Staff

  • Judith A. Kahn, MSW, Executive Director

    Judith provides strategic leadership, leads fundraising and financial oversight, broadens public support for Teenwise, and provides overall management of the organization. Judith brings more than 30 years of experience in non-profit management and adolescent health and development to her role. Judith, an avid bird-watcher, has been known to hit the brakes and pull off the road – whether it’s the West River Road or Highway 94 – when she spots something exciting.

    phone: 651-289-1382

    email: *protected email*

  • David Kurtzon, MPH, Program Manager

    David’s responsibilities include overseeing, developing and implementing trainings on evidence based curricula and best practices for youth serving professionals. David is deeply involved in programming related to parent-child communication, in particular through the It’s That Easy initiative. David lives in St. Louis Park with his wife Natasha and their son Lev. David likes to live dangerously and was once nearly knocked off a mountain by a half-blind Yak.

    Phone: 651-289-1383

    Email: *protected email*

  • Jill Farris, MPH, Director of Training and Education

    Jill has led Teenwise Minnesota’s training and capacity building efforts around teen pregnancy, HIV and sexually transmitted infection prevention efforts since 2007. Jill lives in South Minneapolis with her husband Mike and their daughter Beatrice. An avid figure skating fan, Jill has the uncanny ability to find an internet feed of any skating competition happening anywhere in the world at any given time.

    Phone: 651-289-1381

    Email: *protected email*