Claire D. Brindis, Dr. P. H., is Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine, at the University of California, San Francisco, and Executive Director of the National Adolescent Health Information Center, funded by the federal Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB). She is also Associate Director of the MCHBfunded Information and Analysis Center for Middle Childhood and Adolescence, as well as Director of the Center for Reproductive Health Policy Research at the University’s Institute for Health Policy Studies.
Donna Butts is the Executive Director of Generations United, the only national organization working to foster intergenerational cooperation and support in public policy initiatives and programs. For more than 25 years she has held leadership positions in the nonprofit world working with and on behalf of children and youth. She is the author of numerous articles and is a strong national advocate for children, youth, and the elderly. She is also a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).
Janet Chapin, R. N., M. P. H., is the Director of the Division of Women’s Health Issues at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Before coming to ACOG in 1986, she initiated and operated a community-based high blood pressure control program at a rural community health center and managed the primary care program of the West Virginia Department of Health. At ACOG, she is responsible for work on adolescent health care, access to health care for underserved women, and other women’s health issues.
Joy G. Dryfoos is an independent researcher from Hastingson-Hudson, New York. Her work on comprehensive programs for high-risk adolescents has been supported by the Carnegie Corporation since 1985. Dryfoos is the author of many articles and books, including Safe Passage: Making it Through Adolescence in A Risky Society (Oxford, 1998). Her current project focuses on full service community schools.
Lisa Hoeschele has been working with the ZAP (Zero Adolescent Pregnancy) program in Cortland, New York, since early 1997, when she began a grants procurement program. She coordinates all ZAP program activities, including peer and parent education, school and community outreach, and public relations. Her previous experience includes work as a high school French teacher, as a fundraiser for public broadcasting, and as the Director of Development at a local community college. She resides in Cortland with her husband and two children.
John Hutchins is Senior Editor for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. He has worked for the past twelve years as a writer, editor, policy analyst, and public relations professional for health care associations and public policy organizations in Washington, DC. Hutchins is the author of Coming Together for Children and Families: How Cabinet-Level Collaboration is Changing State Policymaking (Family Impact Seminar, 1998) and co-editor of Charting a Course for the Future of Women’s and Perinatal Health (Johns Hopkins University, 1999).
Leslie M. Kantor is the Co-Chair of the State and Local Action Task Force of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Vice President of Education at Planned Parenthood of New York City. In this latter role, Kantor gives overall direction to a department that provides workshops on sexuality to over 20,000 New Yorkers each year, and trains professionals and parents to be effective sexuality educators for youth. A widely acclaimed speaker on sexuality, Kantor is the recipient of the Jay S. Drotman Memorial Award from the American Public Health Association, which recognizes accomplishments in “challenging public health policy or practices in a creative or positive manner.”
Tom Klaus is President of Legacy Resource Group in Carlisle, Iowa. For more than 25 years, he has been involved in professional youth work as a consultant, speaker, minister, program developer, and administrator. Klaus is a member of the Board of Directors for the National Organization on Adolescent Pregnancy, Parenting, and Prevention and is one of the creators of the nationally-recognized IT TAKES TWO adolescent pregnancy prevention programs.
Tamara Kreinin, M. H. S. A., has worked extensively in health care and human services for over twenty years. Kreinin holds a master’s degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan. She is currently the Director of State and Local Affairs at the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. Kreinin started and served as Executive Director of The New Orleans Council For Young Children. She is a spokesperson and resource for the press on issues of importance to children and families and she lectures and conducts workshops frequently on a variety of topics.
Susan M. Kuhn is a Washington based consultant who helps nonprofit organizations launch new activities and products. A 20-year veteran of the nonprofit and philanthropy fields, she has started new organizations, created new publications, authored and edited books, and designed and implemented new organizational strategies and structures. Kuhn’s background is in development, editorial work, and strategic planning.
Susan Philliber, Ph. D., is Senior Partner at Philliber Research Associates. She received her doctorate in sociology from Florida State University and has held faculty positions at the University of Utah, the University of Cincinnati, and Columbia University. She is extensively published and is widely recognized for her experience in program evaluation, which includes teen pregnancy, school-improvement, school-linked collaboratives, school dropout programs, programs for the homeless, programs for those living with HIV and AIDS, as well as many youth development programs.
William Smith is Manager of the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy’s Program on Religion and Public Values. In this role, Smith conducts the Campaign’s conflict reduction work and faith community outreach, and manages the Campaign’s Advisory Panels in both the U. S. Senate and House of Representatives. Smith is a doctoral student at the Catholic University of America in politics and has done graduate work at Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame, and Georgetown University. A recipient of a number of academic honors and scholarships, Smith also has published articles on politics and American government.
Barbara Sugland, M. P. H, Sc. D., is a Senior Research Associate and the Area Director for Research on Adolescent Childbearing at Child Trends. With training in behavioral science research and public health service delivery practice, Sugland’s expertise is in identifying research and collaborative strategies that bridge the gap between theory and practice in the area of adolescent reproductive health. She is the author of several reports and articles on adolescent childbearing and pregnancy prevention. She also provides technical assistance to community-based organizations seeking to develop teen pregnancy prevention programs.
Karen Troccoli, M. P. H., has worked on maternal and child health issues for more than a decade. Currently a project director at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, she previously worked for the Southern Regional Project on Infant Mortality, the National Association of County and City Health Officials, and the National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality on issues such as teen pregnancy and access to care for underserved populations. Troccoli is the author of numerous reports and a book, Like It Is: A Teen Sex Guide (McFarland, 1998).
Anne Brown Rodgers has been a writer and editor for more than twenty years, working on publications for technical as well as lay audiences. Her primary focus is on health-related issues, and she has covered a broad range of topics, including women’s health, prenatal care, HIV/ AIDS, cancer, rural health care delivery, nutrition, and managed care. Since 1992, she has managed her own writing and editorial services business.
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