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.
ETR embraces the purposeful inclusion of all people as a means to honor and respect difference, and to elevate the strengths brought by diversity of experience, perspective, and expertise.
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:
Partners in the Fight for Health Equity
We are part of a movement to improve health and education outcomes for all communities.
Science Is Foundational
We believe in grounding our work in science that is transdisciplinary and rigorous.
Diversity + Inclusion
We believe everyone should have the same access and opportunities in life.
Integrity + Excellence
We don’t take the easy way out; our science-based solutions are tested and vetted.
Responsive to Emerging Needs + Trends
We innovate and respond with new and tailored products and services.
Enthusiasm for What Lies Ahead
We focus forward, not rest on the body of our current work.
ETR Leadership Team
Chief Executive Officer
Vice President of Science, Equity & Integration
Chief Operating Officer
Vice President, Business Development
Chief Financial Officer
Chief People & Culture Officer
Vice President of Public Affairs
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
Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD
Associate Dean for Research
OHSU-PSU School of Public Health
ETR Board Vice Chair
Colleen Z. Gregerson
ETR Board Treasurer
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
ETR Board Secretary
Pedro Arista, MPH
Senior Director, Hirsch Philanthropy Partners
Andrew D. Forsyth, PhD
Anthony Sis, MEd
Management Consultant, Accenture
Camila Rodriguez-Rojas, MPH
Tropical Medicine Candidate
Department of Tropical Medicine
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
Dafina M. Ward, JD
Executive Director, Southern AIDS Coalition
Founder/Chief Changer, Changeable
Karen Rayne, PhD
Chief Diversity Officer
Principal, Riordan Strategies
Transgender Strategy Center
Paurvi Bhatt, MPH
Independent Board Member, Healthcare Executive
ThirdEyeFocus, CEO+ Founder
ETR is a 501 (c) 3 EIN #94-2760764