OUR TEAM

 
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.

Kathy Hanley,
Behavioral Health Director

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

Abigail Wood
Behavioral Health Director

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

Kathy Hanley has been the Prevention Coordinator with the Housatonic Valley Coalition Against Substance Abuse, the Regional Behavioral Health Action Organization of Region 5, since December of 2015.  She interfaces with 26 Local Prevention Councils in the 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 alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs and to promote mental health and wellness.  
Kathy is certified as an instructor/trainer of the suicide prevention program QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer, ASBIRT- Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, Narcan Education and Administration, Positive Discipline for Parents, and 40 Developmental Assets .  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 other prevention conferences throughout the state and New England, to stay current with substance misuse trends, mental health and wellness, and best prevention practices.
Kathy has a BA in Communications Sciences from the University of Connecticut. She worked for over 14 years in the business industry and as a community volunteer in several capacities.  It was in her work with her local prevention council that Kathy discovered a passion for doing prevention within the community.  She currently resides in New Fairfield with her husband Chip and her 2 sons, Kevin and Liam.  

Abby joined WCTC in November of 2019. She enjoys getting familiar with the 43 towns covered by WCTC and supporting their prevention efforts using the Strategic Prevention Framework and other evidence based strategies. Abby conducts Narcan trainings and is a certified trainer of the suicide prevention gatekeeper training QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer). She is certified in both youth and adult Mental Health First Aid, Adolescent SBIRT and safeTalk. Abby is particularly passionate about mental health promotion and suicide prevention. She worked closely on the development of Gizmo’s Pawesome Guide to Mental Health Elementary Curriculum and has been a member of the Connecticut Suicide Advisory Board since 2017. Abby is always looking for opportunities to learn more and recently attended her first CADCA National Leadership Forum in Washington DC. Abby received a BA in Human Development and Family Sciences and Sociology from the University of Connecticut. She earned her Masters of Social Work with a concentration in Community Organization from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work in May of 2018. 

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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