Meet Our Developers

Lindsay Fram, MPH

Curriculum Development Coordinator

Nearly a decade and a half ago, Lindsay began her career teaching kindergarten in Houston, Texas. Her experience in early childhood education inspired her to pursue a master's of public health, with a focus on maternal and child health and health education, at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. She then spent two years in Guatemala as a Peace Corps volunteer, working to improve elementary school health and designing an HIV education and prevention curriculum for middle and high schools that became the foundation for the Peace Corps-Guatemala HIV Intervention Program. Upon returning to the United States, Lindsay taught Family Life and Sexuality Education as part of the CAS-Carrera integrated school model for four years, before transitioning into her role as curriculum development coordinator. Lindsay continues to present new, innovative ideas in the field of sexuality education at schools, community-based organizations and national conferences such as The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting & Exposition, CLFE's National Sex Ed Conference and SXSWedu.

Jean Workman, MA

Community Liaison/Family Life and Sexuality Education Content Specialist

Jean has worked in the field of adolescent sexuality education for over 20 years. While she began her career in HIV prevention, Jean has been dedicated to working in adolescent pregnancy prevention for the past 17 years. Since 2011, she has served with CAS Carrera coaching Family Life and Sexuality Education component leaders. Jean co-authored an award-winning sexual health, teen pregnancy prevention and parental involvement curriculum and she is a master trainer with the North Carolina Comprehensive School Health Training Center. Additionally, she served six years on the board of directors of the Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Campaign of North Carolina and six years with Partners for Healthy Youth Coalition. Jean continues to share her enthusiasm for inspiring competence, confidence and connectedness with young people and creating a magical classroom experience at schools, community-based organizations and state and national conferences such as APPCNC, SC Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy, NC SOPHE, NC TISHE, CLFE's National Sex Ed Conference and SXSWedu. Jean is considered a leader and statewide resource in adolescent sexuality throughout North Carolina. She has a B.S. in community health education and an M.A. in nonprofit management. 

Michael A. Carrera, EdD

Vice President, Adolescence Division of the Children’s Aid Society

Dr. Michael A. Carrera is the Thomas Hunter Professor Emeritus of Health Sciences at Hunter College of the City University of New York, and adjunct professor of community medicine at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York. He began his teaching career in 1959 at a junior high school in the Bronx. Since 1970, Dr. Carrera has directed the Carrera Program for The Children's Aid Society in New York, where he also serves as vice president of the Adolescence Division. He has received many awards for his life’s work to eradicate teen pregnancy, including Advocates for Youth’s Supernova Award, The Robin Hood Foundation’s Hero Award, The Child Welfare League of America’s Florence Crittenton Award, Planned Parenthood’s Mary Lee Tatum Award, and American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists’ Award for Distinguished Service in Sexuality Education.