Salt Lake City, UT, June 6, 2017– Utah’s federally-recognized sexual violence coalition, the Utah Coalition Against Sexual Assault announced the addition of three community members to the Board of Directors of the organization. UCASA is that engages individuals and organizations in local and statewide collaborations to strengthen the effectiveness of sexual violence education, prevention and response in Utah. The new members of the Board of Directors represent a wide range of experiences and backgrounds.
"We are thrilled to welcome Suzanne, Marty, and Naeim to the Board of Directors. They each bring a wealth of knowledge regarding issues of public policy, finance, and victim advocacy to our organization. We look forward to their input and participation in helping UCASA accomplish its mission to end sexual violence in Utah." -Laurie Hofmann, UCASA Board Chair
The leadership team of UCASA reflects the broader collaborative spirit of UCASA: only by bringing together people from all sectors of society can we create innovative solutions that address the issue of sexual assault in our communities. Media professionals seeking a full list of members of the UCASA Board of Directors should visit the Board of Directors section of this website.
Added to the Board of Directors are:
Dr. Suzanne Harrison
Dr. Suzanne Harrison practices at Riverton Hospital where she is Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. She is a graduate of Stanford University, received her M.D. at the University of Utah Medical School.
Born and raised in Provo, she and her husband John are raising their three children in Draper. Dr. Harrison is a previous candidate for District 32 of the Utah House of Representatives.
She enjoys traveling and the amazing outdoor opportunities that Utah offers, including skiing, hiking, and mountain biking with her family.
Mr. Marty Liccardo
Marty has been an anti-violence educator and activist for over 15 years. He has extensive experience speaking and training students, faculty, and staff at colleges and universities around the US as well as providing programming in the public and private sector. Marty will provide in-depth, and interactive presentations, programs, training and keynote speeches. He uniquely uses humor and direct engagement to inform, guide and support audiences into critical thought and active personal commitment.
Marty's professional career has been with college and university students, and he has a broad range of programming and presenting experience. Currently, Marty serves as the Men's Engagement Specialist for the Utah Department of Health, coordinating statewide efforts to engage men in anti-violence work. He is also the co-founder of the Men's Anti-Violence Network (MAN) of Utah.
Mr. Naeim Sobhani
Naeim is a refugee from Iran. He is grateful for the opportunities he has in this country, and he tries to give back to the community. He received a Bachelors of Finance from the University of Utah, and now he is working on his Masters in Finance. Naeim is a financial analyst at Zions Bancorporation.
He enjoys hiking, fishing, biking and volunteering during the summer and sitting on his couch during winter.
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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact UCASA’s Executive Director Turner Bitton at (801) 746-0404 Ext. 1 or email at [email protected].