Local Membership

The Champaign County Drug Free Youth Coalition is a community mobilizing coalition aimed at reducing youth substance abuse. Local problems include underage drinking, marijuana use, and youth & adult prescription drug misuse.

Coalition members include:

Coalition Staff: Stacey Logwood (Coordinator) and Stephanie Newland (Youth Coordinator)

Youth Serving: Chelesy Holland, Community Volunteer

Parent Representatives:

Law Enforcement: Det. Black (Champaign County Sheriff’s Dept.) , Matt Lingrell (Urbana Police Division), Dave Ervin & Jessica Manuel West Central Community Corrections Facility, Chief John Alexander (Mechanicsburg Police Department)

Schools: Dan Kaffenbarger (Madison-Champaign Educational Services Center & Mechanicsburg EVSD) and Kyle Huffman (Triad Local Schools), Danielle Prohaska (Mechanicsburg EVSD Superintendent)

Local Government: Tammy Nicholl and Adam Soresen (Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Services Board of Logan and Champaign Counties),, Gil Weithman (City of Urbana Municipal Court), and Rita Monaghan and John Rurintton Champaign Co. Common Pleas Court, Mayor Greg Kimball (Mechanicsburg)

Public Health: (Champaign Health District) Gabe Jones & Karrie Cordial, Tara Wagner (Community Health & Wellness Partners)

Substance Abuse Agencies: Jan Rhoades and Cecilia Yelton (Consolidated Care, Inc.), Sheri Haines (Mercy Reach)

Youth Serving Organizations: Melinda Morrison (OUS Extention), Paul Waldsmith (Champagin Family YMCA)

Social Services: Marilyn Cohn (Caring Kitchen), Richele Shepard (WellSpring), Missy Ussher (FCFC) , Amber Spence (Champaign County Department of Job and Family Services), Kim Stokes (Cornerstone Care Counseling)

Business: Kimberly Hayes (Kroger) and E. Lee Henderson (Henderson Cardinal Health Land Investments)

Religious/Faith-Based: Kyle Peters (Crossway Vineyard Church) Eric Turnmire (Church of God) Pete Yost

Philanthropy: Joan Elder Community Health Foundation

Recovery: Lisa Brandel (Recovery Zone), Merv Miller (Mechancisburg Citizens for a Health Community)

Media: Urbana Daily Citizen

Civic or Volunteer Group: Paul Waldsmith (Champaign Family Y)

Logic Models/Strategic Plans

Media Campaigns

Parents Who Host Lose the Most


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Start Talking

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Take Charge Ohio

Prevention Programs


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