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2018 Impact Collaborative Summit Key Informants

Courtney Cuthbertson

Community Behavioral Health Specialist, eXtension Behavioral Health Fellow
Michigan State University, eXtension Behavioral Health Fellow
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health

Dr. Courtney Cuthbertson is a Community Behavioral Health Specialist for Michigan State University Extension. Trained as a sociologist of mental health, Dr. Cuthbertson conducts research and provides programming in the areas of mental health and substance use. She earned her BS in Psychology and Sociology, MA in Sociology, and Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Illinois. Before working for MSU Extension, Dr. Cuthbertson served as a postdoctoral fellow for the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development on the CAPE Project to better understand and develop ways for communities to use behavioral health data to inform timely interventions. Dr. Cuthbertson is a certified instructor for adult and youth Mental Health First Aid.

Jami Dellifled

Family and Consumer Sciences Educator, eXtension Behavioral Health Fellow
Ohio State University,eXtension Behavioral Health Fellow
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health

Jami Dellifield is an Extension Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences, at Ohio State University, Hardin County. She has been employed as an Extension Educator since October 5, 2015. Her passion is helping people to be the best that they can be. Jami holds a BA in Psychology (minor: Communications) and a MA in Christian Education (specialization: Youth Ministry). She is a 2018 eXtension Behavioral Health Co-Fellow. She was a member of the NCRCRD (North Central Regional Center for Rural Development) pilot program for CAPE training and one of the instructors for the Ohio CAPE project. Jami is a certified Mental Health First Aid® and Youth Mental Health First Aid® Instructor. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels about Mental Health Awareness (with 4-H colleague, Amanda Raines). She and Amanda Raines also co-authored the 4-H project book, Your Thoughts Matter: Navigating Your Mental Health which was published in 2018. In 2016, she began a county-wide group for pre-teen females to help address mental health, self-esteem, and building friendships. Jami is also a trainer for Real Colors ® and Trauma Informed Care. She is a team member for multiple SAMHSA and USDA grants focused on mental health.

Andrea Bjornestad

Assistant Professor, Extension Mental Health Specialist
South Dakota State University
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Mental Health

Dr. Andrea Bjornestad is an Assistant Professor and Extension Mental Health Specialist in the Department of Counseling and Human Development at South Dakota State University. She is a licensed professional counselor with areas of expertise in school counseling and marriage and family therapy. She teaches group counseling and has published on service learning and the dynamics of group work.

As an Assistant Professor, her research has focused on the health and wellness (e.g. PTSD,
secondary trauma) of military servicemembers, veterans, and their families. As a former military spouse, she has organized workshops and served on numerous committees to help promote wellness in the military. She is currently the PI on a cooperative agreement with the US Army Research Institute for the Social and Behavioral Sciences that involves active listening training with Army leaders.

Her research and outreach efforts in Extension have pertained to the mental health of agricultural producers. She has conducted two pilot studies where she examined the impact of stress on the mental health of farmers and ranchers. Additionally, within the past year, she has been a speaker in national webinars and has traveled around the state educating agricultural groups on how to identify and manage farm stress.

Cari Michaels

Associate Extension Professor
University of Minnesota Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Mental Health

Stephanie Woodcox

Assistant Program Leader and Health & Wellness Specialist
Purdue University
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Mental Health

Stephanie Woodcox provides leadership to Purdue Extension’s statewide Mental Health First Aid initiative. Mental Health First Aid educates on signs and symptoms of a variety of mental health disorders such as anxiety, depression, substance use, suicide, and trauma. Participants learn how to assist those in need during specific situations in an attempt to get an individual appropriate help from a health professional. Ms. Woodcox works with Extension staff and community-based organizations, businesses, coalitions, etc. to bring this program to audiences and counties across the state. She manages and coordinates activities associated with the implementation of Mental Health First Aid including logistics related to training and scheduling certified facilitators, identifying host organizations, registration payment and processes, promotion and marketing, and evaluation efforts for this evidence-based program. Ms. Woodcox is also a certified facilitator of Mental Health First Aid.

Barbara Beaulieu

Human Development Extension Specialist
Purdue University
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Opioids

Barbara Beaulieu is a Human Development Extension Specialist in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, as of July 2013. Earlier this year, she moved to Indiana after many years in Florida. Being at Purdue and in Extension is not entirely new for her. Barbara was a 4-Her in Indiana, and worked summers with the State 4-H office while a student at Purdue University working on her baccalaureate degree in Home Economics Vocational Education. She completed her Master’s degree in Extension Education at the University of Florida, where she also took additional classes towards a doctorate degree in Educational Media and Instructional Design. In Florida, Barbara was a Home Economics Extension County Agent, worked on a grant in the state Extension Home Economics Department, and was employed in media production for educational programs for Extension.

Barbara’s commitment to families and early childhood education has allowed her to teach high school, be a childcare center director at three preschools located within secondary and post-secondary programs, and be a trainer for the Florida Department of Education and Florida Department of Children and Families. She has also served as a training consultant with an early childhood curriculum company and conducted curriculum training around the U. S. For the last six years, Barbara was a county coordinator for Florida’s Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten program which had an enrollment of about 1,900 children. She completed monitoring visits in over 120 four-year-old classrooms each year, and provided training to the VPK classroom teachers and center directors. Barbara has served as an Education Specialist with Head Start and Early Head Start. She has also taught upper level courses at Mississippi State University and Mississippi University for Women. Barbara has been actively involved in professional organizations over the years and has received recognition and awards linked to Extension and child development efforts.

Mark Skidmore

Professor of Economics, Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance and Policy, Director of North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
North Central Regional Center for Rural Development
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Opioids

Mark Skidmore is holds the position of Professor and Morris Chair in State and Local Government Finance at Michigan State University. He has joint appointments in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics and the Department of Economics. He also serves as the Director of the North Central Regional Center for Rural Development. In this role he helped to lead the $6 million USDA/SAMHSA funded project “Community Assessment and Education to Promote Behavioral Health Planning and Evaluation”. Over the past year, he has served as the Coordinator of the Extension Opioid Crisis Response Workgroup. He received his doctorate in economics from the University of Colorado in 1994, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Washington in 1987. He serves as Co-editor of the Journal of Urban Affairs and is a Distinguished Scholar at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. His work has been funded by organizations such as the NSF, SAMHSA, USAID, and USDA. His research has been cited in prominent news outlets such as the BBC, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MSNBC, Newsweek, New Yorker, New York Times, NPR, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post.

Lisa Schainker

Prevention Scientist
Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute
Key Informant Topic Area: Behavioral Health: Prevention

Lisa Schainker, Ph.D., M.P.H., has been a research scientist at the Partnerships in Prevention Science Institute at Iowa State University for the last 13 years, where she conducts research on factors related to adoption, implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of evidence-based programs for adolescents and their families. The focus of much of her work at PPSI centers around the Promoting School-Community-University Partnerships to Enhance Resilience (PROSPER) delivery system, which facilitates the sustained, high-quality implementation of family and school-based programs through the land-grant extension system. She is currently the project director of a USDA/NIFA-funded Rural Health and Safety Education Grant and a SAMHSA-funded ROTA grant both focused on building capacity within Extension to implement a combination of partnership-supported evidence-based programming and community-based prevention strategies. She currently oversees implementation and evaluation services for the National PROSPER Network Organization and provides training and support to states using the PROSPER delivery system.

Angela Moore

Program Specialist II
Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences
Cooperative Extension Program-Agriculture and Natural Resources
Email: almoore@pvamu.edu

Ms. Angela L. Moore serves as a Program Specialist II with the Cooperative Extension Program (CEP)-Agriculture and Natural Resources (AgNR) at Prairie View A&M University College of Agriculture and Human Sciences.  In this role, she helps plan and implement marketing strategies for the training programs held in the area of Ag and Natural Resources.

Additionally, Angela works with the National AgrAbility Project, where she help to identify limited resource Ag producers who have specialized needs, provide AgrAbility education and assist with case management.

Moore has more than 15 years of experience in higher education, most of which has been in the area of Institutional Advancement, where she worked as a Development Officer.

Jessica Beckendorf

Community Development Educator
University of Wisconsin
Key Informant Topic Area Community Development

Jessica Beckendorf became passionate about communities while growing up as a military kid, moving frequently and living in communities of various sizes across the country. After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, she proceeded to work in just about every sector of community development – Geographic Information Systems, planning and zoning, and economic development. In 2014, Jessica finished her Master of Arts degree in Communications & Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University, and began her journey as an educator with the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension where she seeks to bridge her community systems experience with communications and relationship development to build social capital and local leadership for more resilient communities. In her free time, Jessica enjoys spending time with her husband and pets and is a cast member of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin-based Backlot Comedy House improv troupe.

