Our Board of Directors

The board of directors at Prevention Action Alliance generously volunteer their time and expertise to lead Prevention Action Alliance so we can meet our mission of leading healthy communities in the prevention of substance misuse and the promotion of mental health wellness.  Their efforts and insight create policies that prudently govern our agency, manage our budget and finances, steward donations to the agency, hire our executive director, advocate for prevention and Prevention Action Alliance, and provide oversight to ensure we’re capable of living up to our mission.

Meet the Prevention Action Alliance Board of Directors

Executive Committee


Bobbie O’Keefe, Esq. | O’Keefe Family Law, LLC


David A. Bell, Esq. | Educator

Past President

Jody Allton, MSW, LISW-S, LCDCIII | Ohio Health Mansfield/Shelby Hospitals


Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus, Kent State University


At-Large Members

John A. Heer, Esq. | Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services

Stephanie Loucka | State Medical Board of Ohio


Peter Walsh | Columbus Temperature Control Co.

Corinne Gasper | Parent Advocate

Derek Siegel | Ohio HIDTA

George “Pat” Willis | Geauga County Educational Service Center

Ellen Schoonover | Parent Advocate

Amy Kurtz-Nagel | Ontario Local Schools