Meet the Team

Jan Burns

Jan Burns

Program Director: FOCUS on Consequences Adolescents

Mary Carroll

Mary Carroll

Program Director: Strengthening Families Program

Tamar Cole

Tamar Cole

Administrative Assistant

Lauren Duncan

Lauren Duncan

Prevention Educator & Student Assistance Prevention Counselor

Mark Fenz

Mark Fenz

Prevention Educator

Shaun Garvey

Shaun Garvey

Student Assistance Prevention Counselor

Jamie Kuehnling

Jamie Kuehnling

Student Assistance Prevention Counselor

Marie Kwietniewski

Marie Kwietniewski

Student Assistance Prevention Counselor

Robin Mann

Robin Mann

Executive Director

Karen Owens

Karen Owens

Program Coordinator: Strengthening Families Program

Ann Rossetti

Ann Rossetti

Director of School-Based Programs

Joshua Vacanti

Joshua Vacanti

Prevention Educator & Media Specialist

Sally Yageric

Sally Yageric

Director of Community-Based Programs

Darlene Zwifka

Darlene Zwifka

Office Manager

 Program Values

Competence

The Prevention Council staff is well-qualified and knowledgeable in the field of addiction, prevention education, family dynamics, and the community in which we serve. While working in the community, staff uses a combination of knowledge, skills, behavior theories, and methods to interpret situations and to process possible actions to take.

Passion

The Prevention Council staff has a compelling enthusiasm to assist those in need and devotion to the community, students, and clients with whom we interact with on a daily basis. This links to the Prevention Council mission by promoting and supporting the health and wellness of individuals within the Erie County community.

Empowerment

The Prevention Council staff believes in helping and guiding all they serve to make wise choices in order to enable them to better their well-being. Staff assists, encourages, supports, teaches, and provides tools necessary to assist others in these changes. The Council staff believes in encouraging and developing self-sufficiency skills by increasing spiritual awareness to strengthen individuals and communities.

Quality: A Degree of Excellence

The Prevention Council staff is dedicated to delivering up to date, science-based strategies to distinguish our work. By delivering first-rate work in the community that is gained from experience, knowledge, and data, staff exudes professionalism and excellence in the field.

Integrity

The Prevention Council staff adheres to high ethical and professional standards in its work and relationships. Staff is respectful in their interactions and conscientiously upholds the qualities of honesty, sincerity, and uprightness.

Diversity & Acceptance

The Prevention Council staff celebrates differences and believes in the inclusion of all people in our programming, staffing and board representation. Staff believes in the importance of being able to accept individuals for who they are and what they represent.