Angela Allen

Associate Professor & Communities Educator
The University of Wisconsin-Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Community Development (Urban-Regional)

Katie Weaver

Economic & Community Development Agent
Montana State University
Community Development, Leadership Development

Katie Weaver joined MSU Extension in 2013 as the Economic & Community Development Agent for Park County. With over thirteen years of community and economic development experience in rural communities throughout the West, she has led efforts in food systems, business and entrepreneurship, infrastructure, downtown redevelopment, housing, workforce, and leadership development. Katie’s deep understanding of capacity building and her expertise in bringing communities together is integral to the sustainability of these efforts.

Jason Weigle

Community Vitality Educator
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension
Community Impact Evaluation

Jason is a Community Vitality Educator with Nebraska Extension in Hebron, Thayer County. Jason’s interests lie in enhancing community capacity to understand, plan for, and adapt to change, especially the role of individuals and small businesses in sustaining communities through hard times. In particular, he is interested in identifying and developing entrepreneurial communities and ecosystems that build sustainable futures from the talents and strengths of the people and organizations found within. Jason draws from 20 years of experience as a small business owner, community volunteer, and non-profit board member as well as his experiences in academia, the oil and gas industry, environmental regulation, and grassroots organization across the US and Canada.

Steven Judd

Manager, Information Technology, eXtension CRM Fellow
University of New Hampshire Extension
Customer Relationship Management (CRM Software)

Steve has worked for UNH Extension for over 20 years as an agricultural educator and information technologist. In addition to technical support, Steve is a web application developer and certified Salesforce administrator. As the lead Salesforce admin for Extension, Steve has led the implementation for the last four years.


Gae Broadwater

GB Facilitation & Training Works
Key Informant Topic Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ana Lou Fonseca

Assistant Director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion O&E
Oregon State University
Key Informant Topic Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Ana Lu Fonseca provides organizational leadership for enhancing a collaborative, just, and inclusive community in the Division of University Outreach and Engagement. She has always had a passion for social change and the value that authenticity brings to organizations and the world. Before being an Assistant Director, she was working as an Extension faculty in various community engagement programs such as creating Culturally Relevant STEM and Healthy Living curriculum. She has a BS in Social Psychology and MS in Natural Resource Education and Extension and is currently working on her PhD in Education. Before working at OSU she worked for the Federal Mexican Government implementing innovative rural development programs for indigenous communities. Areas of interest include: social justice, intersection between innovation and diversity, culturally relevant programming, healthy living and community empowerment.


Shatomi Luster-Edward

eXtension Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Fellow
University of Missouri
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Dr. Shatomi Lustre-Edward is a county engagement specialist in community economic development for the University of Missouri in Jackson County. She is also the eXtension Fellow for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. She focuses on various aspects of financial education that include the following initiatives and programs: economic development, rapid response for dislocated workers, payday lending, small dollar loans, tax assistance, renting and housing initiatives, to name a few.

Serving as a consultant in the areas of organizational development, staff development, and program/project management, Shatomi serves communities in both Kansas and Missouri. Nationally, Mrs. Luster-Edward serves on the Prosperity Now (formerly CFED) executive board, that focuses to make financial security a possibility for people of color and those with limited incomes. Shatomi serves on the executive board of EXCEL (Expanding College for Exceptional Learners), that focuses on young adults/students with disabilities. In addition, Shatomi, co-founded GiRL Inc. (Gifted Intelligent Respectable Ladies), building and implementing life skills for K-12 learners.

Pamala Morris

Assistant Dean/Director, Multicultural Programs
Professor, Agricultural Sciences, Education and Communication
Project Director, eXtension, CoP  Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Key Informant Topic Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Purdue University

Dr. Pamala V. Morris is an Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs
and Professor of Agricultural Sciences Education and Communication, formerly Youth
Development and Agricultural Education), in the College of Agriculture at Purdue University.
As faculty, her primary areas of focus and scholarship are:

– Developing intercultural competence grounded in intersectional theory, which provides a
critical lens for bringing awareness and enhancing capacity of institutions to engage in
social justice discourse and practice.
– Investigating resistance to learning in the face of cultural discomfort/disequilibrium.
– Employing service-learning pedagogy viewed through the lens of cultural diversity/social
justice issues.

