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Advisory Board

The Child and Family Studies Community Advisory Board at Weber State University is a programmatic board comprised of WSU educators in addition to working professionals from a variety of settings in the community.  The board works to advocate for the department to the community it serves as well as to provide feedback to the department from the community.  The board provides a vital link between educators, students, and practitioners in the field. 

Roles and Responsibilities of the board include:

  • Providing support and advice to the Child and Family Studies department and programs.
  • Sharing developments in the field to help ensure the department is producing graduates with the skills required to meet employment needs in the community. 
  • Providing an ongoing exchange of information and ideas.
  • Identifying, presenting and/or hosting opportunities for practicum experiences.
  • Assisting with program marketing and promotion. 
  • Assisting with planning and administration of the Families Alive Conference.
  • Participating in department credentialing.
  • Participating in department activities (i.e. guest speaker, round table luncheon, student activities).
  • Collaborate on projects and initiatives that will improve the lives of children and families in the community.


Board Member Organization
Jeremy Botelho Cottages of Hope
Christine Heslop (Chair) Ogden School District Career & Technical Education
Ryan Calder (Past Chair) Weber Human Services 
Raquel Da Silva Family Promise of Ogden
Leslie Flynn HAFB Child and Youth Education Services
Lynne Goodwin Treehouse Children’s Museum
Brett Lund Davis/Morgan/Summit Head Start 
Jeffery Noland (Chair-Elect) Second District Juvenile Court
Barbara Norris A Center for Grieving Children
CodiAnne Nye (Past Chair) Ogden-Weber Community Action Partnership Head Start
Sheryl Rushton Department of Teacher Education
Janet Seachris HAFB Airman & Family Readiness Center
Margaret Sanchez YCC Family Crisis Center
Julee Smith Child and Family Studies Adjuct Instructor
Crystal Knippers WSU Care about Childcare
Rebecca Sagers Weber School District
Stacy Johnson Davis School District


Revised 06/20/2023