10 People Who Make the Baltimore Region Better

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, was named one of "10 People Who Make the Baltimore Region Better" in an article in The Baltimore Sun. Ms. Scornaienchi has been the Executive Director of HC DrugFree since 2009 and has received much recognition for her work. 

HC DrugFree Participated on Panel at University of MD College Park

HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi, was invited by Dr. Amelia Arria and the University of Maryland School of Public Health to serve on a panel as part of Public Health Research at Maryland 2018. 

The day-long event was held on April 3 at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union on the University of Maryland College Park campus. Featured speakers and panel discussions addressed the theme: Reimagining Health: Partnership, Programs, Policies. 

Ms. Scornaienchi participated on the panel: Widening the Lens of the Opioid Epidemic.

First of Two 2018 Senior Week: Staying Safe in Ocean City Programs

Ocean City Police Cpl. Howard Caplan and Howard County Public School administrator James McVey representing Ocean City Beach Patrol joined HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi at the first of two annual Senior Week: Staying Safe in OC programs. This event was hosted by Howard High School's principal Nick Novak. HC DrugFree thanks its partners at HCPSS, OC Police and OC Beach Patrol.

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Congratulations for Induction into Howard County Women's Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Joan Webb Scornaienchi, HC DrugFree's Executive Director since 2009 for being inducted into the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame for her many contributions to the County.

 HC DrugFree's Board Emeritus and Howard County Circuit Court Judge William V. Tucker,

HC DrugFree's Board Emeritus and Howard County Circuit Court Judge William V. Tucker,

 Howard County Administrative Judge Lenore Gelfman

Howard County Administrative Judge Lenore Gelfman

 Frank Eastham, Chief School Management and Instructions Leadership Officer, Howard County Public School System

Frank Eastham, Chief School Management and Instructions Leadership Officer, Howard County Public School System

 County Council Member Dr. Calvin Ball

County Council Member Dr. Calvin Ball

 Former Board of Education Member Ellen Flynn-Giles

Former Board of Education Member Ellen Flynn-Giles

 County Executive Allan Kittleman

County Executive Allan Kittleman

Ho Co Student FilmFest - HC DrugFree Category

Once again, HC DrugFree was proud to partner with the Ho Co Student FilmFest. The event was held on Friday, March 9 at the Miller Library in Ellicott City. More than 100 youths and adults attended the event to cheer on the student filmmakers.

HC DrugFree's category received 8 films qualifying for judging. 

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Pictured:  HCPSS staff and filmfest advisor Ms. Danielle DuPuis, HC DrugFree's Executive Director Ms. Joan Webb Scornaienchi, students Claire O'Saughnessy & Rubama Patwary, and HCPSS staff and filmfest advisor Ms. Jill Lee. Absent from photo: HCPSS staff and filmfest advisor Ms. Binki McKenna.

HC DrugFree's Executive Director to be Inducted into Howard County Women's Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi for her upcoming induction into the Howard County Women's Hall of Fame.

Ms. Scornaienchi will be one of three women inducted into the Women's Hall of Fame in 2018. The induction ceremony will be held on March 22 in the George Howard Building in Ellicott City, MD. 

For more information about the event or the three women, visit http://bit.ly/2Ch81HW.

HC DrugFree Standing with National Partners -- Partnering for Prevention

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HC DrugFree was pleased to spend time with old friends and meet new partners in the substance use prevention movement while at the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America's annual National Leadership Forum in National Harbor, MD. 

Pictured: HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi with Dr. Wilson Compton, Deputy Director, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Instititues of Health (NIH). 

Dr. Compton has worked with HC DrugFree for the past several years and it's always good to hear his latest science-based updates. Dr. Compton's presentation emphasized the importance of prescribing practices, as well as methods of prevention that are school and community based.

HC DrugFree thanks NIDA for partnering with us throughout the year and we extend a special thank you to Dr. Compton for making himself available to us and cheering on our efforts.

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Pictured:  Joan with Mr. Richard Baum, Acting Director, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) holding a "We Want YOU - Partnering for Underage Drinking Prevention" sign to be used later that day at a prevention rally in D.C. 

Mr. Baum has been a member of ONDCP's staff since the late 1990s and he was named Acting Director of ONDCP by President Trump in March 2017.