CATCH Team



CATCH Global Foundation



Laura Aavang

Laura Aavang is the Communications Specialist for the CATCH Global Foundation. Laura manages our digital communications – including our website, newsletter, and social media – and also designs graphics and print materials. After growing up outside of Chicago, Laura studied at … Read More


Brooks Ballard

Brooks is the Director of Communications for CATCH Global Foundation. He works closely with the Executive Director to develop and execute internal and external communications strategies for the organization. Brooks has a background in public health and worked previously as … Read More


Meredith Craft

Meredith Craft is the Development Associate for the CATCH Global Foundation. Meredith manages the grant application process, targeting funders for new and existing CATCH implementations, and participates in other program development and fundraising activities. She has a Master of Public … Read More


Peter Cribb

Peter Cribb, M.Ed, has been CATCH Program Director for 22 years and has organized and led thousands of CATCH implementations around the country. Peter’s experience ranges from designing and coordinating project plans and timelines, to organizing and leading training and … Read More


Lindsay Edgar

Lindsay Edgar is the Community Consultant for the CATCH Global Foundation. Lindsay works to maintain our partnerships with the programs and communities that use CATCH. Born and raised in Northern Maine, Lindsay decided to escape the frigid winters for more … Read More


John Krampitz

Dr. John Krampitz is a member of the CATCH Texas Training Team, which is made up of master trainers who have years of experience working with schools, after-schools and pre-school organizations in the state. The team is familliar with all … Read More


Abby Rose

Abby Rose joined CATCH Global Foundation as the Early Childhood Program Manager. She is responsible for developing and disseminating CATCH’s early childhood nutrition education, physical activity, and sun safety programs. In addition to her work at CATCH, Abby is a national trainer … Read More


Duncan Van Dusen

Duncan Van Dusen is a social entrepreneur who has started and built successful for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is the Founding Executive Director of CATCH Global Foundation, whose mission is to connect at-risk schools and communities with resources to create … Read More


Joey Walker

Joey is a research coordinator at the Michael and Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living and a master trainer with CATCH. She received her Master of Public Health from The University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health in 2001. Currently, Joey is … Read More


FlagHouse



Eileen Avato

Eileen Avato has been in the health and physical education arena for over 25 years; previously as an elementary, middle and secondary school physical educator and coach.  Eileen has worked with FlagHouse and the CATCH program for over 15 years … Read More


Carol Caldara

Carol is a National CATCH Specialist, and our resident CATCH nutrition expert . A member of the CATCH team at FlagHouse for 7 years, Carol has expertise in merging and integrating nutrition education with broader health promotion goals. Carol provides … Read More


Kathy Chichester

Kathy is the National CATCH Coordinator for FlagHouse, the publisher and distributor of the CATCH Program, and has been on the CATCH team for over 17 years. Kathy’s focus is on connecting CATCH with national partners, foundations, and community based … Read More


UTHealth



Megan Grayless

Megan Grayless is a Research Coordinator at the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living at the University of Texas School of Public Health and a master trainer with CATCH. Her primary responsibilities include collaborating with schools, districts, community … Read More