, Alison Conver

Fiscal Unit

The Fiscal Unit is responsible for auditing UPHA revenues and expenses, preparing the association budget and identifying new and additional funding sources. Contact the Fiscal Unit for more information.

Chair: Pam Lyon     Members: Vacant Positions

Advocacy Unit

The Advocacy Unit is responsible for UPHA advocacy efforts, including advancing sound public health policy. Our success is dependent on you! Please contact the Advocacy Unit to join our efforts or for more information.

Chair: Christy Cushing    Members: Jessie Mandle, Vacant Position

Member Services Unit

The Member Services Unit includes all of the UPHA Executive Committee and is responsible for providing benefits and services to members, including the Public Health Conference for Utah, public health awards, board member nominations and professional development opportunities. Contact the UPHA President for more information.

Executive Operations Unit

The Executive Operations Unit includes the Director and other staff of the Association and is responsible for providing strategic planning, business planning and continuity, information technology resources, office management, policies and procedures, managing the Association Office functions and supervise appointed positions, including:  Bookkeeper, CHW Section Covid Project,  for the Association. Contact the UPHA Director for more information.

Student Assembly

The Student Assembly, organized in May 2010, is a student group established across universities in Utah to promote communication and interaction among public health students and professionals within UPHA and beyond. It allows networking and professional development opportunities for university students in Utah with an interest in public health and health education.

Chair: Skyler Crouch    Members: Vacant Positions



Awards Committee: Responsible for soliciting nominations for award recipients, review nominations, present to the Board recommendations for recipients and preparation of awards to be presented and managing the annual Awards Event. (Elected) Chair: Julieanne Titmus    Members: Kellie Furman, Amy Mikkelsen.

Annual Conference Committee: Engages UPHA’s Conference Planning Committee to coordinate student-related events and advertises the Public Health Conference for Utah to students. (Designated) Chair: President Elect    Co-Chair: Vice President and Conference Planning Committee Members

Finance Committee: Makes recommendations to the Board of Directors on all financial matters, assist association groups prepare annual reports, work programs and budgets which shall be presented to the Board of Directors for approval prior to beginning of each fiscal year. (Designated) Chair: Fiscal Group Chair    Members: Fiscal Group leaders, Treasurer and Bookkeeper

Membership Committee: The Membership Committee works to recruit and retain members to the Association.  It evaluates current and potential member benefits to ensure the association is best meeting members needs, and develops messaging/materials to promote membership.  This committee also maintains the membership database, keeps member lists up-to-date, and ensures renewals and new members processes are functioning.  (Elected) Chair: Eric Christensen    Member: Nancy Farnes 

Nominations Committee: Nominates candidates for all offices, Board of Directors membership, and membership on elected Committee members. (Elected) Chair: Jake Isaacson    Members: Kelly Teemant, Ashley Yaugher

Professional Development Committee: Responsible for actively promoting and improving developmental opportunities for health professionals, students, educators and others interested in public health in Utah. (Designated) Eric Edwards and Stephanie Stokes

Resource Development Committee: Identify and solicit diversified sources of funding, including endowed funds, scholarships, donations, gifts, grants, and entrepreneurial opportunities to fund UPHA events and services. (Designated) Chair: Sharon Talboys    Members: Vacant Positions