As Assistant Dean/Director of the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), she provides
leadership in the area of diversity and social justice. Dr. Morris works collaboratively across 11
academic departments to achieve key diversity initiatives. This includes, but not limited to,
recruitment and retention of diverse faculty, staff, and students; development of a more
welcoming and inclusive college environment; and development of curricular and co-curricular
activities that increase student’s cultural sensitivity, assessing the educational impact of
diversity, and development and implementation of grants to support diversity initiatives. Dr.
Morris developed, coordinates and instructs, two courses created to fulfill the multicultural
awareness electives in the College of Agriculture to provide an opportunity for students to
understand their place and others in a multicultural, multiethnic, and multinational country.

Dr. Morris, in 2015, was the Inaugural recipient of Purdue University’s “Transformations
Leadership in Diversity” Award in recognition of her accomplishments in making
transformative change both, within her college, and the field of social justice. The award
recognized her innovative and groundbreaking work in curricular development; and her impact as Project Leader for the eXtension Community of Practice “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that has national recognition. She was also recognized, in June 2015, by NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) for excellence in teaching.

In 2002, Dr. Morris was awarded the National Award for Diversity by the United States
Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the significant impact her diligent work in diversity,
international programs and service-learning has made in many Indiana communities.

Margaret (Meg) Sage

4-H Youth Developement Educator
University of Wisconsin Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Danae Wolfe

Educational Technology Specialist
Ohio State University Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Educational Technology and Digital Engagement

Danae Wolfe is the educational technology specialist for Ohio State University Extension where she designs and teaches professional development opportunities in digital engagement and digital content development. She started her career with Extension as a county educator in agriculture and natural resources and transitioned to her current role as ed tech specialist in 2015. Danae specializes in social media management, digital storytelling, and digital engagement strategy development and she is certified in design thinking through IDEO U.

Debbie Brown

Senior Learning Engineer, Eduworks Corporation
Eduworks Corporation
Key Informant Topic Area: eFieldbooks, IC WordPress templates, Campus Competencies, Online Course Development

Debbie Brown has a BS in Computer Engineering and an MS in Instructional Technology, both earned at Mississippi State University. Over the past 20 years, she has specialized in instructional systems architecture, instructional design and course development, and eLearning technology standards, with most of those dedicated to research and development for education, government, military, and workforce development sectors. While at Eduworks, Brown has been a part of eXtension efforts to support competency-based education design principles through expansion of software implementations in the eXtension suite of tools. She is also a part of the eXtension eFieldbook development team, and can provide insight on the new Impact Collaborative WordPress site template features, data-driven eXtension Resource design for WordPress, Personalized eBook for Learning (PeBL) plugins for WordPress, automated WordPress-to-eFieldbook publish, and other Impact Collaborative eFieldbook customization options. Please sign up with Debbie to earn a $20 Amazon Gift Card by completing participation in the beta test group for Opioid Response and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion iOS (iPad) eFieldbooks.


Maria Graziani

Extension Educator, Business Management and Community Vitality
Penn State Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Evaluating for Impact

Maria Graziani is a Business Management educator in Western Pennsylvania for Penn State Extension. She has her MBA and a background working with start-up, tech and food-centered businesses and organizations in the areas of financial analysis, budget planning, and developing business planning and evaluation that works to mitigate risk, enhance the accuracy of reporting and ensuring impact and compliance. She has been an advocate of local food and farming for the past 10 years, wearing many hats over this time including, urban farmer, food-based entrepreneur, and local food system advocate.

Julie Huetteman

Coordinator, Extension Strategic Initiatives
Purdue Cooperative Extension Service
Key Informant Topic Area: Evaluation

Julie Huetteman is Purdue Extension’s Strategic Initiatives Coordinator and has been in this role since 2012. She works with faculty, specialists and educators on planning, evaluating and reporting outcomes and impacts toward Purdue Extension’s strategic plan. She served as the eXtension/NAEPSDP Evaluation Fellow and is active with the American Evaluation Association, North Central Region Program Development and Evaluation cohort, and National Association of Extension Program Staff Development Professionals (NAEPSDP).

Teresa McCoy

Assistant Director
University of Maryland Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Evaluation

Teresa was hired as the Assistant Director, University of Maryland Extension (UME), Evaluation Camp; Assessment, in August 2008. She came to UME with a long-term commitment to higher education outreach and Cooperative Extension. Teresa works with Maryland Extension educators to teach them evaluation practices on applied research projects that demonstrate the outcomes and impacts of UME. Teresa is a member of the UME leadership team with responsibilities in program development and evaluation, situational analysis, strategic planning, and organization development.

