The Online Technologies and Materials Development Team designs, and develops maternal, child and family health informational and training materials and resources, including e-learning modules, and disseminates them through Healthy Start EPIC Center, website, e-newsletter, and social media.


Image of Deborah Dean with vision statement, “I’ve always loved the proverb ‘It takes a village to raise a child.’ I envision a world of strong, connected, equitable communities that welcome all children and support all mothers and families in nurturing, loving and raising the next generation.”


Deborah Dean, MSPH has over 25 years of experience in health communications, curriculum design, materials development, and health literacy. She develops curricula, toolkits, and other resources for providers to facilitate application of evidence-based practices in health care and community settings, and produces accessible health education materials for consumers. Deborah holds a MSPH from the Harvard School of Public Health. She co-led the development of the HS CHW Course and is Materials Development Lead for the Healthy Start EPIC Center.


Image of Katelyn Flaherty Dore with vision statement, “My vision for maternal, infant, and family health is for all babies to be born into healthy and supportive families and communities with equitable access to resources and health care.”


Katelyn Flaherty Dore, MPH, CLC has 14 years of experience working with and supporting the maternal and child health (MCH) workforce. She has a masters in publich health from Boston University with a concentration in MCH and is a Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC). Katelyn co-led the development of the Healthy Start Community Health Worker Course and is the Online Technologies Lead. She is also a member of the Training and Technical Assistance Team.


Image of Lisa Bryson with vision statement, “I envision all babies are born healthy, thrive in supportive communities, and have the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives.”


Lisa Bryson, BA, has fifteen years’ experience in the graphic design field, ten of which were spent in the marketing department for a large organization. She is proficient in the creation of innovative and award winning artwork which provides solutions for visual communications. Other endeavors include community messaging, large media campaigns and branding. Lisa earned her BA in Art from Plymouth State College. She serves as Graphic Designer for the Healthy Start EPIC Center.


Image of Maria Walawender with vision statement, “I envision a world where all mothers – regardless of race, ethnicity, or ZIP code – have access to the resources they need to have healthy pregnancies and raise healthy children.”


Maria Walawender holds a Bachelor of Science in public health from Saint Louis University. She completed a post-bacchaleureate internship in Washington, D.C. focused on health equity. While she now calls New Hampshire home, Maria is a proud Michigander. She is also a member of the Help Desk and Training and Technical Assistance Teams.