Executive Director, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth
Felicia Scocozza, LMSW, has been the Executive Director of Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) since 1999. She earned both an MSW and BA degree from Stony Brook University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She graduated from CADCA’s National Coalition Academy in 2015. As Executive Director of Riverhead CAP, she provides oversight to the nonprofit community-based drug and alcohol prevention organization and supervises a staff of seven, including three social workers that provide school-based prevention counseling and evidence-based programming, and three community prevention specialists that coordinate coalition initiatives, environmental strategies, as well as volunteer recruitment and training. She also serves as the Program Director for the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, a recipient of both Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program and STOP Act grants. The coalition was awarded the Coalition of Excellence Award from CADCA in 2017 for Short-Term Outcomes and in 2018 for Intermediate Outcomes. In 2017 CAP was awarded both the NY National Guard Counterdrug Task Force Community Based Organization of the Year Award and the MADD Community Awareness Award. She collaborates with community stakeholders and utilizes these partnerships toward the sustainability of CAP and the coalition. She received the NYS OASAS Making a Difference Award in 2016, the Kiwanis of Greater Riverhead Star of the Community Award in 2015, the Times Review Educator of the Year in 2017, and serves on the Suffolk County Youth Board Coordinating Council and as an advisor to the Riverhead Town Board.
Project Coordinator, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth
Kelly Miloski, MPH has been the Coordinator of the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth since 2014. She grew up in Riverhead, New York and holds a Masters degree in Public Health focused in Health Services Administration from the University at Buffalo. She graduated from CADCA’s National Coalition Academy in 2015. As part of her role as coordinator, she provides strong support for planning and implementing environmental strategies and has successfully increased engagement in all 12 sectors of the coalition. Kelly was instrumental in developing the Riverhead Youth Coalition. She is also a certified TIPS trainer and oversees a Life Skills Training program taught to 5 th and 6 th grade students. Kelly played a key role in working with the Town of Riverhead and other important stakeholders to create safer alcohol use at local festivals through the town’s first ever comprehensive alcohol policy. She has presented at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum and Mid-Year Training Institute on developing alcohol policy and building coalition capacity. Kelly has also presented at Epiphany Community Services’ Annual Coalition Retreat on other topics that her coalition has had success with, including unique Medication Take Back events, the relocation of a medical marijuana dispensary within their community and coalition member engagement. Prior to her work with the coalition, she worked for other healthcare organizations, including the American Cancer Society, American Diabetes Association, and Peconic Bay Medical Center – Northwell Health.