Rebecca J. Dutson


As President and CEO, Rebecca combines her personal passion for changing lives and building a strong community with more than 25 years of local and national nonprofit leadership. She drives the organization’s vision, mission, and strategy. She inspires and leads her team of more than 100 dedicated employees to provide life-changing mental and behavioral health services to more than 1,200 children and their families each year. The organization is unique—one of a handful providing similar services throughout the U.S.   

Prior to joining The Children’s Center Utah, Rebecca worked for United Way Worldwide (UWW), the world’s largest privately-funded nonprofit. As Senior Director, Major Donor Relations, Rebecca led strategies to capitalize on one of the fastest-growing areas in philanthropy—giving by high-net-worth individuals. Her work includes launching a strategic partnership with Peter Buffett, the youngest son of investor Warren Buffett, United for the Future.  

The Children’s Center Utah is a highly-respected nonprofit organization providing comprehensive mental health care to children and their families across the socioeconomic spectrum. As recognized experts in treatment related to childhood trauma for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, their expertise is sought after by professionals throughout the nation. They offer a range of services based on the mental health needs of each child and family, including outpatient family and group therapy, and therapeutic preschool services. The Children’s Center Utah is a proud host of the Ready! Resilient! Utah Early Childhood Mental Health Summit.