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The Coalition consists of members from twelve different sectors of the community.  The sectors and the sector representatives are listed below:

  • Business
    Ken Miller, Esq., DUI lawyer
  • Law Enforcement 
    Lt. David Greer, Tehama County Sheriff’s Department
  • Education
    Barbara Thomas, Principal, Salisbury High School
  • Civic & Volunteer Organizations
    Denise Snider, Rotary Club
  • Media
    Melissa Mendonca, freelance writer
  • Healthcare
    Sharon Sinclair, PHN, RN, BSN – Health Consultant Supervisor
  • Youth
    Abee Soto, High School Student
  • Religious/Fraternal Organization
    Rod Thompson, MFT, PPS & Retired Pastor of First Church of God
  • Youth-Serving Organization
    Yuliana Moreno, Prevention Specialist, County Coordinator for Friday Night Live & Club Live
  • Parents
    Nicole Vogt
  • State or Local Substance Abuse Organization
    Phillip Hernandez, Tehama County Health Services Agency, Director of Drug & Alcohol Division
  • Other Organizations Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse
    Gary Fortenberry – LMFT, River Cities Counseling, Inc.
    Connie Sabo – Drug & Alcohol Counselor, Aegis Treatment Center

There are two paid staff – Cynthia Cook, the Program Director, and Ulanda Hinkston, the Project Coordinator.

In addition to attending monthly meetings, Coalition members participate in workgroups that meet to plan specific activities and events.  There are currently 5 workgroups:

  • School-based Prevention
  • Community Engagement
  • Media
  • Data Collection & Evaluation
  • Sustainability.


Become a Coalition Member!

Coalition meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the Drug & Alcohol Division of the Tehama County Health Services Agency, located at 1850 Walnut St., Bldg. G – Antelope Creek Room.  The meetings are open to the public, and all are invited to come and share their ideas.

Membership Application:

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If you prefer a more limited commitment, you can participate in one or more work groups that meet as needed to develop strategies and plan activities in a specific area.   We currently have five work groups:

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School-based Prevention

Develops and implements strategies for educating school boards, administrators, staff, parents and students about drug use and prevention

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Community Engagement

Works to develop strategies that will lead to long-term involvement of community organizations in prevention efforts.
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Helps prepare press releases, newsletters and other communication to promote activities sponsored by the Coalition.
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Data Collection & Evaluation

Develops and implements data collection methods and tools for evaluating youth drug use and the effectiveness of Coalition activities.
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Develops strategies to ensure that the Coalition sustains its membership and volunteer base and has the necessary resources to meet its objectives.

If you are interested in joining the Coalition as a Member or Volunteer, please complete the appropriate application below.  If you have questions, please contact Ulanda Hinkston, the Program Coordinator, HERE or at (530) 528-7356.



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