Annual Meeting + Awards

Save the Date

Member Meetings 2021

Held on the 4th Thursday of the month
All meetings are virtual

January 28, 2021     9:30 am

Topic: The Role of Prevention in Reducing Pandemic Related Anxiety and Depression

February 25, 2021     9:30 am

Topic: The Role of Prevention in Youth Gambling and Gaming

March 25, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: Northeast AAA presents on drugged driving

April 22, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: Current Drug Trends

May 22, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: Landscape of Marijuana Legalization in Connecticut

June 24, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: Game-Based Prevention

August 26, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: TBD

September 23, 2021        9:30 am

Topic: TBD

October 28, 2021        9:30 am

CAPP Annual Meeting

CAPP Annual Meeting
CAPP Annual Meeting
CAPP Annual Meeting
CAPP Annual Meeting
CAPP Annual Meeting
CAPP Annual Meeting

Annual Meeting Minutes

CAPP Awards

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


Coalition of the Year

This award recognizes one community coalition (Local Prevention Council).  The Coalition of the Year demonstrates significant contributions to prevention in CT through its strategies and outcomes. This coalition practices the SPF, has engaged members, and takes both success and challenges in stride.


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


Kelley Edwards (2020)

Kelly Leppard (2019)

Lisa Mason (2018)

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.



  • 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