coalition members

Our coalition members work together on prevention efforts in our community. They make all the great work happen!

sector representatives

  • State, local or tribal agency with expertise in the field of substance abuse – Whatcom County Health Dept – Joe Fuller, Alyssa Pavitt
  • Media – Paragon Digital Group, Ron Robinson
  • Religious/fraternal – Red Cedar Dharma Hall & Bellingham High School, Jeff McKenna
  • Business – Community Food Co-op, Adrienne Renz
  • Youth-serving organization – Whatcom Dispute and Resolution Center, Emily Wilson
  • Parent – Christina Cairo
  • School – Lynden School District, Deb Harris

other community attendees

Bellingham Police Department – Kyle Nelson
Brigid Collins – Linda Saucedo
Communities In Schools – Kathryn DeFilippo
Education Service District 189 – Jodie DesBien, Mike Stamper
Ferndale High School – Kelsey Ottum
Northwest Youth Services – Page
Our Treehouse – Colleen Haggerty
Shuksan Middle School – Shari Walsh
Squalicum High School – Kathie Peterson
Strengthening Families, WSU – Kate Foster
Teens in Youth-Led Prevention Clubs 
Unity Care NW – Madeline Reed
VISTA AmeriCorps – Vivian Chalardsoontornvatee
VISTA/Horizon Middle School – Terry Saunders
WA Traffic Safety Commission – Doug Dahl
Whatcom County Juvenile Justice – Stephanie Lewis
Whatcom Dispute Resolution Center – Daniel Soloff
Whatcom Family & Community Network – Kristi Slette, Lisa Moulds, Kristin Danielson
WFCN Healthy Communities – Janae Hodge
WFCN Suicide Prevention Specialist – Riley O’Leary
WSU Extension – Mike Wallace, 4-H
WWU Prevention & Wellness Services – Elva Munro, Scott Martinez, Allison Seitz, Jon Dukes
and other community members… please join us. All are welcome!

Meetings are are currently held on the first Thursday of each month from 3:00-5:00pm via ZOOM until further notice. Please contact Lisa Moulds at for the link and password if you’d like to attend.