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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.

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Kathy Hanley, CPS
Behavioral Health Program Manager

khanley@wctcoalition.org 

Phone: 203-743-7741

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Abigail Wood Maldonado, MSW
Behavioral Health Director

amaldonado@wctcoalition.org 

Phone: 203-743-7741

Kathy has been with WCTC since December of 2015 in various capacities including Prevention Coordinator and Behavioral Health Director.  Over the years, she has supported the Local Prevention Councils, the Drug Free Schools Committee and the Gambling Awareness Team.  As Behavioral Health Program Manager, she is currently focused on youth vaping prevention. 

She is certified as an instructor/trainer of the suicide prevention program QPR- Question, Persuade, Refer, Overdose Prevention Education and Naloxone Administration, ASBIRT- Adolescent Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment, Positive Discipline for Parents, and the 40 Developmental Assets Framework.  She completed courses in Mental Health First Aid ,Dialogue Education and Montana Institute's Science of the Positive Framework.  She is also a graduate of CADCA's National Coalition Academy (2017).    

Kathy has a BA in Communications Sciences from the University of Connecticut.  Prior to working at WCTC, she spent 14 years in the fashion industry at Nine West Group, Inc.   

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 including the 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. 

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Emma Johnson-Hollis, CPS
Behavioral Health Director

ehollis@wctcoalition.org  

Phone: 203-743-7741

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Kayla Champagne, MPH
Program Coordinator

kchampagne@wctcoalition.org 

Phone: 203-743-7741

Emma Johnson Hollis is a Certified Prevention Specialist that has served in Northwestern CT as the co-chair of Northwest Corner Prevention Network. She has utilized the Strategic Prevention Framework to inform her collaborative work with the local prevention counsels. She is a certified trainer of the suicide prevention gatekeeper program QPR (Question, Persuade, & Refer), a certified Botvin LifeSkills facilitator, and a certified Girls Circle facilitator. Emma utilizes evidence-based strategies to develop local policy to promote mental health and substance use prevention within Litchfield County. She has served on local Juvenile Review Boards and promotes restorative justice practices for a healthy and vibrant community. Emma has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Human Development with a focus in the Neurobiology of Substance Use Disorders. She is a graduate of the 2020 cohort from Leadership Northwest, Northwest Connecticut Chamber of Commerce. Emma is an avid hiker and yogi. She loves the woodland life in Roxbury with her husband and two children.

Kayla Champagne was previously the Prevention Corps member that served with WCTC and has since taken the position of Program Coordinator focused on mitigating the risks of adult alcohol use. Kayla is a trainer of Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Administration and plans to be certified as a QPR trainer this summer.  She is a recent graduate (2024) of Sacred Heart University with a Masters in Public Health.   

Conor Burke
Behavioral Health Director

cburke@wctcoalition.org 

Phone: 203-743-7741

Conor began with WCTC as a Prevention Corps Member. He then moved to the role of Prevention Specialist at Wheeler Inc.'s Connecticut Clearinghouse. He is currently a Behavioral Health Director, utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework to support the Local Prevention Councils.  Conor is a trainer of Overdose Prevention and Naloxone Administration and plans to be certified as a QPR trainer this summer.  He holds a degree in Illustration from Western Connecticut State University.

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