ETR is a behavioral health non-profit devoted to providing science-based programs and services, driven by our mission to advance health and opportunities for youth and families.

Our multidisciplinary staff of health educators, program developers, trainers, curriculum specialists, writers, editors, graphic artists, librarians, publication and distribution experts, technologists and social scientists work to transform outcomes in four areas:


To provide science-based innovative solutions in health and education designed to achieve transformative change in individuals, families and communities.


ETR Executive Leadership Team

Vignetta Charles
Chief Executive Officer

Eric Blanke
Chief Information Officer

Karin Coyle
Chief Science Officer

Coleen Cantwell
Vice President, Business Development

Kathy Pedersen
Chief Financial Officer

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors come from across the nation to provide assistance and oversight to ETR's mission and work. Board members reflect diverse professional expertise, as well as ETR's diverse constituencies.

ETR Board Chair

Vincent Lafronza, MS, EdD
President and CEO
National Network of Public Health Institutes
Washington, DC

ETR Board Vice Chair

Kim Wiese, MBA
Vice President, Portfolio Management and Growth
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

ETR Board Treasurer

Mim Dixon, PhD
Consultant, Mim Dixon & Associates
Marquette, MI

ETR Board Secretary

John Casken, RN, MPH, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Nursing and Dental Hygiene
University of Hawaii
Honolulu, HI

Puaalaokalani D. Aiu, PhD
Community Building Division of Communications-Pacific, Inc.
Honolulu, HI

Larry Atkins
Managing Director
Lawrence Group Health Care Consulting
San Mateo, CA

Rosalind "Roz" Alexander-Kasparik, MA
Principal business owner
San Diego, CA

Jay Bernhardt, PhD, MPH
Dean of the Moody College of Communication
University of Texas
Austin, TX

Kim DeSerpa, MSW
Social Work Care Manager
Dignity Health Medical Foundation - Dominican
Santa Cruz, CA

Nicole Ellen Jones, JD
Assistant District Attorney
Santa Cruz County District Attorney’s Office
Santa Cruz, CA

Mike Prelip, MPH, DPA
Department of Community Health Sciences
UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
Los Angeles, CA

Nancy Wongvipat Kalev, MPH
Director of Health Education, Wellnes, Cultural & Linguistic Services
Los Angeles, CA