Mandi Puckett, CPS
Mandi Puckett, CPS is a Founder and Executive Director of CLEAR Alliance, a statewide educational non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and impaired driving prevention education. Puckett has worked in public service for 19 years (15 years in Substance Abuse Prevention and 4 years in Juvenile Justice Probation). Prior to her statewide educational outreach, Puckett worked locally for a non-profit for 12 years as Prevention Supervisor and coordinator of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention efforts in Jefferson County, including supervising other prevention specialists. Her efforts included spearheading the Jefferson County Prevention Task Force, its Meth Task Force subgroup and numerous community prevention projects – including developing community partnerships and adopting the county-wide Jefferson County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Protocol (the first such protocol in the state of Oregon). After graduating college in 1997, Puckett started her public service career as a Juvenile Justice Officer in 1999, which inspired and led her to move to the substance abuse prevention field in 2002. She received her certification as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) from the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon in 2007. During her 19 years of service, she has been recognized with several awards including a Special Recognition Award from the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, Outstanding Prevention Program Award from Oregon Partnership, Citizen Impact Award from the Jefferson County Sheriff, Catalyst for Change Award from the National Smart Approaches to Marijuana non-profit, and the Oregon DUII Prevention/Treatment Provider of the Year Award from the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force.
Marie Watkins, CPS