Home & Family
The Home & Family spoke focuses on topics, efforts, and initiatives that impact Utah women and families, including communication, conflict resolution, maintaining healthy sexual relationships, and remarriage. Additional areas of focus include equal partnership in marriage, healthy relationships in home and family, the division of unpaid care work responsibilities, safety and security in the home, healthy parenting, and social media and other challenges that impact families. This spoke also seeks to address issues faced by all families in Utah, many of which take different forms including single-parent families, those who care for elderly parents, multiple-generation households, divorced parents who actively co-parent, and homes consisting of one individual.
Exec. Director, Family Place Utah
Sheryl Goodey is the Executive Director of The Family Place Utah, a nonprofit that strengths families and protects children. She has a PhD in Human Development and Family Studies from Utah State University and is currently finishing an MBA as well.
Board, UT Marriage Commission
Tiffiney Christiansen is a Board Member for the Utah Marriage Commission as she is committed to preserving and honoring marriage. Her professional career has been in marketing and sales; she is currently the Vice President of Marketing at the Leavitt Group.
To make Utah a place where more girls and women can thrive, the Home & Family spoke leaders, affiliates, and participants are currently working to craft bold goals for 2026 and 2030. These goals will be linked to measurable outcomes, connected to visual dashboards, and will be posted in June of 2023. Through finding, collecting, and visualizing data for this spoke, changes over time can be tracked and utilized to create momentum for additional changes.