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Sherri WittwerChair 
Mental Health Advocate 

Tony Milner, Vice Chair                            
​Salt Lake City  Housing Stability ​

Austin Davis, Treasurer                                    
First Step House   

Jim SchultePast Chair
Restore Utah

Kristy Chambers, Past Chair                        
Columbus Community Center 


Andi Beadles                
Weber County Housing Authority 
Don Dean
American Express
Ginger Chinn
Salt Lake Chamber 
Kaitlin Myers
Moab Area Community Land Trust 
Liz Marie Santiago-Otero 
Utah Domestic Violence Coalition 
Nick Fritz
Intermountain Healthcare 
Peggy Green
​Iron County Care & Share 
Rachel Otto
Salt Lake City Mayor's Office 
Rob Likes
Shailey Ovard
Homeless Advocate 
Sharlene Wilde             
NeighborWorks Mountain Country Home Solutions  


  • Tara Rollins
    Tara Rollins

    Executive Director
    Pronouns: she/her

    ​Tara Rollins is the first Executive Director of Utah Housing Coalition (UHC), a position she has held for 18 years. Under Tara’s leadership, the Coalition has grown to over 125 members, significantly increased tenant rights, promoted housing education, and became a strong and respected advocacy organization in the state.

    As Executive Director, Tara managed a $1.8 million foreclosure prevention and education grant and was instrumental in the creation of the Utah Housing Commission on Housing Affordability. Additionally, the Coalition is a state partner of Opportunity Starts at home, a national long-term, multi-sector campaign to meet the rental housing needs of the nations' low-income people.

    Prior to UHC, Tara worked at ASSIST Inc., an organization dedicated to helping low-income homeowners with emergency home repairs. Tara has been active in many local and national organizations, and serves as a board member of the National Low Income Housing Coalition, Salt Lake County Homeless Coordinating Counsel, and the Family Investment Coalition, a local coalition of social services and education organizations that advocate at Utah Capitol.

    Tara holds a BS in Interdisciplinary Health Recreation and Physical Education from Plymouth State College. Originally from New Hampshire, she moved with her husband 25 years ago to ski the powder of Utah.