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Our Staff & Board

We are educators and creators. Planners and do-ers. Always willing to listen and ready to help. And we’re passionate about what we do. We take it pretty seriously when we say that every young person has the right to live their authentic sexuality. We believe in our work, and in you, and we love what we do.

We are a small but mighty staff of 24, and like any small nonprofit, we count on the strengths of our staff to get the job done. That means that day-to-day, many of us wear many hats and work across many projects. It also means we get a ton of opportunities to always be learning and growing.

That’s probably just one of the reasons why our staff tend to stick around. Eight of our staff members have been with us for over 14 years! (What’s more…Janet is finishing out year 20…And we have several new hires! Hello Bianca, Jerrica, Arianna, and Caro!) So yeah, we love what we do and we love Healthy Teen Network. Our experience is a major strength for us, and it makes us even more ready and able to help you.

Our Board

Interested in joining our Board? We’re not currently recruiting, but if you’re interested in future opportunities, please let us know.

Chair
Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

Director, Research Associate Professor, Texas Institute for Child & Family Wellbeing, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

Vice Chair
Donna Elliston, DrPH, MSPH

Senior Consultant, Westat

 Treasurer
Anthony D. Motyl, LICSW

Director of Grants & Sponsored Research, Springfield College

Ex-Officio
Shannon Rauh, MEd,
AASECT Certified Sexuality
Educator

Senior Consultant, JSI Research & Training Institute

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April J. Bell, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco, Family & Community Medicine

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Brina Bolden, JD

Senior Acquisitions Officer, CRG, Inc.

Secretary
Patti FlowersCoulson

Director of Finance & IT, Turnaround Tuesday, Inc.

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Mackenzie Flynn

Policy & Annual Conference Manager, AIDS United

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Jasmine Gums

Doctoral Student in Health Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

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Aisha Mays, MD

CEO & Founder, Dream Youth Clinic
Clinical Researcher, University of California, San Fransisco Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health

Valerie J. Parker, MA, LMFT, LCSW

Executive Director, Young Families of Indiana Network, Future Promises

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Marilyn Preston

Associate Professor of Human Services, Metropolitan State University

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Preston Shatwell

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