Professor, Oregon State University
Dr. Braverman is a professor of Human Develolpment and Family Sciences and Extension Specialist in Extension Family and Community Health Programs. Dr. Braverman’s research interests include adolescent health; health promotion theory and health interventions; smoking prevention and control; tobacco policy; program evaluation design and analysis; design and delivery of community programs.
Strategist at TMI Agency/DoSomething.org
Lizzy Divine is a strategist for TMI agency- the consulting arm of dosomething.org, one of the largest global organizations for young people and social change. At TMI, Lizzy specializes in campaign creation and storytelling, helping clients to build authentic connections with their (millennial) audiences. She has worked for some of TMI's most prominent clients including Westfield, Hult Prize, Foot Locker and H&R Block. As a B-Corp enthusiast, she has held positions at the movement strategy firm Purpose and socially conscious eyewear company Warby Parker. Lizzy is a world traveler, Sriracha aficionado, and proud rhythmless dancer.
Heidi Ham, Vice President of Programs and Strategy @ham_heidi
Gina Warner, President and CEO, National Afterschool Association
The National Afterschool Association Leadership Team works to foster development, provide education, and encourage advocacy for the out-of-school-time community. The team comes with time and experience impacting key afterschool initiatives and quality at the local, state, and federal levels. Gina in a leadership role with New Orleans' highly touted Partnership for Youth Development and Heidi in quality and training with Knowledge Universe a large national education company with over 400 afterschool programs nationwide. In addition, both presenters have undergraduate degrees in education, have facilitated at numerous national industry conferences, and now at NAA have personal and professional commitments to inspiring, connecting, and equipping professionals who meet this critical need for young people.
Projects Director, The University of Minnesota
Kyle Hawkey is a projects director at the University of Minnesota where he oversees research and outreach projects federally funded by the Department of Defense and the United States Department of Agriculture. These projects vary in nature, but all focus helping impact young people in a positive way by providing research, tools, and resources needed to youth development professionals and policy makers. Kyle works to provide guidance and oversight on CYFAR PDTA projects, as well as contributes to the development of deliverables, content, and resources developed by the CYFAR PDTA team. In addition to his work at the University of Minnesota, he is an associate professor of psyhcology and family studies at Arizona Western College. When he is not working, he goes scuba diving, snow skiing, water skiing, sky diving, or traveling the world looking for adventure.
Assistant Director, Network on Child Protection and Well-Being
Sandee J. Kyler, M.S., is the Assistant Director for the Penn State Network on Child Protection and Well-Being. She designs awareness events, advances educational opportunities for undergraduate students and community members, and promotes translational messages of the scientific endeavors of Network faculty. Sandee has worked at Penn State since 1997, formerly serving as the Lead Dissemination and Implementation Scientist at the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness. At Penn State, she provided proactive technical assistance to communities and military personnel implementing evidence-based programs. Specifically, Ms. Kyler has translated and disseminated research to communities, provided education and training, conducted research on support and services provided to military families after the sudden loss of a loved one, as well as identifying and helping to secure resources to enhance program implementation, implementation quality, program impact, assessment, and sustainability.
Implementation Specialist, Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness
Jill A. Schulte, M.Ed., is an Implementation Specialist for the Clearinghouse at Military Family Readiness at The Pennsylvania State University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Family Services in 2005 from the University of Northern Iowa and graduated with a M. Ed. in Youth and Family Education from the Pennsylvania State University in 2011. Prior to earning her Master's degree, Jill worked as the Program Coordinator for the Department of Children and Youth Domestic Violence Program in Buchanan County, Iowa and as a Family Worker for Tri-County Child and Family Development Council, Inc., also in Iowa. At the Clearinghouse, Jill provides proactive technical assistance around issues of implementation, evaluation, and sustainability. Additionally, she evaluates current research, programs, and best practices to interpret and synthesize findings for professionals working with military families.
