Our Team

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM: Founder, Executive Director

Dr. Bonnie Halpern-Felsher is the Marron and Mary Elizabeth Kendrick Professor in Pediatrics II and the Director of Research for the Division of Adolescent Medicine.  

Ira Sachnoff, MA: Co-founder

Ira Sachnoff is currently a school Alcohol, Tobacco, and Peer Helping Program Consultant for school districts and counties throughout California.

Stephen Smuin: Co-founder

Stephen K. Smuin is the former Founding Head of the Odyssey Middle School and Nueva Middle School, is completing his 42nd year as an educator.

Juanita Greene, B.A.

Director of Curriculum Development

Marcia Zorrilla, DrPH

Director of Positive Youth Development

Carly Noelani Kajiwara, B.A.

Education Coordinator

 Special thanks to Malena Ramos, Ed.M., Adrienne Lazaro, B.S., and Richard Daniel Ceballos, B.A.

Special Thanks to Our Funders

Our Consultants

Thank You to Our Advisors and Interns