• Anne Asman, MS

    Anne Asman, MS

    Director of Advancement and Outreach

    Anne's work includes the education, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of current and potential financial support for both the Department of Psychiatry and the Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly the University Neuropsychiatric Institute). She facilitates support for clinical, research, and academic domains through the cultivation of individual, corporate, and foundation funding sources. As a gerontologist, one of the areas of focus for funding is the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic.

  • Monica Boice

    Monica Boice

    Web Content Specialist

    Monica oversees all the content presented on the Department of Psychiatry and Huntsman Mental Health Institute websites. She is responsible for creating, editing, posting, maintaining, updating, and auditing content. She also contributes to and supports marketing efforts and events, including educational programs, community outreach, and research.

  • Jennifer Bruse

    Jennifer Bruse

    Administrative Assistant

    Jennifer provides administrative support for the Department’s clinical and research missions. Her responsibilities include coordinating the day-to-day administrative and operational tasks, including processing reimbursements and generating purchases on behalf of the Department faculty and staff. She also facilitates the mental health court proceedings at the Huntsman Mental Health Institute. Jennifer recently received her Administrative Assistant certification and is looking forward to graduating with her degree in Business Management from Brigham Young University - Idaho.

  • Jaime Christensen, C-TAGME

    Jaime Christensen, C-TAGME

    Director, Education

    Jaime currently oversees the Psychiatry Training Programs for the Department. She has worked at the University of Utah as a Graduate Medical Education program administrator since 2000. She has served in leadership roles at the University level, and in numerous national organizations. In 2017, Jaime received the Carol Berkowitz Award for a Lifetime of Advocacy and Leadership in Pediatric Medical Education for her extraordinary and/or innovative contribution(s) of advocacy and leadership in pediatric medical education from the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD). As a Certified Training Administrator for Graduate Medical Education (C-TAGME), she continues to actively mentor other program administrators & advocates for program administrator professional development. She currently serves as the Chair of the Program Administrator's Professional Development & TAGME Committee for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT).

  • Chelsey Church

    Chelsey Church

    Research Manager

    Chelsey is responsible for the effective and timely handling of all research grants and contracts. In conjunction with the University’s Office of Sponsored Projects, she prepares, interprets, negotiates, and executes agreements for projects funded by federal and state agencies, foundations and other public and private sources.

  • Lindsay Clark

    Lindsay Clark

    Administrative Program Coordinator

    Lindsay manages all day-to-day aspects of the psychiatry Medical Student Education programs, including the 3rd and 4th year psychiatry courses. She also coordinates clinical rotations for international, visiting, and external students and supports the Mental Health Integration (MHI) program. Lindsay joined the University of Utah in November of 2019. Her background includes her integral role in the creation, design and administration of elevated learning programs in secondary education. She also has extensive experience as an academic tutor and life-long learning strategies coach. Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology and Communications, from Southern Utah University.

  • Geoff Erickson, MBA

    Geoff Erickson, MBA

    Administrative Director

    Geoff oversees all administrative and financial functions in the department. He has worked for University since 2000 with roles in Customer Service, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Budgeting & Finance, and Neurosurgery. Geoff received his Bachelors in Accounting and MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah.

  • Karen Furgis-Coady

    Karen Furgis-Coady

    Executive Secretary

    Karen provides administrative support to the Division Chiefs. Her responsibilities include organizing calendars, scheduling meetings, and assisting with travel. Additionally, she assists the Faculty Programs Manager with faculty recruitment. Karen has a BS in Family & Consumer Studies from the University and has worked here for 12 years.

  • Abigail Hess

    Abigail Hess

    Program Manager

    Abbie implements and facilitates operational procedures for the Department’s research mission. Her responsibilities include supporting the Vice Chair of Research, managing HR processes, overseeing space management, and training faculty and staff. She has worked for the Department for 5 years and offers extensive administrative knowledge and dedication to improving the work life experience.

  • Becca Jacobs

    Grants & Contracts Officer (Research)

    Becca supports the department's research faculty in pre- and post-award administration. Her duties include compiling and formatting proposal documentation, budget development, grant submissions, and award management and closeout. Becca has lived in Salt Lake and has worked at the University of Utah since 2020. She obtained her Bachelors of Science in Chemical Engineering at Michigan State University before moving out west. Becca enjoys hiking with her dogs Noodle and Copper in her spare time.

