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The 2018 NOYS Coalition Meeting will take place on June 5th, 2018 at INOVA Fairfax Hospital Physician’s Conference Center, 3300 Gallows Road, Falls Church, VA, 22042. We look forward to seeing you there!

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8:30 AM: Registration & Networking

9:30 AM: Welcome and Kick Off

Keynote speaker: Acting Chairman, Ann Marie Buerkle, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

10:30 AM: Choose from Track One or Track Two

  • Track One: Capacity Building – Effective Cause Marketing  – A fresh look at branding, what does right look like?
  • Track Two: Innovations in the Field – Trends and prevention strategies in youth substance abuse, violence and injury.

12: 45 PM: Lunch, Exhibits & Networking

1:45 PM: Social Currency – National Youth Leaders Update

2:30 PM: Final Round Robin

3:00 PM: Adjourn

Featured Speakers:

Katie Stover, Vice President, High Rock

Bio: After studying marketing in France at the École Supérieur de Commerce à Clermont, Katie began renovating the brand for her family’s small business, Stover Hearth & Patio. In 2013, she joined HighRock as Assistant Project Manager, and shortly became a Marketing Executive and user experience specialist. She’s worked with DC-based national nonprofits, Forbes-ranked corporations, and, of course, our local small businesses.

She chairs the Marketing Committee for Leadership Washington County, Economic Council of Washington County, and has founded sexual assault support groups in conjunction with BreaktheCycle.org. She spends her weekends renovating her mid-1800’s “little” house and perfecting the chocolate chip cookie.

Christine Storm, Regional Director of Student Assistance, Caron Treatment Centers

Bio:  Christine Storm has been a member of the Caron Treatment Centers Student Assistance Program department since 2004. As Regional Director of Student Assistance, she is responsible for ensuring that quality education, prevention and intervention services are provided to school systems and youth agencies in the Greater Philadelphia and Washington D.C regions.  Her areas of expertise include adolescent nicotine use trends, drug and alcohol trends, nicotine cessation, psycho-educational support groups, curriculum development, SAP certification trainings, prevention programs and adult educational programs. Prior to her employment at Caron, she utilized her teaching degree from the University of Scranton to deliver health and safety education to youth through the American Red Cross. Christine completed her Masters of Public Health degree from West Chester University in 2011.

Gayatri Ankem, Research Associate, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI)

Bio: Gayatri Ankem is a Research Associate at Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI). She is an engineer, a biochemist and a public health researcher. She is passionate about addressing the public health burden of motor vehicle crashes (MVC) involving teenagers. Her goal is to approach this public health issue from a multi-disciplinary perspective to 1) identify risk factors, causative factors of teenage MVCs, 2) develop effective counter measures and inform policies. She joined the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute in 2015. She previously worked in not-for profits advocating for women’s and children’s health. She received her M.P.H from UNC, Chapel Hill and M.S. from Virginia Tech. She is originally from India, and loves to dance and do yoga with her toddler!