Teresa’s specific expertise in evaluation include survey design and development, writing survey questions, logic models and goal clarity, interviewing, and facilitating group discussion about the purpose and goals of a program evaluation. She uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in her work and is well-versed in Institutional Board Requirements (IRB). Teresa is often called upon to develop and write evaluation plans for grant projects and then to oversee the evaluation implementation. She finds her work extremely satisfying!

Teresa earned her B.A. and MPA (Master’s in Public Administration) from Virginia Tech. She
completed her Doctorate in Public Administration (DPA) at the University of Baltimore.

Jennifer Cook

Small Acreage Management Coordinator, Digital Green Fellow
University of Colorado
Key Informant Topic Area: Food Systems

Jennifer Cook works in agriculture and food systems with Colorado State University Extension. As the Digital Green/eXtension Fellow, Jennifer fosters opportunities, connections, and partnerships between Digital Green, eXtension Food System Impact Collaborative members, and other food system organizations. She represents Digital Green to implement pilot projects that use digital technology in food systems.

Digital Green is a non-profit, partnering with Cooperative Extension in developing countries, to solve problems like market access, farmer training, and rural nutrition education. Digital Green developers build cutting-edge software, such as mobile apps and online data collection and analysis, to benefit farmers worldwide.

Karima Samadi

Extension and Research Coordinator
Ohio State University Extension, Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
Key Informant Topic Area: 
Food Systems, DEI

Karima is a public health professional with extensive experience in community health education and has engaged in food systems work for nearly 10 years. She earned her Bachelor degree in Dietetics from the University of Kentucky, and worked in various programs ranging from child obesity prevention to agricultural education. Formerly an EFNEP Program Assistant, she taught limited resource families how to eat healthy on a budget. After earning her Master degree in Public Health from The Ohio State University, she leverages her research and work in food insecurity to influence policy, systems, and environment change through community-based participatory research. Karima is trained in both quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis, and publishes material for both academic and community audiences. Currently she is the Extension and Research Coordinator and helps manage and coordinate three research projects: Healthy Eating, Active Living – Mapping Attributes using Photographic Participatory Surveys (HEAL MAPPS™), Food Mapping for Empowerment, Access, and Sustainable Transformation (FEAST), and Voices for Food (a multi-state USDA NIFA grant). Karima is also the Co-Chair for the Franklin County Local Food Council (Columbus, OH).

Teresa Hogue

eXtension Foundation Partner Development
eXtension Foundation
Key Informant Topic Area: 
Funding Strategies

Professor Emeritus Hogue offers a history of success spearheading multiple facets of positive change locally, state-wide, nationally and globally. By applying a strong community stewardship acumen, systems acuity, and leadership talents, Teresa brings a history of tackling complex community and organizational issues with solutions that serve as an investment in short and long-term change.

Currently, Teresa is engaging public and private partnerships that optimize Cooperative Extension System education and human resources by leveraging local talents and expertise and through partnerships creating new resources that would otherwise not be possible. She launched her career with the Cooperative Extension System where her expertise and leadership served in education, administration, and state and national policy leadership. Her pioneering work set the vision and implementation for nationally recognized education programs, new avenues for accessing education, and methods to scale valuable education resources.

Annie Hernandez

eXtension Foundation Partner Development
eXtension Foundation
Key Informant Topic Area: Funding Strategies

Dr. Andrea L. Hernandez is a social entrepreneur with over 17 years experience in social change innovating and organizing in the public and nonprofit sector. Social change efforts Dr. Hernandez have led and supported have been shared in the New York Times, nationally and locally televised, and published in field articles and books. Annie serves as the Impact Collaborative Activator supporting strategic partnerships and fund development efforts for the eXtension Foundation. Most recently, Annie served as the Executive Director for the Frieda C. Fox Family Foundation based in Los Angeles and led the development of its special project, Youth Philanthropy Connect, building the global movement of youth philanthropy. Previously, Annie served rural communities in the Midwest through foundation and public service roles. Annie serves on the national board for the Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and Learning to Give and is a member of the Latino Community Foundation with her partner, George Rodriguez. She is proud of receiving the inaugural Young and Emerging Capacity Builder Award from the Alliance for Nonprofit Management and being a certified 21/64 trainer to support her philanthropic intergenerational family consulting. Andrea earned her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University, MS in Agricultural, Environmental Communication and Education at the University of Illinois, and her BS from Texas A&M University. She is an aspiring flower farmer and river explorer in Spokane, WA.

