Kerrilyn has over 15 years of experience in the prevention field working at the national, state, and local levels. She has assumed project management or leadership positions on large scale technical assistance and training projects as well as national and multi-site evaluation and research projects for the past decade. She has directed 8 statewide technical assistance and training initiatives and has led or contributed to over 25 evaluation projects. She has overseen the delivery of over 2,500 TA days, over 100 training events, and the development of multiple publications, reports, and curricula on an annual basis.
Her primary focus areas have been on substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and mental health prevention and early identification. She is a skilled project manager, trainer, facilitator, and evaluator. She has written, edited, and contributed to a wide array of reports, publications, and curricula over the years. She has presented at numerous national, state, and regional conferences, as well as conducted workshops and trainings for diverse audiences. She has a strong record of success working with federal, state, and county agencies, as well as with local communities, schools, and coalitions on advancing their prevention and early intervention efforts. Her career has been dedicated to working on initiatives that focus on improving the lives of youth, families, and communities. She lives in Santa Rosa with her husband and two sons—they keep her very busy. She enjoys gardening with her children, cooking way too much food for her friends and family, and playing chess with her 7 year old son.