MEET THE SPEAKERS
Odalis Avila Ramirez
Community Health Outreach Worker
Odalis works with the Teton County Health Department to find new ways to improve access to care and health equity in the Teton County region. She is a certified Community Health Worker and trained sexual and reproductive health educator. Odalis specializes in connecting with underserved communities that don't have access to health care to help them develop tools needed to seek aid. She is continuing her Social Work education through Laramie County Community College and learning to make an equitable and sustainable difference in how people navigate care and resources. Her passions include chronic disease prevention and empowering individuals to advocate for their health and social needs.
Antuanett Lopez-Sani, MA,PPC
Bilingual Mental Health Therapist
Antuanett completed her master’s degree in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of Arizona, and received her bachelors in Psychology at Kean University located in New Jersey. Antuanett works with teenagers, adults and children to help overcome feelings of depression, frustration, anger and anxiety. She is bilingual in English and Spanish. Her multicultural experience and competency are able to meet people where there are and facilitate positive change in their lives and community from the emotional, mental, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions. Antuanett promotes and embraces the practice of mindfulness and gratitude, the value of human connection, and the importance of finding meaning in one’s life.
Alin Yuriko Badillo Carrillo
Director of Immigrant Leadership for Voices JH
Alin Yuriko Badillo Carrillo is a highly dedicated professional demonstrating persistent dedication to knowledge advancement, a fervent drive for community engagement, and an unwavering commitment to promoting equity. With dual Master's degrees in Public Health (Epidemiology) and Latin American Studies (Urbanism and Regional Planning; Public Health), Alin has conducted impactful research on diverse subjects, including intimate partner violence and Latinx experiences in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Currently serving as the Director of Immigrant Leadership for Voices JH, Alin holds a pivotal role in leading Inform, Consult, and Involve services, collaborating with community organizers, and ensuring the organization achieves its mission to engage and empower the immigrant communities of the Teton County region. Additionally, Alin actively represents Voices JH in community processes, groups, networks, and events, further emphasizing her dedication to fostering meaningful connections and making a lasting impact.
Field Organizer and Data Analyst, Wyoming Civic Engagement Network
Karlee Provenza (she/her) earned her doctorate in Psychology from the University of Wyoming in 2021 and works as the Field Organizer and Data Analyst for the Wyoming Civic Engagement Network. She works with groups on how to build stronger communities through civic engagement. Outside of her role with WyCEN, Karlee serves in the Wyoming House of Representatives on the Judiciary and Education Committees.
Public Policy Director, WCADVSA
Tara Muir is the public policy director of the Wyoming Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. A lover of mountains, animals and ending gender based violence, she delights in troubleshooting problems and creating collaborative solutions. She is a trained mediator/facilitator and holds a journalism-public relations degree from the University of Nebraska, and a juris doctorate from Creighton University School of Law. Her partner, Ed, is retired and a full-time caretaker of two cats, Nancy and Ruth, and a Doberman, Scarlett. Tara has 2 stepchildren, 5 nieces and nephews,12 great nieces and nephews, and a retired thoroughbred, Ian.
Nicole Tuitt, DrPH, MPH
Assistant Professor, Centers for American Indian & Alaska Native Health, Colorado School of Public Health
Bio coming soon!
Laurie Schneider, MPH
Public Health Consultant and Coach
Laurie Schneider has worked in public health at the local, state, and national levels. Her work has focused on advancing health equity through chronic disease prevention and management, tobacco control, school health, health literacy, infant mortality reduction, and public health workforce development initiatives. Laurie most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Branch at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In this role, she provided strategic leadership to advance health and racial equity through chronic disease policy and programmatic efforts. Prior to joining CDPHE, Laurie managed the Colorado Public Health Training Center at the Colorado School of Public Health and helped launch the Region VIII Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center and the ECHO Colorado virtual peer learning platform. She also worked with Strategic Health Concepts, Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education, AMC Cancer Research Center, and the Detroit Health Department. She now works as a public health consultant and a leadership coach.
She has served on many Advisory Boards including the: ECHO Colorado, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership, Colorado Public Health Association, National Association of Chronic Disease Directors, Grant Review Committees, and the Colorado School of Public Health’s Center for Public Health Practice.
Sarah Davis, MNM
Associate Director, Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center
Sarah is the Associate Director for the Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center, housed within the Center for Public Health Practice at the Colorado School of Public Health. The Rocky Mountain Public Health Training Center is one of 10 HRSA-designated regional public health training centers. Mrs. Davis leads a team of instructional design, evaluation, and training implementation specialists to provide high-quality, primarily distance-based training to professionals addressing public health issues throughout the Region VIII states of Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming. She also supports national workforce development efforts as part of the Public Health Training Center Network and through projects funded by the National Network of Public Health Institutes, the Centers for Disease Control and the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.
Sarah holds a Masters in Nonprofit Management and has spent the past 20 years in the public health field, working as a project and team leader; a facilitator and trainer; and a grant writer and manager. She has a strong background in program planning and implementation, integrating program and policy initiatives and working with coalitions.
Prior to her role with the Training Center, Sarah worked for the American Lung Association for 13 years, including as the Senior Vice President of Programs for the Southwest region. Sarah holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and education from Carleton College and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University. Sarah is a graduate from the Interaction Institute’s Facilitative Leadership for Social Change program.
Sarah lives in Denver with her husband, teen daughter, and two dogs. In her free time, Sarah is a TRX and fitness dance instructor, avid reader, fair-weather skier, and cross stitcher.
Deputy Director of the Positively Safe project, NNEDV
Ashley Slye (she/her) is the Deputy Director of the Positively Safe project addressing the intersection of HIV and domestic violence at the National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV). Ms. Slye has supported Positively Safe since it was founded in 2010 and has been instrumental in the development of NNEDV’s DV & HIV curriculum, toolkit, topical trainings, and webinars for domestic violence and HIV advocates. She has presented on the intersection at numerous international, national, and state conferences. Additionally, Ms. Slye oversees the Domestic Violence Counts project which is an annual, one-day count of survivors accessing services and the unmet needs across the country and in the US territories. In addition to managing two national projects for NNEDV, Ms. Slye also sits on the board of the Global Network of Women’s Shelters, providing support for the global helplines project and development of resources and webinars. Prior to joining NNEDV, Ashley supported the transitional housing program in southwest Virginia. She has a bachelor’s degree in English with a concentration in Cultural Studies and a minor in Sociology from Virginia Tech.
Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez, MPA
Director of Prevention, ValorUS
Ashleigh Klein-Jimenez (she/her/hers) began her work in the movement to end sexual violence in 2005 as a volunteer with the local rape crisis center in her community. Having dabbled in activism as a teenager, Ashleigh was quickly drawn to the social change elements of prevention work and worked in several community-based programs. She has had the privilege of collaborating and partnering with numerous community stakeholders, including community and state colleges, on implementing sexual violence prevention programs.