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India Medaris

Events & Communications Manager
(651) 646-3005 / email

India Medaris is the Events & Communications Manager for the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center. As Events Manager, India coordinates prevention learning opportunities throughout Minnesota, including the annual Minnesota Prevention Program Sharing Conference. She has a BA from Macalester College in International Studies with a focus on Global Health, and an Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota with a concentration in Maternal and Child Health. She is passionate about many things, including LGBTQ+ health, public health ethics, education, and equity. Outside of work, India loves to read, cook new recipes, spend time with family and friends, and travel.

Kara Skahen

Project Director
(651) 646-3005 / email

Kara serves as the Project Director for the Minnesota Prevention Resource Center (MPRC.) In her role she provides programmatic oversight and manages administrative duties. Kara has worked in public health prevention for over ten years, primarily in commercial tobacco prevention. Kara is also a Program Director for the Association for Nonsmokers-MN where she leads smoke-free housing policy initiatives and provides tobacco technical assistance to Statewide Health Improvement Partnership (SHIP) grantees. Outside of work Kara enjoys running with her dog, cooking, reading, and gardening.