Now A Program of Arizona Youth Partnership

Staff

The TOPS family has grown to include some of the most knowledgeable, caring, and fun people imaginable! We are all here to put teens, their families, and their babies first! Please take a moment to meet the staff at the location nearest you.

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Laura Pedersen, RN, MSN

Chief Executive Officer

I am the Co-Founder and CEO of Teen Outreach Pregnancy Services. As a former Obstetric Nurse, I directly witnessed pregnant teens experiencing poor outcomes with their pregnancies and newborns. This experience is what encouraged me to start TOPS. I am currently the Project Director on a Health and Human Services Pregnancy Prevention Research Study, which is evaluating the effectiveness of the TOPS program on preventing a second pregnancy in adolescent mothers. At the completion of this study, I am confident that TOPS will show excellent results and earn an evidence-based practice status. I have been married for 29 years, have five children and six grandchildren. In my spare time I enjoy hiking; swimming; riding my horse, Ranger; as well as knitting and sewing.

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Allan Stockellburg

Pima and West Valley Maricopa County Regional Manager and TOPS DAD Program Manager

I started with TOPS in September of 2012 as it became increasingly apparent that Teen Outreach needed to provide more support for our Teen Fathers. I am a Tucson native with a background in Computer Science from the University of Arizona. I enjoy the math and sciences as well as all things science fiction and anything based on a comic book. My knowledge base is very well rounded, so I can answer questions on a variety of topics including computers, immunizations, fantasy football, cloth diapers, DIY projects and child development. It is my strong belief that we fathers are not simply the “other parent”, rather we are the co-parent, we are the yin to the mom’s yang, we are dads! Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad. Join me in the Fatherhood Revolution!

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