Join us as we explore the “doing WITH” of coalition work. With over 20 years of examples and lessons learned, we would like to share our story with you! Bring your own stories, successes, and challenges so we can learn together!
Amy L. Macechko, OCPS
Amy has served as the Health & Wellness Coordinator for the Talawanda School District (Oxford, OH) since 2006. Her primary responsibility includes chairing the Health Coordinating Council, which seeks to minimize the non-academic barriers to student learning through policy, practice, and programming efforts. Her work focuses on multiple facets of wellness, specifically drug prevention, mental/social/emotional health, and the promotion of active living and healthy eating. In this position, Amy also serves as Project Coordinator for the Coalition for a Healthy Community – Oxford Area. As Coordinator, she provides administrative support for the community-based organization, including strategic planning, training, grant writing, and evaluation support. In this role, Amy also serves as a liaison between the greater Oxford Area and the District to cultivate partnerships that support health and wellness. Amy received a BA in Psychology from Miami University and a Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University in Wheaton, Illinois. Prior to this position, Amy taught high school psychology and sociology. She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist.
Rebecca Baudry Young, M.Ed.
Miami University, Director, Office of Student Wellness
Rebecca Baudry Young joined Miami University’s staff in 2010 as the Director for the Office of Student Wellness. Rebecca provides leadership and expertise to Miami University’s strategic plan to address high-risk alcohol behaviors and sexual assault prevention. Rebecca supervises the development and implementation of bystander education, peer education programming, risk reduction and prevention strategies for sexual assault and high-risk alcohol behaviors, and professional development for campus partners. She also serves as a liaison for Miami University to the city of Oxford to develop environmental strategies that enhance a culture of care, concern, and inclusion.
Rebecca received her graduate degree in Health Promotion and Education from the University of Cincinnati. She previously worked for the Ohio Resource Network to provide support to statewide initiatives addressing alcohol and other drug prevention, and safe and supportive learning environments.