Drug Free Community


As of October 1, 2014, Town of Stratford Partnership for Youth and Families has been awarded a Drug Free Communities grant by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in the amount of $125,000 a year through September 2019. The goals are to increase community collaboration and reduce underage drinking and marijuana use among youth ages 12-18 years.

Coalition By-laws (PDF) >>

2016-2017 Coalition Executive Officers

Roula Kouvatas, Youth Co-Chair
Sean Kennedy, Adult Co-Chair
Kristi Peña, Youth Co-Vice Chair
Paul DosSantos, Adult Co-Vice Chair
Nicholas Satta, Youth Sector Representative
Raquel Juarez Youth Member at Large
Patricia Hines, Adult Member at Large

Hannah McLaughlin, Youth Committee Co-Chair
Michelle Harrison, Youth Committee Co-Chair

2015-2017 Sectors and Representatives 

Youth - Nicholas Satta
Parent - Denise Keegan
Business - Bill Steindl, CT Distributors Inc.  
Media - Sib Law & Amy Knorr
School - Kathryn Mascia & Christopher Koch
Youth Serving Organization - Lucretia Duwel, Library
Law Enforcement - Captain Paul DosSantos, Police Department
Civic / Volunteer Organization - Jack Cratty, Rotary Club
Religious / Fraternal Organization - Ed Rawls and Meg Williams, Clergy
Healthcare Professionals - Jodi Palmieri Schumann, R.N., St. Vincent's Hospital
State / Local / Tribal Government - Sean Kennedy, CT Dept of Rehabilitation Services
Substance Abuse Organization - Darin Bershefsky, Wayne's Walk Foundation