Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences
Suzanne Prevedel is an Assistant Professor of Family and Consumer Sciences in the northeastern corner of Utah. She serves Uintah, Duchesne, and Daggett County residents through her Family Wellness chronic disease prevention program. Current projects include Ute Tribe Diabetes Prevention Community Summer camps and co-managing the Roosevelt Farmers Market. In her home life, she gardens, plays with her horse, and explores the Uintah Mountains.
Reshma Arrington is excited to bring her knowledge of public health onto our Extension Team this July! Reshma received her MPH from the George Washington University where she focused on environmental epidemiology and hazards. While in the D.C. area Reshma honed in on her data analysis skills and research talents and though she was far away from USU campus, she developed a love and knack for agriculture and crop science. After deciding to return to her stomping grounds of red rocks and hoodoos Reshma is now ready to implement her public health and research knowledge into the Opioid Epidemic here in Utah. A true [Southern] Utahn at heart, Reshma enjoys camping, hiking with her sons and skiing. She also likes reading but don’t ask her what she’s read most recently! Her sons provide a lot of entertainment for her these days!
Kandice Atismé is the new Health and Wellness faculty member in Davis and Weber Counties. She recently earned two Master’s Degrees in Public Health and Healthcare Administration from the University of Utah and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise and Sports Science. She has spent several summers interning with the Davis County Health Department where she helped conduct/analyze various public health needs assessments to address areas for action. She is excited to join Extension, and to have the opportunity to work with Davis and Weber county community members to address health and wellness needs. In her free time she coaches competitive tumbling at a local gym, enjoys reading, and finding new shows to watch.
Tim has a Master’s Degree in Health Education. He is an Exercise Scientist, Health Counselor, Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), former Lecturer in the Department of Public Health and Health Education at SUNY Brockport, former Adjunct Lecturer in the Exercise Science Program, in the College of Health Sciences and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), and a retired Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-D). While in Higher Ed, Tim was the Advisor to Colleges Against Cancer (CAC)/Relay for Life and the Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity Risk Management Advisor. Tim’s most recent position was the Associate Director for Student Health/Wellness at RIT, (he spent 17 years at the University). His responsibilities included assisting in the administration of Student Wellness, supervision and oversight of the RIT student-governed volunteer Ambulance, program assessment, and supervision of student employees and volunteers. As RIT’s Health Educator, Tim developed and delivered Institute-wide health education programs and activities. He also served as an RIT community resource on issues of emergency response, health promotion and disease prevention efforts, directed wellness initiatives and teams, and provided individual health counseling to many students. Tim’s new position is to work with USU extension to improve the health of the citizens of Cache and Box Elder counties. He is eager to collaborate with members of the HEART faculty and to positively contribute to the health promotion efforts in the state of Utah. This is his passion, improving the quality of life for an entire population. On a personal note, Tim enjoys sports, spending time with his wife and family, and exploring his new surroundings. He was born and raised in upstate New York and has spent years assessing the quality of ice creams throughout the country. He is excited to live near the USU Creamery. Tim’s passion is providing health resources to improve the quality of life of all people in Utah.
Dr. Mateja Savoie-Roskos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics, and Food Sciences at Utah State University. Mateja teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses including: Community Nutrition, Education and Counseling in Dietetics, Maternal and Child Nutrition, and Advanced Counseling and Motivational Interviewing for Health Professionals, among others. Mateja has been a part of a small group of faculty responsible for the newly available Masters of Public Health (MPH) program at USU. When Mateja is not teaching, she is researching the Food $ense (SNAP-Ed) program, farmers¹ market incentives, gardening interventions for youth, and effective pedagogy. She also is the evaluation specialist for the Health Extension: Advocacy Research and Teaching (HEART) initiative. Mateja spends her free time outside with her husband, 1 year old daughter, and two Vizslas.
Maren Voss, PhD
Ashley Yaugher, PhD
Maren Wright Voss is the new Northern Region Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professors, Health & Wellness faculty member for Tooele and Utah counties. She has completed master’s degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern and in communications from the University of Maryland. She has a doctorate from Towson University in occupational science. Her research investigates the health outcomes tied to behavioral and social variables with a focus on participation and engagement as psychosocial health determinants. She has taught psychology, stress management, and mindfulness at colleges and in communities, while practicing these disciplines in life with a loving husband and 5 children. Her favorite activity is hiking on mountain trails. She values integrity, accountability, and compassion in achieving goals and facing life with resilience. She hopes to connect with and build bridges to wellness among the residents of Utah and Tooele counties. You can peruse her research at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Maren_Voss2
Ashley Yaugher is the new Southern Region Health & Wellness Professional Practice Extension Assistant Professor and HEART (Health, Extension, Advocacy, Research & Teaching) Initiative Program Coordinator for Carbon and Emery Counties. Ashley recently completed a one year postdoctoral residency as Director of Counseling at USU Eastern. Ashley earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Texas A&M University and completed her APA-accredited internship at the University of Utah Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) in 2017. She earned her Masters of Science degree in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Texas A&M University and her undergraduate degrees in Psychology and Criminology from California State University, Fresno in 2011. Ashley is passionate about mental health and physical wellness, enjoys community outreach and collaboration, and has a love of both teaching and research. Ashley enjoys being outdoors (hiking, snowboarding, camping), watching movies, listening to music, and spending time with family and friends. She looks forward to her position and making a positive difference for the community and Extension