Janelle recently joined the Anuvia Prevention team in December of 2014. Janelle is trained in youth programming and engagement and holds a Dual Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mass Communication and Political Science from Winthrop University. She is currently pursuing her project management certification and a graduate certificate in Social Impact Measurement from Arizona State University. Janelle is an active member of the Charlotte community as a gardener with the Winterfield Community Garden and committee chair for the Urban League of the Central Carolina’s Young Professionals auxiliary. Janelle is inspired by the community-based commitment demonstrated by the women in her family such as her mother, a Clemson University Master Gardener/Horticulture Instructor and her aunt, a medical philanthropist whose work has improved the lives of thousands nationally and worldwide. In her spare time she practices Capoiera, an Afro-Brazilian form of martial arts and hopes to visit San Pao or Rio de Janeiro within the next year.
Susan is a Prevention Supervisor and has been with Anuvia since January of 2005. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC). Susan earned her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Chapel Hill and her Bachelor of Arts degree at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Prior to joining Anuvia, Susan worked at the Governor’s Prevention Partnership, a statewide prevention agency in Connecticut. Susan is interested in community-based prevention efforts, environmental prevention strategies, as well as parent and youth leadership in prevention. In her free time, Susan enjoys running, traveling and reading. If Susan could be one animal, she would choose to be a sea turtle, particularly from Hawaii. She really admires their ability to look so relaxed and so at peace frolicking in the waves of the ocean.
Tiffany Martin joined the Prevention Team in April 2015 as a Prevention Specialist. Tiffany earned both her Master of Science in Public Health and Bachelor of Science in Public Health degrees from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is excited about the many opportunities a career in public health offers as she begins to implement prevention strategies in the community. In her spare time Tiffany enjoys dancing, singing, painting, and traveling to new places. She loves to laugh and prefers Pepsi over Coke any day.
Jackie joined the prevention team as a prevention specialist in October 2015. She was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Studies with a minor in Psychology from Winston-Salem State University, and her Master of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She is excited about the new experience and opportunities available to her as a member of Anuvia’s prevention team, to positively impact the community. Jackie is inspired by the many children and young adults that she has come into contact with throughout her professional development, as well as the late Ella Baker, who believed that with strong leadership, young people were the ones with the power to truly make a difference in the world. In her spare time, Jackie enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, eating, and spending time with family and friends. If she had one superpower, Jackie would love the ability to teleport to avoid long travel times!
Cindy Murphy has been with Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center since July of 2001 and is the Director of Prevention Services. Cindy is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a Master of Public Health in Community Health Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Cindy serves as a founding member of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition and on the Coalition’s Evaluation Committee. In addition, Cindy represents Anuvia as the Chair of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Providers Association. Cindy shares her life with her husband, their young son, and their dogs. Together they enjoy cooking, entertaining, traveling near and far, and improving their historic home. Cindy loves the color green, drinks too much Diet Coke, and covets antiques.
Melissa Neffa is a Prevention Coordinator and has been with Anuvia since July of 2014. Melissa earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with minors in Public Administration and International Affairs. Melissa is working toward her Master of Arts in Health Education and Health Promotion and toward her accreditation as a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant. Melissa is passionate about community-based efforts and the prevention field. She enjoys reading biographies and watching documentaries and is inspired by people who try to make a difference in their communities and the world. In her spare time, she enjoys the arts, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Matilene Osho joined the Prevention Team in November 2015 as a Prevention Specialist. Matilene earned her Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her Masters of Public Health from East Carolina University. She is excited about a career in public health and working within her community. Matilene bleeds Carolina Blue and enjoys watching the Carolina Panthers. She also enjoys reading, dancing, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Zorana Roldan-Romo has been with Anuvia since August of 1999 and is a Prevention Supervisor. Zorana received a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Phoenix University. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant (CSAPC) and a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC). Zorana is the Treasurer of Charlotte Mecklenburg Drug Free Coalition and the Chair of the Marketing and Communications Committe of the North Carolina Substance Abuse Prevention Providers Association. Zorana was the pioneer in serving the Latino population with substance abuse prevention services in Mecklenburg County. She enjoys implementing all of Center for Substance Abuse Prevention Strategies to create a comprehensive approach to substance abuse prevention. Zorana is married with two beautiful children. In her spare time, Zorana enjoys dancing, acting, and playing volleyball. If she could have one special power, it would be to fly, so she could visit her family and friends and travel the world.
Kami Shackelford joined the Prevention Team in January 2012 as the Prevention Administrative Assistant. She has been with Anuvia since February 2008. Prior to Prevention, she was a member of the Office Systems Team as a Medical Records Technician. In her current role, Kami is the primary contact person for STAND Camp as well as other programs. She enjoys working with the Prevention Department and appreciates being a part of the Anuvia family. Kami is a wife and mother of six and searches for sleep at every opportunity. Her favorite letter of course is “K” and she would much rather have Pepsi any day over Coke.
Justin Sharpe joined the Prevention Team in July 2014 and is a Prevention Coordinator. Justin earned both his Master of Public Health Degree and Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree from East Carolina University. He is excited to start his career in public health and begin to implement his prevention strategies into the community. Justin is a loyal ECU Pirate, an avid wake-boarder and snow-skier, prefers the beach over the lake, and summer over winter any day.
Queen Smalls is passionate about prevention and joined the Prevention Team in December 2013 as a Prevention Assistant for the Focus Program. She uses her analytical skills and resourcefulness to deliver effective presentations that foster awareness and development. Queen has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Johnson C. Smith University and is from the Upper Westside of Manhattan. Her spirituality and family are her lifelines and she believes that consistency in the areas of health and wellness are essential. Moreover, Queen is intuitive, embraces diversity, and is grateful for life’s opportunities.
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