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, inspectors and youth decoys around the state, and the Board of Trustees


Ken Dail

Executive Director

From 1998 – 2010, Ken worked at Prevention Network as the Coordinator for the Michigan Coalition to Reduce Underage Drinking, or MCRUD. As the Coordinator, it was his job to assist community groups throughout the state in their efforts to identify and address issues related to underage drinking prevention. In January of 2008, the Prevention Network Board of Trustees promoted Ken to Executive Director.  In his free time, Ken enjoys spending time with his wife, Jodi, and his two young adult sons. They are very active across the state with their friends and extended families of grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. As a family, they enjoy being outdoors and love to visit Michigan’s many beaches, campgrounds and parks. They are active at Impact Church and River’s Edge Church, both in the Lansing area.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 118

F: 517-393-6931

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

F: 517-393-6931

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

F: 517-393-6931

Louise Harder

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.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 112

F: 517-393-6931

Joyce Hughes


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.

O: 517-393-6890 ext. 111

F: 517-393-6931

Board of Trustees


Joe Thayer


Macomb Family Services

Tim Gill



Thomas O'Conner



Deb Thalison

Ionia County Substance Abuse 


Denise Herbert

Network 180

Amy Murawski
Saginaw County Community Mental Health Authority


Todd Bradley


Suzanne Kapica

University of Michigan/Michigan Opioid Collaborative

Kathleen Altman

SAPT Liaison

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

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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.