Date: April 28th, 2017
Working in sexual health can be a quirky field for some people and it’s not uncommon for us at Healthy Teen Network to be chatting with someone and they’ll ask, “That’s interesting! How did you end up working in sexual health?”
And they’re right: It would be pretty unusual for a small child to tell their parents they want to grow up to, say, train on sex education programs!
All of us at Healthy Teen Network have ended up in our current positions through many different avenues. Listen below to hear how we came to our current positions and to hear what we might be doing if we had to pick something else.
What about you? How did you get to this unique field?
Bob Reeg, Program Development and Policy Consultant
Milagros Garrido, Associate Director, Innovation & Research
Shanise Taylor, Administrative & Executive Coordinator, Finance & Operations
Janet Max, Vice President
Allison Tomai Felsen, Coordinator, Marketing & Communications
Carol Partonen, Accounting Associate, Finance & Operations
Durryle Brooks, Trainer/Instructional Designer, Capacity Building & Evaluation
Deborah Chilcoat, Senior Manager, Capacity Building & Evaluation
Yewande Olugbade, Research Associate, Innovation & Research
Pat Paluzzi, President & CEO
Valerie Sedivy, Senior Manager & Evaluator, Capacity Building & Evaluation
Nick Sufrinko, Digital Health Communication Specialist, Innovation & Research
Kelly Connelly, Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications
Genevieve Martínez-García, Director, Innovation & Research
Gina Desiderio, Director, Marketing & Communications
About the Author
Healthy Teen Network envisions a world where all adolescents and young adults lead healthy and fulfilling lives. Founded in 1979, we promote better outcomes for adolescents and young adults by advancing social change, cultivating innovation, and strengthening youth-supporting professionals and organizations. We serve as a leading national membership organization (501c3) for adolescent health professionals and organizations, promoting a unique and holistic perspective—we call it Youth 360°—to improve the health and well-being of young people.