LaDawn Stoddard is the Executive Director of UServeUtah and has been with the commission for eight years. She is responsible for the day to day operations of the Commission and, together with the governor-appointed Commissioners helps to set vision and strategy for accomplishing the Commission’s purposes.With a background in finance, LaDawn began working for the Commission in 2004 as the Grants Officer and then went on to fill the role of Development Director. In 2007 she became the Utah State National Service program manager, working closely with numerous community organizations across the state. She has served on numerous boards and volunteer committees at both the national and local level and has been personally engaged in volunteering from a very young age. As a resident of Wasatch County, she has a profound appreciation for the varied landscape in Utah, but finds her greatest appreciation for the state in its spirit of volunteerism. “Volunteers provide a valuable resource to Utah communities through non-profit and faith-based organizations as well as local and state agencies,” LaDawn said. “I feel honored to hold this position and am excited to collaborate with those individuals and groups who are working to help make Utah a better place.”
Administrative Support Specialist
Katie facilitates the day-to-day administrative and communications activities and supports the staff in their various roles. In addition, Katie serves on and supports the Volunteer Recognition Committee and administers volunteer recognition certificates. After graduating with a degree in Communications from Brigham Young University, Katie jumped into the world of internet publishing and has had articles printed in The Deseret News, The Daily Universe, and LDS Living. Katie has been with the commission for a year.
TRacy G.H. Bodily
Strategic Initiatives Coordinator
TRacy Bodily, has been with the commission for the past two years. She was a contractor for a year before accepting full-time employment. Tracy, a native of Salt Lake City, covers technology resources, including managing the website and AmeriCorps member tracking system, IPT, and heads up volunteer and donations emergency management planning. Tracy has studied emergency management for the last five years and has just completed her master’s degree in Sports Management with an emphasis in sport security event management. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah and an associate’s degree from Snow College. Tracy previously worked for Utah Campus Compact managing two National Service Programs, their website and event planning. When Tracy is not hard at work at the commission she can be found playing with her nieces and nephew, enjoying her time as a newlywed, watching movies, learning how to play video games, trying out new crafts, or pursuing her passion for global travels.
National Service Coordinator
Don Willie comes to UServeUtah after working for several years in the Governor’s office. He has held various positions, most recently working as a Policy Analyst.Don has strong commitment to community engagement. He has volunteered consistently throughout his life, and is passionate about building bridges and collaborating with community organizations to better assist under-served populations and meet needs throughout the community. Don holds a Bachelor degree in Political Science and will receive his Masters of Public Administration in 2014 (both from the University of Utah). Don enjoys spending his spare time with his family, in the community, exploring the Utah outdoors and tackling home remodel projects. He and his wife Jennifer are Utah natives (Salt Lake) and are the proud parents to their son Mason.
Community Engagement Coordinator
Pearl Wright is responsible for Community Engagement for the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism. In this capacity she oversees statewide Volunteer Management Training, manages the federal Volunteer Generation Fund. Pearl holds a Masters Degree in Professional Communication/Technical Writing and Management from Westminster College and received her Bachelor degree from University of Utah. As a champion of social good, Pearl has been involved in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years in the capacity of both staff and volunteer. She is a voracious mountain biker, lover of dogs and international travel.
As the newest intern at UServeUtah, Ann Dent works in partnership with the Utah Nonprofits Association in developing a pilot program for volunteer managers in a nonprofit setting. Ann comes from 10 years of Hospitality Management Experience and is excited to be working with the commission and sees it as a great opportunity to become more familiar with the non-profit sector. Originally from Texas, she now calls Utah her home . She is a mom to a Rock-star 9 year old daughter and cat “Tiger Woods.”