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Staff 2018-09-20T14:27:33+00:00

CHL Staff

JoEllen Tarallo
JoEllen TaralloExecutive Director
B.A. in Communications, University of New Hampshire, 1977; M.Ed. and Social Services, University of Vermont, 1983; M.Ed., Harvard University, MA, 1988; Doctorate in Educational Administration, Planning, and Social Policy, Harvard University, MA, 1995.

JoEllen Tarallo is a state licensed and nationally credentialed health educator with 30 years of service at the crossroads between education and public health as a teacher, trainer, program, project and curriculum developer. Having worked at the local, state, national and international levels, Dr. Tarallo’s expertise is on the interdisciplinary interface between health issues and educational strategies. At CHL she has authored and developed numerous programs, curricula and materials on comprehensive health topics.

Gwen Mousin
Gwen MousinOperations and Project Manager
B.S., University of Rhode Island, 1977; MPH in Health Administration, Columbia University, New York, NY, 1985.

Gwen has over 30 years of experience in the health care administration field serving in a number of capacities. Her expertise encompasses health care strategic planning, public health, program development and implementation, physician practice management, and health care information technology. She has also been involved in implementing Vermont Blueprint for Health initiatives within health care organizations. As Operations Manager, Gwen is responsible for the day to day operations at CHL, including human resources, budgeting, and marketing. As Project Manager, she is responsible for oversight of CHL’s grants including budget development and oversight, contracts, and reporting.

Catherine Diduk
Catherine DidukTrainings and Events Coordinator
Catherine has been the Event and Training Coordinator for the Center for Health and Learning since 2010. She supports the office by overseeing all logistical planning for the various and many CHL training and events in and around the state of Vermont as well as assisting with marketing, trainer/speaker contracting and communication, evaluation, material production and project follow-up. She also serves as administrative support for both the executive director and CHL staff. Catherine’s past experience includes 12 years as Administrative Assistant for the Office of Admissions at Smith College.
Julia Hampton
Julia HamptonHealth Program Specialist
Julia has experience coordinating multi-strategy community initiatives to improve the lives of youth as well as counseling individuals on diet and lifestyle changes. She can take big picture ideas and break them into manageable action steps to create positive impact in the lives of individuals, organizations, systems, and communities. She is a conduit for change helping people find common ground, gain new knowledge, and take action. Past employers include United Way of Windham County, West River Valley Thrives prevention partnership, Windham Southeast Supervisory Union, United Way of Northwest Vermont, and UVM Medical Center. Julia manages mental health and suicide prevention programs at Center for Health and Learning and the VT Suicide Prevention Center.
Debby Haskins
Debby HaskinsProgram Specialist
Masters of Science, University of Vermont, Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, Certified Clinical Supervisor

Debby is the former Executive Director of the Association of Student Assistance Professionals of Vermont (ASAP of VT). She is a Umatter trainer for Center for Health and Learning as a Suicide Prevention Specialist. She also teaches two online courses: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug, as well as the Injury & Violence Prevention courses through Union Institute.

Debby has a private practice in Central Vermont; and has been in the substance abuse field for 25 years. Her passion is working with adolescents and their families in breaking the cycle of addiction, and presenting information in an experiential way.

Zan Walker
Zan WalkerProgram Specialist
B.A., Anthropology, Women & Gender Studies, University of Colorado Boulder 2004; M.A., Specialization in Medical Anthropology, San Francisco State University 2015.

Zan has worked in the nonprofit sector for the past seven years, creating programming, managing communications, and recruiting for education and community agriculture social justice organizations. Her graduate research focused on community-based initiatives to address social determinants of health, health disparities, adversity and toxic stress. Zan supports CHL’s mental health program work through outreach, resource development and program implementation.

Bob Tucker
Bob TuckerBookkeeper
“Tucker” brings years of experience with non-profit finance to the financial systems at the Center for Health and Learning. He brings competence and humor to his work at CHL, while keeping up with his bookkeeping demands for several other local business and organizations. Tucker also volunteers with a local chapter of Special Olympics, coaching youngsters in basketball.