• 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tara Henderson

    Tara Henderson

    Research Manager

    Tara oversees the department’s research accounting and finance functions. Her responsibilities include planning, organizing, directing, budgeting, and controlling finances. She provides financial insight for principal investigators to make strategic financial decisions. She has a BS in Political Science and BS in Sociology. She has worked at the University of Utah for over 22 years.

  • Erin Saunders, MLS

    Grants & Contracts Officer

    Erin supports the Department's research faculty in all aspects of pre-award administration. Her principal tasks include compiling and formatting proposal documentation, budget development, and grant submissions. Erin has worked full-time at the University since 2015, most recently as an accountant for the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Jaime Christensen, C-TAGME

    Jaime Christensen, C-TAGME

    Director, Education

    Jaime currently oversees the Psychiatry Training Programs for the Department, and is the Program Manager for the General Psychiatry Residency program. 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. As a Certified Training Administrator for GME (C-TAGME), she mentors coordinators & advocates for coordinator professional development. She currently serves as the Chair of the Program Administrators Professional Development & TAGME Committee for the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Training Programs (AADPRT).

  • Jessie Skriner, MS

    Jessie Skriner, MS

    Administrative Program Coordinator

    Jessie supports 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's presented at national conferences, holds a Masters of Science in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Utah, and is also a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

  • 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. Lindsay also supports the General Psychiatry Residency program in which her role includes coordination of the General Psychiatry Residency didactics curriculum, and 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.

  • Mary McKinlay, MHA

    Mary McKinlay, MHA

    Administrative Program Coordinator

    Mary supports 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 will also support administration and coordination of the General Psychiatry Residency program. Mary is from Salt Lake City and has been working at the University of Utah as both a volunteer, and 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.