Evaluation Specialist, The University of Minnesota
Burgess Smith is the Evaluation Specialist with the CYFAR PDTA team at the University of Minnesota. In this role, Mr. Smith supports the development of CYFAR PDTA projects through evaluation planning, analysis, and reporting. Mr. Smith earned a B.A. in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Educational Measurement and Statistics, both from the University of Iowa. His previous evaluation experience includes designing and leading work with youth development initiatives, distance education, games-based learning projects, and visitor's studies. He previously served as the Senior Evaluator at the Museum of Science and Industry Chicago.
Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Daniel W. Hatcher serves as National Out-of-School Time Advisor for the Alliance for a Healthier Generation. At the Alliance, Daniel is responsible for managing and delivering technical assistance services and resources for out-of-school time sites as they work to achieve National Healthy Eating and Physical Activity Standards. Daniel has a BA in International Relations and a Masters of Public Health, both from Western Kentucky University. Daniel regularly blogs on topics relevant to healthy afterschool at Healthy Out-of-School Time.
NC State University
Marshall serves as Special Assistant to the Dean and Director of College Leadership and Strategy in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University. In this role, Marshall focuses on development of new and innovative leadership development programs for the College’s internal and external stakeholders. He serves as the chief strategy officer for the College with the responsibility of leading the implementation of the College’s strategic plan. His responsibilities also include developing strategic partnerships and strengthening external relations at the state and federal levels for the College. Marshall also serves as Director of the Association of Public and Land grant University’s Food Systems Leadership Institute (FSLI), which provides executive leadership education for food and agriculture systems leaders in higher education and industry.
Marshall holds BS, MS and Ed.D degrees from NC State University. Marshall is widely recognized for his knowledge and expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, legislative affairs, educational, youth and agricultural trends and advocacy. In addition to his professional responsibilities, he enjoys serving in various roles at New Hope Baptist Church, fishing, watching college basketball, eating “Eastern North Carolina” barbeque, time with his wife Jan, son John, friends, and serving as an author, workshop presenter and speaker.
Marshall hopes his words and actions will encourage, equip, inspire, influence and educate others so that they can reach their potential. A leader, teacher and servant, Marshall lives by the belief that to those much is given, much is required.
Dr. Caprice D. Hollins was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. She received a B.A. in psychology from Seattle University and an M.A. and Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Multicultural and Community Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology―LA.
Dr. Hollins has over 15 years of experience working with ethnically diverse populations, providing mental health services, facilitating workshops and teaching graduate courses as an adjunct professor at several local universities. She currently works part time as an Associate Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. After serving as the Director of Equity, Race & Learning Support for Seattle Public Schools for four years she started Cultures Connecting, LLC, providing culturally relevant professional development workshops, keynotes, leadership coaching and consulting services to organizations seeking to improve their skills in effectively engaging all cultures www.culturesconnecting.com. She co-authored Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: Strategies for Facilitating Conversations on Race scheduled to be released late February 2015.
Dr. Hollins works hard to balance her passion and commitment to equity and social justice while at the same time raising a family with her husband, Gary Hollins. Together they have two children and she has three adult step children.
Penn State University
Jennifer M. DiNallo, Ph.D., is a Research and Evaluation Specialist at the Clearinghouse as well as on the Navy Youth Sports and Fitness program project. She received her Ph.D. in Kinesiology, with a focus in Exercise Psychology, from Penn State. Jen's research interests include physical activity behavior in children at risk for being overweight and diabetic, with a focus on family-based physical activity interventions. After earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Physiology from West Chester University in 1995, Jen worked for the U.S. Marine Corps as a civilian certified fitness instructor and personal trainer at Camp LeJeune, NC. Jen then earned a Master's of Education degree in Exercise Physiology at East Carolina University in 2000. Jen's interests, aside from research, include spending time with her husband and three children, as well as trail running, bicycling, and group fitness instruction.