Board of Directors & Committees

Board of Directors

  • Baldomero Lago (Board Chair) - UVU’s Chief International Officer & Honorary Consul of Spain
  • Alicia Cunningham-Bryant (1st Vice-Chair) - Associate Professor, Director of Fellowship Advising, Honors Department, Westminster College
  • Shane Barrow (2nd Vice-Chair & Development Chair) - Former Chief of International Program Development, American Conservation Experience
  • Vlada Yaremenko (Secretary) - Business Development Analyst at EDCUtah
  • Ramez Halteh (Treasurer & Finance Chair) - Senior Vice-President, Key Bank
  • Kimberly Madsen (Governance Chair) - Legislative Fiscal Analyst, Utah State Legislature
  • Christina "CJ" Hernandez - Senior Field Advisor for Strategies & Solutions, U.S. Department of State
  • Giovanna Spiess - Legal Assistant, Law Office of Marlene F. Gonzalez
  • James T. Burton - Lawyer, Kirton McConkie & Honorary Consul of Germany
  • Jennifer Hogge - Executive Director, Engage Now Africa
  • Jonathan Dudley - Audit Partner, Tanner LLC
  • Kent Richards- Director, LDS Church Hosting Office
  • Luna Banuri - Executive Director, Utah Muslim Civic League
  • Melanie Agnew - Dean of Education, Westminster College
  • Robert E. Mansfield - Partner, Mitchell, Barlow, and Mansfield & Honorary Consul of Korea
  • Sabine Klahr - Director of the Office, Global Engagement, University of Utah
  • Felecia Maxfield-Barrett (Ex Officio) - Executive Director, Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy

All UCCD board meetings are open to the public and are held at 5:00 PM. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting times and locations.

Global Leaders Scholarship Fund Selection Committee

  • Jackie Biskupski (Committee Chair) - Former Salt Lake City Mayor
  • Chris Redgrave (Committee Co-Chair) - Former Executive of Zions Bank, Small Business Advocate
  • Mario Organista (Committee Secretary) - PACE Advisor at Salt Lake Community College
  • Rodmehr Tivon Semnani (Committee Treasurer)
  • Annie Leither -Vice President of Sponsorships at Zions Bank
  • Avais Ahmed - Managing Director Utah Muslim Civic League
  • Dr. Baldomero Lago - Chief International Officer, Utah Valley University
  • Valeri Wilde - Attorney in Salt Lake City
  • Vlada Yaremenko - Business Development Analyst at EDCUtah