Who We Are- Administrative Services

QUINTON STEPHENSQUINTON STEPHENS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/GENERAL COUNSEL

Quin has been with UCA since 2017, though he represented UCA as its outside counsel before joining UCA full-time.  Quin has quickly immersed himself into the world of public safety communications and is very excited about the many opportunities that exist for UCA and for public safety as it relates to the P25 upgrade, the NG911 upgrade, the expansion of the radio network, and a whole host of other projects underway at UCA.  Quin has both a business and a legal background, having first obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from the University of Utah and then a Master’s of Business Administration with a dual emphasis in Accounting and Finance, also from the University of Utah.  After working for a time as the Assistant Controller for St. Mark’s Hospital, Quin returned to the University of Utah to earn his Juris Doctorate degree, being awarded with high honors.  Quin practiced law with the law firm of Ballard Spahr LLP for seven years before joining UCA.  Quin’s unique education and experience permits him to participate heavily in the day-to-day management of UCA, as well as to assist UCA as it enters into numerous contracts and agreements, and manages numerous more.  When he’s not at work, Quin enjoys spending time with his wife and five children.

 

Tina Mathieu

Deputy Director

Tina has been with UCA since June 2022.  Tina spent thirty years working in different capacities at 911 Public Safety Answering Points in Utah.   Tina began at Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center as a police service dispatcher.  In her eight years at VECC, she learned many different positions and was ultimately promoted to supervisor.    Tina was then hired on at Layton City as the 911 Manager where she worked for nine years.   Tina was hired on with Weber Area 911 Dispatch and Emergency Services District where she spent 13 years as the Executive Director.   Throughout her years in the 911 industry, Tina has been involved in legislation that has directly impacted important improvements to statewide 911 related to standards, technology, and finances.  Her legislative efforts have positively impacted the PSAPs, public safety agencies, and citizens of the State. Tina has also worked closely with UCA throughout the years, which included work on many legislative issues for UCA, and she served on the Board for many years, including as the Chair of the Board.    Tina was thrilled when she was offered the position with UCA, and it seemed like a natural move for her given that she has been a strong advocate for the organization and its employees for decades. Outside of work Tina enjoys playing golf, especially in couple’s tournaments with her husband, and spending time with her family.

Patsy HalladayPATSY HALLADAY

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISION DIRECTOR

As Administrative Division Director and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Patsy Halladay is responsible for all of the company’s financial functions including accounting and audit. She also leads all human resources activities. Her career spans more than 20 years of varied experience in industry, government, and non-profit entities. Before joining Utah Communications Authority in November 2016, Halladay served as CFO for AAA Fair Credit Foundation, a nonprofit financial counseling company. Prior to that, she served as controller for Morgan Bay Management LLC, a professional HR/employer organization, and an area finance director for Convergent Communications Services, Inc. a networking and voice related technology provider. She began her career in public accounting specializing in audit services at Pinnock, Robbins, Posey & Richins, a full service accounting firm. Halladay is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and earned both a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah.

 

PAIGE DARRAH - ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT  

Paige Darrah graduated with a B.A. in Communications from Arizona State University in 2020 and has spent he last 10+ years working in Customer Service. Utah has been her home for the last 5 years after having spent some time in Nothern Washington State and growing up in Southern California. This is her first role with the State of Utah and she hopes to learn all she can while she supports this incredible team here at UCA.

 

SARAH WETMORE - ACCOUNTING TECHNICIAN  

Sarah Wetmore came from 10+ years in customer service industry after receiving her BBA from Westminster. She started with Utah Communications Authority in 2017 as an Administrative Assistant and quickly picked up the ins and outs of the business to help support everyone within UCA along with their partners. Sarah then got promoted to be a Financial Account where she now deals with Accounts Receivable and supports UCA Accounting Department.

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