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 14, 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. Ten of our staff members have been with us for over 10 years! (What’s more…Janet is finishing out year 17…Nick has more than 4 years…And we have several new hires! Hello Sam, Mariah, Sydney, and Jenna!) 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
Rhoda Smith, PhD, MSW

Assistant Clinical Professor, Erikson Institute

Vice Chair
Shannon Rauh, MEd,
AASECT Certified Sexuality
Educator

Senior Consultant, JSI Research and Training Institute

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 Treasurer
Anthony Vela

Project Manager, U.S. Department of Labor

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Secretary
Brina Bolden, JD

Contracting Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Donna Elliston, DrPH, MSPH

Senior Consultant, John Snow Inc.

Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

Director, Texas Institute for Child and Family Wellbeing; Research Associate Professor, Steve Hicks School of Social Work at The University of Texas at Austin

Patti FlowersCoulson

Public Health & Administrative Organizer, Baltimoreans United In Leadership Development, Inc. (BUILD)

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Marissa Latini

Associate Director of Development, My Friend’s Place

Anthony D. Motyl, LICSW

Director of Grants & Sponsored Research, Springfield College

Valerie J. Parker, MA, LMFT, LCSW

Executive Director, Young Families of Indiana Network, Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County

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Marilyn Preston

Associate Professor of Human Services, Metropolitan State University

Zanny Regas
Zanny Regas, Nursing Student, ABSN-MSN

Family Nurse Practitioner Degree Candidate, University of Pennsylvania

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