Lynn Luckow

Philanthropy & Nonprofit Advisor
Key Informant Topic Area: Funding Strategies

Lynn Luckow is a senior advisor, consultant, speaker, coach, and four-time CEO. Most recently he founded and led LikeMinded, Inc., a crowdfunding platform designed to assist nonprofit and civic enterprises expand engagement, funding, and impact in their local communities. Prior to LikeMinded, he served as President & CEO of Craigslist Foundation, Northern California Grantmakers, and Jossey-Bass Publishers. Over the past three decades he has acquired expertise in organization leadership, strategy, change, governance, philanthropy, and youth and adult development. Lynn has served on or consulted to over 50 nonprofit boards, including chairing the national boards of Chanticleer, the Kinsey Institute, Project Open Hand, and National 4-H Council, for which the National Assembly of Health and Human Service Organizations honored him as the nation’s top nonprofit board chair in 2000. Currently he serves on the boards of LikeMinded, Inc., Rotary Club of San Francisco, and Delta Upsilon International Fraternity, and on the advisory boards of Dive-In.co, QuarterZero, Project Open Hand, Smuin Contemporary Ballet, and World Arts West. Lynn earned a B.A. in German, English, and creative writing with honors at the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks and a M.S. in Higher Education Administration / College Student Personnel with honors at Indiana University, Bloomington, and pursued advanced education in organizational psychology and leadership at Fielding Graduate University in Santa Barbara. He has received three honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees from Golden Gate University in San Francisco, Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY, and Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara. Lynn is an avid collector of photography and art and resides in San Francisco, California.

Craig Wood

Key Informant Topic Area: Interim Assistant Dean of Extension for Agriculture and Natural Resources
Key Informant Topic Area: University of Kentucky
Key Informant Topic Area: Innovative Technologies

Currently serving as the Interim Assistant Director of Extension for Agriculture and Natural Resources for the College of Agriculture, Food and Environment at the University of Kentucky. I have extensive knowledge and experience in creating effective, very productive virtual teams of diverse individuals. Through the use of innovative and emerging technologies both physical and virtual teams are able to remain connected and interact in real-time to continue their effectiveness to achieve their outcomes. As a key informant in Innovative technologies and team effectiveness, I will share examples of technologies that contribute to the building of effective teams that are highly successful.

Beverly Coberly

Chief Operating Officer
eXtension Foundation
Key Informant Topic Area: 
Internal Change Making & CES Fit

Dr. Coberly has been leading and administering extension program for more than 38 years for the CES, with extensive experience in leading and managing Extension Programming programming and program delivery as well as many years of personnel administration as a Regional Director, Director of Off Campus Operations, Associate Vice Provost and Associate Vice Chancellor for the University of Missouri. She led local, regional and state leadership development programs to further develop staff, faculty and volunteers to lead in their communities.

Richard Klemme

Executive Director, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy
Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) – Board member & Exec Director ECOP
Key Informant Topic Area: Internal Change Making & eXtension Advocacy
rickklemme@extension.org, rklemme@aplu.org

Rick’s background as a former Extension Director (Wisconsin) and current Executive Director of the Extension Committee on Organization and Policy positions him to provide insights and constructive dialogue on eXtension advocacy and internal change making. Key elements to both topics include building colleague support for funding initiatives and organizational change, engaging stakeholders in building their interests into advocacy and change campaigns and their support of these initiatives, identifying internal and external allies to be champions for advocacy and change, and building external policy maker relationships to provide a supportive environment for advocacy and change initiatives. His previous experience includes being the first Director of a Sustainable Agriculture Center on a Land-Grant campus with a legislatively defined advisory council, integrating teams into the Agricultural and Natural Resource program area in Wisconsin, serving as an interim Extension Director in a challenging leadership transition, and leading a strategic change initiative as Extension Director. His current experience includes supporting budget advocacy for Extension and strategic initiatives for the Cooperative Extension Section.

Ed Jones

Extension Director
Virginia Cooperative Extension, Extension Committee on Organization and Policy (ECOP) Chair
Key Informant Topic Area: Internal Change Making & Funding Strategies

Edwin Jones is the director of Virginia Cooperative Extension and associate dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. He has served in that role since April 2011.

