INNER CITY ALCOHOL AND DRUG PREVENTION COMMISSION
Laura Merrell, M.S.W.
Current Position—Coordinator of Outreach, Department of Health and Human Services Project Position—Outreach Coordinator Community ATOD Prevention Project
Ms. Merrell has coordinated outreach services in our community for twelve years. In her capacity with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), she has developed contacts with leaders in organizations throughout the county. Her department at DHHS was in the top 5% of state departments in efficiency and effectiveness, according to a study last year. The procedures she developed for her department have been adopted by the state agency.
Ms. Merrell has the experience with outreach services that the project needs. She also has established contacts to put the project a step ahead for implementation. Ms. Merrell has expertise in developing procedures that work. She has the respect of area service leaders. A large portion of her work for DHHS has been involved with substance abuse intervention because of the prevalence of low-income families in our county. Her work has been exemplary.
Social Worker, River City DHHS, 1984-1988 Coordinator of Outreach, River City DHHS, 1989-present
Advisor, Special Olympics, 1998
Mentor, Girls Club of America, 1995-present
Board Member, County Library Association, 1997-present
Advisor, Association for Disabled Youth, 1994-present
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Florida State University, 1982 Master's of Social Work, University of Georgia, 1984
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