Team

We show up every day to protect children!

To reach an MBF Team Member, please contact us at Info@mbfpreventioneducation.org.

 

 


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Hazel Cressler

Senior Learning Experience Manager

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Hazel Cressler

Senior Learning Experience Manager


Hazel is the Senior Learning Experience Manager for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. She is responsible for developing and implementing instructional design strategies to support prevention programs and efforts.

Hazel lives near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She graduated from Slippery Rock University with a degree in Elementary/Special Education and Saint Joseph’s University with a Masters in Instructional Technology. Prior to joining MBF, Hazel worked in IT/training for a credit union and as an online instructional designer at an investment firm.

She loves children and dogs and is enthusiastic about helping prevent child abuse and bullying and forwarding the foundation’s mission to protect children through prevention education. She is married with one son and enjoys reading, spending time with her family, and crafting.

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Beth Dudjak, MA

Florida Outreach Manager

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Beth Dudjak, MA

Florida Outreach Manager


Beth Dudjak is the Florida Outreach Manager at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. Equipped with experience from the public school system and years of delivering the MBF Child Safety Matters curriculum, she will help facilitators eliminate barriers and self-advocate for instruction time in classrooms while offering the support to develop attainable goals for a comprehensive school counseling program.

Beth was born and raised in Kentucky, but has called Jacksonville home for the last 16 years. She currently lives in Jacksonville with her husband and daughter. Beth graduated from Northern Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Science in Mental Health and Human Services. Early in her career, she worked as a case manager providing school-age children and their families wraparound services through Full Service Schools. A short time later, she worked with families involved in the Dependency court system as a Family Service Counselor and as an Adoption Coordinator in order to provide children permanency. Beth completed her Master of Arts in School Guidance and Counseling at Webster University and practiced as an Elementary School Counselor for 12 years with Duval County Public Schools, 7 of those years in various Title I schools. She continues to maintain her K-12th School Counseling Certification through the Florida Department of Education. Being born into a family of educators, education has and will always hold a special place in her heart.

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Ashle Fike

Marketing and Events Manager

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Ashle Fike

Marketing and Events Manager


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Ashley Garrett

Vice President of Prevention Education

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Ashley Garrett

Vice President of Prevention Education


Ashley works every day to improve the daily lives of individuals, families and communities who experience violence and exploitation. For almost 30 years, she has built people centered programs that change the ways we respond to those experiencing violence and exploitation. As the VP of Prevention Education, Ashley develops and manages education programs across the United States and globally on violence prevention, educating and empowering children, families and educators with information and strategies to prevent, recognize, and respond appropriately to child abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect), exploitation, bullying, cyberbullying, human trafficking, digital abuse, and other digital dangers. She fosters innovation, centers those with lived expertise as the experts, and develops results driven programs rooted in curiosity, humility, and equity.

Ashley holds a Master of Public Administration from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Colorado. She resides in Washington, DC with her son and rescue dog.

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Elba Guichardo

Accounting Assistant

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Elba Guichardo

Accounting Assistant


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Julie LeMay

Customer Service Manager

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Julie LeMay

Customer Service Manager


Julie is the National Customer Service Manager for the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. She provides customer support for all national accounts. Julie brings more than twenty years of office management and customer relations experience to the team at MBF. She strives to provide the most positive experience possible to the Facilitators who educate children every day on how to protect themselves. As a school librarian at her hometown junior high school, she was granted the opportunity to observe her own daughters grow and learn while encouraging her daily classes to treat each other with kindness and respect. Now, she is proud and honored to be part of an organization that teaches children empowerment to protect themselves while also encouraging them to be kind to one another.

Julie and her husband relocated to Jacksonville from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in 2018. Julie studied Computer Applications at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College and furthered her studies in business management and human resources. She enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with her family. She has two daughters that serve in the United States Air Force and a granddaughter.

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Tanya Ramos Puig

Chief Executive Officer

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Tanya Ramos Puig

Chief Executive Officer


For nearly three decades, Ramos-Puig has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities, and life outcomes, for youth in the most under-resourced communities around the globe.

With a track record of growing organizations in key leadership roles— inaugural President at the Latin GRAMMY Cultural Foundation (LGCF), CEO at Pencils of Promise, and CRO at Education Pioneers and The Children's Aid Society, where she received the Annie E. Casey Foundation Award, she is known for being a tireless advocate for educational equity. She is an alumna of Coro New York Leadership Center and INROADS, serves as a board member at both Raised by U.S. and Classy.org, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at LaGuardia Community College.

Ramos-Puig holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from NYU and a Master of Science in Urban Policy and Management, from The New School, where she was the recipient of a Jacob Kaplan Fellowship for her graduate work. In 2009, she graduated from the Executive-Level Program at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University’s Institute for Not-for-Profit Management.

She resides in New Jersey with her two children and husband.

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Megan Richard

Customer Service Manager

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Megan Richard

Customer Service Manager


Megan Richard is a Customer Service Manager at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. Megan brings 20 years of experience from Florida’s Child Welfare System with a true passion for protecting children and keeping them safe!

One of Megan’s career highlights was becoming a Certified Child Welfare Trainer which is a credential that she still holds today. Megan spent a good part of the last 10 years developing and facilitating training programs to child welfare professionals and foster parents, which is a skill that has carried over into her role at MBF. Megan wholeheartedly believes in the MBF mission of protecting children and teens through prevention education programs. “ I am amazed every day at the work the MBF team has accomplished over the past 12 years, to work among this team of professionals is inspiring and an honor. Children all over the U.S and the World are better prepared, educated and protected because of our MBF programs and the great work that our foundation has been able to achieve”.

Megan is a Florida native, born in Fort Lauderdale and raised in Tampa. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Child Science. Jacksonville has been home to Megan for the past 17 years. Megan is most proud of the family her and husband have created with their two beautiful daughters.

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Cori Wilson

Vice President of Finance and Operations

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Cori Wilson

Vice President of Finance and Operations


Cori Wilson is the Vice President of Finance and Operations at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children. She has been with the Foundation since 2010, when she discovered the field of child abuse prevention to be the most rewarding work, and specifically the work of the Monique Burr Foundation to be life-changing for so many children. Prior to joining the Foundation, she worked in Marketing, Real Estate, and Development in the Florida Keys and in Northeast Florida. Cori received her MBA from Florida State University.

Cori’s role at the Monique Burr Foundation for Children is to oversee all accounting and operations functions. Her work includes contract and grant management, financial reporting and compliance, and internal systems management in support of operations. She grew up in Orange Park, Florida, but now lives in Indiana with her husband and two children. She enjoys painting, the outdoors, and visiting sunny Florida as often as possible!

What They're Saying...

The MBF Child Safety Matters program is impressive. This important information is well formulated and well presented, developmentally appropriate, and based on good understanding of literature.

There’s not a child in the world who can’t benefit from this program. There are so many instances where we see children who have been damaged and hurt. Things happened to them and we think, if they’d only had this program, if they’d only had the benefit of this education, that might not have happened to them. If we can prevent that from happening to a single child, then it’s worth all the effort we have put forth.

The MBF Teen Safety Matters curriculum hosts an in-depth approach to important social and safety concerns relevant to youth. The program content is age-appropriate with engaging activities, jargon, and realistic situations to positively promote a relatable and impacting learning experience…Teen Safety Matters is an educational benefit to all parties involved – students, parents, facilitators, and schools.

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