About the Training Center

In collaboration with New York State Department of Health, the New York State Family Planning Training Center supports Family Planning Program providers to deliver quality reproductive health services. The Training Center provides free training and technical assistance for New York State Family Planning Program providers.

The New York State Family Planning Training Center is managed by JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI). JSI’s mission is to promote and improve health in the US and around the globe. JSI has been supporting publicly-funded family planning providers for four decades.

The New York State Family Planning Training Center staff are passionate about reproductive health and expanding access to services, and are committed to supporting family planning providers. In addition to core Training Center staff, the Training Center partners with national and state-based organizations and consultants to support family planning providers.

Click here for a printable overview of the New York State Family Planning Training Center.

Meet the Staff

Katie DeAngelis, MPH

Training Center Director

Katie has been developing and delivering training and technical support to family planning providers for five years. Based in New York City, she is also a training and technical assistance provider with the Family Planning National Training Center (FPNTC). She has worked with Title X service providers, Planned Parenthood affiliates and hospitals on increasing access to the broad range of contraceptive services through several learning collaboratives. In her free time, you will find her talking about contraception or running in Central Park.

Lisa Anne Schamus, MPH

Training and TA Advisor

Lisa has over 25 years of experience working in public health, including over a decade of Title X experience, having served as the Director of Program and Evaluation for both the Navajo Nation and Arizona Title X grants at the Arizona Family Health Partnership. She is a training and technical assistance provider with the FPNTC. She is particularly passionate about chlamydia screening, and recently led a national learning collaborative on increasing screening rates among Title X grantees. She splits her time between Rhode Island, Arizona, and California. She doesn’t mind the travel because it means she is always running somewhere different!

Jennifer Kawatu, RN, MPH

Training and TA Advisor

Jennifer has over 20 years of experience working in the health and human services fields. She worked as a women’s health nurse before coming to JSI. She serves as the Clinical Consultant and a training and technical assistance provider for the FPNTC. Her areas of focus  include increasing access to contraception, translation of evidence to practice, quality improvement, patient experience, and clinic efficiency. She is based in Little Rock, Arkansas and can be found organizing community activism events or driving her kids around when she’s not working.

Katie Saul, MPH

Training and TA Advisor

Katie has worked domestically and internationally on capacity building programs related to HIV and reproductive health for more than 15 years. She has worked with numerous family planning agencies in quality improvement efforts. Her work passion is training and she enjoys developing curricula and facilitating training for a range of audiences. She is the Director of Training for the FPNTC. Her passions outside of work include lazy days at the beach, cooking, and traveling.

Caitlin Hungate, MDP

Training and TA Advisor

Caitlin has been developing and delivering training and technical support to family planning providers for six years. Based in Denver, CO, she is also a training and technical assistance provider with the Family Planning National Training Center (FPNTC). She has worked with Title X grantees, service sites, Planned Parenthood affiliates and hospitals on revenue cycle management to improve financial operations through both learning collaboratives and technical assistance. Additionally, Caitlin works to support the integration of Title X services with primary care and behavioral health services. Prior to JSI, Ms. Hungate served in the Peace Corps as a community health volunteer focusing on HIV/AIDS and gender empowerment, where she worked with hospital, school officials, and students to advance evidence-based HIV/AIDS prevention efforts tailored to the community need. In her free time, you will find her outside hiking, running, biking, or skiing during the nearly 300 days of sunshine in Colorado.

Lea Kassa

Training Coordinator

Lea has a background in a broad range of public health topics, including reproductive health. Prior to joining JSI, she interned with the Center for Reproductive Rights in New York City and conducted maternal and child nutrition research at Cornell University. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling and photographing new places.