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.

Rhoda Smith, PhD

Assistant Professor, Springfield College

Vice Chair
Shannon Rauh, MEd,
AASECT Certified Sexuality

Senior Consultant, JSI Research and Training Institute

Anthony Vela

Project Manager, US Department of Labor

Brina Bolden, JD

Contracting Officer, Department of Veterans Affairs

Ex Officio
Nadine FiniganCarr, PhD

Research Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, School of Social Work

Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

Director, Research Associate Professor, Foster Care Liaison

Valerie J. Parker, MA, LMFT, LCSW

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

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