Youth Leaders

ADAPAO Youth-led Prevention Round Table 

The ADAPAO Board of Directors established a Round Table to focus on Youth-led Prevention in Ohio. The Round Table will enlist ADAPAO members to help establish, enhance and/or evaluate programming and services related to youth-led programming and services. Check back often for more information. 

Youth-led prevention practitioners from across the state bring a diverse and extensive amount of experience to the Round table. The current membership includes: 

Bobby Persinger, BA, OCPC (chair)  
Director, Center for Prevention Services 
Pathways of Central Ohio 

Mary Marvel, MS, MS, OCPC 
Project Director 
Olentangy Liberty Teen Advocates 

Christi Valentini-Lackner, BA, OCPS 
Youth Empowerment Program Manager 

Evi Roberts, MPA 
Youth Development Coordinator 
Prevention Action Alliance 

Harim Ellis, BA
Director of Youth-led Programs 
Prevention Action Alliance 

Jodi Gallaway, LSW, OCPC 
Executive Director 
Marian-Crawford Prevention Programs 

Cheryl Sells, BA, OCPC 
Director of Youth Prevention 
Youth to Youth International 

Cathy Loomis, LPC, OCPS 
Prevention Program Manager 
Compass Community & Family Services 

Ashley Phillips, BS 
Drug Free Communities Coordinator 
Knox County Health Department 

Lori Jones-Perkins  
Executive Director 
New Directions                

Cara Treese, BS 
Prevention Specialist  
Family Resource Center