About the Authors

FLASH is created and owned by the Family Planning Program of Public Health–Seattle & King County. The Public Health Family Planning Health Education team partners with communities, schools and other Public Health programs to implement science- and evidence-based interventions that reduce unintended pregnancy, teen pregnancy, STD rates and sexual violence. In addition to publishing FLASH, they provide training for local and national audiences on best practices in the reproductive health field and ensure access to family planning clinical services in King County.

Andrea Gerber, MSEd, has been a Family Planning Health Educator with Public Health–Seattle & King County for over 20 years. Ms. Gerber has extensive knowledge of curriculum development, project management, and pregnancy and STD prevention. She has overseen material development projects and has led countless teacher trainings on sexual health education. She has delivered sexual health education lessons in elementary, middle and high school classrooms, and is a co-author of the redesigned KNOW curriculum, Washington State’s HIV prevention curriculum.

Kari Kesler, MA, has been a Family Planning Health Educator with Public Health–Seattle & King County for over 10 years. Ms. Kesler has also worked as a sexual violence prevention educator and as a college instructor. She has designed and led projects designed to lower teen pregnancy, STD and HIV rates in various communities. She has delivered sexual health education lessons in elementary, middle and high school classrooms and is a co-author of the redesigned KNOW curriculum, Washington State’s HIV prevention curriculum.

Mo Lewis is the Prevention Specialist at the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, the co-founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition in King County, and a co-author of the High School FLASH curriculum. Mo holds a degree from the University of Washington and has worked in the field of sexual assault prevention for 9 years. Before shifting to sexual violence prevention, Mo worked in the field of HIV prevention with a particular focus on youth empowerment within the LGBTQ community.

Rebecca Milliman, MSW, is the Prevention and Education Coordinator at the Harborview Center for Sexual Assault and Traumatic Stress in Seattle, Washington. She works with youth and adults to prevent sexual assault, promote healthy relationships and create safer communities. She is a co-founder of the Violence Prevention Coalition and a co-author of the High School FLASH curriculum. She received a BA in Sociology from the University of Virginia and a Master's of Social Work from the University of Washington.

Becky Reitzes, MA, has been a Family Planning Health Educator with Public Health–Seattle & King County since 2001, where she has worked to institutionalize sexual health education and reduce teen pregnancy and STD rates across King County. She has over 15 years of experience in providing professional trainings, conducting community outreach and developing culturally relevant materials and curricula. She has delivered sexual health education lessons in elementary, middle and high school classrooms, and is a co-author of the redesigned KNOW curriculum, Washington State’s HIV prevention curriculum.