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OUR HISTORY

BOWDAAC is the Bethany Orange Woodbridge Drug and Alcohol Action Committee.

Our mission is to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse by promoting awareness through educational programs and community collaborations.  

 

We are a dedicated committee of volunteers, community leaders and concerned citizens from Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge whose mission is to reduce underage drinking and substance abuse by promoting awareness through educational programs and outreach, working in collaboration with our schools, other community organizations, businesses and local government agencies.

 

The committee is rounded out by police officers, counselors, town government employees, parents, teachers and students. We take seriously our oath to serve, and we welcome your input. 

 

COALITION MEMBERS

12 Community Sectors | Committed to the Cause

 Drug Free Community (DFC) Coalitions are made up of community leaders representing twelve sectors that organize to meet the local prevention needs of the youth and families in their communities. Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our members are the backbone of the Bethany, Orange, and Woodbridge communities. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. 

We are always looking for new members to join the coalition. 

 

YOUTH

Lauren Ronai
Allyson Cooper

PARENTS

BUSINESS COMMUNITY

MEDIA

SCHOOLS

Colleen Murray |  Superintendent of Schools, Bethany
Jonathan Budd |  Superintendent of Schools, Woodbridge
Gary Lidgren |  Amity High School
Nicole DeNara |  School Social Worker, Amity High School
Talia Marinaccio |  School Social Worker, Amity Middle School - Orange & Bethany
Diane Downey |  School Social Worker, Orange Elementary Schools
Maribeth Mahon |  Health Teacher, Amity Middle School, Bethany

YOUTH SERVICES ORGANIZATION

Nancy Pfund | Woodbridge Youth Services
Janice Howard | Director, Park and Recreation, Bethany
Robin Glowa | Director, Human Services, Bethany

LAW ENFORCEMENT

Officer Carolyn Bailey | Orange Police Department
Dave Merriam | Admin. Lieutenant, Town of Bethany

RELIGIOUS OR FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS

CIVIC OR VOLUNTEER GROUPS

HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Dr. Amir Mohammad | Director, Orange Dept. of Public Health

GOVERNMENT AGENCIES

Paula Cofrancesco | First Selectman, Bethany
Jim Zeoli | First Selectman, Orange
Beth Heller | First Selectman, Woodbridge

OTHER ORGANIZATIONS INVOLVED IN REDUCING SUBSTANCE MISUSE (TREATMENT PROVIDERS)