Dr. Cerullo and Dr. Ball are the founders of Kerus Global Education. They have been working worldwide in the fight against HIV/AIDS for almost twenty years. They provide strategic consulting and training for governmental and non-governmental health agencies, educational institutions, and faith communities throughout the world. Together, they have created and written curricula and training programs for key organizations interested in promoting character development, life skills and the prevention of HIV/AIDS. Their work has been translated into 23 languages and is in use in 56 countries. Jennie and Marcia are also actively involved in the care of orphan and vulnerable children through their orphan care center, the Kerus House of Encouragement, in Soshanguve, South Africa.
Their unique blend of art, science, and compassion has made them sought-after speakers and trainers for organizations and communities desiring to find common ground and to mobilize caring adults to reach out to adolescents and their parents with positive health messages.
Prior to co-founding Kerus, Dr. Ball was a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she coordinated the Office of Substance Abuse Prevention Education and the International Health Concentration. She taught a variety of health education courses and developed academic service-learning health courses taught in Honduras and Haiti. Dr. Ball has 11 years of experience in higher education and has written and directed numerous state and federal grant projects related to the prevention of youth risk behavior.
Dr. Cerullo holds academic degrees in education, human resource leadership, and cross-cultural education. She has taught in private and public schools in the U.S and served as a principal in a United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees camp in Hong Kong. Dr. Cerullo was also an administrator for the Covina Valley Unified School District English Language Development program. Additionally, she served for eight years as a faculty member in the Department of Education and Behavioral Studies at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California.
Project partners include:
TWR (formerly Trans World Radio)
Willow Creek Community Church
Kids Caring for Kids
Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Medical Institute for Sexual Health
CRU (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ)