UNA's Nonprofit Leader Awards

Nominations for UNA's 2019 Nonprofit Leader Awards

UNA continues the tradition it started in 2017 to honor the individual contributions made by the people who exemplify the best of Utah’s nonprofit community. We honor both an Outstanding Nonprofit Leader who has exemplified commitment to elevating, unifying, and strengthening the nonprofit sector for more than five years and an Emerging Nonprofit Leader who, in five or fewer years, has exemplified passion, compassion, and cooperation in their nonprofit work.

As you consider nominating a nonprofit leader, please know that our view of leadership is not about titles. Your nominee may or may not be a CEO or executive director. What sets nominees apart is the passion, commitment, and perseverance they bring to nonprofits and Utah’s community.

Nominations will be accepted through Wednesday, July 31, 2019. The UNA Annual Nonprofit Conference Committee will decide award winners by mid-August. 

Nominate an Outstanding Nonprofit Leader 

Nominate an Emerging Nonprofit Leader



Congratulations to the 2018 Nonprofit Leader Award Winners!

 2018 Emerging Nonprofit LeaderAndreaHimoff Web
Andrea Himoff, Executive Director of Action Utah

Andrea Himoff is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Action Utah, a nonpartisan community advocacy organization boosting civic engagement in Utah. Prior to that, Andrea was an award-winning independent film producer and screenwriter. She also wrote the environmental blog Everyday Earthiness. Andrea graduated summa cum laude from Dartmouth College.






2018 Outstanding Nonprofit Leader
HeatherChase WebHeather Chase, Executive Director of The Haven

Ms. Chase has been affiliated with The Haven both personally and professionally since 2004. Ms. Chase was hired on as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor in 2007 and has held multiple titles since working for The Haven including Case Manager, Clinical Supervisor, Therapist and Chief Executive Officer. Ms. Chase helped develop the Transitional/Sober Living Program in 2008 and has been the lead facilitator, which encompassed a variety of unique roles. Heather Chase was appointed Executive Director of The Haven in January of 2016, due to her professional abilities and expertise in the field of Behavioral Health. 

Heather Chase graduated from the University of Utah with her Master’s Degree in Forensic Social Work in 2015. Ms. Chase earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Utah in 2014 and completed the Substance Use Disorder Counseling Program at the University of Utah in 2008.