Jaron Curtsinger is the Associate Director of KFLA. Since joining the organization in 2010, he has worked to support the mission and day-to-day operations of KFLA with robust technological resources. Today he oversees both internal and external communications and technology strategy at the Alliance, including web-presence, graphic design and branding, e-communication, databases, and the Kellogg Fellows Community. He works with his colleagues to meet the evolving needs and potential of the KFLA Network with practical mission-driven technologies, programming, and communications.
PATRICIA TURNER (KNFP-14 & 16 Advisor)
SENIOR ADVISOR • TRANSITION MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT
Patricia M. Turner serves as a consultant and executive coach to foundations, corporations, municipalities, universities and non-profit organizations interested in organizational alignment, strategic planning and change management. Pat’s expertise in board and program development, evaluation, and resource management has been particularly helpful to new institutions and those in the midst of change.
Colleagues and clients appreciate Pat’s unique contribution to organizational challenges. Because she has been a trustee and staff member of institutions in the fields of higher education, arts and culture, and social service, she understands both perspectives.
DANA HUGHES (KNFP-15)
EVALUATOR • PROGRAM DESIGN, MEASUREMENT & IMPROVEMENT CONSULTANT
Dana Hughes is Professor Emeritus of Health Policy in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies and at the Healthforce Center at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Before leaving the university, Dana taught health policy, public health in medicine and social & behavioral sciences and conducted research and evaluations. Her research focus included access to health and dental care among low income children, families, the disabled, and other underserved populations; analyses of systems, organizations and organizational behavior; and, evaluations of programs addressing social and economic inequalities that contribute to health disparities.
The KFLA Team
CARMEN VILLA (KPFL-02)
Latin American & Caribbean Coordinator
Carmen is a native of Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. She has a degree in Psychology by the Anahuac University of Yucatan and recently earned her master's degree in Integrated Studies in Education, specializing in Educational Leadership at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. She was previously in charge of the project management of the Museum of the City of Tuxtla Gutierrez. She also served as program coordinator for the Social Development area of the Bancomer Foundation, where for 5 years she was in charge of the scholarship program in Chiapas.
Deb Roth came to Colorado in the summer of 1974 from Illinois and never looked back. Given the wonderful weather here and the weather in Illinois, her and her husband made this their home. Roth has been a bookkeeper for decades, and in 1999, was able to start her own business with a number of small businesses as her client base. She enjoys her work very much and during the holiday season of 2010, received a call from Martha Lee. So began her career with KFLA. “This has been a wonderful organization to be involved with” said Roth.
Digital Communications & Engagement Coordinator
Diana Kurniawan immigrated from Jakarta, Indonesia, and was a Colorado transplant via Los Angeles, Southern California; Seattle, Washington State; and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of California, Riverside, and a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology from Loma Linda University School of Public Health. Diana worked in the field of Public Health for ten years in the fields of Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health and Infectious Diseases, for county and state level government agencies
Emmy DaCosta Gomez O'Dwyer (CLN-01)
Emmy O’Dwyer is an educator and leader with a passion for social impact organizations that advance equity and innovation for youth. Her teaching career was influenced primarily by her work under with eighth grade students at the renowned New Orleans Charter Middle School. Building curriculum through great literature, the arts and in intensive teaching rotations, it was the highest performing, non-magnet school in the city. Emmy experienced firsthand how collaboration with students around their interests could yield strong outcomes.
Gretchen Perryman grew up in East Texas Piney Woods and moved to Colorado in 1979. Gretchen has worked in the nonprofit sector for most of her career. She worked for the Downtown Denver Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit organization whose mission is to create a unique, diverse, and vibrant downtown Denver community (1988-1996). She continued working for the betterment of Colorado at Great Outdoors Colorado, a state trust funded by lottery dollars that awards grants to preserve and enhance Colorado parks, wildlife, trails and open space (1996-2002).
Mary Hlalele (KILP-01)
Southern Africa Coordinator
Dr. Mary M. Hlalele, recently stepped down as CEO of an eye health NGO in South Africa and is currently offering her services as a freelance consultant. In this capacity she works closely with organizations to facilitate empowerment and alignment of staff, while increasing their individual and collective capacities to achieve excellence in the structural aspects of organizations. She offers training and consulting services that encourage the development of client skills leading to desirable project transitions.