Trisha is serving at the Genesee County Prevention coalition as a Genesee County Opioid Prevention Americorps Vista member. She is passionate about creating sustainable changes in the areas of addiction and prevention She has achieved an associate’s degree in liberal arts. She is working towards her Certified alcohol and drugs abuse counseling certificate, and bachelors degree in social work. Previously as an Americorps member, Trisha has served the community by teaching literacy to elementary school children, and worked on increasing public safety Detroit as well as in the university avenue corridor.
Emily Rose is a Certified Prevention Specialist and has been working for the Genesee County Prevention Coalition since the fall of 2016. She graduated from Hope college with a degree in Secondary English Education. Emily Rose facilitates the Underage Drinking Workgroup and was the lead staff on the ‘Do Your Part, Be the Solution: Parents Create a Safe Space Toolkit project. She has experience teaching Botvin’s LifeSkills at the elementary and middle school level. In addition to her work with the GCPC, Emily Rose has volunteered with the Holly Area Community Coalition for more than 20 years. She is very passionate about the challenges that youth face concerning substance abuse and substance abuse prevention and recovery. Emily enjoys spending time with her family, creating art and working in her garden.
Lisa is the Program Director for Remedy Exchange, Inc. which provides staffing and coordination of services for the Genesee County Prevention Coalition. Lisa brings many years of experience both at the program and administrative level in providing substance use prevention services. In addition to providing direct substance use prevention programs and services, Lisa is also a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid and the Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training. She has served on many local and state prevention planning initiatives and strives to promote awareness of best practices to address substance use and mental health disorders.
Mary is the Marketing and Media Specialist for the Genesee County Prevention Coalition and Remedy Exchange, Inc. Mary received her degree in health sciences from the University of Michigan-Flint in 2016 and began working in local government as a health educator. Mary began volunteering with the GCPC in 2017 and served as a board member for over a year. Now Mary spends her time working on marketing and media materials for the GCPC, including writing the monthly newsletter and running our social media accounts. Mary is passionate about engaging youth in prevention activities and empowering youth to give back to their communities
Jessica is a native of Flint, MI. Despite coming from a very harsh and humble beginnings, Jessica managed to become a graduate of Baker College and the University of Michigan-Flint where she obtained a graduate degree in health education. Fittingly, her areas of study, which include public health, Spanish studies, and pharmacy, have proven to be useful in her passionate advocacy for reducing health and educational disparities amongst vulnerable populations. Presently, she serves as the Youth Engagement Specialist for the Genesee County Prevention Coalition where she oversees the Youth Advisory Board which is aimed at educating and empowering youth to be leaders in the campaign to promote positive peer influences and choices.