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Annual Meeting + Awards

Save the Date

Member Meetings 2023

Held on the 4th Thursday of the month
All meetings are virtual, unless specified otherwise and the
Annual Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 2023           9:30 am

Topic: Networking Meeting

Thursday, February 23, 2023         9:30 am
Topic: Gambling, a Leading Risk Factor for Suicide

Thursday, March 23, 2023              9:30 am

Topic: Networking and CADCA Forum Recap

Thursday, April 27, 2023                 9:30 am

Topic: Kevin Mercado, CT Liquor Control

Thursday, May 25, 2023                  9:30 am

Topic: Maintaining Momentum in the Summer 

Thursday, June 22, 2023                 9:30 am

Topic: Youth Intentional Fatal Drug Intoxication/Overdose: CT Medical Examiner Data by Dr. Yifrah Kaminer

Location: Old Saybrook Pavilion

Thursday, September 28, 2023     9:30 am

Topic: TBD

Thursday, October 26, 2023           9:30 am

Topic: TBD

Friday, November 17, 2023            9:30 am

CAPP Annual Meeting at Back Nine Tavern at Stanley Golf Course, 245 Hartford Rd., New Britain, CT

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Annual Meeting Minutes

CAPP Awards

CAPP is proud to recognize the efforts of our prevention colleagues through our annual awards. 


Coalition of the Year


New Britain Local Prevention Council (2022)

Woodbury-Bethlehem Advocates for Substance Abuse Prevention (2021)

Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council MSAPC (2020)

Trumbull Partnership Against Underage Drinking & Drugs TPAUD (2019)

Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Council (2018)

Southington STEPS (2017)

Prevention Professional of the Year


Megan Albanese (2022)

Tom Fulton (2021)

Kelley Edwards (2020)

Kelly Leppard (2019)

Lisa Mason (2018)

Rising Star Prevention Professional of the Year


Mallory Schultz (2022)

Nicole Wiley (2021)

Lifetime Prevention Achievement Award


Susan McLaughlin (2020)

Click here to view our CAPP Awards archive!

Coalition Sector All Star

This award recognizes one volunteer from each of the 12 sectors who has tackled a specific community challenge or lead a

coalition initiative with enthusiasm and resolve.




  • Krystle Blake, Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition and MSAPC

  • Tina Loomis, MSAPC

  • Shelby Suletta, Clinton PIC

  • Dr. Mike Kalinowski, Durham-Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition

  • Rachel Wache, Southington STEPS

  • Kathleen Dufficy, Griswold PRIDE

  • George Bessette Jr. and Nick Fraulino, Woodbury-Bethlehem ASAP

  • Officer Heather McClelland and K-9 Chase, GASP Coalition

  • Officer Wes Bartosik and Lara Walden, TPAUD

  • Mayor Thomas Dunn, Wolcott CASA

  • Sydney Giuliano, Clinton PIC


  • Dr. Michael Graner, GASP Coalition

  • Nina Chanana, Woodbury-Bethlehem ASAP Coalition

  • Willimantic Police Department, Windham PRIDE Coalition

  • Heather Clinger, Southington STEPS Coalition

  • Lt. Justin Fortin, EMS, Wolcott CASA Coalition

  • Sara Auletta, Clinton PIC Coalition

  • Lynna Vo, Durham Middlefield Local Wellness Coalition

  • Irene Kuck, East Hampton Prevention Partnership Coalition


  • Tom Banisch, MADE in Madison

  • Christine Bisaillon, Wolcott CASA Coalition

  • Officer Peter Garguilo, Wolcott CASA Coalition

  • Kimberly Inglis, Partners in Community, Clinton Youth & Family,

  • Deputy Chief Bill Palmieri, Southington STEPS Coalition

  • Chris Palmieri, Southington STEPS Coalition

  • Denise Sicotte, Southington STEPS Coalition

  • Lea Crown, Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition

  • Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, B.E.S.T. 4 Bristol 


  • Morgan REACT, Clinton Partners in Community Coalition

  • OS E3 Peer Facilitators, Old Saybrook

  • Layne Bartek and Derek Strane, Step Up Naugy Prevention Coalition

  • Dr. Pam Vogel, Northwest Corner Prevention Network

  • Chief Ed Stephens, CASA Coalition and the Wolcott Police Department

  • Steve Nyerick, Southington STEPS Coalition


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