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Meet the Team

Strategic Prevention Solution's highly trained experts  appreciate and pride themselves  for their strong partnerships and collaborative work building, evaluating, and supporting the sustainment of  community-based solutions to complex social issues. By combining industry experience with veteran insights, Strategic Prevention Solutions is uniquely equipped to help you strategically plan for challenges or opportunities by providing specialized experiences to deliver a sustainable impact.

Strategic Prevention Solutions unites the skills and experience of this diverse team of researchers and practitioners to improve community wellness through research, evaluation, training, organizational development, and community planning. Strategic Prevention Solutions values a small-team approach to foster collaborative and complementary relationships necessary to achieving your goals for socio-behavioral health and wellness.  

Partner with the leading experts in public health, behavioral health, and prevention. 


Wendi L. Siebold

Founder, President, Senior Research Associate


Brittany Freitas Murrell

Vice President, Research & Technical Assistance Director, Senior Research Associate


Lexi Prunella

Chief Operations Officer, Evaluation & Planning Director, Senior Research Associate


Jessy Lyons

Business Development Manager


Patricia Reyes

Director of California Operations, Senior Research Associate

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Ana Herrera

Research Associate III


Emily Singerhouse

Research Associate II & Media Manager


Ruby Hernandez

Research Associate III


Aftan Lynch

Research Associate II

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Rachel Wintz

Operations Manager

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Leila Bernal

Office Administrator




SPS is thrilled to partner with universities to offer internships and practicum experience for students. This year, we welcome two interns to our company. 


Hannah Laird

University of Alaska Anchorage

Masters of Social Work Student Intern

Tiana Teter

Boise State University

Masters of Social Work Student Intern



SPS partners with consultants to keep expertise high and project costs down. Our consultants are highly trained in community research and evaluation, and are hired on a project-specific basis.


Recent consultants include:

  • Jennifer Burkhart, Ph.D., Solstice Consulting (Alaska)

  • Nicole Smith, Ph.D., MPH, Independent Consultant (Montana)

  • Jo Volkheimer, M.S., Independent Consultant (Alaska)

  • Valerie Ryan, Ph.D., M.S., Independent Consultant (Pennsylvania)

  • Sharon M. Wasco, Ph.D., Independent Consultant (Ohio)

  • Gretchen Clarke, M.P.H., ICF International (Alaska)


Interested in joining our team? 

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