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Getting to Outcomes in Underage Drinking Prevention Webcast

May 21, 2012, 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Participant Bios

Frances M. HardingFrances M. Harding serves as director of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), and she is recognized as one of the Nation’s leading experts in the field of alcohol and drug policy. She also serves as the lead for SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, which will create prevention-prepared communities where individuals, families, schools, faith-based organizations, workplaces, and communities take action to promote emotional health and reduce the likelihood of mental illness, substance abuse including tobacco, and suicide. Prior to Federal service, Director Harding served as associate commissioner of the Division of Prevention and Recovery at the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, where she was responsible for the development of policy and guidelines for alcohol and drug abuse and gambling prevention, treatment, and recovery programming. In 2004, she became the first nonresearcher to receive the prestigious Science to Practice Award from the International Society for Prevention Research.
E-mail: Frances.Harding@samhsa.hhs.gov 


Ford Hatamiya Ford Hatamiya, moderator, is an accomplished consultant with a multifaceted 24-year track record. His areas of consultation and training include leadership, facilitation, presentation skills, team building, coaching, diversity, and cultural competence. He has conducted work extensively across the United States, Asia Pacific, and Europe. From 1993 to 2006, Mr. Hatamiya served as training manager for the CSAP Communications Team and as partnership development director for CSAP’s Health Communications Initiatives for the Prevention of Underage Alcohol Use. In 2011, he moderated regional stakeholder meetings convened by SAMHSA to solicit input on underage drinking prevention. Mr. Hatamiya has served as a national advisor on issues of cultural competence. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and a master’s degree in Ethnic Studies from the University of California at Berkeley.
E-mail: fhatamiya@yahoo.com

Cathy FinckCathy Finck serves as coordinator for the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce, a nonprofit corporation and an alliance of individuals and organizations that mobilizes and challenges adults in Cobb County, GA, to reduce underage and youth binge drinking by advancing strategic enforcement, policy, and education goals. Under her leadership since 2000, the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce has received the Health Hero Award 2012, Cobb Chamber of Commerce; Outstanding Community Leadership in Coalition Efforts to Reduce Underage Drinking 2002, Georgia Alcohol Policy Partnership; Exemplary New Program Public Safety Award 2001, Cobb Chamber of Commerce; and the Leader in Collaboration 2000, Cobb Community Collaborative. Cathy has worked in the substance abuse field for 23 years, consulting with many organizations on substance abuse–related issues for children and families, community mobilization and coalition building, environmental system change, strategic planning, and public policy. Ms. Finck received the Prevention Pioneer Award 2010 from the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities for her dedication and contributions to the field of prevention in the State.
E-mail: coordinator@cobbat.org

Kellie GoodwinKellie Goodwin is an intern with the California Friday Night Live Partnership in Visalia, CA. She has spent most of her teen and early adult years involved with prevention efforts through Friday Night Live programs and the California Youth Council (CYC). Ms. Goodwin has served on the CYC for 8 years, beginning as a freshman in high school through the current year as a college senior. Ms. Goodwin has transitioned from local advocacy work to statewide efforts, including a significant role in the successful and groundbreaking California Board of Equalization reclassification of Alcopops. Ms. Goodwin continues her work as a leader and trainer on the CYC and now, in her role of intern, leading social media efforts and training both youth and adults throughout California on issues relevant to underage drinking.
E-mail: kellieg@tcoe.org

Dr. James KoolerDr. James Kooler is the administrator for the California Friday Night Live Partnership, providing leadership and support to 54 county Friday Night Live programs throughout California. He also leads the California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion. From his office at the Tulare County Office of Education, with support from the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the Office of Traffic Safety, he leads the implementation of Friday Night Live, Club Live, Friday Night Live Kids, Friday Night Live Mentoring, and the California Youth Council. He is the “creative wizard” for the Lifeplan Institute and director of the Be the Change Movement with Challenge Day. He also directed the creation of the California Mentoring Partnership. Dr. Kooler serves as a board member for the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency and the National Endowment for Financial Education. Dr. Kooler is a strong ally to young people and has worked in the prevention field for 27 years. He previously was the director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership and deputy director for the Prevention Services Division at the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs.
E-mail: jimk@tcoe.org

Kristy M. MillerKristy M. Miller is the technical assistance manager for the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) National Coalition Institute. In this capacity, she supports the institute’s mission of facilitating intensive, comprehensive technical assistance to coalition leaders and coalition teams, with particular emphasis on Drug-Free Communities grantees and Weed and Seed Communities. Prior to joining CADCA’s team, Kristy served as associate director of the Louisiana Center Addressing Substance Use in Collegiate Communities, which fosters safe and healthy collegiate communities by reducing problems associated with students’ substance use through collaboration among institutions of higher education and key community and State stakeholders. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Miller served as the assistant director of the Louisiana State University Campus–Community Coalition for Change, one of 10 campus–community coalitions funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation as part of its A Matter of Degree Project: The National Effort to Reduce High-Risk Drinking Among College Students.
E-mail: kmiller@cadca.org