BOX ELDER FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER
Katy Bonds was born and raised in Colorado as the fifth of seven children. After two tours in the US Army, Katy graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Social Work in 1990. Five years later, she graduated from the University of Kansas, Lawrence with a Master of Social Work. She became a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in 2001. Katy has had the privilege of serving children and families for over twenty years. She and her husband reside in Brigham City and have four children and five grandchildren.
CHILD & FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF CACHE COUNTY, INC.
Esterlee Molyneux has been affiliated with the Child & Family Support Center since 1995. She has worked in virtually all capacities at the CFSC and currently serves as the Center’s Executive Director. Esterlee has a master’s degree in Psychology and an undergraduate degree in Family and Human Development, both from Utah State University. She is also a certified social service worker in the State of Utah. Esterlee has a passion for children and families and works to help them build stronger foundations. She takes the stance that “one child who is intentionally hurt is one child too many.” Esterlee and her husband, Justin, take pride in being the parents of three children, whom Esterlee says have provided her with unparalleled education and have taught her what life is really about.
CARBON COUNTY FAMILY SUPPORT AND CHILDREN’S JUSTICE CENTER
Shelley Wright graduated cum laude from Utah State University in August 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Human Development. She began working for DCFS as a CPS worker in June 1997 and was hired as the director of the Carbon County Family Support and Children’s Justice Center in December 2004. Shelley currently sits on the State Advisory Board for the Utah Children’s Justice Center and served as Chair of the Seventh District Victim’s Rights Committee in 2008 and 2009. She is currently the vice chair of the Utah Association of Family Support Centers. Shelley is happily married to her high school sweetheart and has two children. She enjoys the outdoors and considers her greatest accomplishments to be her family and being able to juggle the demands of having a full-time career with being a full-time mom.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF CENTRAL UTAH
Susan Munk has worked with families for more than 18 years and has served as the director of the Family Support Center since 2006. While at the Center, she has also taught parenting skills and has overseen supervised visitation. A graduate of the University of Utah, Susan earned her degree in psychology.
FAMILY CONNECTION CENTER OF DAVIS COUNTY
Jason Wilde is a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. He started working for the Family Connection Center as a therapist in 2001 and became the executive director in 2009. The Family Connection Center is both a Family Support Center and a Community Action Agency, so it has a dual mission of strengthening families through child abuse prevention services AND eradicating poverty by helping families become self sufficient. Jason believes his staff members are the most dedicated and selfless people he has ever worked with before. In his spare time, Jason loves the outdoors, especially backpacking, and he enjoys spending time with his family.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF MOAB AT THE CHRISTMAS BOX HOUSE
Born in East Carbon City and raised in Moab, Sherilyn Sowell has worked with Head Start, RISE Inc., and Seekhaven. She has been with the Family Support Center of Moab at the Christmas Box House since June 2008 and was appointed director of the agency in December 2012.
Sherilyn appreciates the rewards and challenges of working in the social services field and is grateful for the support of the UAFSC. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF OGDEN
FAMILY SUPPORT & TREATMENT CENTER OF OREM
Joy O’Banion began her work as director of the Family Support & Treatment Center in August 1989. She holds two master’s degrees, in sociology and in social work. Joy completed her second master’s degree while serving as director of the Center and received the Ariel F. Ballif Award for Academic and Professional Excellence from the BYU School of Social Work as she graduated from that program. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and is certified as a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor. In addition to her work at the Center, Joy serves on several committees that work toward strengthening and unifying her community. She has received the Child Advocate Award from the Utah County Child Abuse Council and volunteers as a member of the Provo School District Critical Incident Response Team. Joy’s clinical experience includes working with both adult and child victims of abuse and addressing other issues related to trauma. She specializes in play therapy and especially enjoys working with children who have attachment and bonding difficulties.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF SALT LAKE CITY
Bonnie Peters has a Master of Social Work—dual Clinical/Administrative degree—from the University of Utah. Her bachelor’s degree is in Political Science, also from the University of Utah. Before entering the social services field, Bonnie owned her own business, where she acquired extensive expertise and skills in human resources, management, budgets, resource management, contracts, etc. After many successful years in the private sector, she decided to move on to a career where she felt she could truly give back.
Bonnie has now devoted more than 17 years to providing direct clinical services. Her volunteer and community service includes: Northwest Community Council, Utah Consumers Organization, Nat’l. Consumers Congress, Community Action Program, Utah Adoption Council, DCFS Adoption Advisory Council, and Child Abuse and Neglect Council. She has been the Executive Director of the Family Support Center since 2003. In 2011, she was honored by the University of Utah College of Social Work with the Pete Suazo Social Justice Lifetime of Service award. Her own history in poverty as a child, combined with her successes in both the private and nonprofit sectors as an adult, have made her especially compassionate, resourceful, dedicated, and aware of the needs of the community.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF SOUTHWESTERN UTAH
Shandra Powell has worked in the field of child welfare since 1993 and has served as executive director of the Family Support Center of Southwestern Utah since 1998. Shandra has a BA in Elementary Education and a master’s degree in Family & Human Development. Her greatest joys come from her close relationships with her five children and her husband and the work she does on behalf of the children and families served through the Center.
FAMILY SUPPORT CENTER OF UINTAH BASIN
Janet Row has been the director of the Family Support Center of the Uintah Basin since 2007. Prior to that time, she was a caseworker with DCFS for over