Prior to that he served as associate director and state program leader for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community and Rural Development; associate state program leader for Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Community and Rural Development; assistant department head and department extension leader in forestry; and as extension wildlife specialist and professor of forestry at NC State University. He has also served as extension wildlife specialist at Mississippi State University.

Jones has a bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Washington, and master of science and a doctoral degree from Virginia Tech in fisheries and wildlife science. He has held leadership positions in the Extension Disaster Education Network, the National Association of Community Development Extension Professionals, and the Southern Region Program Leader Network.

Courtney Owens

KY State University, eXtension Board Member
Key Informant Topic Area: Internal Change Making & Funding Strategies

Dr. Owens was born and raised in Henderson, North Carolina. He went on to receive his
Bachelor of Arts in political science and Master of Science and professional service in
agricultural education from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Dr.
Owens is a Returned United States Peace Corps Volunteer where he served in the Small
Enterprise development sector as an agribusiness adviser in West Africa, Burkina Faso. During
this two-year period, he led a primary project with local cotton farmers to improve sustainable
agricultural practices and generate income through agribusiness ventures.

After returning from the United States Peace Corps, Dr. Owens provided several years of
leadership for the Farmers Adopting Computer Technology (FACT) program in the Cooperative
Extension Program at North Carolina A&T State University. During these years, he conducted
several programmatic evaluations on statewide extension initiatives, and prepared financial farmmanagement programs that improved record-keeping needs of small and limited-resource farmers across the state of North Carolina.

Dr. Owens received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in agricultural education and
communication with a specialization in Extension education and agricultural leadership. Dr.
Owens currently serves as the interim Assistant Extension Administrator for Program and Staff
Development for the College of Agriculture, Communities, and the Environment Cooperative
Extension Program at Kentucky State University.

In this capacity, Dr. Owens provides administrative leadership and support by managing and
coordinating ongoing professional and staff development in program planning and development, educational outreach, organizational and professional management. His research emphasis focuses on barriers to participation in Cooperative Extension Service in minority populations within Extension services. Dr. Owens also serves on the eXtension board of directors for the 1890 Region.

Roberto Gallardo

Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist
Purdue Center for Regional Development / Extension
Key Informant Topic Area: Program & Rural Development

Roberto Gallardo is Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development and a Purdue Extension Community & Regional Economics Specialist. He holds an electronics engineering undergraduate degree, a master’s in economic development, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy and Administration. Gallardo has worked with rural communities over the past decade conducting local & regional community economic development, including use of technology for development. He has authored more than 70 articles including peer-reviewed and news-related regarding rural trends, socioeconomic analysis, industrial clusters, the digital divide, and leveraging broadband applications for community economic development. He is also the author of the book “Responsive Countryside: The Digital Age & Rural Communities”, which highlights a 21st century community development model that helps rural communities transition to, plan for, and prosper in the digital age. Dr. Gallardo is a TEDx speaker and his work has been featured in a WIRED magazine article, a MIC.com documentary, and a RFDTV documentary. He lives in West Lafayette with his wife and two daughters.

Beth Archer

Key Informant Topic Area: Program Development

Chuck Stamper

Extension Special Projects Coordinator
University of Kentucky
Key Informant Topic Area: Program Development

Chuck comes to the IC Summit with over 25 years over experience in the KY Cooperative Extension system. Chuck has worked in the county, regional, and state levels on extension program development. His research interests focus on brain-based learning and instructional design. Currently, Chuck serves as co-coordinator of the KY CES Innovation Team. Chuck is proud to say he has been a KY 4-Her for 40 years.

Karen Vines

Assistant Professor, Continuing Professional Education Specialist
Virginia Tech, NAEPSDP/eXtension Fellow
Key Informant Topic Area: Program Development

Karen Vines is an Assistant Professor and Continuing Professional Education Specialist in the Department of Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech. Karen’s primary research focuses on opportunities for improved effectiveness and sustainability of Cooperative Extension and Higher Education through greater emphasis on community engagement. Karen’s interest in this subject is based on her 28 years of experience in Higher Education and Cooperative Extension in four states. Karen currently serves as the PI on a Rural Health and Safety Education USDA-NIFA Grant focused on prevention of opioid addiction. Karen facilitates learning related to Cooperative Extension for undergraduate students and graduate students at Virginia Tech and Extension professionals in state Cooperative Extension systems and through national professional development organizations.

