Angie Pinna

Director of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD), Department of Human Services

Angie Pinna is the director of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) with the Department of Human Services.  In the disability field, she has worked as a direct care staff, providing supports directly to people who have disabilities and managed a group home in the provider system.  She has also provided support coordination services, helping to advocate and find resources for people through working with them and collaborating with other important people in their lives.  Angie has also worked in quality management within DSPD. In each of these roles her focus has been on promoting opportunities for people, helping people identify and work towards their dreams, and working to remove barriers.  She has found that to successfully achieve this it is important to assure a strong voice for the person and family, as well as those of paid supports. Angie has actively participated with the Utah Parent Center throughout her career and is active in promoting and supporting Family to Family Networks.


Making Your Case for Funding. This workshop is for anyone interested in developing a compelling budget request for new resources. Covered topics include why ‘making the case’ is so important, how to answer the question ‘What are we buying with the requested funds?’, and how to represent critical-need requests, among other concepts. Workshop presenters will include a panel of agency experts who will offer general best practices and context-specific guidance for creating successful requests.