Navigate360 Announces Leadership Changes

The newly filled roles are the company’s chief marketing officer, chief product officer, and vice president of threat detection and prevention program development.

Navigate360 Announces Leadership Changes

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Navigate360, a provider of K-12 school safety and student wellness solutions, announces the appointment of Julia Goebel as chief marketing officer, Jami Timmons Klotz as chief product officer, and Dr. Joe McKenna as vice president of threat detection and prevention program development.

“We are pleased to welcome these accomplished executives in SaaS technology and K–12 leadership to the Navigate360 team,” said JP Guilbault, chief executive officer of Navigate360. “Julia, Jami and Joe bring a wealth of valuable knowledge and experience which supports our mission of zero incidents of violence and harm.”

Research from Navigate360 shows alerts related to self-harm are up 51% year-over-year and alerts related to weapons and harm to others are up 25%. On overage, the Navigate360 report also found more than 4,000 anonymous tips per week come into school tip lines powered by the company’s P3 School Tip Line Solution, with the most common tips related to self-harm and weapons.

“The offering of Navigate360 is unmatched in the industry, from ALICE Training to PBIS Rewards, and I look forward to expanding the reach of the company as we strive to make an impact on safety and wellbeing,” said Julia Goebel, chief marketing officer at Navigate360. “Issues related to bullying, self-harm and acts of violence are becoming part of the daily national conversation and we must move toward a proactive—rather than reactive—approach to student safety and wellness.”

Before joining Navigate360, Goebel served in various leadership roles at software companies in the health IT and employee wellness space, including chief marketing officer roles at Halo Health, now part of symplr, and at BenefitExpress, now part of WEX. Her background in leading marketing teams at publicly traded and PE-backed organizations and her focus on developing high-performance marketers will enable Navigate360 to reach more schools and districts nationwide, says the company.

Jami Timmons Klotz, chief product officer, has more than 20 years of experience in the produce leadership space, driving strategic growth and cultivating a strong brand image for several PE-backed companies, including BigTime Software and Avionte Staffing Software. Navigate360 says Klotz’s experience will ensure the company’s solutions are built around educators’ needs and deliver the real-time data and information schools and districts need to create learning environments where students, staff, and educators feel safe.

“Navigate360 is already doing what no other company in the K–12 space can, and we are poised to continue that trajectory. Joining this mission-based organization at the helm of the product organization will allow me to further enhance Navigate360’s already impressive product offerings and make an even greater impact on society,” said Klotz. “As a woman, mother, and leader in tech, there is not a better opportunity to leverage technology to make a positive impact on the mental and physical safety of our youth. Data has power, and Navigate360 is uniquely positioned to drive positive short- and long-term results that impact all areas of society.”

Dr. Joe McKenna, who will be overseeing the creation and implementation of threat assessment programs for Navigate360 customers as Vice President of Threat Detection & Prevention Program Development, comes from WestEd’s Justice & Prevention Research Center where he served as their director of school safety. In that role, he led federally funded research projects, as well as supported schools and districts in implementing various school safety strategies.

With his Master of Science and Ph.D. from Texas State University in Criminal Justice and his Bachelor of Science from Roger Williams University, McKenna also served as the Deputy Superintendent and Executive Director of Safety and Student Support for Comal Independent School District in New Braunfels, Texas, as the Associate Director of the Texas School Safety Center, and as an Adjunct Professor at Texas State University.

“Research-based early detection and prevention measures are proven effective when implemented with fidelity,” said McKenna. “Ensuring that schools and districts who make the meaningful investment in behavioral threat assessment training, as well as case management, have the guidance and support needed to be proactive and successful is my ultimate goal.”

To learn more about Navigate360, visit

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