Karen Crompton, President and CEO
Karen Crompton, President and CEO, joined the organization in 2001. She had previously worked for Sears, Roebuck & Company for 17 years where she held a number of senior management positions. Karen was also a candidate for Salt Lake County Mayor in 2000. In 2006 Karen received the Florette Angel Award which is given annually by Voices for America's Children to the chief executive officer of a member organization who has "demonstrated exceptional leadership, perceptive organizational vision, innovative advocacy, and effective service on behalf of children and their families." She was honored by the YWCA in 2007 with the Outstanding Achievement Award in Government and Public Service and also received the Community Champions Award for Advocacy from Molina Healthcare in 2008. Karen is a 1971 graduate of the University of Utah.
Janis Dubno, Early Childhood and Education Senior Policy Analyst
Janis Dubno, Early Childhood and Education Senior Policy Analyst, joined the organization in 2008. She received a Master in Business Administration in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor's in Economics and Political Science from Yale College. Janis is a Board Member of the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children. She is also an adjunct professor in the finance department of the Gore School of Business at Westminster College.
Tracy Gruber, Policy Analyst
Tracy Gruber, Policy Analyst, joined the organization in 2011. Tracy joins Allison Rowland as part of the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative, working on Utah’s budget and tax policy, along with other policies that affect the lives of low-income families. Her experience includes serving as a legislative analyst in the Illinois State Senate; the director of retiree programs for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) Council 31 in Illinois; a legal clerk for AFSCME Council 31; and the administrator of the New Lawyer Training Program of the Utah State Bar Association. Her JD is from Chicago-Kent College of Law, and her BA is from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Terry Haven, Deputy Director
Terry Haven, Deputy Director, joined the organization in 1996. She researches and publishes the annual Utah KIDS COUNT data book that reports on the well-being of Utah's children by county. She also conducts trainings and provides technical assistance on data work relating to Voices' priority issues. Her academic background is in sociology, with a Bachelors degree and Masters degree from the University of Wyoming.
Barbara Muñoz, Communications Specialist
Barbara Muñoz, Communications Specialist, joined the organization in 2011. She was previously employed with the State of Utah Department of Workforce Services as a case manager and most recently an eligibility specialist. Barbara has her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Utah with an emphasis in Health Policy and her Bachelor of Science in Speech Communication, also from the University of Utah. Barbara also has nearly 10 years of broadcast experience as a radio personality in Salt Lake City.
Lincoln Nehring, Senior Health Policy Analyst
Lincoln Nehring, Senior Health Policy Analyst, joined the organization in 2010. He was previously the Medicaid Policy Director for the Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP). Lincoln received his JD from the University of Oregon in 2004 and is a member of the Utah State Bar. He also has a Masters Certificate in Non-Profit Management from the University of Oregon. Lincoln was also a Law Clerk for the Honorable Langhorne Keith of the Virginia Circuit Court and a Law Clerk for Senator Orrin Hatch, U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee.
Allison Rowland, Director of Research and Budget
Allison Rowland, Director of Research and Budget, joined the organization in 2007. She oversees the State Fiscal Analysis Initiative (SFAI). Allison received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Yale University and her Masters and PhD in Policy, Planning and Development from the University of Southern California. Prior to joining Voices for Utah Children, Allison worked as a Professor at the Center for Research and Teaching of Economics in Mexico City for ten years. She is a member of the Utah Tax Review Commission and is an adjunct professor in the Political Science Department at the University of Utah.
Sara Gunderson, Office Manager and Executive Assistant
Sara Gunderson, Office Manager and Executive Assistant, joined the organization in 2007. She has extensive administrative experience, including more than eight years in development at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center. Sara received her BS in Psychology at the University of Utah with a coursework emphasis in infant and child development.
Board of Trustees
- Kathleen Murphy, Chair
- Christina Lau Billings, Vice Chair
- Steve Allnatt, Secretary/Treasurer
- Susie Adams
- J. Kevin Bischoff
- Janet Brooks
- Kathleen Gardner
- Jani Iwamoto
- Marilynn Paine
- Charles Pruitt
- Robert Rendon
- Kalyani Samudra