Authors

Authors

Mary Buller, President

In addition to small business and research administration, Mary has more than 20 years of experience leading research projects to develop skin cancer prevention and nutrition education programs for school children, college students and adults using print, interpersonal training and the Internet. Her research has been funded by grants and contracts from the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2006, Klein Buendel received the national Tibbetts Award for excellence and achievement in the Small Business Innovation Research program.

Prior to co-founding Klein Buendel, Mary was president of Partners For Health Systems, Inc. (PHS), an affiliate of the AMC Cancer Research Center in Denver. Prior to PHS, Mary worked at the Arizona Cancer Center at the University of Arizona in Tucson for 11 years. From 1998 to 2001, she founded and directed the American Sun Protection Association (ASPA), a nonprofit trade association for the sun protection industry.

Mary is a member of the Colorado Public Health Association, the American Public Health Association, the International Communication Association, the American School Health Association, and the Society of Research Administrators. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Colorado Cancer Coalition and Chair of its Skin Cancer Task Force. She earned her Masters degree in Speech Communication from Texas Tech University in 1985 and her Bachelors degree in Communication from Michigan State University in 1983.

Julia Berteletti, Research Program Manager

Julia is the Research Program Manager at KB where she has been responsible for the administration of numerous, large studies by integrating the work of the research and creative teams, and by administrating tasks related to trial implementation, recruitment, production schedule, budget, instructional design, data quality, and general research administration. She has a Master of Social Work degree from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis.

Lisa Forster

Lisa is a graduate of Ohio University with an MS in Journalism. She is completing her PhD in Communications at the University of Oregon. Lisa, an Army veteran, is a former television reporter and has more than 15 years of public relations and marketing experience. Lisa implemented KB’s communications and social media strategy and assisted with business development efforts including raising awareness and interest in KB‘s health behavior programs.

Steve Fullmer, Creative Director

Mr. Fullmer received a Fine Arts degree from Baylor University, with a concentration in Graphic Design. Before joining KB in 2002, he worked in the offset printing industry for 8 years doing computer graphics and production work. At KB, Mr. Fullmer designs graphics and oversees layout of print, web and other multimedia-based projects.

Andy Grayson, Senior Project Coordinator

Mr. Grayson received his B.S. in Public Health from Ohio State University (OSU), and his M.A. in Health and Risk Communication from Michigan State University (MSU). While at MSU, Mr. Grayson served as a graduate research assistant for the Communication Department where he conducted risk prevention research dealing with college student drinking behaviors and safe campus bicycling behaviors. Specifically, Mr. Grayson developed theoretically-derived messages aimed at reducing these risky behaviors. After his graduate school research, Mr. Grayson served as the Senior Project Coordinator for a NIDA-funded, randomized control field trial grant that developed a responsible marijuana vendor training. This training ultimately aimed to reduce the frequency of illegal sales of marijuana by recreational marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon. Mr. Grayson would be responsible for project timeline and budget management, development of research protocols, and preparation of summary reports for the Principal Investigator.

Tiffany Jerrod, Senior Project Coordinator

Ms. Jerrod received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences and MPH from the University of Missouri. While at the University, Ms. Jerrod conducted research involving vitamin D knowledge and awareness in Black college students. Along with this research, Ms. Jerrod interned at various organizations to increase food access in low income populations.  Additionally, Ms. Jerrod’s work for the Health Communication Research Center at the Missouri School of Journalism involved various health campaigns for organizations including the CDC, Heartland Telehealth Research Center, and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services.

Alishia Kinsey, Senior Research Assistant

Ms. Kinsey is a graduate from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a B.S. in Human Nutrition. Previously, she spent a summer as a research intern for the Section of Nutrition, Department of Pediatrics with University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. She has also participated in undergraduate research while studying at MSU Denver. In addition to her work at KB, Ms. Kinsey spends time volunteering for various nutrition organizations such as Cooking Matters.

Jeanny Reither, Senior Project Coordinator

Jeanny Camacho Reither is a graduate from Universidad Iberoamericana-Mexico with a Masters in Social and Behavioral Science. She has experience in Social, Public Health and Clinical Research. Prior to joining KB, Ms. Reither worked for the Denver VA Medical Center, the School of Medicine at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver serving as Research Project Coordinator and Research Team Leader. Ms. Reither is bilingual with Spanish being her 1st language.

Barbara Walkosz, Senior Scientist

Prior to joining KB, Barbara was a Professor of Communication and the Associate Chair of the Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver. She began teaching at the University in 1997 and retired in December 2010. While Barbara’s main focus is skin cancer prevention, her scholarship also focuses on health communication and education, social marketing, media literacy and civility. Barbara received her Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and her Master’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver.