As a non-profit organization, the Disability Law Center (DLC) is governed by an elected 15-member Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees supervises the Executive Director and has fiduciary responsibility for the successful functioning of the agency. The Board has ultimate responsibility to set agency policies and priorities. The Board meets monthly and has representative voting members from the PAIMI Advisory Council among its membership.

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The DLC wishes to thank members of the Board for their many contributions. Their dedication to the staff and persons with disabilities in Utah has helped keep the DLC on the cutting edge of client-centered disability advocacy.

 

Bryce Fifield Ph.D
Board President
Center for Persons with Disabilities at USU

Bryce Fifield is the Director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University. He holds degrees from Utah State University and the University of Oregon. He has worked as a researcher, program manager, administrator, and professor at the University of Idaho and Minot State University. Bryce has spent his entire career working with people with disabilities and their families in both large in small communities. He recognizes that the DLC can help our communities recognize that people with disabilities are citizens just like everyone else and they deserve the same rights, assurances and opportunities.

Jared Fields
Board Vice President
Snell & Wilmer LLP

Jared is an attorney in Snell & Wilmer’s litigation department. His practice is concentrated in the areas of securities litigation, real estate litigation, regulatory investigations and general commercial litigation. Jared has had several family members and friends who have lived with physical disabilities, mental illness, and learning disabilities, and he appreciates the services the DLC provides to members of the community.

Barbara M. Campbell
Treasurer
Robert W. Baird

Barbara Campbell is currently the Senior Vice President at Robert W. Baird. She received her B.A from San Jose State University and her MBA from University of Utah. Barbara has experience helping a family member recover from a traumatic brain injury and hopes she can share her knowledge of being a caregiver to the Board. She believes the DLC to be an invaluable source of information for people with disabilities and that it can “give hope to people who are feeling hopeless; a sounding board to people who feel unheard; a plan to people who feel their lives are out of control; and direction to those who don’t know which way to turn for help.”

Kevin Murphy
Epperson & Owens Attorneys at Law
Kevin is in private law practice in Salt Lake City. He has also been a prosecuting attorney and an appellate attorney in government service. Before entering the legal profession in 1990, he was a registered nurse, working primarily in psychiatry, where he learned the value of proper treatment and support for individuals with mental illness. Murphy leads a physically active lifestyle, which likely would not be possible without the resources to keep his asthma under control. He recognizes that serious disability can arise from causes as diverse as a genetic accident or a moment of inattention. Therefore, he supports the mission of the DLC as the mission of a civilized society.

Leslie Francis
University of Utah, Department of Philosophy
Leslie Pickering Francis is Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law and Professor and Chair, Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah. She is the co-editor (with Anita Silvers) of Americans With Disabilities: Implications of the Law for Individuals and Institutions and author of Sexual Harassment as an Ethical Issue in Academic Life. She is a former member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Law and Aging, and has longstanding personal and professional interests in issues of discrimination based on race, sex, age, and disability.

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Kevin Brown
American Express
Kevin Brown is currently a manager for Complaint Governance with American Express.  Prior to joining AMEX, he worked as a business and commercial banker for many years and worked frequently with a number of non-profit organizations.  Kevin is inspired by a close family member who has a physical disability that did not limit or define them.  Kevin enjoys working with DLC in order to provide equal opportunities for others.  Kevin and his wife, Kimberly, have 3 children and enjoy spending time as a family.

Joshua Cannon
Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. Attorneys at Law
Joshua is currently working for Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley, P.C. Attorneys at Law. Prior to law school, Mr. Cannon studied agricultural science and did research on the biology, ecology, and genetics of invasive plant species.

Mike Chidester
Leavitt Group Enterprises
Mike is currently General Counsel of Leavitt Group Enterprises in Cedar City, Utah, where he oversees all legal, regulatory, and compliance issues throughout the organization. Mr. Chidester has worked with Leavitt Group Enterprises since 1997. Prior to that time, he practiced law in Salt Lake City and Cedar City, engaging in general practice with an emphasis on commercial litigation. During this time, he served as the managing attorney of the Cedar City office of the Disability Law Center. Through his experience working with the DLC, Mr. Chidester gained an understanding and appreciation of the challenges faced by individuals with disabilities, and an interest in helping those individuals understand and exercise their legal rights.

Claire Mantonya
M.A., D.D. Council Liaison
Claire Mantonya is the Executive Director of the Utah Developmental Disabilities Council. She is a recognized leader with many years of experience working for the Division of Services for People with Disabilities supporting People First and building self-advocate leadership around the state. She worked for three years as the Family Support and Respite Manager for Easter Seals Utah and also had an aunt with disabilities who lived with her family as she was growing up in central Ohio. Claire has an undergraduate degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan and a masters degree in Adult Education from the Ohio State University.

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Juliette Palmer White
Juliette is a shareholder with the law firm Parsons Behle & Latimer, where she is a member of the Litigation Department and specializes in intellectual property litigation, trademark and copyright law, and antitrust and unfair competition law.  She obtained her law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, a Master of Public Policy degree from Duke University, and attended the University of Utah for her undergraduate degrees.  Juliette and her husband have two children, one of whom is autistic.  Her experience as a parent of a child with disabilities has motivated Juliette to help people with disabilities live full and satisfying lives as integrated members of our community.

James O’Neill
James moved to Park City in 2005 where he continues his lifelong participation in Special Olympics as well as activities with the National Ability Center in Park City. He has learned how to snowboard and ski, water ski, rock climb and has an ongoing passion for horseback riding. He also volunteers at the National Ability Center (NAC). James currently has a job at The Fresh Market in Park City and is active in our community. Family is a priority for James and he enjoys visiting relatives all over the world, including New York City, New Mexico and Scotland.

Jacqueline A. Rendo, MD
Jacqueline is a Family and Consumer Advocate and Mental Health Court Advocate for NAMI Utah. Prior to working for NAMI she practiced as an OB/Gyn physician in Salt Lake City and Phoenix, AZ. She is a NAMI Family to Family instructor for the NAMI Davis County Affiliate. She served on the Executive Board for NAMI Phoenix and participated in NAMI Arizona Walks fundraising while living in Arizona. The most important experience she has had in the mental health field comes from her experience with a close family member who has a serious mental illness. Dr. Rendo is married and lives in Bountiful. She has two living children.

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Anthony Bake
Mountain America Federal Credit Union
Anthony is Corporate Counsel for Mountain America Federal Credit Union in West Jordan, Utah.
Prior to Mountain America, Anthony was Legal Counsel for 1-800 CONTACTS, Inc. located in Draper,
Utah. Anthony is passionate about supporting and defending the rights of individuals with disabilities
and feels very grateful for the opportunity to serve on the Board of the DLC.

Paul Williams, M.A.
Paul is the Chairman of the Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness (PAIMI) Council which advises the Board of Trustees. He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel from the Army Chaplain Corps. He has also worked as a hospital and hospice chaplain and an employment advocate for veterans with disabilities. He lives with the disability of bi-polar illness and post traumatic stress disorder. Mr. Williams has graduate studies in clinical pastoral care, comparative religions and psychology. He lives with a wife of 35 years who has survived serious depression and they have 4 adult children who experience the genetic legacy of mental illness. Paul says he is “haunted” by the Utah deserts and goes there for therapy whenever possible.