All Greater Good Foundation
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Katja Van Herle
Katja Van Herle, M.D., M.S.P.H.

Dr. Van Herle serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the All Greater Good Foundation in San Diego, California. As a medical professional, Dr. Van Herle has had ample opportunities and experience in working with world- renowned research and medical institutions on a number of projects. In her long term association and her dedication to medicine, Dr. Van Herle has observed projects first-hand that have been rejected by major research institutes or corporations for political, business, or other reasons. She has long been interested in developing medicine and programs for those “orphan” projects that are best conducted through a non-profit organization that is free from major institute’s policy limitations and/or major corporation’s project parameters.

She received both her M.D. and M.S. in Public Health from the University of California, Los Angeles. Her postdoctoral training in Internal Medicine was also performed at the UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Van Herle has served in various capacities at UCLA for five years including, Chief of Endocrinology and Chair of the Diabetes Task Force at Santa Monica – UCLA Hospital before joining The Scripps Research Institute in 2004. She maintains a clinical faculty appointment at the UCLA School of Medicine, with a clinical practice in Los Angeles. Additionally, her practice includes patients from a broader scope, both nationally and internationally, who seek Dr. Van Herle’s expertise in medical problem solving.

Dr. Van Herle is a member of the American Thyroid Association, The American Medical Association, The American Diabetes Association, and has won an Award of Excellence and Humanitarianism in Internal Medicine from the Clinical Faculty Association of the UCLA Department of Medicine. In 2007 she was named as one of America’s Top Physicians in Endocrinology by the Consumer Research Council of America and is recognized as the 2008 Professional of the Year in the area of Internal Medicine in the Global Directory of Who’s Who.

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Jacinta M. Behne

Jacinta M. Behne, M.A.

Jacinta M. Behne is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the All Greater Good Foundation. Mrs. Behne's career in education and management spans three decades and multiple platforms from university lecturer to education researcher. She received her Bachelor of Arts with licensing in Secondary Education at Washburn University, Topeka, KS; licensing in Gifted Education at Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS; and Master of Arts in Communication at Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. Her specific expertise is in project management and translating complex science content for public venues. Mrs. Behne served as a NASA contractor for many years in the area of education and public outreach. During that period, she collaborated with NASA centers and staff, including laboratory researchers, engineers, and public information officers. As such, she refined processes and protocols for reaching out to learning communities and the public through the World Wide Web, national conferences, print materials, and media applications.

Mrs. Behne is a member of the American Society of Curriculum Designers (ASCD), the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), and serves as a solicited presenter at annual conferences, including the NAA (National Afterschool Association), NSTA, an the annual NASA Discovery Program Mission Conference. She has published several articles on the importance of building and delivering effective education and public outreach programs to ensure successful community engagement.

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Daniel W. Behne Daniel W. Behne, M. Arch.
Office Manager

Dan provides office oversight and project management to plan, organize and manage resources from conception to completion.


Derek Blackway Derek Blackway, BA

Derek provides leadership for
internal and external communications and project reporting.
Julia Heying Julia Heying
Program Coordinator

Julia provides office support including database management, website updates, communications, scheduling and travel itineraries.


Megan Kenneally Megan Kenneally
Administrative Assistant

Megan provides office support including database management, communications, event planning, coordination and reporting.


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