Our Team

Our People Make Us Great

Located in hubs across the country, our team is connected both locally and nationally. We offer deep experience and expertise and are always looking for new ways to support you, your partners, and the communities with which you work.

  • Wendy Nakatsukasa Ono

    Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, MPH

    President / CEO

  • Melanie Ogleton

    Melanie Ogleton, MHSA, MPH

    Chief Strategy Officer

  • Tony Peterson

    Tony Peterson

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Vanessa Sarria

    Vanessa Sarria, MPA

    Chief Program Officer

  • Graham Ambrose Headshot

    Graham Ambrose, MPH

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Website Photo Cathy Bogan

    Cathy Bogan

    Senior Accountant

  • Katelyn Headshot Cropped

    Katelyn Boyles, MEd

    Training Manager

  • Mandy Castro's Headshot Cropped

    Mandy Castro

    Learning and Instructional Design Manager

  • Lizzy Menstell

    Lizzy Menstell Coyle, MPH

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Photos By Michael Chansley Photography, Www.michaelchansley.com

    Vittoria Criss, MS

    Program Director

  • Michelle Daugherty

    Michelle Daugherty

    LMS and Program Manager

  • Pavithra Cropped

    Pavithra Devarajan

    Social Impact Writer

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    Stefi Droz

    Program Coordinator

  • Andy Headshot Cropped

    Andy Duran

    Training Manager

  • Sunil Dutt

    Sunil Dutt

    Financial Analyst

  • Molly Feder

    Molly Feder, MPH

    Research and Evaluation Director

  • Nick Garcia

    Nick Garcia

    Senior Accountant

  • Montana Headshot

    Montana Gill, MPH

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Aly Headshot

    Aly Henniger, MEd

    Training Manager

  • Kunico Headshot1 Cropped

    Kunico Ishiki

    Program Coordinator

  • A.jayasuriya Headshot

    Avanthi Jayasuriya, MPH

    Senior Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Jazzlynn Website

    Jazzlynn Jefferson, MPA

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Shailey Klinedinst

    Shailey Klinedinst, MPH

    Program Director

  • Otis Lee

    Otis Lee, MBA, MEd

    Director of Learning Design and Experience

  • Olivia Lutz

    Olivia Lutz, MPH

    Senior Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Pegah Headshot Cropped

    Pegah Maleki, MPH, MSW, LSW

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Maddy Headshot

    Madeline Martinez, MCHES

    Senior Program Manager

  • Mona Headshot Web

    Mona Mazraani, MPH

    Research and Evaluation Director

  • Robert Mitchell

    Robert Mitchell

    Systems/Operations Director

  • Fiona Headshot Cropped

    Fiona Morrison-Fleming, MPhil

    Program Coordinator

  • Emily Nakamura Cropped

    Emily Nakamura, MDiv

    Program Director

  • Nneoma Nwobilor

    Nneoma Nwobilor, MSc

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Sarah Orton

    Sarah Orton

    Training Manager

  • Mar Padilla

    Mar Padilla, LMSW, MSEd, CHWI

    Senior Training Manager

  • Laura Potter

    Laura Potter, LCSW

    Program Director

  • Beatriz Reyes

    Beatriz Reyes, MPA

    Training Manager

  • Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich

    Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, MEd, MPH

    Director of Professional Learning and Sexuality Education

  • Ashley Sherrow Cropped

    Ashley Sherrow, MA

    Program Director

  • Jiselle

    Jiselle Soss

    Program Coordinator

  • T.stitt Headshot

    Tristan Stitt

    Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator

  • Emily Website

    Emily Taylor

    Research and Evaluation Coordinator

  • Marlene Valdovinos

    Marlene Valdovinos

    Training Manager

  • Tracy Headshot Cropped

    Tracy Wallace, MPH

    Training Manager

  • Lori Weber

    Lori Weber

    Learning and Instructional Design Manager

  • Erica Wei Wu

    Erica Wei Wu

    Social Impact Data Manager

  • Rebecca Wheaton Headshot

    Rebecca Wheaton, MS

    Research and Evaluation Manager

  • Eric Wheeler

    Eric Wheeler

    Instructional and Graphic Design Manager

  • Heidi Winig

    Heidi Winig, MEd, MPH

    Program Director

  • Amanda Winters

    Amanda Winters, MPH, MPA

    Director of Program and Impact

Wendy Nakatsukasa Ono

Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, MPH

President / CEO

Pronouns: she/her

Wendy Nakatsukasa-Ono, MPH, President / CEO at Cardea, has more than 25 years of experience in public health. Wendy has extensive experience in training and organizational development, with a particular focus on clinical systems change, community-based programs, and nonprofit leadership and management. In addition, she has significant experience in research and evaluation, including integration of quantitative and qualitative data to inform program improvement and policy development.

Wendy has worked closely with federal, state and local partners, including key roles on much of Cardea’s work related to HIV, STD, and other sexual health issues. For the last 20 years, she has been a major contributor to research and evaluation initiatives supported by a variety of federal, state and local partners. Wendy has published and presented widely on Cardea’s work, as well as other areas of interest including the impact of health reform on public health programs and health equity/social justice issues.

Prior to joining Cardea, Wendy served as Community Health Planner for the Center for MultiCultural Health. She graduated from the University of Washington with an MPH.

