About Us

Mission Statement - The Center for the Advancement of Leadership prepares students with the leadership knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in the world market and to make significant contributions to society.


Belinda Han

Belinda S. Han, MA


Ms. Han grew up in San Diego, California as the oldest of 7 children (5 brothers and 1 sister). She moved to Lehi, Utah while in high school and graduated from Lehi High. After high school she attended Snow College and UVSC. At UVSC she was involved with ASUVSC, the Service Learning Center, and many other campus organizations. While in college Ms. Han discovered her love for the outdoors and spent several summers and winters working in the mountains (which paid her way through college). She graduated from UVSC in 2004 with a Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science and was quickly hired full time in a non-profit organization. She has spent the last several years working in the non-profit sector serving in the areas of fundraising, marketing, recruiting, training, curriculum creation, and classroom teaching. She completed a Master's degree in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University in August of 2014.

Ms. Han joined the CAL team in 2011 and is working on a doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership at Creighton University. She has been married to Jerod Han, from Las Vegas, since 2007 and currently resides in Spanish Fork, Utah.

belinda.han@uvu.edu | LinkedIn | Professional Page | (801) 863-6465


Betsy Montoya

Betsy H. Montoya

Assistant Director

Betsy grew up in the small town of Minersville in southwest Utah with two brothers, two sisters, and two exceptional parents.  She graduated from Beaver High School and went on to attend BYU-Idaho. Before finishing school, Betsy completed an 18 month mission in Brazil. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Studies Education. After graduating, Betsy moved to Provo and has worked at schools in the Utah Valley. She is married to Jonathan Montoya from Lindon, UT.  Betsy began working with CAL and the LEAD Program during the summer of 2012 and loves the opportunity to work with such great students.

She has been a volunteer mentor for victims of child abuse through the Children’s Justice Center as well as a volunteer tutor for refugees in foster care through Catholic Community Services. Betsy enjoys sports, books, evening walks, and rocks.

betsy.montoya@uvu.edu | Professional Page | (801) 863-8437



Jewels Olsen

CAL Coordinator

Jewels is from Sandy, Utah. She studied at BYU before serving an LDS mission in Bolivia and Peru. She has worked in two law firms and as a Client Relations Manager for a financial advisor before coming to The Center for the Advancement of Leadership.

Her focus in CAL is to support the Director, the Advisory Board, and manage the details of the office. She loves interacting with the students and watching them grow into amazing leaders, poised to go out and change the world! 

Jewels is an emcee for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival, a mentor for the ChainBreaker Foundation and a candidate in the National Speakers Association. She enjoys playing Just Dance on the Wii with her kids, Zumba, running the Provo River Trail and singing anywhere and everywhere she gets the chance. She also loves going to movies and watching plays. She can still do a headstand and the splits.

jewels.olsen@uvu.edu | LinkedIn | Professional Page | (801) 863-5169


Jill Memmott

Jill S. Memmott

Resident Leader

Jill grew up in Tremonton, a small town in Northern Utah,  and graduated from Bear River High School. Upon graduating high school, Jill went on to attend Utah Valley University and join the L.E.A.D. Program. She graduated with the Engaged Learning University Distinction in Leadership in 2012 and has been involved with The Center for the Advancement of Leadership either as a housing scholar, team leader, or employee since 2010.

Jill graduated in April of 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from UVU. She enjoys camping, four-wheeling, fishing, reading, sewing, and especially spending time with her husband Tyler.

jill.memmott@uvu.edu | LinkedIn | (801) 863-6466


Shad Gale

Shad Gale

Resident Leader

Shad grew up in a small mining town in Northeastern Nevada where he learned the essence of hard work. He moved to the East Coast on a golf scholarship after graduating high school - but eventually made his way to Orem, Utah to finish his undergraduate education. He graduated Cum Laude from Utah Valley University with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Minor in Digital Media. While at UVU, Shad was very involved. He worked as a New Student Orientation Leader, Ambassador Manager, and as a Presidential Intern for former University Development Vice President Marc Archambault. He served as the Assistant to the Student Body President, Team Leader in the Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Chairman of the Foundation Ambassadors, Vice President of the Utah American Marketers Association, and Research Assistant to the Dean of the Woodbury School of Business. While still a student, Shad spoke or presented at conferences held in Utah, Kentucky, Nevada, and even Shanghai, China. He completed multiple internships with companies like Namify Marketing, Utah Flash (NBA D-League Team), My Fast PC, and the LDS Church. Perhaps, though, the highlight of his time at UVU was meeting, courting, and eventually marrying his wife who was a center-midfielder for the UVU women’s soccer team.

Before joining the CAL team, Shad worked as a Project Manager at Micro Focus (formerly Novell). He has plans to attend graduate school and he enjoys traveling, playing sports, reading, and spending time with his close friends and family.

shadlan.gale@uvu.edu | (801) 863-5385


Student Employees


Ashley Torres Mario Carlos Brittanny Porter

Ashley Torres

Office Assistant

ashley.torres@uvu.edu | (801) 863-6466

Mario Carlos

Graphic Designer

marioc@uvu.edu | (801) 863-8930

Brittany Porter

Office Assistant

brittany.porter@uvu.edu | (801) 863-6466


Contact Us

The Center for the Advancement of Leadership
Losee Center (LC) 302
MS 245
800 W. University Parkway
Orem, Utah 84058-5999


Phone: (801) 863-6466
Fax: (801) 863-6166

Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M.