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 21, 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. Nine of our staff members have been with us for over 10 years! (What’s more…Janet is finishing out year 20…And we have several new hires! Hello 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.

Shannon Rauh, MEd,
AASECT Certified Sexuality

Senior Consultant, JSI Research and Training Institute

Vice Chair
Monica Faulkner, PhD, LMSW

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

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Anthony Vela

Program Manager, U.S. Department of Labor

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Brina Bolden, JD

Senior Acquisitions Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

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April J. Bell, PhD, MPH

Assistant Professor, University of California San Francisco

Donna Elliston, DrPH, MSPH

Senior Consultant, Westat

Patti FlowersCoulson

Public Health and Administrative Organizer, Baltimoreans United in Leadership Development, Inc. (BUILD)

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Mackenzie Flynn

Policy and 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

Anthony D. Motyl, LICSW

Director of Grants and Sponsored Research, Springfield College

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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