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 Lauren Necochea, Director

 Lauren Necochea has directed programs for Jannus since 2011. Lauren previously oversaw and evaluated programs addressing  children’s safety and health hazards for the Baltimore City Health Department. Prior to that, she was a policy fellow with joint  appointments at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Princeton University’s Center for Health and Wellbeing. She has  evaluated anti-poverty programs internationally and was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study microfinance in Peru. Lauren  earned her Master in Public Affairs at Princeton University and holds a B.A. in Economics from Pomona College.

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Liz Woodruff, Assistant DirectorLiz-Woodruff-small

Prior to beginning her work with Idaho Voices for Children, Liz served as the director of an Idaho based environmental non-profit. She received a BA in Global Development Studies from Whitman College and an MA in Women’s and Gender Studies from Rutgers University. She has used her interdisciplinary training as a college instructor, environmental educator, community organizer and organizational leader. Liz has a broad range of public policy experience working with cities, counties, utilities, regulators and the Idaho Legislature.

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 Jesús R. Blanco, Policy, Development and Outreach Associate

Jesús comes to Idaho Voices after working at the Idaho Primary Care Association (IPCA) and Glenns Ferry Health Center  (GFHC) for a combined 13 years in senior management positions. Jesús brings a significant professional experience working  with Idaho’s low-income, underserved and Hispanic populations.  He received his BA in Political Science from Boise State  University and grew up in the small rural town of Wilder, Idaho.

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Kristen PhotoKristen Binda, Development Assistant

Kristen is a Boise native and college graduate from Southern Oregon University with a BS (Honors) in Sociology. After working for Voices for a year as an Americorps VISTA she transitioned to our staff team as our development assistant. She brings a range of experiences from internships and jobs within the areas of housing and utility rights, health insurance, international development and education to her fundraising work.

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Jory Edens Photo Jory Edens, VISTA Development Assistant

Jory is a graduate of BYU-Idaho where he received his BA in Political Science, and is currently pursuing a    Masters in Public Administration from Boise State University. He developed an interest working in the  non-profit sector while completing his bachelors. During that time Jory worked and volunteered for the  university’s activities department, professors, and local city government, where he gained valuable  experience. This is his first year as an AmeriCorps VISTA member.

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