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LEAD's Staff

Our team has grown over the years. These are the people that work to keep our programs and services alive. View their biographies to learn more about them, contact them, and schedule meetings with them.

Andy Duran

Andy Duran

Chief Executive Officer

Andy Duran has been the chief executive of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 8 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a Nationally recognized prevention organization…
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Nate Biggs

Prevention Consultant

Nate brings 7 years of experience in tech start-ups and over 15 years of experience in youth-led prevention. Nate has worked in start-ups and small businesses serving diverse clients, was employee num…
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Sage

Sage Waters

Chief Creative Officer

Joining the team in 2021, Sage brings his 20+ years of experience with crayons and Play-Doh to LEAD’s projects, products, and services, designing and implementing a new vision for how we communicate both our mission and our message.

Debbie Van Solkema

Debbie Van Solkema

Partner Relationship Manager

Debbie serves as client relationship point person for LEAD’s youth crisis hotline, Text-A-Tip. She began working with LEAD in 2015 as a concerned parent and, in that role, facilitated the implement…
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Emily Savage

Emily Savage

Community Relations & Marketing Specialist

Joining LEAD in May 2021, Emily has spent the past 22+ years working as both a Mom/Family CEO and in various Social Media, Digital Content and Communications strategy roles for companies…
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Jen Martin

Jen Martin

Mental Health & Wellness Facilitator

Deeply passionate about human connection, belonging, and inclusion, Jen brings her unique experience as a Psychological Coach, Speaker, Researcher, and Facilitator to LEAD’s wide spectrum of services and programs.

Maja Gavrilovic

Maja Gavrilovic

Prevention Specialist

Maja has been in Youth led prevention all throughout her high school career and feel in love with prevention when she attended a summer camp called the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI)…
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Holli Volkert

Gala Coordinator

Holli brings over 25 years of experience in the meetings, special events and event marketing business. She began her career in catering and hotels, moving into full destination management services for…
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