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 technology. 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. She earned her Masters degree in Speech Communication from Texas Tech University and her Bachelors degree in Communication from Michigan State University.
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 The H.O.N.E.Y. Project.
Savanna Olivas, Senior Research Assistant
Ms. Olivas received a B.A. in Communications and a certificate in Public Relations from the University of Colorado Denver. Ms. Olivas also completed a Public Relations internship with us during her senior year as an undergrad and assisted with a national commercialization plan for our stock photography website, Real Health Photos. In addition, Ms. Olivas serves on our Marketing Committee, manages our social media pages and develops our digital marketing campaigns for our evidence-based products. She volunteers at community events with the Colorado Skin Cancer Task Force and she will receive her M.A. in Strategic Communications from Washington State University this summer.