OUR VISION:  A healthy, safe, drug-free community

    Our Mission:  CAST aims to prevent substance use among youth in the Upper Merion area by promoting the development of healthy attitudes and behaviors through education and programs for students, parents, and community members. 

    CAST is a coalition of individuals working together toward our mission of preventing substance use among youth in the Upper Merion area (King of Prussia, West Conshohocken, and Bridgeport).  

    All sectors of the community are welcome to join our coalition, including school, business, parents, media, law enforcement, youth-serving organizations, healthcare professionals, faith-based organizations, civic and volunteer groups, state or local agencies, and community members.  If you would like to be part of the coalition, please email sshelton@umasd.org

    Our current members include: 

    • Susan Shelton, Community Mobilizer for CAST
    • Brittany Grala, CAST Team, Community Mobilizer
    • Hallie Weaver, CAST Team, Community Mobilizer 
    • Phil Ballantine, Youth Coordinator, Family Services of Montgomery County
    • Jonathan Bauer, Upper Merion Area High School Principal
    • Michael Davis, Upper Merion Township Police Department
    • Mackenzie DeJesus, Drug & Alcohol Community Mobilizer, Family Services of Montgomery County
    • Tina Garzillo, Chairperson, Upper Merion Township Board of Supervisors
    • Laura Hazel-Giocomucci, Drug & Alcohol Community Prevention Supervisor, Family Services of Montgomery County
    • Maureen Hennessey, Manager of Community Health and Outreach, Main Line Health
    • Terez Hunter, Prevention Program Coordinator, Liberty Mid-Atlantic High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area 
    • Maria Markakis, Student Assistance Coordinator, Carson Valley Children's Aid
    • Amanda McLaughlin, Teen Talk Lines, Access Services 
    • Montgomery County Office of Drug & Alcohol
    • John Moody, Upper Merion Area School District, Director of Student Services
    • Mariko Rauch, Counterdrug Joint Task Force
    • Dan Russell, Director of Upper Merion Township's Parks & Recreation Department
    • Edward Snieska, Upper Merion Area School District Psychologist
    • Adam Slavin, Upper Merion Area Middle School Principal
Last Modified on February 6, 2024