Meet our Team

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Kati Derrick, Teen Pregnany Prevention Program Coordinator - derrickc@jmu.edu Kati has been with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Team since 2013, working as a program facilitator before taking over as the Program Coordinator in 2015. Kati is currently working towards her certification in Project Management. Kati's areas of interest include parent child communication, state and federal sexuality education policy and sexuality education teacher trainings.

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Katie Mitchell, Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program Specialist mitchkc@jmu.edu Katie Mitchell earned her bachelor's degree from James Madison University in 1996. Prior to working for JMU, she worked as a public school teacher for 18 years. She also has experience writing instructional materials and slice-of-life articles for various magazines. 

She enjoys traveling, spending time with her two children, volunteering in the community, and writing for her blog, ilovemyburg.com.

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Shaquela Corbin, SRAE Program Coordinator corbinsj@jmu.edu Shaquela Corbin has been working with the youth in the Harrisonburg area since 2009. She started as a Youth Development Professional Leader at the local boys and girls club and since then has worked for several youth organizations. Shaquela has been with JMU since September of 2018 and Currently coordinates Project AIM in Local Middle Schools and facilitates a TOP club. Shaquela is passionate about positive youth development, social and emotional learning as well as youth advocacy specifically for LGBTQ+ and youth of color. Shaquela also coaches 7th & 8th grade basketball at Skyline Middle School, and coaches a 6th grade boys travel team. In her free time (the very little she has) she enjoys spending time with friends, fishing and reading hopeless romantic novels.

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Kati Forsyth, TPP Program Specialist forsytkb@jmu.edu Katie is a facilitator for Draw the Line/Respect the Line. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Information Technology from Virginia Tech and a Master of Education in Health Education from Penn State. Her interests include women’s and sexual health, community health, and overall wellness. Katie enjoys traveling, cooking and baking, and the outdoors.   

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Josh Diamond, Teen Outreach Program Coordinator diamonjn@jmu.edu Josh has worked with local teens since 2009. He helps young people develop a vision for their lives and communities through the Teen Outreach Program®, the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Youth Council, and the Young Men’s Work Program. He believes in the power of strong relationships and in loving kids for who they are now. Josh also teaches sexuality education through the Safer Choices program, coordinates the annual Youth Igniting Change Summer Institute, and facilitates teacher trainings in LGBTQIAP+ inclusivity through our local Safe Zone program. He loves soccer, reading, and playing on the floor with his son.

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Emily Moss, TPP Program Specialist mossec@jmu.edu Emily is currently serving as a program specialist for Project AIM, a positive futures curriculum delivered at local middle schools. She enjoys being a mentor for youth and getting to hear what our young people are passionate about. Prior to this position, Emily was a facilitator for Draw the Line/Respect the Line. 

Emily graduated from JMU in May of 2017 with a degree in Public Health Education. In her free time, she likes to run and listen to music.

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Savo Raouf Adams, TPP Program Specialist hajirh@jmu.edu Savo has been working with youth programming since 2012, while attending West Virginia University Savo worked as a youth counselor and advisor at the Boys and Girls Club. Since then she has also worked at the Boys and Girls club of North Lake Tahoe in Kings Beach, Ca. as an assistant program coordinator for the teen center. Savo  currently co-facilitates Project AIM and facilitates a TOP (Teen Outreach Program) after school. Savo is passionate about youth development, promoting health and environmental education to the youth, and education; providing education to communities and continuing higher education in her own life. Another passion of Savo’s is youth programming, as an immigrant from Kurdistan she has thrived from youth programming to help her identify goals and resources and hopes to give back to the community in the same way. Savo enjoys partaking in outdoors activities like hiking and camping, traveling, going to live concerts and cooking with her husband. Savo also enjoys traveling with her family, especially back to her Nation of birth, Kurdistan, as she takes great joy in spending time with her large family.

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