CATCH Trainers



Jo Ambrose

Jo Ambrose, B.S., is a certified Master Trainer for the Coordinated Approach To Child Health (CATCH) elementary school and after-school programs. She is also a trained observer for the System for Observing Fitness Instruction Time (SOFIT). From 2004 through 2009, … Read More


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


Karen Burnell

Karen Burnell is currently the Healthy Lifestyle Liaison for the Texas PTA where she helps ensure healthy opportunities are presented and available to PTA’s across the state. She supports these efforts through various forms of outreach to local and council … Read More


Dennis Carter

Dennis Carter, MS, ACSM has been a National Trainer with CATCH since 2008. He conducts CATCH Kids Club, CATCH PE and CATCH in school trainings. He has been involved with CATCH since 2002, where he served as a CATCH Field Director, … 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


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


Lisa Cumings

Lisa Cumings has been in the healthcare field for over 21 years. While attending Loyola University of Chicago on a division 1 basketball scholarship, Lisa obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Nursing and not long after working in the outpatient clinical … Read More


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


Shana Green

Shana Green graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Kinesiology.  She has been working for Del Valle ISD in the physical education department for nine years.  Shana was instrumental as the CATCH Champion for Del Valle Middle School, helping … Read More


Kacey Hanson

Kacey Hanson is a CATCH Facilitator and certified trainer. She began her public health career with the CATCH Project in 1998 as an assistant. She later went on to graduate school at UNC Chapel Hill and earned an MPH with … 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


Matt Madsen

Matt Madsen, MPH, CHES currently works as a program manager for the Summit County Family & Intercultural Resource Center. He has been involved with the CATCH program for the last 4 years where he manages both the CATCH Kids Club … Read More


Chad Misner

Chad Misner has been involved with CATCH since 2006.  Chad’s first experiences with CATCH stem from leading after-school care and summer camp CATCH programming.  In 2007, Chad became a trainer for CATCH, Grades 6-8 and CATCH, Grades K-5.  Since then, … Read More


Valerie Phillips

Valerie Phillips is a middle school PE teacher at CD Fulkes Middle School in Round Rock, Texas.  She has been teaching PE and coaching for 22 years and has been teaching at CD Fulkes for the last 17 years.  She … 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


Lisa Tims

Lisa Tims, a native Montanan, has been at the Missoula City-County Health Department as a Senior Community Health Specialist since 1999. She has spent her professional career improving health literacy over a wide array of topics, including nutrition, work site … 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, … Read More