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Erica Leary, MPH
“I’ve had the pleasure of working with CADCA staff in many capacities, including strategic planning, evaluation, advocacy and leadership development – and they’ve lived up to their motto of helping local coalitions get smarter faster! The training and technical assistance they provide has helped our coalition achieve results at the local level. This is critical in today’s ever-changing information age. Through training, networking, advocating, leading, and sharing, CADCA helps community coalitions succeed.”
Erica Leary, MPH, is the Program Manager for the North Coastal Prevention Coalition (NCPC) located in north San Diego County and managed by Vista Community Clinic. The mission of NCPC is to reduce the harm of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana and other drugs in the cities of Carlsbad, Oceanside and Vista through community action, education, support and collaboration. NCPC was recognized by CADCA as the Got Outcomes! Coalition of Excellence award recipient in 2008, and received a National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices and Policies by the National Prevention Network in 2010 for its efforts to counter pro-marijuana influences. Ms. Leary has worked with NCPC in various capacities since 1995 including managing federal, county, local and private foundation contracts. She has presented at various local, state, and national trainings and conferences on environmental prevention strategies and community coalition efforts. Ms. Leary earned her Masters degree in Public Health from San Diego State University in 1993.