Past Alaska LEND Trainees
Left to Right: Laurie Lopez, Gretchen Chamberlain, Stacey Finley, Melissa Dobbs, Betsey Jacobs, Kathleen Hansen, Hilary Wilson, Maureen McGlone, Colleen Powers, Lisa Jackson, Teresa Hurley, and Karen Gibson. Not pictured: Marna Schwartz.
“Though I was fairly knowledgeable in the field before LEND, I have found it to be rewarding on both a professional and personal level. I believe it has enhanced my career options. It has connected me with an incredible national network of researchers and practitioners. And while I am no stranger to family issues, the LEND family experience has deepened my appreciation of the importance of family voice in policy-making. I would like to believe that it is making me a better policy maker and practitioner.”