Board of Directors
Carole Grady, President
Carole Grady is a retired nurse educator and women’s health care nurse practitioner. She was the Dean of Health Sciences at Utah Tech University and the Director of Nursing Programs at Utah State University. She served for six years on the St. George Regional Hospital Board of Trustees. Carole has great respect for those on the frontlines of providing advocacy and care for individuals who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault. By serving on the Board of Directors, she is committed to providing support for the mission and vision of the DOVE Center. She lives in St. George with her husband and three golden retrievers. She has three grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.
Lauren DiSalvo, Vice President
Lauren DiSalvo holds a PhD in Art History and Archaeology and is an Assistant Professor of Art History at Utah Tech University where she has the privilege to do what she loves- teaching art history. Lauren grew up on the East Coast, but came to St. George via the Midwest and is just astounded by the beautiful Southern Utah vistas she gets to enjoy while running and hiking. Lauren first became involved with DOVE Center as a volunteer at the shelter and then later as a member of the Hospital Advocacy Response Team. Having had the opportunity to see the impact of DOVE Center first hand, she is a strong believer in DOVE’s mission to empower survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
Maureen Minson, Secretary
Maureen Minson is a family law attorney at Bangerter Frazier Group in St. George. Through her work, Maureen became familiar with the services provided to the Southern Utah community through the DOVE Center. She believes that the services offered by the DOVE Center are of paramount importance in ending the cycle of abuse. Having seen the tremendous impact that the DOVE Center makes everyday in the lives of survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Maureen is honored to serve on the DOVE Center Board of Directors.
Ross Johnston, Treasurer
Ross Johnston is a Certified Public Accountant who holds a Doctor of Business Administration in Advance Accounting, a Master of Science in Accounting, and a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance, he is currently an Assistant Professor at Utah Tech University. He has 22 years of accounting experience in private industry, including 13 years as a controller. His accounting passions exists around budgets, forecasts, what if scenarios, compliance, and sustainability. He worked as a financial manager for the State of Utah, Department of Human Services for over 4 years. Ross is married with four grown children and nine grandchildren. He currently lives in Toquerville, Utah. He enjoys family activities, reading, outdoor activities including hiking, running, and biking. He believes that all have a right to be protected and given an opportunity to be empowered. Individuals should not only live in a community but should serve and become an active part of their community.
Janice, CEO of Jan Brooks Synergies, has more than 35 years’ experience in public affairs, corporate social responsibility (CSR) analysis, and organizational development. Janice received a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from Arizona State University and a master’s degree in Public Administration from University of Nevada Las Vegas. She held a “Q” top secret clearance and was a security specialist for the Department of Energy for nine years. For her dedication and service to the Las Vegas community, “Janice Brooks Bay” — a 100-unit affordable housing development — was named in her honor. For over a decade, Janice was a freelance columnist covering Southern Utah’s social, artistic and cultural scene.
Sara Pfeifle Gallo holds an MFA degree in Dance: Choreography and Performance from California State University Long Beach and a BFA degree in Dance from the University of Montana. While pursuing her graduate degree, she had the pleasure of dancing with Southern California based choreographers Cyrus Parker-Jeannette, Keith Johnson, and Holly Johnston. Gallo’s own work has been presented in concerts and festivals in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Chicago, and numerous other cities throughout the Western United States. Additionally, she has choreographed dances for the American Ballet Theater’s Summer Intensive Program and AMDA Los Angeles. Gallo currently serves as Dance Program Director and Chair of the Department of Theatre, Dance, and Digital Film at Utah Tech University. As full-time faculty, she also regularly teaches technique, theory, and creative based courses, and works with various UTU Dance Program performance groups.
Kurt, a member of the Washington City Council and father of four, grew up and has lived in St. George and Washington his entire life. He has a bachelor’s degree in geology/education, as well as a master’s in Utah studies. Kurt believes that DOVE profoundly alters the lives of survivors experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence. As a board member, his hope is that providing safe shelter and trauma recovery services will help survivors have hope and gain self-reliance.
Marjorie Lisi is a retired financial advisor who holds a M.A. degree in Business Management and a B.S. degree in Business. She has 10 years of experience with personal estate and retirement planning, business succession planning, executive benefits, and non-qualified/qualified retirement plans. She also has 25 years of healthcare experience, working as a Diagnostics Imaging Director, overseeing Radiology and a few other roles. Originally from northern Wisconsin, Marjorie and her husband Pat have enjoyed the past 15 years living in the scenic desert landscape of Ivins, Utah. As a survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Marjorie understands how important it is to break the silence, bear witness to someone’s story, and help stop inequality and injustice.
Meeja McAllister is a commercial real estate specialist with NAI Excel where she specializes in industrial, office, and retail properties. Meeja was raised in Salt Lake City and began her career in real estate development and construction in 1992 as an inside representative for an HVAC and air-distributing company. Meeja has been in a male dominated career most of her life. She believes there is nothing wrong with coloring outside of the lines. With hard work, determination, and the will to become better at whatever you do, people can change any situation in their lives.
Vicki Reese Wilson
Vicki Reese Wilson holds a Bachelor degree in Communications from the University of Utah and an MBA with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from the University of Colorado. Vicki is originally from Salt Lake City, but relocated to St George in 2000 when she accepted a new assignment with Intermountain Healthcare. She spent the next 18 years as a Human Resources leader for Intermountain’s Southwest Region. Vicki has over 35 years of experience as an HR leader, which has allowed her to focus on not only HR functions, but leadership development, employer-sponsored childcare services, volunteer services, education and wellness. She served on Utah Tech University’s board for eight years and was Vice Chair. Vicki is married and has three adult children who have given her the beautiful gift of grandchildren. She wants to use her experience to help others succeed in their careers and life.