ABOUT US

 

Vision: Tennesseans living free of substance use.

Mission: Serve as the collective voice for substance use prevention by empowering coalitions, advocating for effective policies, and building strategic partnerships.

Core Values: Coalition Empowerment | Collective Voice | Collaboration | Trusted Source | Solution Centered

Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) Three-Year Goals

  1. Build and Strengthen PAT Infrastructure: Clearly outline and build out the organizational infrastructure, processes, relationships, and systems needed to ensure the long-term stability and growth of PAT. 

  2. Marketing and Communication of Expertise: Capture and consistently communicate PAT’s expertise in the area of substance use prevention to key stakeholders to support PAT’s mission of advocating for effective policies.

  3. Empower Substance Use Prevention Coalitions: Serve as the trusted resource to build, connect, support and grow substance use prevention coalitions across Tennessee.

  4. Diversify Funding Sources: Increase the total number of PAT funders and total amount of PAT funding further ensure its long-term viability and ability to build out the infrastructure needed to further PAT’s mission. 

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WHO WE ARE

The Prevention Alliance is a network of over 50 coalitions that fosters collaboration and leverages resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance use prevention and public health. PAT Coalitions implement data-driven and evidence-based programs across the state, helping build Tennessee’s capacity to create stronger, healthier communities, families and individuals.

 

WHAT WE DO

The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee (PAT) is a public health nonprofit working to create healthier a Tennessee by reducing the burden of substance use.  Funded by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, we work with coalitions across the state to spread the message of prevention. Together, our alliance fosters collaboration and leverages resources to enhance environmental strategies and targeted statewide services in the fields of substance use prevention and public health.

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Staff & Board

The Prevention Alliance of Tennessee team is governed by a Board of Directors which includes coalition leadership and strategic sector partners from across the state. The CEO manages the day-to-day oversight of organizational operations.

 

Stephanie A. Strutner, MPH, CPSII

CEO

Prevention Alliance of Tennessee

sastrutner@gmail.com

 

Alex Windings

Principal

KM Clark Consulting Group

alex.windings@kmclarkcg.com

 

Barbara Kannapel

Executive Director 

Smith County Drug Prevention

smithcodrugprevention@yahoo.com

 

Brian Sullivan

CEO

Sully Public Relations

sully@SullyPR.com

 

Camilla Bibbs-Lee

Executive Director

Hamilton County Coalition

cnbibbs@aol.com

 

Christy Smith

Unicoi County Prevention Coalition

ucpreventioncoalition@gmail.com

 

DeWayne Holman

MPA, CPSII Nashville Prevention Partnership

dewayne@npponline.org

 

Sarah Murfree

Director

Prevention Coalition 4 Success

smurfree@pc4s.org

 

John Rust

Director of Community Outreach, Covenant Cookeville

john.rust@covenantcookeville.org

 

Karen Pershing

MPH, CPSII Executive Director

Metro Drug Coalition

kpershing@metrodrug.org

 

Kristina Clark

President and Founder 

KM Clark Consulting

kclark.grantconsulting@gmail.com

 

Robin Racine

Director

Drug Free Tipton

robin.racine@pcswtn.org

 

Kate Durst

Epidemiologist TNDOH, Office of Informatics & Analytics

Kate.Durst@tn.gov

 

Kimberly Ladd

Executive Director, Maury County Prevention Coalition

kimberly@mauryprevention.org

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