Staff Members

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Executive Director

Kathryn Thomas

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Senior Program Manager 

Abby Warr

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Program Manager 

Averiel Bailey

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As the PHP Office Administrator, Averiel’s willingness to learn and life experience exemplify PHP’s core principals and help support PHP’s mission of teaching women the skills needed to overcome their current circumstances and reach self-sufficiency.

Program Manager

Izabel Neeley

Serving on the Board and working with the PHP clients has given me a unique opportunity to give back to the community.  Over the past couple of years, we have all felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we have all had to adjust and adapt to the changing world around us.  Our staff rose to the challenge and successfully transitioned the PHP program to a virtual format, and in doing so, were able to continue providing the PHP program during a time when it has been most needed. The women PHP serves were especially hard it and have needed PHP more than ever.  PHP has been an invaluable resource for these women, providing them with the tools, coaching, and support to help them get back on their feet and improve their employment situation, creating a better future for themselves and their families.  

I am grateful for our agency partners, employer partners, donors, and volunteers that support this life changing program.  You all contribute to the success of PHP.  Without your support, PHP would not be able to reach as many women or be as impactful. 


Claire Scott, Interim Chair-Elect & Past Board Chair

Sr. Compliance Manager and CRA Officer, Sallie Mae Bank

Board Of Directors

People Helping People appreciates the support of our following Board of Directors:

Executive Board


Margaret McDermott, Board Chair

  • NICE inContact

Misti Williams-Valente, Chair Elect 

  • Spherion Staffing

Claire Scott, Secretary

  • Sallie Mae Bank

Blake Marzloff, Treasurer

  • WebBank

Craig Staheli, Past Chair

  • Moreton & Company

Dlayne Swensen

  • Adobe

Chanin Christensen 

  • Merrick Bank

Joel Cannon, Past Chair

  • EnerBank, USA

Tammy Anton, Past Chair

  • JP Morgan Chase

Advisory Board 

Charmaine White

  • Intermountain Healthcare

Heather Christensen

  • Discover Financial Services

Amy Hu Sunderland

  • Grandeur Peak Funds

Shelli Mecham

  • Family Support Center

Rob Palmer

  • EnerBank USA

David Marx, Past Chair

  • ​Dorsey & Whitney LLC

Juliann Salhberg

  • US Bank

Melanie Powell

  • Ally Bank

Hannah Eldredge

  • ​Marriner S. Eccles Foundation

Cyndi Reinhold

  • The Reinhold Family Charitable Foundation

Carrie Haroldsen

  • Bank of Utah

Natasha Paolinelli

  • UBS Bank USA

Angela Yarborough

  • American Express

Lori Hart

  • Medallion Bank

Anthony Christensen

  • Enterprise Holdings

Richard Thiessens

  • FinWise Bank


Kayleen Simmons

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