Board of Directors

Wendy Osborne
Chair
  • 2010 Founded Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry in Spanish Fork Utah
  • 2012 Received Spanish Fork's Community Action Award
  • 2015 Received Spanish Fork's Citizen of the Year Award
  • 2016 Received UCRC Special Recovery Advocate Award
  • 2016 Received Paul Harris Fellow Recognition from Rotary International
  • 2016 Co-founded Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry North Utah County
  • 2018 Co-Recipient of the Utah County Commissioners’ Medal of Honor, Citizen of the Year Award
  • Currently serving as Board Member of the Spanish Fork-Salem Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Payson Lions Club International, Member of South Utah County Children’s Health Coalition, and Board Member of the Daven Court Development HOA
Patti Southerland
Board Member
  • Graduated magna cum laude from Snow College in 1987, earning an Associate of Science degree in Computer Information Systems
  • Served as Board Member of Tabitha’s Way since 2014, currently serving as Grant Committee Chair
  • Worked in the non-profit sector including for NeighborWorks Provo as an accountant and grant writer
  • Retired 2017. She is married to her husband of 46 years and has 4 children, 16 grandchildren, and 5 great-grands. She enjoys flower gardening, rock hounding, jewelry making, and spending time with loved ones.
Al Switzler
Vice Chair
  • Taught at BYU, Auburn University, University of Kentucky, University of Michigan, and BYU Education Week
  • Co-founded VitalSmarts
  • Selected Entrepreneur of the Year 2007, Utah
  • Lectured and consulted in dozens of countries and 49 states with such firms as AT&T, IBM, Sprint, Ford Motor Company, BASF, Philips, Lockheed Martin Aerospace, and Intermountain Health Care
  • Co-authored four New York Times Bestsellers that have sold almost 4 million of copies: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Accountability, Influencer, and Change Anything
  • Received the Utah Humanitarian Purpose Economy Award from Purpose Investment Network, 2016
  • Actively involved in Unitus, Unitus Seed Fund, Elevar, and Upaya— organizations helping reduce poverty world-wide
  • Co-founder of Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry in American Fork, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Consultant and contributor to The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City
  • 2018 Co-Recipient of the Utah County Commissioners’ Medal of Honor, Person of the Year Award
Chuck Irwin
Secretary
  • Worked 25+ years as a technical writer and project manager
  • Certified in Project Management Profession
  • Board Member of Habitat for Humanity of Utah County since 1993, including serving as Treasurer for 6 years
  • Board President of Habitat for Humanity in 1995
  • Board Member Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry since 2015, currently serving as Board Secretary
Michael D. Carter
Board Member
  • Former City Councilman in Woodland Hills City 1998-2000
  • Co-founder of VitalSmarts,
  • Selected Entrepreneur of the Year in 2007, Utah Region
  • Received the 2007 American Business Award for Best Sales Team
  • Selected as Judge for 2008 American Business Awards
  • President of the Utah County Sheriff's Honorary Colonels 2018-2019, President of Pleasant Grove City Police Honorary Colonels 2013-2017
  • Pleasant Grove Police Department Volunteer of the Year 2010
  • Co-founder of Tabitha’s Way Local Food Pantry in American Fork, UT in July 2016, and Board Member
  • Consultant and contributor to The Other Side Academy in Salt Lake City
  • Pleasant Grove-Lindon Chamber of Commerce Community Service Award 2017
  • 2018 Co-Recipient of the Utah County Commissioners’ Medal of Honor, Person of the Year Award
Sierra Sorensen
Treasurer
  • 14 years in the financial industry
  • Currently the Area Market Manager for America First Federal Credit Union, Southern Utah County Region
  • Member of Rotary International
  • Currently involved with many service organizations volunteering with United Way of Utah County and other community non-profits
  • Previously held the position as co-chairman for the fundraising committee for the Spanish Fork Rotary Club
  • Patriot Award recipient awarded by the Office of Secretary of Defense for her support of employees in the National Guard and Reserve
  • She is currently attending CUNA Management school to receive her certificate in Executive Credit Union Management