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

Daily Operations Manager

Michigan Higher Education Network (MIHEN) Coordinator

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. Louise graduated from Oakland University in 2017 and has a background in implementing evidence-based wellness strategies to students and faculty at a Division 2 University. 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 playing board games, training her two dogs, being active, and spending time outside.

louiseh@preventionnetwork.org

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. 

miket@preventionnetwork.org

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.

kristinen@preventionnetwork.org

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 121

Hawra Ahmad

MODA 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. 

hawraa@preventionnetwork.org

O: 517-393-6890 

Joyce Hughes

Accountant

Joyce came to Prevention Network in December of 2010. She started as the part-time accountant and quickly became full-time. Joyce maintains the bookkeeping duties of all the grants, and discretionary monies. She has an Associate’s Degree in accounting from LCC and worked in the for profit automotive world for about 30 years. Her main interests are family, grandchildren, her flower beds, and family history.

joyceh@preventionnetwork.org

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 111

 
Board of Trustees

 

Joe Thayer

Co-Chair

Macomb Family Services

Tim Gill

Volunteer

Todd Bradley

MSU

Suzanne Kapica

University of Michigan/Michigan Opioid Collaborative

Lisa Cattaneo-Boska

Families Against Narcotics

Larry Dobias

Volunteer

Tom O'Connor

Volunteer

Liaisons
Lisa Coleman
MDHHS/OROSC

 
Katie Postmus
PIHP Region 6 - CMH Partnership of Southeast MI
SAPTS  Prevention Workgroup
 

 

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

800-968-4968 |  info@preventionnetwork.org

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