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Hannah JamesHannah James
Program Manager

Email: hannah.r.james@okstate.edu

 

Hannah James joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2021 where she is involved in prevention projects and initiatives. Prior to beginning her role as Program Manager in 2022, Hannah was involved in work surrounding risk, resilience, and intergenerational poverty in North Tulsa through the Center for Public Life Resilience Fellowship. Hannah graduated from OSU with a Masters in Human Development and Family Science in December of 2021. Hannah's research interests include school-based prevention, food insecurity, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), intergenerational trauma, community engagement and social determinants of health for marginalized communities.

 

Chantelle LottChantelle Lott

Prevention Coordinator

Phone: 918-402-4708

Email: cledet@okstate.edu

 

Chantelle Lott joined the Center in 2014 and has been involved in work surrounding teacher support, youth self-regulation, adolescent growth mindset, and other community outreach initiatives. Her work is focused on ensuring children have the tools and resources they need to overcome their traumatic experiences.

 

 

Caitlin HendrexCaitlin Hendrex
Project Coordinator

Email: caitlin.hendrex@okstate.edu

 

Caitlin joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2021 with a focus on prevention and school-based initiatives. Caitlin’s professional experience is in adolescent prevention and community coalition building. Her research interests are centered around child brain development, trauma processing, and body centered healing modalities. She is passionate about leveraging community resources to meet the needs of youth and strongly promotes collaboration in the prevention, mental health, and education sectors.

 

 

Carly DunnCarly Dunn
Graduate Research Associate

Email: carly.dunn@okstate.edu


Carly Dunn joined the Center in 2017 and has been involved in work surrounding the American Indian justice-involved community, teen pregnancy and project evaluation initiatives. Carly's research focuses on addressing health inequities and the social determinants of health for underserved and marginalized communities. She works extensively on mental health and substance use projects and initiatives with rural American Indian and Alaskan Native communities across the state.

 

 

Haley HallHaley Hall

Graduate Research Associate

Email: haley.billings@okstate.edu


Haley Hall joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2021 as Research Associate for the PAX program. Haley received her MS and BS in Nutritional Sciences from Oklahoma State University and is currently a doctoral student in the Human Development and Family Science Department. In addition to working at the CFR, she also works as a pediatric dietitian. Her research focuses on adverse childhood experiences and family factors that influence health and food behaviors.

 

 

Kristen ClevengerKristen Clevenger
Graduate Research Associate

Email: kristen.j.clevenger@okstate.edu


Kristen Clevenger joined the center in 2020 and has been involved with the PAX Good Behavior Game. Kristen’s research interests include origins of morality in infants and children, ethical questions in psychology and behavioral intervention plans. 

 

 

 

Brianna JohnstonBrianna Johnston
Research Support

Email: brianna.johnston10@okstate.edu

 

Brianna Johnston began her internship with the Center for Family Resilience in 2021. She is currently a junior attending Oklahoma State University majoring in Human Development and Family Science. Brianna’s research has primarily focused on the effects of social determinants during early childhood development. Brianna is involved with school and community prevention programming and research at the CFR.

 

 

Hilary Jespersen

Hilary Jespersen

Prevention Coach

Email: hilary.jespersen@okstate.edu

 

Hilary Jespersen joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2021 as a prevention coach with the PAX program. She graduated with her BS in elementary education from Brigham Young University. Hilary has experience as an elementary school educator and her interests include helping children, families, and adults develop strategies to promote the behavioral health of children.  

 

 

Rashmi SinghDr. Rashmi Singh
Research Support

Phone: 918-344-6631

Email: rashmi.singh@okstate.edu


Rashmi Singh joined the Center in 2018 and has been involved in work surrounding teacher and youth support, adolescent health, Latino youth outreach and other community engagement initiatives. Rashmi is drawn to working with children and pursuing research in the area of early childhood brain development, particularly the role of environmental interactions and different educational approaches in development of child psychology, education, and behavior.

 

 

Melissa RobinsonMelissa Robinson

Family Development Credential Support

Email: cfr@okstate.edu

 

Melissa joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2021 as part of the Family Development Credential (FDC) team. Melissa has over twenty-one years of experience working in early childhood services and administration. Melissa has extensive experience in training and implementation of evidence-based parenting programs to support children and families and she chairs the Social Justice Cultural Competence Committee for Family and Children’s Services. She holds her FDC Instructor Certification and supports the advancement of the FDC program in Oklahoma through her role with the CFR.

 

 

Haven HarrisonHaven Harrison
Family Development Credential Support

Email: cfr@okstate.edu

 

Haven joined the Center for Family Resilience in 2019 as part of the Family Development Credential (FDC) Team.  Haven has over 25 years of experience working in the field of early childhood development and family development.  Haven's desire is to serve families and staff to promote healthy relationships and family development.  Haven's current position as Early Head Start Home Visitation Coordinator allows her to share knowledge and experience with others to promote the development of families and children.  Haven looks forward to the advancement of the FDC program in Oklahoma.

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