Faculty/Staff

Troy Christian Andersen, PhD., MSW, MS, LCSW,
Dr. Andersen was recently appointed the Executive Director, W. D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging and is an Associate Professor/lecturer in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. His research interests include progressive forms of dementia, trauma and grief issues, aging in rural settings. Dr. Andersen is also a dementia specialist clinical social worker at the Center for Alzheimer’s Care, Imaging and Research at the University Of Utah School Of Medicine

Regina Campbell, LCSW, MSW
Ms. Campbell is the director of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program and program assistant for the MSW Aging Concentration. Her interests include long-term care, advocacy, end of life care planning, and aging.

Fran Wilby, MSW, PhD
Dr. Wilby is the Associate Director of Education of the W.D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging and an associate professor at the College of Social Work. Her research interests include long-term care, depression and aging, and policy issues pertaining to older adults.

Marilyn Luptak, MSW, PhD
Dr. Luptak is a research associate at the W.D. Goodwill Initiatives on Aging and an assistant professor at the College of Social Work. She is director of the College’s Social Work in Aging Emphasis and is a JA Hartford Faculty Scholar in Geriatric Social Work. Her research interests include family caregiving, end of life and palliative care, and mental health and aging.

Linda Mendenhall
Ms. Mendenhall is a staff member of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors program. She is the liaison between the older adult for a community referral and or resource for the NHN program.