ACT in Transition

I’m writing to let you know about transitions that will be happening during this year.  Jutta Dotterweich, our long-term Director of Training and TA, will be retiring in June 2021.  Jutta has been with ACT for Youth since it began in July of 2000 and has built our training program.  She has been an extraordinary leader of our training/TA efforts – whose vast knowledge of positive youth development, and vision for how best to build capacity to promote adolescent health and prevent risky behaviors, has been appreciated by generations of youth workers, educators and colleagues across NYS and beyond.  To say she will be missed is an understatement!

As we move forward during this transition period, some of Jutta’s responsibilities will be passed on to Mary Maley. An experienced trainer with expertise in evidence-based programming, Mary has been with ACT for Youth since 2011, most recently leading our CDC-funded research. Mary will provide research support for developing training and web resources, cover Jutta’s caseload of provider assignments and take on additional training responsibilities as needed. She will join Heather, Michele and Marisol on the training/TA team.

We will miss Jutta but rest assured you  will continue to receive our expertise and support in meeting your goals and needs.

Jane Powers

~ Jane Powers, Director

11 thoughts on “ACT in Transition”

  1. Wonderful news for Jutta but sad news for the rest of us. Hope we can arrange a ZOOM retirement party. It should be easy now that we are experts at remote communication 🙂

    1. Thanks so much, Wendy! Looking forward to it – it will be warmer then! And hopefully we’ll be on the other side of the pandemic.

  2. Jutta,
    Thank you so much for your support, experience, and leadership that helped our program become what it is right now. I learned a lot from your guidance and workshops, your advice helped us immensely and it was always a pleasure to be in your care. Our team loves you! I wish you the best in your new prospects!


    1. Hi Gilbert,

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Gilbert! It was a pleasure working with you and your team.
      I will be still around for a while. We’ll have to do a zoom party before I leave. We certainly have learned a lot about digital technology, haven’t we?


  3. Jutta – Congratulations on your upcoming adventure into retirement! I am so grateful for your guidance and insight over the years through all of these many variations of the adolescent health grants. I wish you all the best and am grateful that I had the opportunity to work with you over the years! Enjoy …

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