Substance Prevention Alliance of Needham
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Leadership

 

Community participation and teamwork 

SPAN's leadership structure is comprised of both coalition staff and numerous volunteers. There is a Coalition Director and two Project Coordinators for Capacity Building and Communications, all of which are placed in the Needham Public Heath Department. The coalition created a Leadership Team comprised of nine members, including leaders from the school administration, the police department and public health, as well as parents from varied professions and staff. This broad community participation has resulted in enhanced awareness of our mission and ongoing prevention initiatives among key decision-makers and stakeholders within town.

Current Leadership Team Members: 

Chris Baker - Lieutenant, Needham Police Department

Catherine Delano - Senior Program Director, Needham Public Health Division

Monica De Winter - Project Coordinator, Needham Public Health Division

Maureen Doherty - Project Assistant, Needham Public Health Division

Keith Ford - Assistant Principal, Needham High School

Alyssa Kence - Community Relations Coordinator, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital- Needham

Janet Jankowiak M.D. - Civic Group Representative

Timothy McDonald - Director of Public Health, Needham Public Health Division

Karen Mullen - SALSA Director, Needham Public Health Division

Kathy M. Pinkham - Director of the Wellness Department, Needham Public Schools

Carol Read - Senior Program Director, Needham Public Health Division

Karen Shannon - Project Coordinator, Needham Public Health Department