CTAD 2018 Accomplishments & New Board of Directors

At CTAD’s Annual Meeting in December, coalition members gathered to review our many accomplishments, elect new board members, and thank our volunteers for their dedication and countless hours of service.

2018 CTAD Accomplishments

  • More than 650 parents/guardians attended CTAD programs in 2018, including multiple programs (in English and Spanish) on vaping and marijuana. 
  • Fact sheets were developed for parents/guardians looking for additional resources – such as Clearing the VaporA Parent’s Guide to Vaping, Vape Pens & E-CigarettesNew Teen Drivers, and Tips for Hosting Teen Parties.
  • “You Must Be 21 to Purchase Alcohol” signs were distributed to local retailers, who prominently posted them as deterrents to minors buying it.
  • Delta Youth Advisory Board at DHS & HPHS officially launched in January, developed a logo, drafted a common vision, attended statewide drug prevention training, and organized school-wide activities to inspire and motivate their peers.
  • DHS & HPHS staff sported t-shirts complementing the drug prevention campaigns at each school to encourage students to “Be the Best You” and reinforce that “You Determine Your Future.”

2019 Board of Directors

We extend our appreciation to our continuing board members, newly elected board members, and those that have served us in the past. It takes a community and its many sectors to care for our youth and ensure the best future possible for them. It is their commitment and collective efforts that make our accomplishments a reality.

Heartfelt thanks goes out to our departing board members, who all continue to support drug prevention: Chris Dignam, Mark Filler, Laura Kaufman, Cathy Kedjidjian, and Kim Stone.

Minelle Amezquita **
Family Service of Lake County
Christine Gonzales
Township High School District 11
Chief Ron Price
Bannockburn Police Department

Linda Anderson
Deerfield Park District
Amy Hyndman *
Highland Park Police Department
Mayor Harriet Rosenthal **
Village of Deerfield
Jim Boyle
Village of Bannockburn
Dr. Anthony McConnell *
Deerfield Public Schools District 109
Mayor Nancy Rotering ***
City of Highland Park

Dr. Lily Brandt **
Township High School District 113
Ghida Neukirch
City of Highland Park
Kent Street **
Village of Deerfield
Rev. Dr. Norval Brown
Christ United Methodist Church
John Norris
Village of Riverwoods
Dr. Kristin Swanson
North Shore School District 112
Scott Coren
City of Highwood
Dr. Laura Parise
North Shore University Health System
Dr. Steve Tucker **
Highland Park High School
Michelle Culver **
District 113 School Board
Dr. John Petzke **
North Shore School District 112
Rev. Court Williams **
Trinity Episcopal Church
Jeffrey Zalay
Deerfield Resident

* New Board Member, ** Executive Board Member, *** Honorary Director

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