UNA Staff

  • Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: (801) 596-1800

    Kate Rubalcava, CEO joined the UNA team in January of 2016. Kate has over a decade of community development, organizing and education experience. Ms. Rubalcava has an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science and has also earned a Master of Education Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy. While obtaining her advanced degree, she had the opportunity to blend her learning of social justice, educational equity, and adult/college student development theory with practical knowledge and experience in her work with local nonprofits, school districts, government agencies, local municipalities, residents, and businesses in a way that enhanced her experiential knowledge of communities. Her career, prior to joining UNA, includes leading Earn It. Keep It. Save It., Utah’s statewide coalition to provide Earned Income Tax Credit outreach, free income tax preparation, and asset development opportunities for CAP Utah. She established community schools for South Salt Lake City, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the sister island nation of St. Kitts-Nevis, and promoted higher education and worked to increase community and resident leadership at University Neighborhood Partners.

    Kate is also an active member in her community. She serves on the Police Civilian Review Board for Salt Lake City Police Department, is President of the Board for the English Skills Learning Center, and is a tutor through Catholic Community Services where she works one on one with a young woman enrolled in their Youth Refugee Foster Care Program. To restore balance from her activities, both professional and personal, she can be found running along the Jordan River Parkway, the 9-Line or the Porter Rockwell trail systems.

  • Director of Administration
    Phone: (801) 596-1800

    Patty Shreve joined the UNA team in 2010. Patty initially joined as Membership Services Manager and is currently the Operations Manager. Among her other duties, she is the resourceful “librarian” behind UNA’s help desk and can usually find an answer to your nonprofit question.

    Patty has a B.S. in Biology from the University of Utah. Prior to joining the UNA team Patty worked for 20 years in nonprofit zoos and aquariums around the US and Portugal. In her final phase in this career field, Patty held the position of curator at Salt Lake City’s Tracy Aviary.

    Patty balances her work life through explorations of the beautiful landscapes, flora and fauna of the intermountain west.

  • Southern Utah Networking Coordinator

    As the Southern Utah Committee Chair and Representative of UNA, Dawn McLain and the Write It Up! team are dedicated to Utah's many valuable nonprofit organizations and their unique needs. Dawn has been working with UNA through her outreach coordination since August 2012.

    Write It Up! is a small, full service advertising agency focusing on small to medium companies in need of strategic marketing and public relations planning, development and implementation. We have successfully been in business for 20 years. Over the past two decades our scope of services and expertise and expanded to include: Marketing/PR Planning/Budgets, Sales PR Collateral, Press Releases, Blogging, Media Planning/Buy Time/Design/Management, Script Writing, Voice Over, Event Planning, Market Research, TV Commercial Development and Direction/Production, Corporate/Personal Training & Facilitation, e Groups, Infomercial Development, Advertising Design, Graphic Design, E-Marketing, Announcements, Full Print Brokerage and Ad Specialty Brokerage.

    Write It Up! has a philanthropic philosophy and spirit! We specialize in providing key marketing, PR and communication strategies to the nonprofit sector. We also offer full video production for commercial/PSA/infomercials and video based messaging for capital campaigns.

    Write It Up! can support your organization, company or cause with comprehensive training and on-going consulting to help charitable organizations achieve sustainability and success.

  • Public Policy Intern

    Kelly is currently working in her community facilitating the CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program for the Wellness and Integrative Health Center at the University of Utah. Kelly received her BS in Health Promotion and Education and Minor in Nutrition from the University of Utah. She also volunteers her time as an advocate for the Rape Recovery Center and the Utah State Health Department screening and educating under-served populations for HIV and Hepatitis C.