Melanie Ogleton

Melanie Ogleton, MHSA, MPH

Chief Strategy Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Melanie Ogleton is a skilled public health community development and capacity building expert with a focus on substance use disorder, HIV/AIDS, minority health, and women’s health. Melanie has close to 20 years of experience directing large-scale federal government technical assistance, capacity-building, and training contracts. She possesses a strong commitment to increasing the capacity of state and local systems to develop, implement, evaluate, and sustain effective public health programs for minority and under-served populations. Consequently, her program management expertise spans the continuum from work with federal agencies, state systems, local health departments, and community and faith-based organizations. Melanie is an experienced facilitator and trainer with significant experience designing and facilitating national, regional, and local events that have helped communities and stakeholder groups nationwide expand systems of care, support partnership development, and enhance staff competency.

Prior to joining Cardea, Melanie served as Practice Area Lead for the Center for Behavioral Health at Altarum’s Population Health Strategies division. She holds a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from The George Washington University.

Tony Peterson

Tony Peterson

Chief Financial Officer

Pronouns: he/him
Vanessa Sarria

Vanessa Sarria, MPA

Chief Program Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Vanessa Sarria has 30 years of health and human services experience leading public health initiatives and programs at the national, state, and local levels.  Vanessa is passionate about enhancing equity and opportunity and has dedicated her career to improving public health.  She is an experienced convener and has extensive expertise engaging diverse community members and organizations in collectively raising awareness, promoting collaboration, and engaging underserved communities in the areas of housing, workforce/economic development, food security, healthcare, language access, substance use, mental health, transportation, early education and care, and sexual health.   Prior to joining Cardea in 2016, Vanessa served in executive leadership, management, coalition-building, and community engagement roles for a range of organizations including the Community Advancement Network, Office of Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Workforce Solutions Capital Area, Austin Public Health, Charter Behavioral Health Systems, Integral Care, National Public Health and Hospital Institute in Washington, DC, and the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.  She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration with a concentration in health policy from Syracuse University.

Graham Ambrose Headshot

Graham Ambrose, MPH

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: he/him
Website Photo Cathy Bogan

Cathy Bogan

Senior Accountant

Pronouns: she/her
Katelyn Headshot Cropped

Katelyn Boyles, MEd

Training Manager

Pronouns: they/ze/hir
Mandy Castro's Headshot Cropped

Mandy Castro

Learning and Instructional Design Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Lizzy Menstell

Lizzy Menstell Coyle, MPH

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Photos By Michael Chansley Photography, Www.michaelchansley.com

Vittoria Criss, MS

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her
Michelle Daugherty

Michelle Daugherty

LMS and Program Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Pavithra Cropped

Pavithra Devarajan

Social Impact Writer

Pronouns: she/her
Placeholder Headshot

Stefi Droz

Program Coordinator

Pronouns: she/they
Andy Headshot Cropped

Andy Duran

Training Manager

Pronouns: he/him
Sunil Dutt

Sunil Dutt

Financial Analyst

Pronouns: he/him
Molly Feder

Molly Feder, MPH

Research and Evaluation Director

Pronouns: she/her
Nick Garcia

Nick Garcia

Senior Accountant

Pronouns: he/him
Montana Headshot

Montana Gill, MPH

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Aly Headshot

Aly Henniger, MEd

Training Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Kunico Headshot1 Cropped

Kunico Ishiki

Program Coordinator

Pronouns: they/she
A.jayasuriya Headshot

Avanthi Jayasuriya, MPH

Senior Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Jazzlynn Website

Jazzlynn Jefferson, MPA

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Shailey Klinedinst

Shailey Klinedinst, MPH

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her
Otis Lee

Otis Lee, MBA, MEd

Director of Learning Design and Experience

Pronouns: he/him
Olivia Lutz

Olivia Lutz, MPH

Senior Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Pegah Headshot Cropped

Pegah Maleki, MPH, MSW, LSW

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Maddy Headshot

Madeline Martinez, MCHES

Senior Program Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Mona Headshot Web

Mona Mazraani, MPH

Research and Evaluation Director

Pronouns: she/her
Robert Mitchell

Robert Mitchell

Systems/Operations Director

Pronouns: he/him
Fiona Headshot Cropped

Fiona Morrison-Fleming, MPhil

Program Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her
Emily Nakamura Cropped

Emily Nakamura, MDiv

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her

 

 

Nneoma Nwobilor

Nneoma Nwobilor, MSc

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Sarah Orton

Sarah Orton

Training Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Mar Padilla

Mar Padilla, LMSW, MSEd, CHWI

Senior Training Manager

Pronouns: they/them
Laura Potter

Laura Potter, LCSW

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her
Beatriz Reyes

Beatriz Reyes, MPA

Training Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich

Ryan Mateo Sharnbroich, MEd, MPH

Director of Professional Learning and Sexuality Education

Pronouns: he/him
Ashley Sherrow Cropped

Ashley Sherrow, MA

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her
Jiselle

Jiselle Soss

Program Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her
T.stitt Headshot

Tristan Stitt

Continuing Education (CE) Coordinator

Pronouns: he/him
Emily Website

Emily Taylor

Research and Evaluation Coordinator

Pronouns: she/her
Marlene Valdovinos

Marlene Valdovinos

Training Manager

Pronouns: she/they
Tracy Headshot Cropped

Tracy Wallace, MPH

Training Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Lori Weber

Lori Weber

Learning and Instructional Design Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Erica Wei Wu

Erica Wei Wu

Social Impact Data Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Rebecca Wheaton Headshot

Rebecca Wheaton, MS

Research and Evaluation Manager

Pronouns: she/her
Eric Wheeler

Eric Wheeler

Instructional and Graphic Design Manager

Pronouns: he/him
Heidi Winig

Heidi Winig, MEd, MPH

Program Director

Pronouns: she/her
Amanda Winters

Amanda Winters, MPH, MPA

Director of Program and Impact

Pronouns: she/they