Meet Our Team

Staff Directory

Our staff is made up of close to 50 passionate individuals who are dedicated to fulfilling our vision. Each individual is deeply involved in making a difference for every Big and Little apart of our organization. Learn more about who supports the hundreds of one-to-one relationships below.

Nancy Winemiller Basinger

President/CEO

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801.743.1662

Nancy first became a “Big Sister” in Indiana in 1995 and saw first-hand how one-to-one mentoring changes the lives of young people facing challenges. Nearly 20 years later, her affinity for the mission led Nancy to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, where she has served as President & CEO since January 2015.
Nancy earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Georgia, an MPA in Nonprofit Management and a BS in Accounting, both from Indiana University.  Immediately prior to joining the team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, she spent 12 years at the University of Utah, first as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Public Administration Program and later as the Engaged Faculty Director at the Lowell Bennion Community Service Center. Her research has appeared in several journals including Nonprofit Management & Leadership, the Journal of Nonprofit Management, and the Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education.
Nancy is a Big Sister, a Commissioner on the Utah Commission on Service and Volunteerism, a board member for University Neighborhood Partners, and co-chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council committee on Evaluation, Outputs and Outcomes.

Jill Sundstrom, has worked with Big Brothers Big Sisters for 18 years, and is currently the Chief Operating Officer, managing the mentoring programs and the Donation Center, a social enterprise supporting BBBSU.  She has been a big sister three times, once in each of the three programs that BBBSU runs, and most recently watched her mentee from the mentor2.0 program graduate from high school in 2017. Jill graduated from the University of Utah with a Masters in Public Administration (emphasis in nonprofit management) and a Bachelors of Science in Political Science with a minor in Sociology.  She is passionate about helping children find and build resilience.   She lives in West Bountiful, Utah with her husband and twin 8 year old daughters and in their spare time they love to travel and be outside.

Jill Sundstrom

COO

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801.743.1676

Brandi Jolley

CDO

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801.743.1674

Brandi Jolley has been the Chief Development Officer for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah (BBBSU) since 2009. Brandi earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Speech Communication at the University of Utah and has previously held Development positions with The Road Home, Judge Memorial, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Salt Lake. She was on the Board of the Murray Chamber Women in Business. Brandi lives in Salt Lake City and has a 21 year old son who is attending the University of Utah. She has recently become obsessed with trivia and can be found watching Cash Cab until all hours of the night.

Brian Sheets is a Certified Public Accountant and has worked in the non-profit industry for almost 25 years as the Chief Financial Officer for three different non-profit agencies. In addition he has taught non-profit financial management courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Utah Society of Certified Public Accountants and Westminster College Graduate program.

Brian Sheets

CFO

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801.743.1683

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Abdikadir Eftin

Site-Based Program Coordinator

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Ali Malovich

Mentoring Support Coordinator

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385.261.1152

Amy Butler

Enrollment Specialist – Spanish

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801.743.1675

Ana Arreola

M2.0 Program Coordinator

[email protected]

801.710.7353

Anthony Roberts

Refugee Mentoring Coordinator

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801.743.1678

Camille Jenkins

Community-Based Program Manager

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Claire Shaffer

M2.0 Program Coordinator

[email protected]

385.254.1014

Dan Gibbs

Refugee Mentoring Coordinator

[email protected]

801.743.1671

Dan Salay

M2.0 Program Team Lead

[email protected]

385.666.8795

Eowyn Cassavaugh

Site-Based Program Team Lead

[email protected]

801.743.1685

Gina Trejo

Family Resource & Enrollment Coordinator

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385.309.1062

Jason Wilde

Mentoring Support Coordinator (Part-time)

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801.510.0853

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Jim Tarr

Volunteer Services Team Lead

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Jordan Duberow

Grants Coordinator

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801.743.1663

Krishna

Krishna Floisand

Site-Based Program Coordinator

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Kristi Curtis

Development Manager-Events

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801.743.1673

Kyler Pigott

Enrollment Coordinator

[email protected]

801.855.6240

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Lauren Holman

HR Manager

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Lauren Judkins

Marketing Manager

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801.828.7891

Maria Forrester

Enrollment Team Lead – Spanish

[email protected]

801.743.1686

Maribel Garcia

Enrollment Coordinator – Spanish

[email protected]

801.743.1684

Volunteer Utah

Rachal Milford

Mentoring Support Coordinator (Part-time)

[email protected]

801.870.3589

Rosario Sorensen

Customer Relations

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Scott Schill

M2.0 Program Coordinator

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801.970.2952

Skye R

Skye Rydman

Mentoring Support Coordinator – Spanish

[email protected]

801.209.6320

Stephen Throndsen

Partnership & In-Kind Coordinator

[email protected]

801.743.1672

Suraya Medina

Bilingual Mentoring Support Coordinator

[email protected]

385.414.5962

Tasia Benzmiller

Customer Relations

[email protected]

801.313.0303 Ext. 199

St. George

Kariann Atkin

Southern Utah Manager

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435.986.9776

Rebekah W

Rebekah Wrigley

SB Program Coordinator

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435.986.9776

Tawni Cottam

Mentoring Support Coordinator

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435.986.9776

Tresa D

Tresa Downey

Mentoring Support Coordinator

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Park City

Lacey Cole-Rae

Park City Summit/Wasatch Manager

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435.649.9366

Banessa Guevara

Bilingual Mentoring Support Coordinator

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Marisol White

Mentoring Support Coordinator (Part-time)

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435.649.9366

Savannah Odekirk

Recruitment & Mentoring Coordinator

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435.649.9366

Donation Center

Amy Hepworth

St. George DC Attendant

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Christie Stolworthy

CSR

[email protected]

801.747.1050

Joseph Juarez

Collections Manager

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801.747.1050

Matthew Draper

Donation Center Director

[email protected]

801.301.1320

Stephen Throndsen

Partnership & In-Kind Coordinator

[email protected]

801.743.1672

Board Directory

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah’s Board of Directors ensures that every chapter is held accountable for providing safe and successful one-to-one mentoring opportunities to kids throughout the nation. The following individuals oversee the work and efforts made by our CEO and staff. With their support, we are able to sustain the relationships we have with our corporate and community partners.

Cameron Boice – Goldman Sachs
Stephen Clay – EMI Health
Michael Denison – The Cash Flow Academy
Tami Flandro – SelectHealth
Amanda Harper – Lending Club
James Jackson III – Zions Bank
Merlin Jensen – Complete Recovery
KayC Jolley – Red Rock Demolition
Michael King – Commercial Real Estate Professional
Tawanda Owens Ph.D. – University of Utah

Michelle Parker – Progressive Leasing
Angela Peleschka – Snap Finance
Leena Rinee – Franklin Covey
David Seely – American Express
Levi Smith – Cambia Health Solutions
Mark St. Andre Ph.D. – University of Utah
Debbie Stone – Employers Council
Shannon Williams – Wells Fargo
Karl Wilson – US Bank