Marcella Bianco is the Program Director for the CATCH My Breath youth e-cigarette prevention program. Marcella is responsible for managing and disseminating the CATCH My Breath Program in states across the Nation.
Marcella has over 12 years of experience working in tobacco prevention and control. Her career in tobacco prevention began in 2005 when she worked for Floridians for Youth Tobacco Education (FYTE) as the South Florida Field Director. Marcella oversaw 13 south Florida counties to ensure requirements were met to pass FYTE (Amendment 4) and restore funding for youth tobacco prevention including the Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT), a movement mobilizing youth to stand up and fight against the tobacco industry. Amendment 4 passed in the 2006 election by almost 70% majority vote and changed Florida’s Constitution. Marcella then worked for the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County as the Tobacco Prevention Program Manager mobilizing the community for change in tobacco policy. In 2015, Marcella and her family relocated to Nashville, Tennessee for an opportunity to work at the Tennessee Department of Health as the Tobacco Prevention Program Director for the state. Through her local and state work experience Marcella has built relationships with local, state and National partners to change policy and social norms around tobacco.
Marcella resides in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee and enjoys living a healthy, active lifestyle with her family.