Samantha Powell Moves into New Post as Program Director of Uinta Academy
Uinta Academy is proud to announce that Samantha Powell, a dedicated member of its team since 2017, has stepped into the role of Program Director. Samantha’s journey at Uinta began as a Family Teacher in 2017. Over the years, her contributions expanded as she took on roles such as Home Manager and Staff Trainer. Her extraordinary dedication to Uinta, her unwavering commitment to the students, and her fervor for holistic well-being are evident in her actions. Her significant contributions to our life skills programming made her an excellent choice for this new role.
“I am grateful every day to have the privilege to work closely with our students,” says Powell. “I cherish the opportunities to be a part of our student’s journey towards healing and experiencing their personal growth alongside them. I will continue to encourage them to find their voices, express their individuality, teach them life skills, and support them through this challenging time in their lives.”
Samantha holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and a Bachelor’s in German language and literature from Utah State University. Samantha has experience with international youth exchange programs, both within the country and overseas, and has consistently displayed a keen interest in exploring and understanding different cultures. At Uinta, she takes joy in fostering a supportive environment where students can learn and evolve into their authentic selves. Her particular passion revolves around instilling essential skills in the students, ranging from independent living, gardening, and culinary expertise to exploring new crafts and emphasizing the importance of self-care. In her role as Program Director, Samantha is dedicated to advancing Uinta’s mission, championing the distinctive needs of every student, and nurturing their individual growth.
About Unita Academy
Uinta Academy is a residential treatment center serving youth-assigned female at birth ages 12–20 who struggle with attachment issues, mood disorders, maintaining interpersonal relationships, and/or healing after trauma. Uinta’s equine-assisted psychotherapy, trauma-informed therapy, research-based therapeutic milieu, and accredited academic program promote long-lasting change.