  • Jenny S. Jensen

    Jenny S. Jensen

    Faculty Programs Manager

    Jenny manages faculty recruitment/retention processes in Psychiatry, acting as liaison to offices of the VP for Academic Affairs/Health Sciences, Medical Staff Services, and Provider Enrollment. Jenny earned a BA in History from CSU and has worked at the University of Utah since 1997, joining the department in 2009.

  • Alijana Kahriman, MS

    Alijana Kahriman, MS

    Executive Assistant

    Alijana provides administrative support to the department and department Chair. She is responsible for managing and scheduling meetings, planning events, coordinating visits of guests, and assisting with travel. Her efforts include executing the department’s monthly Grand Rounds series and serving as a liaison for the executive committee.

  • Amber Larsen, MBA

    Amber Larsen, MBA

    Associate Director, Clinical Services

    Amber helps direct clinical administrative and financial operations within the department. She has worked at the University of Utah since 2002 in various administrative and financial positions. Amber received her MBA from the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah.

  • Mary McKinlay, MHA

    Mary McKinlay, MHA

    Administrative Program Coordinator

    Mary manages the Addiction Medicine and Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship training programs, which includes the HRSA fellows. Her duties include assisting with the administration of the HRSA grant, recruitment of fellowship applicants, and the management of day-to-day fellowship activities. She also supports the administration and coordination of some aspects of the General Psychiatry Residency program. Mary is from Salt Lake City and has been working at the University of Utah, both as a volunteer and as staff, since 2011. Mary completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University, and has a Masters of Healthcare Administration from the University of Utah's David Eccles School of Business. Mary is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with her cat, Yoshi.

  • Holly Ockey

    Holly Ockey

    Academic Program Manager

    Holly manages the General Psychiatry Residency program. Her duties include managing the day-to day activities for the residency, assisting with recruitment and onboarding, coordinating the didactics curriculum, rotation schedules, and evaluation processes. Holly also works as the program coordinator and liaison for the Rural Idaho Track at Idaho State University. Holly has worked with the University of Utah since 2016, and has been in many leadership roles during her time here. She enjoys restoring vintage furniture and going to the beach.

  • Brook Ridge, MEd, CMHC

    Brook Ridge, MEd, CMHC

    Operations Director, Assessment and Referral Services

    Brook oversees the financial and clinical operations of Assessment & Referral Services within the Department of Psychiatry. She has been working at the University of Utah since 2007. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and her Master of Education degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Utah and has been a licensed clinical mental health counselor since 2011.

  • Erin Saunders, MLS

    Manager, Accounting & Finance (Research)

    Erin oversees the accounting and finance functions for the Department’s research mission, providing guidance and support to faculty investigators. She is responsible for effort reporting, budget assistance, audit preparation, payables and receivables, account monitoring and reconciliations, financial reports, and analysis. Erin has worked full-time for the University of Utah since 2015. She is also a proud U of U alumna; she holds a B.S. in Health, Society and Policy, and obtained a Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree from the S.J. Quinney College of Law.

  • Kristie Shilaos

    Kristie Shilaos

    Manager of Accounting & Finance

    Kristie oversees the accounting and financial functions of the department and the department's outpatient clinic. She is responsible for AR/AP, purchasing, payroll, CIP, budgeting, inventory, expense allocations, and fiscal reporting. She received her Accounting degree from the University's School of Business and offers over 20 years of related experience.

  • Jessie Skriner, MS, C-TAGME

    Jessie Skriner, MS, C-TAGME

    Administrative Program Coordinator

    Jessie manages the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship and the Triple Board Residency. Her duties include assisting with recruitment of applicants, matriculation of candidates, and management of resident activities through the duration of their training. She is focused on education, wellness, and personal development and advocates for resident, fellow, faculty, and staff burnout awareness and overall wellness. She has worked as a Graduate Medical Education Program Coordinator and within student affairs at the University of Utah since 2012. She has presented at national conferences, and is a Certified Training Administrator for Graduate Medical Education (C-TAGME). Jessie holds a Master’s of Science in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).