Staff & Board

Amy Jordan, President

Amy is a devoted mother of four beautiful children, who are fourth generation Glendale residents. She has and continues to serve in various positions in her LDS ward, organizes community and school gardens, and works as an American Sign Language Interpreter. She has served on several boards, including Wasatch Community Gardens.

Lilliana Ceceña, Vice-President

Lilliana Ceceña is a Glendale resident and first generation college graduate with a bachelor's degree in Human Development and a minor in Consumer and Community Studies from the University of Utah. The majority of her work experience is in start-up companies and in developing processes for new organizations. Lilliana is a young, driven professional and enjoys giving back to her community, being a positive role model and spending time with her family. She is currently preparing to get accepted into the Professionals Masters of Business Administration program at the University of Utah next fall.

Brad Bartholomew, Secretary

Brad lives in Rose Park with his wife and four children. He is the former chair of the Rose Park Community Council, helped organize the Rose Park Community Festival, serves on the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks Salt Lake and is a founding board member of the Utah Transit Riders Union. When Brad is not at one of his kids’ soccer games, basketball games or dance classes, he works for the State in Emergency Management.

Stacee Adams

Sonia Cordero

Originally from Venezuela, Sonia has a Masters Degree in Accounting from Westminster College and has operated her own business, SC Accounting and Tax Services for over 17 years. She has extensive experience with audit, accounting, and income tax preparation, and lives in the Jordan Meadows neighborhood with her sweet dog.

Jason Stevenson

Jason is a former journalist and freelance writer and editor. He began his writing career in Washington, D.C. covering politics on Capitol Hill, and later worked as a staff editor at Outside and Backpacker magazines. Prior to becoming a journalist, Jason worked in Boston as an economic development consultant focusing on inner-city communities through the U.S. and in Great Britain.

He and his wife Jackie moved to Salt Lake City in 2011. A year later Jason joined the Utah Health Policy Project (UHPP), a nonpartisan, nonprofit health reform advocacy organization, to manage the group’s public outreach, private insurance reform, social media, and communications strategies. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University, and a postgraduate degree in history from Scotland’s University of Edinburgh. Jason and his wife Jackie, a family physician, live in Salt Lake City along with their two sons, Calvin and Mitchell, and an energetic Australian cattle dog.

Dorothy Pappas Owen

Dorothy recently retired after working for 40 years in both state and local government. At the state level she began her career evaluating federal criminal justice grants, then served in the Governor’s Budget Office as the criminal justice analyst, where she eventually served as the Planning and Budget Analyst over the Health Department and Medicaid budgets. At the local level she served as the Associate Director for Salt Lake County Aging Services and as the Social Services Grant Coordinator where she staffed a citizen board charged with making funding recommendations to the county mayor. She worked with non-profit agencies such as The Road Home and the Utah Food Bank on ways to improve their financial stability. She also served on the Utah Tax Review Commission and more recently has served as a VITA volunteer doing taxes for west side residents. She serves as chair of the Westpointe Community Council. She and her husband Wayne have lived on Salt Lake City’s west side for over 40 years, and enjoy spending time with their two grandchildren.

James (Jim) A. Fisher, Advisor

Jim is a resident of the Guadalupe neighborhood on the west side of Salt Lake City. He has been instrumental in the development of The West View as an advisor and mentor, and taught a community journalism workshop in conjunction with SLCC Community Writing Center. A contributor to The West View from early on, he has helped with everything from advising the founders about operating structure and design elements to contributing content.

Jim has started several magazines and newspapers over the years and served as the Executive Graphics Editor of the Salt Lake Tribune. Among his many roles in the publishing industry he has worked as an editor, publisher, photographer and designer. He worked as an Associate Professor, Lecturer in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah for many years, and currently teaches journalism at Utah Valley University.

Christian Ceceña

Christian Cecena is a long-time Glendale resident and a member of the LGBTQ community. His professional background includes working with the US Department of Agriculture as a litigation specialist while gaining experience in the financial industry for many years. He became involved with nonprofits in 2011, working with vulnerable populations struggling with domestic violence, homelessness, addiction and mental illness in Salt Lake City and San Diego. Christian considers himself an advocate and activist in minority, economic and cultural issues. He is working towards his Bachelors in Social Work at the University of Utah and is currently employed as the Development Manager of Volunteers of America Utah.

 

STAFF

Charlotte Fife-Jepperson, Executive Director

Charlotte started up The West View community newspaper along with her husband Chad Jepperson and neighbor Edie Trimmer in 2001. She became the Executive Director when it was brought back as a non-profit organization called West View Media in 2011, and has spent countless volunteer hours running the organization for a total of eight years. She is a local piano teacher and has lived in Poplar Grove most of her life. She is a proud mother of three boys, who are fifth generation west side residents. She currently serves on boards for University Neighborhood Partners, The Mundi Project, and Salt Lake County Center for the Arts.