Board

The Community Foundation of Utah is led by a diverse group of innovative problem-solvers committed to creating positive change in Utah.

  • Brad Dickson

    Chairman

    Brad Dickson joined the Board of the Community Foundation of Utah in January 2017 and was elected Chairman in February 2018. He is an active angel and social impact investor with a mission to help de-risk technology-based start-ups and social entrepreneurship in the State of Utah. Brad is founding board chair of PandoLabs, Inc., a founding member of the Purpose Investment Network, a member of the board of Summit Community Power Works and a member of the executive committee of Park City Angels. Brad previously was a global C-Level executive with Dresser-Rand Company where he served as executive officer on their worldwide new equipment business and chief marketing officer.

  • Chris Conard

    Board Member

    Chris Conard has been working with Playworks since 2007 and is continually motivated by the way safe and healthy play can transform school environments and children's health. Chris launched Playworks in Utah in 2011 with just five school partners and has scaled to more than 119 schools by 2019. Chris is driven to deliver the highest quality programming, push the boundaries of social impact, and collaborate and inspire around solutions to complex social issues. EY recognized his mission-driven spirit in naming him the Social Entrepreneur of the Year in 2019. When he is not dedicated to changing health and education outcomes, he can be found snowboarding, hiking with his family, running, and walking his dog.

  • Doug Hansen

    Board Member

    Douglas J. Hansen (Doug) is a certified public accountant and a partner in the assurance services practice area of Tanner LLC, a Salt Lake City, Utah based CPA firm. Doug graduated with honors from Utah State University before joining Tanner LLC in 1989.  He has served clients in a wide variety of industries throughout his career, but has always loved the opportunity to serve many types and sizes of not-for-profit organizations. In fact, he spends the majority of his client service time working with some of Utah’s finest nonprofit organizations. He is a member of the Utah Association of CPA’s Nonprofit Committee, has taught numerous training sessions pertaining to the unique accounting and operational aspects of nonprofit organizations, and served for approximately five years on the national Nonprofit Committee of Allinial Global, one of the largest associations of CPA firms in the world. When he is not working, Doug loves to snow ski, hike, take road trips, and spend time with his family.

  • Jeff Miller

    Board Member

    Jeff Miller is the General Manager and part owner of both the Mark Miller Subaru Stores in Salt Lake City and JCO Financial. He has been with the Mark Miller Organization since 2003. He received his MBA from the University of Utah in 2010 and his Bachelors in Business from University of Southern California in 2002. He is a member of various prestigious corporate boards including: Subaru of America’s National Retailer Advisory Board, Subaru of America’s Regional Dealer Advisory Board, the Cox Automotive National Advisory Board, and the National Roadster Advisory Board. Jeff is also very involved with the community having previously served on the Boards of the Ronald McDonald House of the Intermountain Area and the Boys and Girls Club of Salt Lake City. He works tirelessly to ensure that the Mark Miller Subaru stores make a lasting impact in the community through charitable efforts and community outreach. In fact, Mark Miller Subaru, under Jeff’s leadership, has donated nearly $2,000,000.00 to local charity since 2010. In his free time, he likes volunteering, golfing, playing basketball and spending time with his wife Deanna, daughter Natalie, and his sons, Caden and Miles.

  • Jennifer Robinson

    Board Member

    Jennifer Robinson joined the Board of the Community Foundation of Utah in January 2022.  She is the associate director at the Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute at the University of Utah. In this role she oversees research projects with the goal of providing insightful information to community leaders. Notable projects include the widely praised annual Utah Informed booklet, the Economic Report to the Governor, and the recent Diversity in Utah Databook. 

    She earned her PhD in Political Science from the University of Utah and teaches in the Political Science Department and Hinckley Institute of Politics. Jennifer is actively engaged in community organizations including the University of Utah Veteran’s Day Committee, the Policy Committee for United Way of Salt Lake, and the Salt Lake Chamber’s Diversity Committee.

  • Jensen Warnock

    Board Member

    Jensen is passionate about entrepreneurship and technology. Currently, Jensen is the Managing Director for the Alpha, a Mercato Partners direct secondary fund.  He has co-founded and managed multiple investment practices in his career investing in seed, venture, and growth stage private company through a variety of investment structures and vehicle.

    Jensen graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Computer Science and received his M.B.A. from Carnegie Mellon University.

  • Jeramy Lund

    Board Member

    Jeramy Lund is the Sr. Director of CRA Equity Investments at Ally Bank. He is also Principal Partner for XIII, LLC; a diversified family holding and a partner at Valter's Osteria.  Currently, Mr. Lund is a member of the Kickstart Seed Fund (I&II) Investment Committees and an Emeritus member of the Park City Angel Network.  Prior to his current employment, Mr. Lund was formerly the Managing Director of Impact Investing at the Sorenson Impact Center at the University of Utah and the Managing Director for University Venture Funds I&II and worked for JP Morgan (New York), DLJ International (London) and American Stores Company (Salt Lake City, UT)  and served as Chairman of the Board of Command 7, Inc., and Three-D Spirits, Inc.

