MyPI National Coordination Team (NCT)

The MyPI NCT is a six member team comprised of Extension Professionals and Evaluation Specialists, a Technology Outreach Specialist, and Subject Matter Experts from the Mississippi State University Extension Service.

National Coordinating Team (NCT):

Dr. C. Ryan Akers

Dr. Ryan Akers
Coordinator and CERT Instructor
cakers@humansci.msstate.edu
Biography

Dr. Laura H. Downey
Evaluation Specialist
laura.downey@msstate.edu
Biography

Dr. Alisha M. Hardman
Evaluation Specialist
a.hardman@msstate.edu
Biography

Dr. Michael Newman
Evaluation Specialist
michael.e.newman@msstate.edu
Biography

Dave NicholsMayor Dave Nichols, II
Lead CERT Instructor and Social Media Coordinator
dn299@msstate.edu
Biography

Bobby Goff
Technology Outreach Specialist
bobby.goff@msstate.edu
Biography

The NCT works with State Points of Contact and subject matter counterparts in each of the partnering states to ensure successful delivery of MyPI in their respective states.  The POCs have daily administrative oversight of their state-level programs and work with the NCT with regards to training, delivery, marketing, evaluation, technology, etc.
 
Within the scope of MyPI National, the NCT works each state POC to identify five counties in each state to deliver MyPI and helps identify and train 10-15 Instructors in those counties in a comprehensive Instructor Certification and Training Workshop (ICTW).  After completion of the state ICTW, the NCT does monitor the progress of MyPI delivery to 125 teenagers in each state and is responsible to compiling all data resulting from the National program.