Utah Dispute Resolution is governed by a Board of Trustees that sets policies for the organization in keeping with the mission statement and establishes a vision for the organization's growth and direction. The board also functions to establish legal and fiscal controls, raise funds, guarantee sound management, and advocate for the organization.

Utah Dispute Resolution's Board of Trustees in comprised of the following individuals:


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William W. Downes, Jr., President
Mediator and Attorney in private practice. Former Executive Director, Utah Dispute Resolution 

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Michele Mattsson, Vice-President
Chief Appellate Mediator with the Utah Court of Appeals. President, University of Utah Alumni Association

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Palmer DePaulis, Secretary-Treasurer
Recently retired Executive Director of the Utah Department of Human Services; former Chair of the Utah State ADR Council.

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David Leta, Trustee
Partner at the law firm of Snell & Wilmer specializing in bankruptcy, business reorganizations, and creditor rights. 


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Stephen Kelson, Trustee
Attorney with the law firm of Christensen & Jensen, specializing in commercial litigation. Steve has served as a long-term volunteer mediator with UDR.

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Greg Banks, Trustee
Managing Director and Investment Officer for Wells Fargo Advisors.

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Kate Kopischke, Trustee
Independent mediator and dialogue facilitator specializing in private and public sector collaborative engagement for environmental and social conflict resolution.

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Julie J. McAdams, Trustee Julie is employed as Associate General Counsel with the Office of General Counsel at the University of Utah and is an experienced community mediator.