    Jeramy is actively involved in the non-profit arena.  He is a founding member, former Chair and on the Board of the Community Foundation of Utah and Pandolabs; Treasurer of the Lund Foundation and on the Board of Envision Utah and the Advisory Committee for Utah Clean Energy.  He previously served as Board Chairman for Recycle Utah, and for the Nature Conservancy, Gen C, University Of Utah Alumni Association and Wild Utah Project Boards.   

    Jeramy graduated from the University of Utah, Magna Cum Laude, with a BS in Accounting and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.  

  • Josh Kanter

    Board Member

    Josh provides thoughtful, personalized multi-generational family, business and legal wealth advisory services to his clients. Using his legal and family office backgrounds, Josh works with clients in various areas, including family meeting design and facilitation, family and business structuring, family governance, family office design, trust, estate and tax planning, risk mitigation, “blind spot” review, development of family “owner’s manuals,” philanthropy, and more.

    Josh has also been active philanthropically throughout his career, working with dozens of arts, cultural, and educational organizations. In 2011 he founded the Alliance for a Better Utah, a nontraditional, non-governmental organization dedicated to providing balance, accountability and transparency in Utah policy and politics. He is currently a member of the board of the International Sculpture Center, and a member of the Rowland Hall capital campaign committee. Josh has previously served on the boards of the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Action Utah, and a number of other non-profit and for-profit boards and committees. He has also served on numerous public art committees, including projects at the Salt Palace, the University of Utah David Eccles School of Business, Red Butte Garden, and the Utah Museum of Natural History.

    Josh serves as an elected representative to the Granite Community Council, is a member of the Collaboration for Family Flourishing, and is director of the Kanter Family Foundation.

  • Marty Tate

    Board Member

    Marty is an attorney with Carman, Lehnhof, Israelsen and counsels his clients on various forms of structured finance, securities matters, private and public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, real estate financings, venture capital and angel financings, fund formation and compliance, business formation and corporate governance. Over the past five years, Marty has been active in advising clients in the crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending space. He was recently recognized as one of the top crowdfunding attorneys and continues to provide expertise and play a leading role locally and nationally in this evolving area of securities law.

  • Mikelle Barberi-Weil

    Board Member

    After 10 years of sales management experience, raising her children and serving in many executive board positions, Mikelle Barberi-Weil joined the Department of Professional Sales at Weber State University in May of 2014 as the Assistant Director of the Alan E. Hall Center for Sales Excellence. Mikelle was named Sales Center director in July 2015. After serving as President of the Board of Directors for the GOAL Foundation, a non-profit that was founded after the 2002 Winter Olympics, she is currently in her second term on the Community Foundation of Utah Board of Directors. Mikelle's research interests include leadership through philanthropy, partnerships and communication in business. Mikelle, her husband Brent, and their three children enjoy all things outdoors, including raising horses and being on trails, rivers, bikes and skis. She has a BS in Professional Sales from Weber State University, a Masters in Leadership from the University of Southern California, and is pursuing a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology from Pepperdine University.

  • Ramez Halteh

    Board Member

    As the Sales Leader for Utah, Ram is responsible for leading the client experience, performance, and service efforts of Key Private Bank’s regional team. Ram has been with Key Bank for over 10 years working within Business and Commercial Banking divisions. He measures his success by the success of those that work with him. Ram believes he has a greater purpose to his work life, that is to improve the professional work lives of those who work for him. Ram started in banking 23 years ago for Bank of America’s consumer bank. Prior to entering the banking field Ram worked for a USAID contractor running the Arabic programs, training government officials from other countries, including running the Judicial Management seminars for Egyptian judges and prosecutors.

    He is active in the community, having served on a number of boards, including: The Trade Commission of Denmark in Atlanta, The Inclusion Center, Neighborworks Murray, and the Catholic Diocesan Finance Committee. Currently, Ram serves on the board of Utah Micro Loan Fund and as the Finance Chair for Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy.

    Ram has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Utah and is currently working on his MBA at Utah State University.

  • Trish Coughlin

    Board Member

    Trish Coughlin is a VP, Accounting at Amazon and is responsible for Devices (Kindle, Alexa, Echo, etc) and Project Kuiper, an initiative to build a low Earth orbit satellite constellation to provide reliable and affordable broadband service to unserved and underserved communities around the world.  Prior to Amazon, she was the Chief Accounting Officer for Cornerstone and Workday, both publicly listed SaaS companies, a managing director at Goldman Sachs where she held finance and operational leadership roles, a divisional controller of a $4 billion revenue business at Honeywell and Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she provided services to multinational clients in the audit and transaction advisory practices.

    Trish has been an active supporter in her community and is returning to the Community Foundation of Utah board, where she previously served as a director and member of the Executive Committee. She has also served on the Executive Committee of the board of directors at The McGillis School and the board of directors at the YWCA and was a founding member and co-chair of the Utah Women's Giving Circle.