Staff and Board

Jean Denious, PhD
Chief Executive Officer
Justice, Youth Development, Public and Behavioral Health
jdenious@omni.org p. 303-839-9422 ext. 121

Jean Denious is the Chief Executive Officer at OMNI. In this role, Jean oversees agency operations and the development of new business areas and clients. She also provides support and consultation to a number of OMNI projects, particularly those spanning content areas of public and behavioral health, criminal and juvenile justice, and youth development. Jean has been with OMNI since June 2005, having previously held the positions of Director of Research and Evaluation and Senior Researcher. Prior to OMNI, Jean held positions of Technical Editor of the Psychology of Women Quarterly, the official journal of Division 35 of the American Psychological Association; and faculty associate in the Departments of Psychology and Gender Studies at Arizona State University. She received her doctorate in Social Psychology from Arizona State University.

Laura Landry, PhD
Chief Operating Officer
Behavioral Health, Collaboration and Systems Development, Technology Solutions
llandry@omni.org p. 303-839-9422 ext. 170

Laura Landry, PhD, is the Chief Operating Officer at OMNI, holding primary responsibility for the daily operations of the company. Laura also provides support and consultation to a number of federal, state, and local research and evaluation projects, primarily in the content areas of substance use prevention, collaboration, and systems evaluation. She additionally oversees technology-based projects designed to foster improved performance management outcomes, including OMNI’s work as a certified implementation partner of Social Solutions’ Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) Software. Laura has been with OMNI since June 2007, having previously held the positions of Director of Research and Evaluation and Senior Researcher. Laura received her doctorate in Applied Social Psychology from The George Washington University.

Melissa Richmond, PhD
Director of Research and Evaluation
Early Childhood, Education, Behaviorial Health
mrichmond@omni.org p. 303-839-9422 ext. 166

Melissa Richmond, PhD, is a Director of Research and Evaluation and has been employed by OMNI Institute since December of 2006. Melissa is responsible for overseeing several federal, state, and local research and evaluation projects, primarily in the areas of early childhood, education, and substance use prevention and early intervention. Melissa also provides oversight support to OMNI’s Ethics Committee, which is dedicated to providing the nonprofit with guidelines and resources to promote high ethical standards in research and evaluation work. Before joining OMNI, Melissa served as key personnel on a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health examining longitudinal associations between the quality of family relationships and children’s well-being. She has published research findings in scientific journals such as the Journal of Family Psychology and Developmental Psychology. Melissa received her doctorate in Developmental Psychology from the University of Denver.

Ailala Kay, MA
Director of Learning and Development
Technical Assistance and Training, Collaboration and Systems Development, Technology Solutions
akay@omni.org p. 303-839-9422 ext. 123

Ailala Kay is a Director of Learning and Development at OMNI Institute and has been with the nonprofit since July 2004. Ailala oversees all Learning and Development projects, including OMNI’s Statewide Technical Assistance and Training Project, and provides leadership and support on Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software implementation projects as a Gold Certified Site Administrator in Efforts to Outcomes (ETO™) software. Ailala also oversees a number of technology-based projects designed to foster more effective collaboration and project performance. Ailala is a trained facilitator and is a certified Myers-Brigg Indicator Type practitioner. Ailala is also a Colorado Certified Prevention Specialist II, and is current board chair for the Colorado Prevention Certification Board. Ailala received her Master’s degree in Political Science with a focus in Public Policy from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Katie Gelman, MPH
Director of Research and Evaluation
Public and Behavioral Health
kgelman@omni.org p. 303-839-9422 ext. 143

Katie Gelman, MPH, is a Director of Research and Evaluation and has been employed by OMNI Institute since November of 2006. Katie is responsible for overseeing several federal, state and local research and evaluation projects, primarily in the areas of epidemiology and substance use prevention and treatment, as well as projects related to youth behavior surveillance and school survey administration. Katie also provides oversight support to OMNI’s dashboard and data visualization projects and supports OMNI’s GIS Committee, which serves as a resource to the nonprofit in geographic data display and mapping. Katie received her MPH from Boston University and is currently pursuing a doctorate in public health from the University of Colorado School of Public Health.

Jean Denious, PhD

Title

Chief Executive Officer

Focus Area

Justice, Youth Development, Public and Behavioral Health

Division Staff

Laura Landry, PhD

Title

Chief Operating Officer

Focus Area

Behavioral Health, Collaboration and Systems Development, Technology Solutions

Division Staff

Melissa Richmond, PhD

Title

Director of Research and Evaluation

Focus Area

Early Childhood, Education, Behaviorial Health

Division Staff

Ailala Kay, MA

Title

Director of Learning and Development

Focus Area

Technical Assistance and Training, Collaboration and Systems Development, Technology Solutions

Division Staff

Katie Gelman, MPH

Title

Director of Research and Evaluation

Focus Area

Public and Behavioral Health

Division Staff

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