Gayane has been program coordinator for the Orange Partnership for Alcohol and Drug Free Youth since September 2011. She brings with her a long history of volunteer activism, particularly in Orange County where she has lived for the past 30 years. Gayane has been involved in town and county politics advocating for citizens, volunteered with Advocates for Adolescents, Safe Homes Network and in schools mentoring children and serving as past PTSO member and then president. She continues to serve as a board member for KidSCope, a local nonprofit organization which focuses on serving children birth to age 5, as well as serving on her neighborhood Community Watch. Having originally worked in advertising and in the travel industry, Gayane received her Masters Degree in counseling at North Carolina Central University in 2015. Her focus has always been in meeting the needs of youth.
Marianne Hark, a former program coordinator for Orange Partnership, has been with the coalition since 2009 and has worked in prevention since 1999. Marianne received her BS from James Madison University and her Masters of Public Health from George Washington University with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention. Prior to joining MHAT, she served as Assistant Director of the Center for Alcohol and Substance Education at the University of Virginia, where she coordinated a US Department of Education grant to reduce alcohol and substance abuse among college students.
Paige joined Orange Partnership as the Program Assistant in May 2017. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill for both her B.A. and Masters of Public Health (Go Tarheels!) and has lived in Orange County since 2008. Her background is primarily in health education. She worked for 4 years with UNC Health Care coordinating and providing childbirth and breastfeeding education, as well as specializing in maternal and child health and health education during her Masters' studies. In addition to her work at Orange Partnership, she coaches CrossFit and started a program called She is Fierce, which focuses on strength and conditioning, as well as building self-esteem, for middle and high school girls. In her spare time, Paige loves to read.
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The Safe Homes Network is a community of parents and other adults who have pledged NOT to provide alcohol, tobacco or other drugs to youth. They are promising to make reasonable efforts to ensure that youth are not obtaining or using these substances in their home or on their property.
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up-to date on the issue of youth substance abuse through a bi-annual e-newsletter where you can learn how to encourage others to join our efforts. Click the button below to join the Safe Homes Network. For more information, contact Gayane Chambless at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also check out the conversation on our Facebook page.