Statewide Prevention Coalition Association

United We Stand

Drug Free Action Alliance formed the Statewide Prevention Coalition Association (SPCA) to unite substance abuse prevention coalitions and organizations through collaboration and sharing of resources to promote prevention for a safe, healthy and drug-free Ohio.
Business of Coalitions 2010
SPCA members have an opportunity to network with many other coalitions at unique stages of growth and development. They share knowledge and resources to help them strengthen and sustain their infrastructure. Members also receive practical information about effective strategies and initiatives, which engage the community and create environmental change.
Member Benefits
  • Six Statewide Prevention Coalition Association meetings which provide members the opportunity to share lessons learned, successes in strategies and practices, and interact with state and national experts in coalition development and environmental prevention.

  • Members-only discount to register for Drug Free Action Alliance trainings and webinars to help strengthen coalition infrastructure and enhance prevention effectiveness.

  • On-site technical assistance and consultation from experienced professionals.

  • Online statewide networking directory to stay connected with coalition leaders from around Ohio.

  • Advocacy support for local and statewide change, including:

    • Annual state and federal legislative education events

    • Legislative Action Alerts which provides timely advocacy or lobbying opportunities

    • Monthly advocacy webinars

    • Weekly legislative updates

    • Position papers

  • Bi-weekly SPCA E-News

  • Resources including online toolkits to assist your coalition in implementing environmental prevention strategies and maintain coalition effectiveness.

  • Membership to Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at a reduced rate.

  • Notices of state and national sustainability opportunities

  • New in July 2014  – DFAA will provide RCH’s for your sponsored training 

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2016-2017 SPCA Advisory Council

(Left to Right)  Jodi Salvo, Shelia Smith and Eileen Keller

Chairperson Eileen Keller, Wayne County
Vice Chair:  Jodi Salvo, Tuscarawas County
Secretary:   Shelia Smith, Summit County
Past Chair:  Bobby Persinger, Licking County

Toni Ashton, Prevention Works for a Drug Free Fairfield Co 
Tony Grotrian, Hancock Co Drug Task Force Coalition 
Casey Hippenhammer, Solutions Community Counseling and Recovery, Warren Co.
Bobby Persinger, Pathways of Central Ohio, Licking County
Theressa Snyder, Perry Behavioral Health Choices, Inc, Perry County
Charla Van Osdol, CARSA, Seneca County

Amanda Conn-Starner, PreventionFirst!, Hamilton County
Brenda Foor, Family Recovery Center/ADAPT Coalition, Columbiana County
Fran Gerbig, Stark Co Anti-Drug Coalition 
Milan Karna, Wood County Prevention Coalition 
Eileen Keller, OneEighty, Wayne County
Jodi Salvo, Tuscarawas Co Anti-Drug Coalition 
Shelia Smith, Community Partnership of Summit Co
Beth Thomas, Healthy Choices Caring Communities Fulton County