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This poster session webinar will highlight programs and strategies in use across Colorado communities as it relates to substance use prevention. Come learn and be connected with statewide and local partners doing substance use prevention programs and projects.
Presenter(s)..... Session Title
Tuesday Black, MADD Colorado...... MADD Colorado Program and Services
Bia Campbell and Daniel Read, City and County of Denver Office of Marijuana Policy....... A Pathway to Youth Protection through Cannabis Tax Dollars
Rita O'Connell and Maureen Dechcho, NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education....... Review of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) Efforts to Address Collegiate Alcohol and Other Drug Prevention
Duke Rumely, Sober AF Entertainment....... How to Start a Sober Revolution!!!
Charlotte Whitney, Colorado Department of Human Services, Office of Behavioral Health..... Recovery Card Project - by and for people in recovery
Tuesday Black, MA., native to Colorado, started her career as a law enforcement victim advocate. After serving multiply municipalities in Southern Weld County for four years, Ms. Black accepted a position as a State Probation Officer for the 17th Judicial District in 2002. While working with high-risk offenders, Ms. Black gained a vast amount of experience and skills in working with substance abuse clients. In 2015 Ms. Black promoted to the 2nd Judicial District Problem Solving Court Coordinator, where she executed Denver District Court’s felony DUI Program, the RESTART Program. Continuing to grow and expand her professional experiences, Ms. Black acquired a project specialist position with MADD Colorado in December 2018. This position enables Ms. Black to focus on developing and implementing the Colorado Court Monitoring Program statewide.
Daniel Read is an evaluator and data consultant who has worked with Denver's youth service field for more than 10 years. He holds degrees from CU-Boulder (BA), Harvard University (EdM), and the University of Virginia (PhD) where he built his evaluation skills and researched the impact of informal learning. He has worked for Denver Public Schools and the Denver Afterschool Alliance as a Senior Research Analyst, where he led accountability frameworks, program evaluations, and continuous quality improvement efforts. Currently, he works with Denver's Office of Children's Affairs where he supports various youth initiatives to collect and leverage data.
Bia Campbell is a Public Affairs Program Administrator for Denver’s Office of Marijuana Policy. She is currently responsible for coordinating the City of Denver's cannabis equity policy and marijuana youth prevention and education programs. She is also responsible for coordinating the Denver Marijuana Management Symposium. Her main duties consist on helping governments and citizens understand how we can responsibly tackle the challenges that come with implementing and regulating the newly legalized and commercialized cannabis industry. Bia graduated from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro’s Law School in Brazil in 2012. In the beginning of her careers, she worked at the Public Defenders Office and at the Brazilian Development Bank. After that, she became a Congressional Aid in her home town, Rio de Janeiro, before moving to Denver in 2015. Having worked on Drug Policy and Social Justice issues most of her adult life, Bia hopes to make a difference working at the world’s first Marijuana Policy Office in the world and paving the way in this newly legalized era.
Maureen Dechico serves as the Health & Well-being Programs Coordinator at NASPA. Dechico assists with the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE), providing technical assistance and trainings around collegiate substance use prevention to institutions of higher education across the state. Dechico received a Master in Public Health from the Colorado School of Public Health and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Rita O’Connell serves as the Graduate Assistant for the Health, Safety, and Well-being Initiatives of NASPA where she supports the Coalition of Colorado Campus Alcohol and Drug Educators (CADE) along with Healthy Colleges Montana (HCM). Rita is currently pursuing her Master’s in Higher Education from the University of Denver and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Certificate in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Duke Rumley, Sober AF Entertainment
Charlotte Whitney is a motivated and passionate public health advocate, working towards the improved health of all people through community engagement and education, and public policy. Charlotte’s experience includes working with school districts to create and implement substance abuse prevention education for middle and high school students, working with cities and counties to create tobacco prevention policies, and currently works to reduce stigma for those seeking treatment for opioid use disorder through the Colorado Department of Human Services’ public awareness campaign, Lift The Label. Charlotte received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver and B.A. in Collaborative Health and Human Services from California State University, Monterey Bay.