Lina Smith, Senior Director


Lina has worked in refugee services for over 20 years, and has been with the Refugee & Immigrant Center since 2000. Prior to her time at RIC-AAU, she served as Resettlement & Immigrant Administrative Director at Catholic Community Services of Utah. Lina oversees programs ranging from ESL to Employment to Services for Victims of Trafficking. She is a member of the State Refugee Services Board, State Refugee Service Providers Network, and the OptumHealth Cultural Competency Advisory Committee. Lina’s dedication has been recognized at a national level; under her leadership at Catholic Community Services, the Diocese of Salt Lake City received the first ever Above and Beyond the Call of Duty Award.  Lina holds a BA in Sociology, and BA in Psychology, and a Certificate in Criminology from the University of Utah.

In her non-work time, Lina loves to read—especially historical books and murder mysteries. A lifelong dream of hers is to go on an archeological dig.

Refugee & Immigrant Center - Asian Association of Utah
155 South 300 West, Suite 101, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84101
Tel: 801-467-6060 | Email:  | Contact Us

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5:30pm

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