The Moab Valley Multicultural Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to our mission of building bridges across language and culture through family support, community collaboration and education.
Executive Director Rhiana Medina started at the MVMC in 2010 as a volunteer mentor for at-risk teens and joined the staff as executive director in 2012. A former certified property manager, she shares her business and personnel management expertise with the Center. Rhiana holds a B.S. degree in Family Life Studies with a minor in Sociology from Utah State University. She […]
Leticia was born and grew up in central Mexico. She worked there as an elementary school teacher until coming to Moab in 1985. She spent the next several years learning to speak English and earning a Utah teaching certificate. She worked with the Grand County School district teaching ESL and Spanish. She quit this job […]
Program Coordinator Zaida Agreda, a native of Bolivia, obtained a degree in Social Communications from the Bolivian Catholic University in La Paz. Zaida worked as a reporter for 10 years at Bolivia’s largest television network, gathering the news and keeping the public informed about important political, social, and justice events. Zaida is the 2005 recipient of a national Bolivian […]
Joanna first came to the MVMC as an Americorps VISTA in 2014 and in 2016 transitioned to be Outreach Coordinator. She is originally from Anchorage, AK and while more familiar with the mountainous environment, she enjoys exploring the beautiful Moab desert. Joanna learned to speak Spanish while studying abroad in Ecuador and Argentina. She oversees […]
Haley comes to MVMC as an Americorps VISTA and the center’s Education Outreach and Programs Assistant. She graduated from The College of Wooster with a B.A. in Archaeology and a Minor in Spanish. Haley learned Spanish from a young age and solidified her interpersonal communication skills in High School and College and her professional skills […]
Jim Tendick is a co-founder of the MVMC and retired priest for the Hispanic congregation of St. Francis Episcopal Church, Moab, Utah. The Reverend has served on a number of community and church-related boards and committees, including the Anti-racism Committee of the Episcopal Diocese of Utah and the diocesan Committee for Preventing Sexual Misconduct and […]
Gordon Beh is a partner in the certified public accounting firm of Larson and Rosenberger. He provides consulting and compliance services to corporate, partnership, individual and multi-state entities. Mr. Beh is also a trusted advisor to many local and family-owned businesses in Southeastern Utah. Mr. Beh brings deep financial understanding to our team. Mr. Beh […]
Mike McCue has lived in Moab, Utah for a little over 7 years, having moved here with his wife, Beth McCue, who works at Zions Bank. Mike joined the board of Seekhaven in 2006 and served on the board for 6 years, 2 years as Secretary and also 2 years as President of the Seekhaven […]
Katherine is a new board member for the MVMC and works as the Director of Human Resources at Moab Regional Hospital. We are so happy to have Katherine as part of our team!
Tara has recently relocated to Moab and is one of the newest board members. Her professional specialization is web security and communication. We are so excited to have her expertise and positive energy on the MVMC’s board!
Deena Whitman is an Accountant in Moab and works with clients on various financial services, including; payroll, bookkeeping, sales tax and audits. Deena earned a Master’s degree in Management with a focus in Human Resources from the American Military University in 2011 and currently pursuing a second Masters in Accounting. Deena was born and semi-raised […]