OUR STAFF

Terry Goltz Greenberg

CEO


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Terry Goltz Greenberg is a Dallas native and is a wife, mom, lawyer, and community activist. She has been involved in Dallas community work since the 1990’s when she was a founding board member of Jacob’s Ladder, and later served on the board of the Vogel Alcove. Her involvement with the National Council of Jewish Women lead to work with immigration reform (With One Voice Coalition), the New Americans Collaboration, election protection (Protect the Vote), and served for three years as Chair of S.A.Y. What?, a coalition that advocated for comprehensive sex education. She has served on the RISD’s School Health Advisory Committee for seven years.

Professionally, Greenberg practiced employment law for 24 years, beginning with the United States Department of Labor and then moving into private practice. In private practice, she represented corporations and nonprofits and trained employees and management on workplace behavior and rules. In 2011, she decided to pursue her commitment to community professionally, and worked as a project coordinator for NCJW. In 2012 she served as Interim Development Director for Our Friend’s Place. Last year, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy called her to organize a Dallas Summit. The summit lead to the founding of Ntarupt, the North Texas Alliance to Reduce Teen Pregnancy, where she is Executive Director and has the privilege of collaborating with many organizations and individuals who strive to strengthen communities and bolster economic futures by reducing teen pregnancy.


Veronica Whitehead

Veronica Whitehead

M.Ed, CHES, Education Project Director


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Veronica Whitehead is a San Antonio native where she developed a love and passion for community development and enrichment. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds degrees from Texas A&M University in Health and a Master of Health Education from Texas State University with a focus on Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Women’s Health. While at Texas State University Veronica lead a research project examining the decision making process of IUD use among college women and later served as a summer faculty member. She has assisted in the implementation of evidence based sexuality education programs as well as youth development programs.

As the Ntarupt Education Project Director Veronica plans and implements various educational programs within Dallas, assists with coordinating Alliance related events, organizes volunteer projects and oversees the Youth Leadership Council.

Diana Ayala

Director of External Affairs


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Diana A. Ayala grew up in Honduras; where she developed a passion for the advancement of girls’ and women’s rights. Diana is fluent in Spanish and has a degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Political Science from the University of the Ozarks. Diana got her professional start at New Beginning Center, a domestic violence agency. She then worked for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas; managing community outreach programming for girls whose primary language is not English. Her program, Las Mariposas, reached over 750 girls per year in Dallas. Prior to joining Ntarupt, Diana served as the Director of Program Services at Jubilee Park and Community Center; where she was responsible for the adult education, nutrition, sports, afterschool, and economic development programming.

Diana is actively involved in her community; serving as a “Big” for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and serving on several nonprofit boards and committees. Diana loves animals and has two dogs.


Veronica Whitehead

Director of Programs


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Veronica Whitehead is a San Antonio native where she developed a love and passion for community development and enrichment. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist and holds degrees from Texas A&M University in Health and a Master of Health Education from Texas State University with a focus on Adolescent Sexual Behavior and Women’s Health. While at Texas State University Veronica lead a research project examining the decision making process of IUD use among college women and later served as a summer faculty member. She has assisted in the implementation of evidence based sexuality education programs as well as youth development programs.

As the Director of Programs, Veronica oversees Ntarupt’s Tier 1B Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Grant from the Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). Additionally, she plans and implements various educational programs within Dallas and assists the CEO with coordinating Alliance related events.


Diana Ayala

Diana Ayala

Data Outreach Manager


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Diana A. Ayala grew up in Honduras; where she developed a passion for the advancement of girls’ and women’s rights. Diana is fluent in Spanish and has a degree in Strategic Communication and a minor in Political Science from the University of the Ozarks. Diana got her professional start at New Beginning Center, a domestic violence agency. She then worked for Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas; managing community outreach programming for girls whose primary language is not English. Her program, Las Mariposas, reached over 750 girls per year in Dallas. Prior to joining Ntarupt, Diana served as the Director of Program Services at Jubilee Park and Community Center; where she was responsible for the adult education, nutrition, sports, afterschool, and economic development programming.

Diana is actively involved in her community; serving as a “Big” for Big Brothers, Big Sisters and serving on several nonprofit boards and committees. Diana loves animals and has two dogs.


Ileana Cruz

Ntarupt Educator


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Ileana is a Dallas Native, dog lover and has a passion for helping out the communities she grew up in. She studied neuroscience and psychology at the University of Texas at Dallas and spent time previously working in a research lab studying the underlying mechanism of pain. Ileana hung up her lab coat after finding a passion for working with teens in the Dallas area. As an educator and a lover of science she combines the two to help empower students through resources and programs about the importance of healthy sexual decision to promote social change.



Ayelia Ali

Ntarupt Educator


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As a native of North Texas, Ayelia developed an interest in public health during an introductory class at Austin College. She continued her studies with a semester abroad in Switzerland and graduated with a double major in Public Health and International Relations. She was later awarded a U.S. Fulbright Scholarship to Malaysia, and spent a year overseas in Southeast Asia. Ayelia decided to return back to the states and continue her passion to work with local communities. As an Ntarupt educator, Ayelia seeks to equip others with the education they need to make healthy choices. In her free time you will find her petting kitties, cooking, working out and reading.



Jenifer Hernandez, CHW

Ntarupt Educator


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Jenifer Hernandez grew up in Mexico and later moved to Dallas, Tx where she has been engaged in community development and advocacy among minority populations. As a facilitator for the Concilio, Jenifer worked in various settings throughout DFW including schools, churches and clinics providing health education programming. As a Certified Community Health Worker, Jenifer knows the importance of overcoming cultural and linguistic barriers to expand care and improve health outcomes.