Our Staff and Board

 OUR STAFF
photo for websitepk (2)Pam Kitagawa – Executive Director

Pam has more than 30 years of experience working in both adolescent and reproductive health. She began her career working with pregnant and parenting teens in San Jose Unified School District. She spent 19 years creating, training clinicians and evaluating program for the California Family Health Council. Prior to joining teenNow California, she spent 2 years managing a teen health clinic in Fremont, CA. Additionally, Pam served on the Board for TNCA. When not working, Pam loves spending time with her family, especially her 2 grandchildren, and her furry Ginger.

 

 

Amy Johnson- Operations and Communications Coordinator

Amy comes to us after spending several years as a California Public Health Microbiologist.  Her career change was inspired by a desire to be a change maker in policies and education.  She enjoys interacting with adolescent health professionals from all over California.  She enjoys theater and camping all over sunny San Diego County.

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

kaylaKayla Wison, MPA

Board President

Treasurer/Secretary

Kayla has been with the Fresno County Office of Education for over 15 years. She designed, implemented the Teen Parent Support Program. Kayla understands the needs of her community and has made great strides in bringing hot spot areas together to develop community-based interventions.

 

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Jennifer Barber, MPH

Past President

Jennifer has a Master’s in Public Health and serves as the Regional Health Education and Promotions for Borrego Health. In her position, Ms. Barber provides development, implementation, evaluation, supervision and reporting for new and established programs in the Riverside County region of the state. In addition, Jennifer has taught Human Sexuality and Women and Their Bodies at two community colleges in southern California for the past 8 years.

 

Stephanie Smith

Past President

Secretary/Treasure

 

Stephanie is the Past President and Historian for TNCA. She brings a wealth of institutional knowledge of the organization, as well as strong development and fundraising skills. Stephanie is the current Director of Development for Borrego Health Foundation. She loves to travel and spend time with her family.

 

 

Charlene Clemens, MPA

Policy Director

 

Charlene brings a wealth of public health, youth development, state-funded programs and adolescents to the Board. She served as the Deputy Director for Family Services Agenda, Teen and Family Services Department Division, San Francisco Department of Public Health until she retired. Retirement has not slowed her down. She joined the board of TNCA in 2014, and is a member of the California Adolescent Sexual Health Workgroup where she sits on the Positive Youth Development Committee. Charlene was the co-founder and citywide co-chair of the San Francisco Family Support Network, where she continues as a member at large.

 

EmikoEmiko Torres

Interim Secretary/Treasure

Currently works for the County of Monterey coordinating the CA Prep and Teen Pregnancy Prevention programs. With over 16 years’ experience working in the realm of prevention, she has worked for both non-profit and government entities. She currently sits on both the Girls Health in Girls Hands Collaborative and the Collaborative for Youth. She is a certified HIV/ AIDS test counselor and certified car seat technician. She studied Human Services at Cabrillo College and attended California State University, Monterey Bay where she majored in Collaborative Health and Human Services.

 

Kay formalKay Todd, MSW

Historian

Kay is a project coordinator at ETR and has been with ETR since it was founded in 1981. Her projects have included the Center for Sexual and Reproductive Health Promotion and currently oversees the training and evaluation project funded by the California State Office of Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health, through a Regents of the University of San Francisco subcontract. She has over 30 years working in adolescent and reproductive health education, training, development, implementation and evaluation. Ms. Todd is a long-standing member of California’s Adolescent Sexual Health Working Group (ASHWG). When not working she takes her camera and photographs flowers and takes long walks with her husband.

 

photo-andriaAndria Hancock Creer, MPH

 

Andria is the Lead Learning Exchange Trainer and the Chair of the Continuing Medical Education committee at the California Family Health Council. She has over 20 experience conducting trainings on reproductive and adolescent health, intimate partner violence and so much more. Andria has a long record of community involvement and has served on several board of directors. Her two sons, now in college.