Meet The Team


Prevention Network programs are operated by a small staff and the efforts of its Board Members, both volunteer and professional. Board Members are community volunteers and persons working in systems, disciplines and organizations concerned with substance abuse prevention and related issues. Prevention Network includes a Lansing Office, contracted employees, inspectors and youth decoys around the state, and the Board of Trustees


Louise Harder

Executive Director

Louise was hired in 2017 to coordinate the Michigan Higher Education Network (MIHEN), which oversees a group of over 200 College/University professionals and local coalition partners in Michigan aimed at discussing evidence-based prevention efforts on school campuses. She took the Executive Director position in August, 2020 and enjoys connecting with community partners on local and statewide prevention efforts. Louise was named one of the Top 10 Alumni within 10 Years at Oakland University and Michigan Preventionist of the Year in 2019 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Service. In addition to her role at Prevention Network, she enjoys staying active, playing her two dogs, and spending time outside.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 112

Mike Tobias

Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD) Coordinator

Mike is the Coordinator for the Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking (MCRUD) and has been employed with Prevention Network since June 2010. Prior to his employment with PN, Mike was involved with MCRUD for about 10 years and served as chair for some of this time. For leisure he enjoys camping, fishing, reading, attending concerts and sporting events, traveling, and spending time with his family. He has been in long term recovery for over 20 years, has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Michigan, and is a certified prevention consultant.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 119

Kristine Norton

Parenting Awareness Michigan (PAM) Coordinator

Kristine has been with Prevention Network since September 2000. She started as a data entry clerk, and she has shown her ability to be creative and innovative. She now runs the Parenting Awareness Michigan Program for Prevention Network. Her ability to improvise, improve procedures, and meet demanding deadlines are invaluable. She has many skills and is successful with planning trainings, conferences of any size event. Her digital marketing and web design skills have been instrumental in helping programs at Prevention Network. Kristine is highly motivated and organized and is committed to her responsibilities, personally and professionally. Kristine sits on the board for Park Meadows Condominium Association. She likes reading fantasy, and romance novels. When Kristine’s not reading, she likes decorating her home, she enjoys spending time with her family & friends, but mostly with her fur baby, Lola.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 121

Cell: 517-490-6244

Hawra Ahmad

Michigan Higher Education Network (MIHEN) Coordinator

Hawra Ahmad started her journey at Prevention Network as the 2020 spring intern for the Michigan Higher Education Network (MIHEN). She was then hired in 2020 to coordinate the Michigan Overdose Data to Action (MODA), a partnership with the CDC and state of Michigan to assess, surveil, and build the capacity of current opioid prevention work being done. Hawra received her bachelors of science in 2020 from Central Michigan University with a major in public health and minor in substance use prevention. Outside of work Hawra is a advocate for public health and enjoys spending time with her loved ones and her pug.

O: 517-393-6890 



Joe Thayer


Macomb Family Services

Tim Gill


Todd Bradley


Melea Bullock
Eaton RESA

Suzanne Kapica

University of Michigan/Michigan Opioid Collaborative

Lisa Cattaneo-Boska

Families Against Narcotics

Larry Dobias


Tom O'Connor


Lisa Coleman

Stephanie VanDerKooi
PIHP Region 3 - Lakeshore Regional Entity
SAPT  Prevention Workgroup


​Prevention Network | Mailing: 3815 W. St. Joseph Ste C--100, Lansing, MI  48917 

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Prevention Network is administered by Prevention Michigan, Inc., with funding provided through MDHHS/Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability-OROSC, MDHHS Injury and Violence Prevention Section, Mid-State Health Network, and Private Contributions.