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Voting Members

Melissa BallardRep. Melissa Ballard
 Appointment: 5/2019-5/2023 
Commission Chair
Matthew TownsendDr. Matthew Townsend
Appointment: 7/2020
Commission Vice Chair 
Nate BagleyNate Bagley 
Appointment: 11/2018-5/2021 
Commission Member 
Relationship Podcaster Writer & Speaker
Shawn ChristiansenDr. Shawn Christiansen 
Appointment: 1/2020 
Commission Member 
Dean of College of Education, SUU 
Bill Hulterstrom
Bill Hulterstrom
Appointment: 1/2021 
President and CEO, United Way of Utah County
John JohnsonSen. John Johnson
Appointment: 4/2021
Utah State Senator
Mike KennedySen. Mike Kennedy
Appointment: 4/2021
Utah State Senator
Douglas LeCheminant Douglas LeCheminant 
Appointment: 11/2018-5/2022 
Commission Member
LCSW at LDS Family Services  
Douglas LeCheminant Rep. Carol S. Moss 
Appointment: 5/2013 
UT House of Representatives  
Julie Nelson
Julie Nelson 

Appointment: 8/2019
Commission Member
Professor of Family Science, UVU | 

Lola Shipp
Lola Shipp 
Appointment: 8/2019-5/2023 
Commission Member 
Utah Board of Education
Todd Weiler
Todd Weiler
Appointment: 1/2020 
Commission Member 
Utah State Senate

Consulting Members

Naomi Brower
Professor, USU Ext. Weber
Randy Chatelain
Therapist
Allen Christensen
Dr. Stephen Duncan
Professor of Family Studies, BYU
Cassandra Eggertsen
Stronger Families Program Facilitator
Dr. Wallace Goddard
Professor of Family Life, Author
Dr. Alan Hawkins
Department Chair, School of Family Life, BYU
Dr. Brian Higginbotham
Associate VP, USU Extension
Lyle Hillyard
Scott Hogensen
Internal Audit Supervisor, Utah County
Dr. Mark O. Jarvis
Professor of Family Life, SLCC
Jacalyn Leavitt
Honorary Chair
Christina Powell Moton
SUU
Crystal Painter
at SLC Catholic Diocese
Andrea Schmutz
USU Ext. Washington
Dr. Paul Schvaneveldt
Presidential Distinguished Professor, WSU
Lana Stohl
DHS Deputy Director 
Dr. David Schramm
Professor of Family Life, USU Extension

Staff