Watch this brief video, MATFORCE – A Brief History
, to learn more about how MATFORCE began and some of the many community projects our volunteers and supporters have implemented to help reduce substance abuse.
The Vision – Working together reducing substance abuse in Yavapai County.
SUPPORT PREVENTION PROGRAMS FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY
Work to increase the number of youth participating in coalition sponsored activities and provide support for successful prevention programs.
INFLUENCE PUBLIC OPINION AND POLICY
Implement a comprehensive plan that includes a media campaign, promotional marketing, a Speaker’s Bureau, educational programs and various community activities to raise awareness and to advocate for positive changes in substance abuse issues and public policies.
INCREASE THE CAPACITY TO INTERVENE AND TREAT
Provide educational resources for treatment professionals, strengthening treatment options and promoting prevention programs.
ADDRESS ISSUE OF UNDERAGE DRINKING IN YAVAPAI COUNTY
Develop a public awareness campaign to educate the community about the problem of underage drinking and develop strategies that produce change.
The MATFORCE Coalition
The Coalition consists of a Board of Directors, the Prescott Area Steering Committee, the Verde Area Steering Committee and various work groups, volunteers and supporters who work to accomplish the MATFORCE Goal Statements.
Board of Directors
Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney, Co-Chair
Douglas Bartosh, Co-Chair
April Rhodes, CEO, Spectrum Healthcare Group
Erin Mabery, Executive Director, Yavapai Big Brothers Big Sisters
Gay Lockling, Director, Yavapai County Juvenile Probation Officer
Jerald Monahan, Chief of Police, Yavapai College Police Department
John Morris, Chief Adult Probation Officer, Yavapai County Adult Probation Department
Leon Cattolico, DO
Leslie Horton, Director, Yavapai County Community Health Services
Pat Moomey, Interventionist
Tamara Player, CEO, West Yavapai Guidance Clinic
Tim Carter, County Superintendent, Yavapai County
Merilee Fowler, Executive Director
Sarah Blakemore, Prevention Specialist
Brenda Buenrostro, YRP Program Coordinator
Sandi Cheney, Parenting Education Coordinator
Lori Deutsch, Grant Manager/Special Projects
Lu Frey, Administrative Assistant
Amy Marshall, Health Educator
Jill Martin, Public Relations Assistant
Nikki Rosson, Education & Marketing Manager
Nicole Rowley, Verde Valley Prevention Specialist