Dr. Daniel Gittins from DU Cares

1. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND (IF APPLICABLE) YOUR ORGANIZATION? WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT IS SOME OF THE WORK THAT YOU DO? I work at Duquesne University in the city of Pittsburgh. We are a campus in downtown read more

Kim Anglin of Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission

In 2005 and new to prevention, my colleagues got me involved with the Board of Directors of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance (CPA). Still learning the ropes, I soon discovered that one of the most supportive Single read more

Mario Motha of Farrell Family Center

1. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF AND (IF APPLICABLE) YOUR ORGANIZATION? WHERE ARE YOU LOCATED AND WHAT IS SOME OF THE WORK THAT YOU DO? My name is Mario Motha and I am the recovery specialist for the Farrell Family Center. I read more

CPA – PA Prevention Week 2020

Prevention Week  (May 11 - 15, 2020) is a campaign dedicated to increasing the prevention of substance use and promotion of mental health by advancing prevention year-round. The week long PA Prevention Week observance read more

Dawn Hennesey of Faith Forward Inc.

Dawn Henessey's goal is to spread hope and help others. She must be doing something right because she was nominated by multiple people to be a Difference Maker! The organization she founded, Faith Forward Inc., offers a read more

Mikehla Duganieri of Crisis Text Line

  It's easy to see why Mikehla Duganieri was nominated as a Difference Maker. In just 3 years, she connected with over 1,000 individuals while volunteering with Crisis Text Line. She has also done work with read more

Carolyn Miele of Saving Lives for Zachary

Carolyn Miele embodies what it means to take a painful experience and turn it into a positive outcome. After losing her son, Zachary, to an overdose in 2016, she started Saving Lives for Zachary, a foundation based in read more

Mercer County Communities That Care

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Juniata County Innovators

It's particularly impressive that the Juniata County Prevention Board put such an emphasis on data as they planned and executed their PA Stop campaign. After they were finished, they could see a measurable difference in read more

What’s Your Story?: 29 Year Old from Johnstown, PA

What is your story? "I started out with a good, stable family life. I had two parents, I was raised right, I wasn’t really spoiled. I never even touched alcohol or marijuana until I was 18 years old. When I was 18, I read more