About Us

This website was created by the Hennepin County Medical Center (Hennepin Healthcare) in Minneapolis, Minnesota to help teens thrive through parent education and confidential care. This was made possible by funding from the Family Planning Special Projects and Title X grants. The dynamic Between Us team includes:

The Team

Maria Veronica Svetaz

MD MPH FSAHM FAAFP. Medical Director.

Javiera Monardez-Popelka

MPH. Program Coordinator.

Rachel Sixberry

Rachel Sixberry, RN, PHN. Clinical Care Supervisor.

Our Collaborators

Marleny Huerta-Apanco

CHI Fall Intern 2020 University of Minnesota

Michael Garber

CHI Fall Intern 2020, University of Minnesota

Audra Gaikowski

MPH Student, University of Minnesota

Kali Tiernan

MPH Student, University of Minnesota, CHI Intern Spring 2021

Learn more about being a CHI Intern. Interested in joining our team? Send us an email with your contact information and some personal interests.

Past Collaborators

Julia Dworsky Intern, Article and Content Contributor

Sarah Rincon Summer Intern 2020. University of Florida

Alberto Zambrana Summer Intern 2020. University of Florida

John Bird CHI Intern Spring 2020

Hannah McNamee  CHI Intern Summer 2018


For more information about the Between Us Program in the Hennepin Healthcare Clinics in Minnesota click here. If you have medical questions or want schedule an appointment, please reach us at the following contact methods: