The Reproductive Health National Training Center (RHNTC) works in collaboration with the Office of Population Affairs (OPA) and the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health to address the needs of Title X family planning service grantees and providers and Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) grantees and program staff.
The RHNTC exists to ensure that Title X and TPP personnel have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to deliver high-quality services and programs.
Because maternal mortality can be impacted by providing preventive services to Title X and TPP clients, the Office on Women’s Health provides funding to the RHNTC to build Title X and TPP grantees’ capacity to promote women’s health and prevent maternal mortality through increased fertility awareness and improved preconception health.
The RHNTC collaborates closely with the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning (CTCFP) at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, which delivers clinical skills training and resources to health care providers in the Tile X and related public health communities.
The RHNTC is managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). The RHNTC staff brings decades of experience building the capacity of personnel working in Title X and TPP programs through training and technical assistance (TTA). Our team consists of staff who develop and implement TTA; communicate TTA through various channels including the newsletter and social media; disseminate TTA via our knowledge management system (i.e. our website); and evaluate RHNTC TTA activities. Several TTA providers also serve as Grantee Liaisons who serve as the primary point of contact for grantees with the RHNTC and who periodically reach out to grantee staff to discuss training needs.
Elizabeth Costello, Knowledge Management Team Lead
Megan Hiltner, Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) TTA Team Lead
Jennifer Kawatu, Office on Women's Health (OWH) TTA Team Lead
Mary McCrimmon, Admin Support
Katie Quimby, Deputy Director
Tajan Renderos, Evaluation Team Lead
Katie Saul, Project Director
Lisa Schamus, Title X TTA Team Lead
Naomi Clemmons, OWH TTA Provider, Title X Grantee Liaison
Naima Cozier, OWH TTA Provider, Title X Grantee Liaison
Michelle Dawson, Title X TTA Provider
Deborah Dean, Title X TTA Provider
Katelyn Dore, TPP TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Donna Elliston, TPP TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Yvonne Hamby, TPP TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Caitlin Hungate, TTA Provider, Title X Grantee Liaison
Deepika Kandasamy, Title X TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Jillian Maccini, Title X TTA Provider
Stacey Moody, TPP TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Aisha Moore, TTA Provider, TPP Grantee Liaison
Shannon Rauh, TPP and Title X TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Fonda Ripley, OWH TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Amanda Ryder, TTA Provider, Title X Grantee Liaison
Meg Sheahan, Title X and OWH TTA Provider, Clinical Consultant, Grantee Liaison
Nancy Thomas, Title X TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Ilana Webb, TPP and Title X TTA Provider, Grantee Liaison
Angelique Higgins, Title X TTA Team Support
John Karikas, TPP TTA Team Support
Rachael Meyer, OWH TTA Team Support
Molly Rafferty, Title X TTA Team Support
Panos Smyrnios, Title X TTA Team Support
Rachel Turk, Title X TTA Team Support
How do I contact you?
You may contact us with questions at any time. Title X and TPP grantees are also welcome to contact their RHNTC grantee liaisons with questions.