I’m writing to let you know about transitions that will be happening during this year. Jutta Dotterweich, our long-term Director of Training and TA, will be retiring in June 2021. Jutta has been with ACT for Youth since it began in July of 2000 and has built our training program. She has been an extraordinary leader of our training/TA efforts – whose vast knowledge of positive youth development, and vision for how best to build capacity to promote adolescent health and prevent risky behaviors, has been appreciated by generations of youth workers, educators and colleagues across NYS and beyond. To say she will be missed is an understatement!
As we move forward during this transition period, some of Jutta’s responsibilities will be passed on to Mary Maley. An experienced trainer with expertise in evidence-based programming, Mary has been with ACT for Youth since 2011, most recently leading our CDC-funded research. Mary will provide research support for developing training and web resources, cover Jutta’s caseload of provider assignments and take on additional training responsibilities as needed. She will join Heather, Michele and Marisol on the training/TA team.
We will miss Jutta but rest assured you will continue to receive our expertise and support in meeting your goals and needs.
~ Jane Powers, Director