CATCH My Breath Ambassadors

 

What is a CATCH My Breath Ambassador?

The mission of a CATCH My Breath Ambassador is to increase awareness about e-cigarette and JUUL prevention through personal and community advocacy. Ambassadors are drawn from the ranks of K-12 health educators, concerned parents, community church & youth leaders, and CVS & Aetna team members.


CATCH My Breath Ambassadors are:

  • Passionate about preventing youth e-cigarette use and committed to keeping youth within their community healthy and nicotine free.
  • Knowledgeable about the CATCH My Breath Program through their participation in face-to-face or webinar trainings.
  • Comfortable actively promoting the CATCH My Breath Youth E-Cigarette and JUUL Prevention Program and/or has successfully implemented the program in a school or community-based youth organization.
  • Willing to share their story to elevate awareness for the program as a leading youth e-cigarette prevention curriculum.


Current CATCH My BReath Ambassadors:



Bryan Austin

Bryan is currently employed by RHA Prevention Services as a Prevention Specialist. After a 20-year career in business management and sales, he went back to school, changed his career focusing on Human Service Technologies. As a Prevention Specialist, County Coordinator for the Partnerships for Success Grant, and County Coordinator for Substance Prevention and Treatment Block Grant, Bryan has utilized the Strategic Prevention Framework method … Read More


Bruce Barcelo

Bruce Barcelo is a retired teacher, coach and principal but he has never really retired. He has taught at the University of Dayton and is currently teaching at Antioch Midwest University. He was the Healthy Lifestyle Supervisor at Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County. Bruce is enthusiastic about recently becoming a Program Coordinator of the Prevention and Early Intervention Division of the Montgomery County Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health Services. Read More


Martha Carman

Martha Carman is the PE/Health teacher at Edison Park School in Chicago. She has taught elementary and middle school physical education and health for 14 years in Chicago Public Schools. She received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University and has master degrees in Educational Leadership and Exercise Science from Northeastern Illinois University. Read More


Crissy Groenewegen

Crissy Groenewegen is a Community Prevention Educator at The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE). She has a Bachelor’s degree in Adolescent Psychology and a Master’s degree in School Counseling and Pupil Services. She is certified as a school counselor in both NYS and Connecticut. Read More


Emily Hayes, M.Ed., CHES

Emily is a Community Health Engagement Specialist for the Marketing and Community Engagement Department at Williamson County and Cities Health District. Additionally, she is actively involved with the Healthy Williamson County Coalition. She serves as a health education resource person to community members through participating in coalition meetings, providing presentations on various health topics, and co-coordinating community health events and conferences. Read More


Maryann Moriarty, MS. Ed, MS. Sped

Maryann has served as an educator for the past 11 years with the NYC Department of Education. She holds an M.S. in Education from Lehman College, an M.S. in Special Education from Manhattan College and has just completed work towards an Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership from Manhattan College. Read More


Harriette Sullivan, M.Ed

Harriette has taught Health at the middle and elementary school level in Massachusetts for twelve years. The strategies she employs in her lessons focus on peer interaction, creativity, and inclusion. Her engaging lessons place emphasis on stress, addiction, social and mental health, as well as peer pressure and the changes that occur during the amazing growth process that is puberty. Read More