November 5, 2013

UDVMA Staff

GARY HARTER
GARY HARTER
Executive Director
Executive Director of Utah’s Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and advisor to the Governor for military and veterans’ issues, and member of the Governor’s Cabinet.

Retired Colonel / Commander U. S. Army

Dennis McFall
Dennis McFall
Deputy Director
Army National Guard 1956-1964
Education: Accounting, Law, Business Administration, Gerontology
Regional Tax Director for a major oil company, Hospital controller, Director for a major insurance carrier, President Utah Health Care, Deputy Director Utah Dept. of Veterans and Military Affairs. Returning to work, after 4 years of retirement, played a major role in obtaining grants, overseeing construction of all four of Utah’s Veterans homes, writing and implementing management contracts for their operation.
Ted Frederick
Ted Frederick
Director of Military Affairs
As the Director of Military Affairs, Ted leads the department’s efforts related to the state’s military installations, units, community organizations and defense businesses. Ted is a lifelong military professional and defense industry leader.
Cory Pearson
Cory Pearson
Director of Veterans Services
Currently coordinates with other state agencies, departments, and private organizations that support military Veterans and assists with the delivery of service. He helps direct programs and activities the department is involved with and established by the Executive Director and Governor. Served in the Army as an Airborne, Air Assault Fire Support Specialist.
Jeff Hanson
Jeff Hanson
Central Utah Home State Officer
Jeff currently works as the State Officer at the Mervyn Sharp Bennion Central Utah Veterans Home. Jeff has worked for the UDVMA since 2002. He has over 28 years of experience working in the nursing home industry. Jeff has been a member of the Utah Army National Guard since 1984.
Alana Sparkman
Alana Gilman
Ogden Veterans Home State Officer
Enlisted in the Navy and served in VRC-50, VFA-125, HSL-31, VP-47, AIMD, VFA-147, CVW-11, VX-30 and VFA-97. She deployed to various locations and retired after 23 years active duty as a Senior Chief Petty Officer.
Berni Davis
SLC Veterans Home State Officer
Berni Davis has been with the VMA since 2006 and has served Veterans as the Outreach Program Coordinator, Director of the State Approving Agency and now at the State Officer of the William E Christoffersen Salt Lake Veterans Home. Berni is currently serving in the US Army Reserves with over 19 years of service. She has deployed to three times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to Bosnia (2002-03) and Kuwait (2012-13) and in support of Operation Inherent Resolve to Qatar (2015-16).
Tony Moore
Sothern Utah Home State Officer
Currently Southern Utah State Officer, Tony enlisted in the USMC in 1987, then attended NROTC at Oregon State University graduating with a B.S. in Engineering Physics in 1994. Was then commissioned in the U.S. Navy and served aboard 4 Nuclear Powered Submarines (FLORIDA, GEORGIA, HONOLULU, HENRY M JACKSON) retiring as a Commander in 2014.
Monica Mann
Outreach Manager/VSO

Court Pendleton
Outreach Manager/VSO

Gary Stearman
Outreach Manager/VSO

Stephanie Reeder
Outreach Manager/VSO

Rich Schmidt
Veterans Outreach/VSO

David Salgado
State Approving Agency Director

Veronica Estrada
State Approving Agency Technician

Jim Bedingfield
IT/Database Manager/Fleet Manager

Raitos Archuleta
UDVMA Financial Manager

Nina Alvarez
Web Content Editor I/Media Manager

Emma Thongrit
Office Technician

Rick Espinoza
Office Technician

Arnold Warner
Arnold Warner
Cemetery Staff

Laura Carson
Laura Carson
Cemetery Staff

Elizabeth Brown
Cemetery Staff

Chase Bowen
Chase Bowen
Cemetery Staff

TannerMattinson
Tanner Mattinson
Cemetery Staff

Blake Blake Benynon
Blake Benynon
Cemetery Staff