ETR Associates

ETR is the former education department of Planned Parenthood Santa Cruz.

Selected Clients, Funders and Partners

ETR partners with government agencies, foundations, school districts, NGOs and CBOs to improve health outcomes in the U.S. and abroad.

The following list represents selected past and present funders, clients and partnerships.

Administration for Children and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau
California State Department of Public Health
Office of AIDS
Office of Family Planning
Office of Maternal Child and Adolescent Health
Tobacco Control Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Division of Adolescent and School Health
Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
Division of Reproductive Health
Division of Violence Prevention
Corporation for National & Community Service
Florida State Department of Health
Georgia State Health Department
Los Angeles Unified School District
Michigan Department of Education
Mississippi Department of Health
National Cancer Institute
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Nursing Research
National Science Foundation
New York City Departments of Health and Education
Office of Adolescent Health
Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
San Francisco Department of Children, Youth and Their Families
San Francisco Unified School District
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Tobacco Related Disease Research Program
U.S. Department of Education
World Health Organization


AMD Foundation
Annie E. Casey Foundation
Bristol-Myers Squibb
The California Endowment
California Pacific Medical Center
The California Wellness Foundation
Carnegie Corporation of New York
Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Driscoll’s Charitable Fund
Family Health International
The Grove Foundation
Healthy Teen Network
The Lisa and Douglas Goldman Fund
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health
Macro International
Mary Wohlford Foundation
National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
National Juvenile Detention Association
National Partnership for Juvenile Services
Pfizer Inc.
Population Services International
Research Triangle Institute
South Carolina Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
United Way of Santa Cruz County
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

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

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


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