Congratulations to all iTP3 awardees! We have selected our first round of Innovators and are ready to hit the ground running with each of the projects! iTP3 Innovators include (in no particular order):


Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Testing an Adolescent-Centered Model of Contraceptive Care to Reduce Teen Pregnancy
Project Director: Aletha Y. Akers, M.D, M.P.H., F.A.C.O.G.
Psychologist: Alix Timko, Ph.D.
Consultant: Andrea Hoopes, M.D., M.P.H.
Research Director: Jennifer Harding, M.P.A.
Support: Caren Steinway, M.P.H., M.S.W.

Waikiki Health
Wahine Talk: An Innovative Technology-Based Approach to Teen Pregnancy Prevention for Homeless and At-Risk Adolescents
Project Director: Kent Anderson
Project Supervisor: Carla Houser
Youth Health Educator: Jonnette Santos
Youth Outreach Teen Medical Clinic Provider: Shayna Kapaona, PA-C

Public Health Management Corporation
Chrome 2 Color
Project Director: Emmy Stup
Curriculum Developer: Nichole Kang
Project Coordinator: Tiffany Bacon
Health Educators: Natasha Benoit, Patrick Grant, and Anne Soto

Planned Parenthood of New York City
Organizational Capacity Building for Teen Pregnancy Prevention with Foster Care Youth
Principal Investigator: Lisa Colarossi, Ph.D., L.C.S.W.
Project Director: Randa Dean, M.P.H.
Research Assistant: Kayitha Balakumar
Project Assistant: Alex Stevens

ETR Associates
Empowering Young African American Men in Fostering Healthy Relationships and Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy
Principal Investigator: Karin Coyle, Ph.D.
Project Director: Pamela Anderson, Ph.D.
Curriculum Development Consultant: James Walker

Preventing Pregnancy among Freshman College Students in Iowa by Empowering Resident Assistants to Serve as Sexual Health Educators
Executive Director: Kristin Fairholm
Program Assistant: Sara Sales

UTHealth School of Public Health
Be Legendary – Developing a multi-component Teen Pregnancy Prevention Intervention for Older Male Teens
Principal Investigator/Project Director: Kimberly Johnson-Baker, Dr.P.H.
Co-Investigator: Susan Tortolero Emery, Ph.D.
Co-Investigator: Christine Markham, Ph.D.

National Indian Youth Leadership Project
Healthy Pathways
Project Director: Sheri Pfeiffer-Tsinajinnie
Project Manager: Neal Ferris
Curriculum Specialist: Natasha Clark-Baker
Cultural Expert: Matthew Baker

Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands
Online Health 4 Young Adults
Project Director: Carole Miller, M.Ed.
Project Manager: Julie Loughran, M.P.H.
Consultant: Elizabeth Schroeder, Ed.D., M.S.W.

Rural ImPACT: Engaging Rural Latino Parents for TPP
Principal Investigator/Project Director: Regina Firpo-Tripplett
Project Coordinator: Yethzell Diaz
Consultant: Bonita Stanton, MD
Logistics Specialist: Erica Marsh
Bilingual Copyeditor: Liz Pico

Boston Children’s Hospital
Momentary Affect Regulation – Safer Sex Intervention: A Novel Approach to Pregnancy Prevention for Depressed Young Women
Project Director: Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H.
Skills Trainer: Laika Arguinaldo, L.I.C.S.W., Ph.D. (Candidate)

National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Transitioning to Success: Preventing Unplanned Pregnancy among Older Youth in Foster Care
Project Director: Katy Suellentrop, M.P.H.
Key Liaison: Becky Griesse, M.P.H., Key Content and Resource Designer: Laura Loyd, M.P.H., M.S.
Field Research Advisor: Liany Arroyo, M.P.H.
Senior Advisor: Andrea Kane
Project Manager: Ronesha Dennis

Innovative TPP Program: Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Youth
Project Director: Jackie Platt
Director of Research and Evaluation: Elizabeth Schoenfeld, Ph.D.

Multnomah County Health Department
Sexual Health Equity for Individuals with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities
Project Director: Kim Toevs
Project Manager: Daesha Ramachandran, M.H.S., Ph.D. (Candidate)
Health Educator/Project Lead: April Kayser

Healthy Teen Network
The ♥Beat Project
Principal Investigator/Project Director: Genevieve Martinez-Garcia, PhD
Lead Researcher: Yewande Olugbade, M.P.H.
President and CEO: Patricia Paluzzi, C.N.M., Dr.P.H.