Our Staff

IPS’s skilled interdisciplinary team includes subject matter experts in public health, media, policy, advocacy, community organizing, data collection, and community policing. We have diverse backgrounds, represent different cultures, and sometimes have diverging points of view. Together, we strive to disrupt systems of inequity, champion collective responsibility, protect health, and advance equity.

Brenda Simmons

Brenda Simmons

CEO/President
Terri Howey

Terri Howey

Chief Operations Officer
Sarah Blanch

Sarah Blanch

Vice President of Organizational Development
Eric Collins

Eric Collins

Vice President of Programs
Meredith Gibson

Meredith Gibson

Media Director

Brittany Hunsinger

Brittany Hunsinger

Program Director
Frecia Gonzalez

Frecia Gonzalez

Regional Director/DEI Advisor
Craig Reed

Craig Reed

Regional Director
Sarah Boyer

Sarah Boyer

Program Manager
David Shorey

David Shorey

Program Manager
Maurina Cintron

Maurina Cintron

Program Manager
Nancy Verdin

Nancy Verdin

Special Programs Manager
Breny Aceituno

Breny Aceituno

Program Manager
Donna Heydar

Donna Heydar

Prevention Coordinator
Paul Levikow

Paul Levikow

Media Advocacy Specialist
Michael Pesavento

Michael Pesavento

Media Advocacy Specialist
Seraphina Eberhardt

Seraphina Eberhardt

Prevention Specialist
Maxwell Johnson

Maxwell Johnson

Prevention Specialist
Lisette Muñoz

Lisette Muñoz

Youth Coordinator
Flor Hernandez Zarate

Flor Hernandez Zarate

Prevention Specialist
Sir Duplechan

Sir Duplechan

Community Organizer
Marcus Fisher

Marcus Fisher

Youth Coordinator Assistant
Aaron Robinson

Aaron Robinson

Community Organizer
Andrea Rayas

Andrea Rayas

Community Engagement Coordinator
Sebastian Montiel

Sebastian Montiel

Project Support
Luz Toscano

Luz Toscano

Assistant Controller
Dan Skiles

Dan Skiles

IPS Associate
Marian Novak

Marian Novak

IPS Associate
Cynthia Nickerson

Cynthia Nickerson

IPS Associate
Richard Preuss

Richard Preuss

IPS Associate
Dan Tomsky

Dan Tomsky

IPS Associate