Justine Murray, M.A., has been a project director for national training and technical assistance contracts the past 18 years. She has directed several projects working with all aspects of CNCS programming. She is an experienced technical assistance provider as well as organizational development consultant. She has over 25 years experience in program development, management and training, including experience in Peace Corps operations, overseeing work from the United States and in-country overseas. She has an excellent track record in coordinating large, complex projects, training multicultural staff to perform as a team, and facilitating change efforts.
In her role as project director for training and technical assistance projects for CNCS, she has developed excellent working relationships with Corporation Headquarters, state office, state commission and national program staff, and has worked with staff from every stream of National Service. She was Project for Project TASC, working with State Commissions and AmeriCorps National programs; she managed the support for the National Service Leadership Institute for 3 years Directed Project TAHS/TADS which provided technical assistance in Homeland Security to national service grantees and sub-grantees, and most recently serves as director of our Special Initiatives Project which focuses on Performance measurement across all programs, Disaster services and eGrants training. She also has extensive experience in planning and delivering effective meetings and conferences, and has worked to develop systems to support National Service meetings throughout the United States.
Christina Bara works with large and small businesses, with project management and coaching. She has a proven track record of taking projects from initial concept to full implementation on budget and on time in a variety of industries including aviation, IT, and financial services. Christina uses her excellent communication skills to coach teams, enhancing effectiveness and productivity which results in greater success for the organization.
Christina also works with individuals who want to move forward with their careers, are moving through transitions like retirement and other life changes, or have a dream they want to bring to reality. Christina utilizes an integrated coaching model designed to address not only the client’s presenting issue but to also consider tangent areas which enhances the long-term effect of coaching. She is intuitive and able to effectively communicate with individuals and teams across industries and at all levels.
Peggy Czyl is a PMP Certified Project Manager and a member of the Denver Chapter of the Project Management Institute. She is a Certified Scrum Master as well as a Certified Localization Professional. Peggy holds a bachelor degree from the University of Illinois.
Peggy was with StorageTek and 2 Online Education companies before joining Pearson Education in 2007. Peggy has managed a variety of projects from inception thru completion, working with collocated teams as well as internationally based teams. She brings over 15 years of Project Management experience.
Karen Hyatt is the Emergency Mental Health Specialist for the Iowa Department of Human Services within the Division of Mental Health and Disability Services. She serves as the appointed Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator for the State Mental Health Authority. She successfully designed, wrote, and was awarded over $19 million in FEMA and other federal grants to provide programming at multiple sites throughout the state and was directly responsible for the implementation, training, monitoring, and financial management of the funded programs.
Karen is a licensed social worker with over ten years of experience in the field of Home Health Care and spent an additional ten years working in counseling, crisis management and disaster behavioral health. After Hurricane Katrina Karen worked for a national organization and was assigned in New Orleans to assist a counseling and crisis agency rebuild and pass accreditation standards. She has been deployed on numerous national disasters, served on national boards and has assisted in creating the national 2-1-1 Disaster Response Team and Iowa’s Disaster Behavioral Health Response Team.