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Interim director selected by Prevention Council

Janine Stuchin was tapped by the Prevention Council in Saratoga Springs to serve as its interim executive director.

A full press release on the announcement is available below.

The vacancy in the post was recently created when the previous director resigned in June after news came out that she had been arrested and charged with drunken driving several months earlier in Ticonderoga. The Prevention Council initially rejected the director's resignation, which they later apologized for.

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The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors announced today that they have selected Janine Stuchin, MS, CHES, as the Interim Executive Director of the Prevention Council, effective July 8th.
Richard Ferguson, President of the Board said, “I am pleased to report that Janine Stuchin will serve as our Interim Executive Director to continue the quality work the Prevention Council has provided for over thirty years. Janine has a longstanding personal and professional commitment to the health and well-being of our community. In addition, it is important to note that Janine’s appointment was vetted and approved by the New York State Office of Alcoholism & Substance Abuse Services.”
“I’m proud of the work the Prevention Council staff does every day to transform the lives of children and families for the better,” Stuchin said. “There is no one in this community who has not been affected by our work in one way or another. Through collaboration with many agencies, we have been and always will be a resource for reducing the impact of substance abuse, alcohol abuse, violence and other destructive behaviors on young people and the communities where we live. Looking ahead, we will strengthen our partnerships with parents, schools, government and community leaders, and other stakeholders throughout Saratoga County to empower young people to make positive, healthy decisions.”
A longtime resident of Saratoga Springs, Stuchin has a Masters of Science degree from Penn State University in Health Education and has been a practicing Health Educator for over twenty years. Prior to her appointment to Interim Executive Director, she served for 14 years as Coalition Manger with the Prevention Council for the New York State Department of Health’s Tobacco Control Program. Stuchin has been a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) since 1990. Prior to working in tobacco control, Stuchin was a campus health educator at Skidmore College and Penn State University. She speaks frequently to the media and is expert at relating health prevention and tobacco control information in language suitable for a broad audience.
A search for a permanent Executive Director is in the beginning stages. A search committee has been established and those interested in applying for the permanent position may send a resume and letter of intent to Board Treasurer Michael Harman at
The Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention Council has served the youth and families of Saratoga County

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