Allison Fulton,
Executive Director

AFulton@wctcoalition.org | Phone: 203-743-7741

Allison became the Executive Director of HVCASA in June 2002. She and her staff coordinate prevention activities throughout 43 towns in Western Connecticut. Allison is an accomplished trainer and facilitator, and she has presented nationally at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America Leadership Forum in Washington, DC. In addition to working at the grassroots level with 25 Local Prevention Councils, Allison serves on a variety of state boards and committees, including the CT Prevention Network, the CT Alcohol and Drug Policy Council-Prevention Sub-Committee, the Connecticut Health Improvement Coalition, CT SPF-SIG Advisory Board, the Statewide Community Readiness Committee, and the Western CT State University Alcohol Task Force. She has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Danbury since 2006, where she currently sits on the Board of Directors and is a Past President. Allison has loved living in Connecticut since her college days at Trinity in Hartford. She currently resides in New Preston. She has four grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Jennifer DeWitt, LADC, LMFT, CAC, CPS
Behavioral Health Director

JDeWitt@wctcoalition.org | Phone: 203-743-7741

Kathy Hanley,
Behavioral Health Director

KHanley@wctcoalition.org | Phone: 203-743-7741

Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Professional, Certified Prevention Specialist, Dialogue Educator, and certified trainer in multiple evidence-based programs such as Mental Health First Aid, the 40 Developmental Asset Framework, A-SBIRT, and QPR: Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training.  She is also a SMART Recovery and SMART Recovery Family & Friends Facilitator. With 25 years of clinical experience, community education, and prevention work in non-profit organizations and schools, Jennifer has focused on local prevention council & coalition development, behavioral health promotion across the lifespan, and positive youth development initiatives.

In clinical practice, Jennifer specializes in working with families struggling with addiction issues and supports the concept of multiple pathways to recovery. Jennifer is an energetic partner in the field of prevention, and especially enjoys assisting local-level community projects that focus on root cause and system-level change, using the Strategic Prevention Framework. She has been most recently presented by the Board of Directors of Naugatuck Youth Services with the Jane Lobdell Youth Advocacy & Action Award.

Kathy has been with WCTC since December of 2015.  She interfaces with 25 Local Prevention Councils in our 43-town service area providing technical assistance and resources.  As a graduate of CADCA’s National Coalition Academy, she works collaboratively with local communities utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework and evidence-based strategies; the end goal being to reduce the harmful effects of substance misuse and problem gambling, prevent suicide, and promote mental health and wellness. 

Kathy is certified as an instructor/trainer of the suicide prevention program QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer and A-SBIRT- Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment.  She is also certified in Mental Health First Aid and Dialogue Education.  She attends the annual CADCA National Leadership Forum in Washington DC, and several prevention conferences throughout the state and New England, to stay current with substance misuse trends, mental health and wellness, and best prevention practices.  In 2019, she attended the Montana Summer Institute. 

Kathy has a BA in Communications Sciences from the University of Connecticut.   She currently resides in New Fairfield with her husband Chip and her 2 sons, Kevin and Liam.  

Dawn Fawcett,
Prevention Coordinator

Admin@wctcoalition.org | Phone: 203-743-7741

Having grown up in Danbury, CT, Dawn has been an

active volunteer and fundraiser throughout the community.

She has been the President of PTO in several of the Bethel Public schools For the past 17 years and is currently President of PTSO at the Bethel High School.

Dawn is the chairperson for the Bethel Community Cares Coalition which is a Diverse group of volunteers that meets monthly with a common goal of Ssupporting prevention efforts and promoting a safe and healthy community.

 Dawn joined WCTC in May 2019 as Office Manager and has been recently promoted to Prevention Coordinator. She has recently attended an Essentials of asset building seminar, Mental Health First Aid seminar, Narcan training and QPR training.

She resides in Bethel, CT with her husband and two children and is a Sunday school teacher and vestry Member of St. Thomas’ Episcopal Church.

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