Family Transitions

Meet our team

The MFLN Family Transitions Concentration Area provides education and resources for professionals working with military families to build resilience and navigate life cycle transitions

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Sara Croymans – PI

  • Extension Educator, Family Resiliency
    Regional Office Morris
    Expertise: Family Resiliency
  • University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office Morris
    WC Research/Outreach Ctr, 46352 State Hwy 329
    Morris, MN 56267
  • croym001@umn.edu
  • 320-589-1711

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Anita Harris Hering

  • Extension Educator, Military Families Regional Office St. Cloud
    Expertise: Family Resiliency
  • University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office St. Cloud
    Office Complex, 3400 1st St N Ste 400
    St. Cloud, MN 56303
  • aharris@umn.edu
  • 320-203-6106

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Mary Jo Katras

  • Program Leader, Family Resiliency
    Extension Center for Family Development
    Expertise: Family Resiliency
  • University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development
    490 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55108
  • mkatras@umn.edu
  • 612-625-3532

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Ellie McCann

  • Extension Educator, Family Resiliency Regional Office Andover
    Expertise: Family Resiliency
  • University of Minnesota Extension Regional Office Andover
    Bunker Hills Act Ctr L-1,
    550 Bunker Lake BlvdNW
    Andover, MN 55304
  • mccan023@umn.edu
  • 763-767-3885

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Karen Shirer

  • Associate Dean Extension Center for Family Development
  • University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development
    490 Coffey Hall, 1420 Eckles Ave
    St. Paul, MN 55108
  • shire008@umn.edu
  • 612-626-3971

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Vickie LaFollette

  • Program Analyst
  • Office of Family Readiness Policy (OFRP)
    4800 Mark Center Drive
    Suite 3G15
    Alexandria, VA 22350-2300
  • Vickie.lafollette1.civ@mail.mil
  • 571-372-5352

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Bob Bertsch

  • Web Technology Specialist / Agriculture Communication
  • North Dakota State University
  • robert.bertsch@ndsu.edu
  • 701-231-7381

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