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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 

2023-2024 BOARD MEMBERS 

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.