Eric Studebaker, Ph.D., is the director of Project ECHO Idaho (ECHO Idaho). He has more than 20 years of experience in public service, nonprofit, education-focused organizations and has written and received more than $12 million dollars in federal, state and community-based behavioral health grants. Among many professional accomplishments, Eric established the first Statewide School Nurse Consultant program to help support K-12 school nurses throughout Idaho and also established the first full-time state employee position in the Idaho State Department of Education solely focused on youth suicide prevention. Outside of work, Eric loves being a husband and father to three amazing children. Most evenings he can be found in his kitchen cooking new recipes with his kids or trying new restaurants and foods.
Amy is the Grants and Contracts Manager for ECHO Idaho. Her professional experience includes serving as Grants Manager for the City of Boise, Department of Arts & History as well as positions focused on medical and technical writing.
Amy earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology from the University of Washington and a Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (Museum Studies) from Oregon State University. She loves the Pacific Northwest where she has spent her life, residing in 10 different cities and towns in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Amy enjoys adventuring in the Boise foothills and exploring new trails and terrain, learning history, attending arts and cultural events, reading and spending time with friends and family.
Grants and Contracts Manager
Jocelyn is a Program Manager for ECHO Idaho. She has worked for the University of Idaho since 2015, starting as an Intern, then as a Nutrition Instructor and later as a Program Coordinator for the University of Idaho Extension program - Eat Smart Idaho. She served low-resource individuals and families within eight counties in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, food safety and food resource management. Her transition to ECHO Idaho has helped her continue to strive for equity within community health in Idaho. Jocelyn holds a Bachelor of Science from the College of Idaho and a Master's in Public Health from the Milken Institute of Public Health at George Washington University. When not in the office, Jocelyn enjoys trying new foods and recipes, reading and spending time with her family and Corgi pup.
Shannon is a Program Manager for ECHO Idaho. Shannon’s work background includes providing nutrition and garden education to historically underserved populations, facilitating Farm to School Programs across the Northern Central Valley of California and teaching an array of high school science classes. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics from the University of Vermont and Master of Public Health from Boise State University.
In addition to her role with ECHO Idaho, Shannon works with Teach For America Idaho where she mentors new teachers across the Treasure Valley to ensure that they are not only ready to enter their classrooms but that they also have ongoing support throughout their two-year commitment to provide a meaningful and well-rounded education to their students.
In her free time, Shannon loves to explore the outdoors. You can usually find her running, biking or skiing somewhere in the Boise foothills.
Lynsey Winters Juel
Lynsey is a Program Manager for ECHO Idaho. Lynsey’s professional background includes leading statewide initiatives that advance health equity and seek innovative solutions to increase access to quality healthcare in Idaho. As Program Director of Honoring Choices Idaho, Lynsey led statewide efforts to promote and standardize person-centered advance care planning. Lynsey earned her Bachelor of Science in Anthropology from Willamette University and her Master of Public Administration from Boise State University.
In her free time, Lynsey can be found roaming the mountains with her family and visiting her favorite huckleberry patches. Both Lynsey and her spouse grew up in Idaho and have intentionally chosen to raise their kids in Idaho, surrounded by a large, multigenerational family. With a love for the state, Lynsey is committed to continuing to learn more about Idaho and seek new adventures.
Lynsey Winters Juel
Laura is the Continuing Education Program Manager for ECHO Idaho. Prior to joining the ECHO team, she worked in the department of Academic Affairs at the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine in Meridian, where she managed information systems involved in delivering curriculum and collaborated with faculty and staff to coordinate the learning objectives for courses and programs. Throughout her career Laura has striven to improve processes, procedures and information systems to meet the changing needs of students, educators and her co-workers. Laura holds a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising from East Carolina University. In 2006 she relocated to Boise to be closer to relatives. In her free time, she likes to camp, ski and hike with her family and their very energetic dog.
Continuing Education Program Manager
Hong-Yen is a Program Coordinator for ECHO Idaho. Hong-Yen’s background is in education and providing access to health care. Hong-Yen led a medical mission trip with Global Medical Brigades to Honduras, where she learned the structure of the clinic and concept of a student-led mission from the organization. Learning from the experience, she founded Vietnam Health Clinic in 2009 to bring students and health care professionals to underserved populations in North and South Vietnam. Hong-Yen previously worked in the Renton School District’s GEAR UP college readiness program to prepare students to enter and succeed in post-secondary education.
Hong-Yen graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Washington. She grew up in Seattle prior to moving to Boise to be closer with family and to enjoy the many months of sunshine. Hong-Yen loves traveling, photography and coaching volleyball.
Kim Van Eyck
Kim Van Eyck is a Program Coordinator for Project Echo. Kim most recently worked for Stanford Healthcare as Director of the Health Equity Research Division. Her research portfolio includes studies of the history of race in medicine, international nurse migration, wearable medical devices, bedside technologies and the non-medical needs of senior patients and caregivers.
Kim began her career as an elementary and special education teacher in the US, Colombia and Singapore. Her academic training includes a BS in Education and an MS in Applied Behavioral Analysis from the University of Oregon and a PhD in Human Geography from the University of Washington. After completing her doctoral studies, she conducted research for the International Labor Organization in Geneva and Kaiser Permanente in California. Kim has worked closely with trade unionists and women’s development organizations in South America, Africa, Europe and Southeast Asia.
Kim loves to take long walks, garden and attend outdoor concerts, farmers’ markets and community events with family and friends. She currently volunteers for the Agency for New Americans, a refugee assistance organization in Boise.
Kim Van Eyck