CEO, Utah Community Action
Jennifer Godfrey is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Utah Community Action. Mrs. Godfrey oversees one of Utah’s largest nonprofit agencies, consisting of six distinctive core programs with a total agency budget of nearly $50 million.
Mrs. Godfrey has been a longtime advocate for children and families. She has worked as a Preschool teacher, School Guidance Counselor and as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She is an active member of the American Counseling Association and is an alumni of Alpha Chi Omega at the University of Utah.
Mrs. Godfrey has a Bachelor of Science in Family and Child Development, a Master’s degree in Education and a Master’s degree in Counseling. She also maintains a private practice in Mental Health Therapy and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.
Mrs. Godfrey was named one of Utah Business’ “30 Women to Watch.” She was named a Pathfinder recipient through the Salt Lake Business Chamber, and was recognized by First Lady Michelle Obama for her work at launching Head Start’s Central Kitchen which provides over 5,000 healthy nutritious meals a day to Head Start Children and other children in the community. The Central Kitchen also brings revenue into the agency, which is used to enhance Utah Community Action programs.