Carol Kwiatkowski, PhD
Carol has been the Executive Director of TEDX since 2008. She is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado. Carol directs the development of TEDX’s scientific products, services, and communication strategies. She also lectures on the work of TEDX at meetings, conferences, and college classrooms across the country. Carol lives and works in Cary, North Carolina.
Prior to joining TEDX, Carol was an Assistant Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. There, she developed behavioral interventions to prevent disease transmission. She received her PhD from the University of Denver, where she studied human cognition, learning and memory.
“I am thrilled to be able to work every day discovering and sharing knowledge that helps people live healthier lives.”
Katie Pelch, PhD
Katie's expertise includes systematic review methods and in vitro and in vivo animal models of human health and disease. She is currently employing systematic review to evaluate the evidence for developmental programming of health outcomes by a wide variety of endocrine disrupting chemicals. Katie began working at TEDX in 2016 and lives in Plaistow, New Hampshire.
Prior to joining TEDX, Katie was a postdoctoral fellow in the National Toxicology Program where she studied a group of more than twenty chemicals that are potential replacements for bisphenol A, an endocrine disruptor that is widely used in consumer products. She received her PhD from the University of Missouri where she used a mouse model of endometriosis to understand how environmental chemicals contribute to disease.
“I love being part of an organization whose mission is to reduce the impact of harmful chemicals on the health and well-being of my family and community.”
Christina Ribbens, BA
Chris handles all of the financial and administrative needs, and manages the communication strategies of TEDX. She also supports the research staff by procuring scientific studies and maintaining TEDX’s database of over 50,000 scientific references. She has managed TEDX’s Colorado office since 2009.
Chris has a bachelor’s degree from Western State College of Colorado in biology, with extensive studies in accounting and business. She has a diverse background in business management and accounting.
“I love knowing that the work we do will help make a healthier world for my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.”