The CATCH team is comprised of full and part-time workers from the CATCH Global Foundation, Flaghouse Inc., and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health.

CATCH Global Foundation

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

Beth Aavang

Beth Aavang is the Administrative Coordinator for CATCH Global Foundation. Her work helps our organization operate as efficiently as possible. Beth graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.S. in Radio-Television-Film and certificate in Business. After first … Read More

Brooks Ballard

Brooks is the Vice President of Communications & Technology 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 … Read More

Duncan Van Dusen

Duncan Van Dusen is a social entrepreneur who is currently Founder & CEO of CATCH Global Foundation. CATCH’s evidence-based Whole Child wellness programs reach over 15,000 schools and more than 3 million children annually. Van Dusen has consulted with hundreds … Read More

Joey Walker

Joey is the Curriculum Director and Training Manager at CATCH Global Foundation. She is a CATCH Master Trainer and has helped initiate successful CATCH projects in school districts and communities of every shape and size around the country. Joey has … Read More

Laura Aavang

Laura Aavang is the Sr. 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 … 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

Marcella Bianco

Marcella Bianco is the Program Director for the CATCH My Breath youth e-cigarette prevention program. Marcella is responsible for managing and disseminating the CATCH My Breath Program in states across the Nation. Marcella has over 12 years of experience working … Read More

Meredith Craft

Meredith Craft is the Development Manager 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

Sarah Andrews

Sarah Andrews is the Director of Development for CATCH Global Foundation. Sarah works with the CEO and CATCH team to identify funding and growth opportunities for CATCH programs, with a particular focus on expanding the reach of CATCH My Breath. … Read More

Shana Green

Shana Green is the CATCH Implementation manager for the CATCH Global Foundation. She assists school districts and after school programs with the implementation of the CATCH curriculum and philosophies. Shana lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two very … Read More

Associates & Interns

Amy Feltz

Amy Feltz graduated with honors from North Central College with a B.A. in Exercise Science and minors in psychology and wellness. She was actively involved on campus as a student athlete competing on the women’s swim and triathlon teams. After … Read More

Herminia Becerra

Herminia Becerra is a senior at The University of Texas at Arlington and is planning to graduate with a degree in Public Relations and Broadcasting and plans to minor in Philanthropy. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas but … Read More

Margot Toppen

Margot Toppen is a visionary leader who works at the intersection of SEL, arts, and physical education. In 2006, Margot developed Dancing with Class, now a highly sought-after program serving hundreds of schools each year. This paved the way for the … Read More

Anna Schnieders

Anna Schnieders is a Communication Intern with a focus on book marketing for When Are We Going to Teach Health. She was born and raised in New York City, but moved to France in September as first-year student in the … Read More

Paul Springer

Paul Springer – a senior at LASA High School in Austin, TX – is currently volunteering for the CATCH communications team with plans to study communications in college. He is currently involved in theater where he’s gotten nationally qualified at … 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