Ashley LaPaglia

Title: Preventionist/SBIRT Project Coordinator/Jefferson Township Youth Coalition (JTYC) Co-Coordinator

Department: Prevention


Extension: 116

What are your primary duties? Primarily, I coordinate the implementation, organization, and technical support of the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) initiative in Morris County Schools and I assist with the coordination of the Jefferson Township Youth Coalition. Also, I facilitate the prevention programs PIK offers to schools and communities.

Where did you go to school and what did you study?

William Paterson University, B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Health Education.

William Paterson University, M.S. in Public Health (MPH) with a Concentration in Public Health Practice

I also hold my certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®).

How many years have you worked in the field? 7 years

Why do you work in the field? I work in the field of prevention because I found my passion in working with communities to help develop and implement strategies & interventions that promote healthy environments in which all individuals succeed.