About Us

Our Mission: Improve health and increase opportunities for youth, families and communities.

ETR envisions a world where all people have the information, skills, and opportunities to lead healthy lives. We are driven by our mission to improve health and increase opportunities for youth, families, and communities.

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:

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

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

ETR Board Secretary

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

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

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

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

Cynthia A. Gómez, PhD
Founding Director
Health Equity Institute
at San Francisco State
San Francisco, CA

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

Leslie Kantor, PhD, MPH
Vice President of Education
Planned Parenthood Federation of America
New York, NY

Shawn Moore, MBA
Senior Vice President of Wellness and Engagement Solutions
ActiveHealth Management
New York, NY

Sarah Munson, MBA
Executive WineGame

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
Health Net
Los Angeles, CA