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To fulfill our statutory duty to recommend statewide policies and provide an objective assessment of proposed legislation, the USAAV+ Council works with state, county, and city partners.

MEET THE council

Commissioner Jess Anderson

Utah Department of Public Safety

 

Judge James Blanch

Third District Drug Court

 

Nubia Peña, Director

Division of Multicultural Affairs

 

Brett Peterson, Director

Division of Juvenile Justice Services.

 

Dr. Mark Foote

Intermountain Healthcare

Physical Health Care Field Rep.

 

Mary Jo McMillen, Executive Director

Utah Support Advocates

for Recovery Awareness

Statewide Advocacy Organization Rep

 

Mayor Howard Madsen

Sunset City

 League of Cities and Towns Rep.

 

Ann Williamson

Executive Director

Utah Department of Human Services

 

Daniel Burton, Director

Communications/Government Records

Utah Attorney General’s Designee

 

Margaret Olson

Summit County Attorney

Statewide Association of Prosecutors

 

Chief Tom Ross

Bountiful Police Department

Local Law Enforcement Agencies Rep.

 

Rob Timmerman

Prevention Director, Partners

for Success Salt Lake Region

Salt Lake County Health Department

 

Doug Thomas, Director,

Division of Substance Abuse

and Mental Health

 

Kim Cordova

Executive Director, CCJJ

 

Patrick Fleming, CHAIR

Citizen Representative

 

Judge Mary Manley

Seventh District Drug Court

 

Judge Vernice Trease

Third District Mental Health Court.

 

Mike Haddon

Executive Director

Utah Department of Corrections

 

Colonel Gary Harter

Executive Director

Department of Veterans

and Military Affairs

 

Deborah Kreeck Mendez

Trial Attorney

Salt Lake Legal Defender Association

 

Dennis Cecchini, Resident

Personally affected by a

Substance Use/Mental Health Disorder

 

Dr. Karen Buchi, Professor and Chief

General Pediatrics Division

University of Utah

 

Heather Borski, Director

Disease Control and Prevention

Department of Health’s Designee

 

Catherine Dupont

Deputy State Court Administrator

State Court Administrator’s Designee

 

Kimberly Myers, Administrator

Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services

Division of Substance Abuse

and Mental Health

 

Pending

Director, Division of Indian Affairs

Prevention Professionals Rep.

Licensed Peer Support Specialist

 

Santiago Cortez

Clinical Consultants, LLC

 

Sigrid Nolte

Representative

 

Carlene Walker

Representative

 

Scott Reed, VICE CHAIR

Assistant Utah Attorney General

 

Brent Kelsey, Associate Director

Division of Substance Abuse

and Mental Health

 

Clarissa Stebbing, 

Substance Abuse Prevention

& Intervention Specialist

State Board of Education Designee

 

Dr. Michael Crookston

Representative of Treatment

Professionals

 

Catherine Dupont

Deputy State Court Administrator

State Court Administrator’s Designee

 

Diane Moore, Director,

Utah Division of Child

and Family Services

 

Denise Porter

Board of Pardons

& Parole Designee

 

Christina Zidow, COO

Odyssey House of Utah

Youth Services Provider Rep.

 

Rob Wesemann

Executive Director

National Alliance for Mental Illness

Statewide Advocacy Organization Rep.