One Health Institute Staff
Colleen Webb, Interim OH Director
Dr. Colleen Webb is a Professor of Biology at Colorado State University with a joint appointment in Mathematics, and also serves as Associate Dean of the Graduate School. She received her bachelor’s degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Chicago in 1993, followed by a master’s in Biology from the University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Cornell University in 2001. Dr. Webb completed her final education run at Princeton University, where she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in 2003. She joined CSU that same year, and has remained an accomplished professor and employee since. Dr. Webb became Interim Director of the One Health Institute in the Fall of 2022.
Lorann Stallones,OHI Human Animal Interactions Research Coordinator
Lorann Stallones, MPH, PhD is the deputy director of the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Safety and Health and is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Colorado State University. Dr. Stallones is an epidemiologist and received her training at the University of Texas, School of Public Health, in Houston, Texas. Dr. Stallones’ research interests related to One Health include the impact of euthanasia on the well-being of workers in the dairy and swine industries and understanding the relationships between human and animals as related to well-being.
Claire Tucker, Post-Doctoral Fellow
Claire is currently a post-doctoral fellow in a hybrid role with appointments in the CSU One Health Institute and in the Urgent Care/Critical Care Unit at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She spends time in a variety of places: as a clinician on the UC/CCU floor, as an administrator working on One Health + One Medicine, and as a primary researcher in translational trauma.
Jessica Hunter, Business Operations & Research Administration Officer
Jessica Hunter is the Business Operations and Research Administration Officer for One Health Institute. She is alumni of CSU’s Warner College and University of Denver with areas of focus in Natural Resource Management and Environmental Policy and Management. She is also currently working on her Master of Science in Business Administration. With over 16 years of financial and administrative experience, Jessica enthusiastically joined OHI.
Edith Silvas, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Coordinator
Edith Silvas (she/her/ella) joined the team in September 2021 and is working to embed DEI principles throughout OHI’s research, training and outreach. She has spent her career working towards achieving health equity at hospitals such as Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Parkland Health & Hospital System. A San Antonio native, she earned her undergraduate degree from Texas State University and her Master of Divinity from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts, where she researched Mexican-American women’s health issues through a theological lens.
Teya Kvasnicka, Events, PR, & Communications Coordinator
Teya Kvasnicka is the Events, PR, & Communications Coordinator at the One Health Institute. With a background in environmental health, communications, and a love for animals, Teya joined the One Health team in May of 2021. She is a CSU alumni and will complete a master’s degree in Communications & Media Management in December of 2022.
Leah Baechle, Administrative Coordinator
Leah Baechle is the Administrative Coordinator for the One Health Institute and was previously Assistant to the Directors at the CSU Bookstore. Leah grew up in Fort Collins but attended school at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, where she studied musical theatre and English literature with a minor in Spanish. She is very active in the local theatre community, where she can be seen in a variety of roles throughout the year. Leah is an avid reader who also enjoys tabletop board games and Broadway musicals. She always has a new book recommendation!
Katrina Oselinsky, Student Coordinator
Katrina is a third-year doctoral student in the Applied Social and Health Psychology program at Colorado State University. As a member of the Graham Behavioral Medicine Lab, her research focuses on the biological, psychological and social processes that impact health. Katrina use experimental and observational methods to identify barriers to healthy behaviors and works to design interventions to reduce/remove/circumvent these impediments. Her goal is to take experimental findings and apply them to real world settings to help people live happier, healthier lives.
Leah Sauerwein, Student Coordinator
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, but moved to Colorado in 2013 to earn degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology from the University of Colorado Boulder. Currently, I am a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine candidate pursuing my diverse interests in animal health, clinical medicine, environmental advocacy, and public policy. This brought me to the One Health Institute, where I was grateful to spend a pandemic summer collaborating on a continuing education course regarding sustainability initiatives in veterinary practice. Through this role, I am excited to participate in community outreach and education and serve as an advocate for advancing the concepts of One Health and One Medicine. Outside of CSU, my hobbies include hiking with my energetic German Shepherd Dog, downhill skiing, exploring local breweries, and traveling.