Executive Director, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth
Felicia Scocozza earned a Master of Social Work Degree in 1994 and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1991, with a major in psychology, both 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. She is a NY State Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) and has worked as the Executive Director of Riverhead Community Awareness Program, Inc. (CAP) since 1999. Prior to that she worked in the fields of community mental health, both as a direct service provider and as an administrator. As Executive Director of Riverhead CAP, she provides oversight to the nonprofit community-based drug and alcohol prevention organization and supervises a staff of six, including three social workers that provide school-based prevention counseling and evidence-based programming, and two community prevention specialists that coordinate coalition initiatives, environmental strategies, and volunteer recruitment and training. In 2013 CAP applied for and received a Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program Grant on behalf of the Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth, for which she also serves as the Program Director, and in 2016 CAP was awarded a STOP Act Grant. She collaborates with school districts, local governments, stakeholders, other organizations and individuals in the Riverhead community, 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, and proclamations from the Riverhead Town Board (2004 and 2015) and the Suffolk County Legislature (2015). She is also a certified TIPS trainer, a SAMHSA Peer Reviewer, and certified in Teen Intervene. Felicia presented at the ECS 2016 Coalition Retreat on the topic of local medical marijuana dispensaries in NY.
Project Coordinator, Riverhead Community Coalition for Safe and Drug-Free Youth
Kelly Miloski has been the Project 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. As part of her role as coordinator, she provides strong support for the planning and implementing of 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 that is delivered 5th and 6th grade students by community members and students in CAP’s peer leadership program. Kelly played a key role 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 was selected as the lead presenter at CADCA’s National Leadership Forum in 2017 to present her coalition’s accomplishments related to reducing youth access to alcohol at fairs and festivals. She has also been successful in building partnerships with law enforcement and other key sectors to implement unique Medication Take Back events. These events, in addition to the community’s Medication Drop Box that was installed in the Riverhead Police Department in 2014, have resulted in the collection of over 3,000 lbs. of unwanted medication. Kelly was a presenter at Epiphany Community Services’ Coalition Retreat last year, where she discussed her coalition’s success with relocating a marijuana dispensary within their community. Prior to her work with the coalition, she worked for other public health organizations, including the American Cancer Society and American Diabetes Association.”
Director, Arlington Youth Health & Safety Coalition
Ivy Schmalzried has been employed as the Director of the Arlington Youth Health & Safety Coalition in Arlington, MA since November 2014. Ivy holds her Masters degree in Public Health from Boston University and has enjoyed working with the Arlington community to prevent and reduce youth substance use for the past three years. In 2016, the Coalition was awarded the CADCA Chairman’s Award in recognition of its exemplary approach and application of core competencies and essential processes to comprehensive work in the community. Ivy recently moved to the community she works in, and enjoys rock climbing and biking with her new husband.