Growing up in the mountains and desert of Utah, Julianne enjoys a deep connection with the land and community and is inspired by the resilience and adaptive capacity of the place and people. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and passionate about culturally responsive, community centered practice. Julianne has been the Clinical Director since 2014. She supports social work student field education, convenes health partners, and provides trauma informed mental health support to individuals and families in the community both through the Bridge Training Clinic and the Hartland Free Mental Health Clinic. An avid gardener, Julianne loves to grow, cook, and share her harvests, spend time with her family and continues to wander in the mountains and desert.
Bruce is the Manager of Accounting and Finance for University Neighborhood Partners. He has a Master’s of accounting and has been with the U for over 18 years. Before coming to UNP he worked in the U of U’s Advancement Office as an accountant. Previously, he worked as a corporate accountant in property and nursing home management.
He enjoys working with people and numbers to align organizational goals with budgeting and finances. He spends his free time volunteering for Hartland Community 4 Youth & Families (HC4YF), cooking from scratch, gardening, camping, hiking with family, playing with the kids, and rock climbing.
In her role as Administrative Program Coordinator, Jewel is often the front line for communications with the board, residents, and community partners. She provides a broad range of support that also includes general office management for the UNP “House”, event coordination and support, social media management, and other administrative functions.
Jewel has an Associate’s Degree in General Studies with an emphasis in Anthropology & Social Science, and completed the Venture Course in the Humanities through Utah Humanities and Westminster College. Outside of UNP Jewel enjoys spending time with family and friends. When she can, she loves hiking, travel, reading, and describes herself as a movie junkie.
Paul Kuttner is Associate Director at University Neighborhood Partners, University of Utah. In this role, Paul builds university-community partnerships that promote educational equity, access, and justice for young people while producing valuable knowledge to advance scholarship and social change. A native of Boston, Paul earned his masters and doctorate from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Prior to his doctoral studies, Paul worked as an educator, teaching theater, creative writing, and civic engagement in schools and community organizations across Chicago.
Paul is a qualitative researcher, committed to engaged scholarship conducted in partnership with youth, schools, and communities. Paul’s research focuses on the interconnections between educational institutions and communities that have been marginalized by the education system. Specific topics include family engagement, parent and youth organizing, university-community partnerships, and the role of culture in education and social change. Paul is a co-author, with Karen Mapp, of Partners in Education: A Dual Capacity Building Framework for Family-School Partnerships, and a co-editor of Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline (HER, 2012). His work has been published in both academic and popular venues, including Harvard Educational Review, Teachers College Record, and Curriculum Inquiry.
Teresa works with west side Salt Lake residents in different capacities. Her research interests are community practice, mental health and substance use. The intersectionality of these fields gives her insights on the protective and risk factors for individuals and families in Utah.
She has conducted impact and empowerment evaluation for the Westside Leadership Institute, and volunteered as an instructor for refugee and immigrant background community-based organizations. She helps grow local residents’ organization capacity to respond to their own cultural and linguistic strengths and needs. As Associate Director at University Neighborhood Partners, her mission is to nurture the development of UNP’s community capacity and wellbeing, education pathways, and community leadership supported-partnerships.
Teresa has an appointment as assistant professor/lecturer at the College of Social Work and works closely on Community Capacity and Wellbeing partnerships, in conjunction with Latino Behavioral Health Services, NAMI, URLEND, University of Utah Health, and Hartland Community 4 Youth & Families. Teresa earned her PhD and MSW degrees from the University of Utah; her MBA degree from Lake Superior State University; and her BS in Economics at UNAM, Mexico.