Colette DePhelps

Area Extension Educator, Community Food Systems.
University of Idaho
Key Informant Topic Area: Small Farms/Ranches

Colette DePhelps is a Community Food Systems Area Extension Educator with the University of Idaho. Based in Moscow (north Idaho), Colette’s current work includes expanding markets for small farms, beginning farmer education, food system development, culinary tourism, on-farm food safety education and farm-to-school. She has 25 years’ experience working with farmers, non-profits, government agencies, Washington State University, and the University of Idaho to develop and offer small farm and community food systems programs in the Palouse region of Idaho and Washington. Colette serves on the City of Moscow Farmers Market Commission, the Palouse-Clearwater Food Coalition, and the Palouse Prairie Charter School Wellness Committee. Prior to working with University of Idaho Extension, Colette co-founded and worked for Rural Roots, a Moscow-based small farm non-profit organization.

Karen Jeannette

Digital Strategist
Auburn – Military Families Learning Network
Key Informant Topic Area: Social Media Marketing

Karen Jeannette has played the role of professional development coordinator, social media strategist and is now a digital strategist with the Military Families Learning Network. She has been a member of the eXtension Network Literacy Community of Practice and first began working with Extension colleagues in communities of practice through the University of Minnesota Extension and eXtension Initiative in 2007. She routinely consults with Extension colleagues and teams to implement strategies that increase learner engagement, build relationships, and cultivate program networking and growth.

Shane Bradt

Extension Specialist in Geospatial Technologies and Water Quality
University of New Hampshire
Key Informant Topic Area: Story Mapping

Shane Bradt has been teaching workshops on geospatial technologies for UNH Cooperative Extension since 2001 and has played a key role in MapASyst, which began as an eXtension Community of Practice in 2006. Much of Shane’s recent focus has been the use of online and mobile mapping, particularly Esri’s ArcGIS Online platform. Among other digital mapping topics, Shane teaches workshops and offers webinars to help people understand how ArcGIS Online’s capabilities, especially Story Maps, can be effectively used to share information and connect with target audiences. Shane recently created a new MapASyst website (https://mapayst.org) dedicated to inspiring and enabling outreach professionals to use online mapping for outreach and engagement.

David Keto

Media Producer/Director
University of Wyoming Extension
Key Informant Topic Area Video & Multimedia

David Keto is a Media Producer for University of Wyoming Extension. As a member of the Extension Communications & Technology Office, David helps Extension Educators and Specialists create videos to deliver their educational programming to a broader audience. He assists with all aspects of video production from planning to editing. David collaborates with colleagues to produce two weekly public service announcements for television broadcast as well as producing a wide range of videos and series for web and social media delivery. He also supports Extension personnel with training in DIY video production techniques. David is always interested in new technologies and techniques to enhance storytelling opportunities; he has dabbled in augmented and virtual reality media production, drone video, and live streaming.

John C. Orick

Purdue Extension Master Gardener State Coordinator
Purdue University

John Orick earned his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Purdue University in Turfgrass Science. John’s work experience includes nearly 10 years in the golf course maintenance industry, including 4 years as an assistant golf course superintendent at two different Indiana golf courses. After working in the turf industry, he served as a Purdue Extension Educator in Madison County for 16 years. Currently, John is the State Coordinator for the Purdue Extension Master Gardener Program in the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture. He provides leadership for the administration of the program statewide. In 2017, there were more than 2,700 Extension Master Gardener volunteers in Indiana, contributing over 176,000 volunteer hours valued at over $4.0 million. John also co-facilitates for the extension staff development training, Achieving the Extension Mission Through Volunteers and serves on the Extension Master Gardener National Committee. John routinely advises Purdue Extension Educators on volunteer management related matters.

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Tony Carrell

Extension Specialist, 4-H Youth Development
Purdue University
Youth Programming

Tony Carrell began his Purdue Extension career after 12 years teaching high school. He served as county 4-H youth development educator for 15 years and has been a state 4-H specialist the last six. Tony’s state level responsibilities include on-boarding new 4-H youth development educators, manages youth award recognition programs, and provides oversight to several career development events to name a few. He has held a variety of professional association leadership positions at the state and national level, currently serving as National Association of Extension 4-H Agents President.

Jennifer Taylor

Florida A&M University