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Coalition Members

Theresa Manning - Coalition Coordinator
Jamie Vanderhoop - Coalition Coordinator
Tiffany Smalley - Project Next Coordinator

Steering Committee

Bill Jones - Co-Chair, YTF Policies and Ordinances Committee co-chair
Mike Joyce - Co-Chair, YTF Policies and Ordinances Committee co-chair
Cindy Doyle – Secretary, Dukes County Health Council, YMCA of MV board
Susan Mercier – Parent, School Committee Member

Martha’s Vineyard Public Schools

Dr. James Weiss - MV School Superintendent, Dukes County Health Council member
Pat Ingalls, MV Superintendent’s Office
Amy Lilavois – MVRHS School Adjustment Counselor, YTF Parent Committee Chair
Mike McCarthy – MVRHS Guidance Counselor
Kathy Perrotta – MVRHS Health Instructor
John Stevens, Edgartown School Principal
Deb Debettencourt – Edgartown School Guidance Counselor
Eric Butler - Edgartown School Guidance Counselor

Sue Costello - Edgartown School Health Instructor
Ann Faye Lawton – Edgartown School
Richie Smith – Oak Bluffs School Principal
April Knight – Oak Bluffs School
Carlin Hart – Oak Bluffs School
Mary Ellen McElroy - Tisbury School Health Instructor
Donna Lowell-Bettencourt – West Tisbury School Principal
Judy Boykin-Mccarthy – West Tisbury School Guidance Counselor

Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School

Bob Moore – School Director
Hope Tripp – Guidance Counselor

MVRHS Students

Luke McCracken, YTF Youth Committee


Barney Zeitz – Parent
Jean Kelleher - Parent
Kathleen Forsythe - Parent/Graphic Designer
Pat Ingalls – Parent, Community Outreach and Implementation Chair
Susan Mercier - Parent
Tammy King – Parent
Cynthia Bermudes - Parent

Law Enforcement

Dan Hanavan – Tisbury Police Chief
Mark Santon – Tisbury Police
Tony Bettencourt – Edgartown Police Chief
Mike Snowden – Edgartown Police
Craig Edwards, Edgartown Police
Chris Dolby- Edgartown Police
Erik Blake – Oak Bluffs Police Chief
Damien Harrison – Oak Bluffs Police
Tim Williamson – Oak Bluffs Police
Brian Cioffi- Chilmark Police Chief
Dan Rossi – West Tisbury Police Chief
Kathy Quatromoni - DA's Office
Shawn Schofield - Juvenile Probation


Jill Robie- YMCA of MV Executive Director
Tony Lombardi- YMCA of MV Teen Center Director

Martha’s Vineyard Boys and Girls Club

Pete Lambos – MV Boys and Girls Club Executive Director

Vineyard House

Dawn Ballante-Holand – Managing Director

County of Dukes County

Martina Thornton –Dukes County Manager

Martha’s Vineyard Community Services

Nell Coogan – Development Director
Jen Neary – CONNECT to End Violence, Director
Heather Arpin – CONNECT to End Violence
Jaime Billings – CONNECT to End Violence

Department of Children Youth & Families

Jennifer Wey – Social Worker, Department of Children and Families

Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah)

Bonnie Chalifoux -  Social Services Director
Christy Vanderhoop - Youth Director

Health Care

Gayle Poggi - Parent/Nurse


Jane Seagrave, Publisher MV Gazette

Community Representatives

Angie Grant – Vineyard Transit Authority
Diane Nordin, Community representative
Paddy Moore - Community representative, DCHC member, mediator
Rob Doyle – Community representative, former substance abuse counselor
Sheila Shapiro – Community representative, mediator
Bob Collett – Cape Cod Regional Tobacco Control Program

Youth Task Force of Martha's Vineyard