Diane Ballard is the Project Director for the Blueprints-certified LifeSkills Training (LST) program replication project in Colorado, and part of the management team for another project replicating LST in 17 additional states. She has been involved with sociology-based research projects for over two decades, having managed a comprehensive longitudinal survey of the U.S. adult population at the University of Wisconsin, a Colorado safe schools project, as well as two additional projects that replicated several Blueprints evidence-based programs around the country.