HC DrugFree, the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, and Congruent Counseling Speak to Class at Howard High School

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HC DrugFree, the Howard County State's Attorney's Office and Congruent Counseling partnered earlier today to talk with students at Howard High School in Columbia. A wide variety of topics were addressed - vaping, marijuana, prescription pain medication, the legal impact of buying/selling/giving drugs, and much more. 

Pictured: Howard High School's Principal Nick Novak, Howard County Deputy State's Attorney Kim Oldham, Chemistry and Forensic Science Teacher Cathy Bloedorn, HC DrugFree's Executive Director Joan Webb Scornaienchi, and owner of Congruent Counseling Mark Donovan. 

HC DrugFree Working to Keep Student Athletes Drug Free

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The Howard County Public School System invited HC DrugFree to talk with parents at their Athlete Meetings about the concern of high school athletes getting prescribed legal pain medication (opioids) for their sports injuries. 

Pictured HC DrugFree's Executive Director with Glenelg High School's Athletics and Activities Manager Dan Sageman and Atholton High School Athletics and Activities Manager Mike Senisi and Principal JoAnn Hutchens. 

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HC DrugFree Continues to Learn from the FBI

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HC DrugFree thanks the Baltimore Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allowing us to learn from your team, and we look forward to working together to keep Howard County youth and families safe. 

Pictured: Special FBI Agent in Charge, Gordon Johnson; HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi; and Deputy Chief of the Department of Justice Civil Rights Division's Criminal Section, Barbara "Bobbi" Bernstein.

HC DrugFree's Executive Director Wins in "Nonprofit with Less than $10 Million Annual Revenue" Category

Tonight, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi received her third and final Most Admired CEO Award from The Daily Record. The award category was "Nonprofit with Less than $10 Million Annual Revenue" and the ceremony was held at the BWI Hilton in Linthicum Heights.

As a three-time winner, Joan was one of only three individuals to be entered into the Circle of Leadership.

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The Most Admired CEO Award honors talented business CEOs and nonprofit Executive Directors throughout Maryland whose leadership and vision is admired by those around them. An outside panel of judges selects these winners based on professional accomplishments, community service and the letters of references submitted by co-workers, board members and community leaders showing the CEOs leadership and vision.

In addition to thanking The Daily Record for selecting her for this recognition, Joan thanks all of you - Howard County families and HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council, volunteers, partners, staff, and board for your support throughout the past 8 years. Joan is committed to Howard County youth and families and is grateful for the opportunity to serve our community. 

HC DrugFree's team congratulates Joan.

Jinlene Chan, M.D., Acting Deputy Secretary for Public Health Services provided a an update about the Opioid Epidemic in Maryland at the Maryland Association of Prevention Professionals and Advocates (MAPPA) Conference in Ocean City.

Dr. Chan was the former Health Officer in Anne Arundel County. 

Pictured: (left) Dr. Chan and HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi

Pictured: Dr. Chan and HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi

Pictured: Dr. Chan and HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi

HC DrugFree Visited with Cpl. Caplan and OCPD's Jailbird

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Today, HC DrugFree's Executive Director, Joan Webb Scornaienchi visited with Cpl. Howard Caplan and the Ocean City Police Department's jailbird.

Cpl. Caplan and Joan communicate throughout the year to expand ways to keep Howard County high school seniors on spring break safe as well as families vacationing in OC throughout the year.

Thank you, Cpl. Caplan for being part of HC DrugFree's devoted team/family! 

HIDTA and CDC Workshop to Identify Key Elements of Overdose Response Protocols

Leadership MD ’15 classmates Jeff Beeson, Deputy Director of Management Coordination at The Washington/Baltimore High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (W/B HIDTA) and Joan Webb Scornaienchi, Executive Director of HC DrugFree, participated in a workshop to identify key elements of overdose response protocols. The workshop was held at HIDTA’s office in Greenbelt and facilitated by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

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Mayfield Woods Middle School begins Red Ribbon Week with a Little Help from the DEA, HCPD and HC DrugFree

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Howard County Police Department (HCPD) Canine Unit, and HC DrugFree helped staff and students at Mayfield Woods Middle School begin the DEA's Red Ribbon Week. The school is located in Elkridge, MD  

(Top left) HC DrugFree's Joan Webb Scornaienchi was pleased to join MWMS staff (front left to right) Mr. Murray and Ms. Stevens, (back row center to right)  Mrs. Bonavitacola and Mrs. Shindel

(Top left) HC DrugFree's Joan Webb Scornaienchi was pleased to join MWMS staff (front left to right) Mr. Murray and Ms. Stevens, (back row center to right)  Mrs. Bonavitacola and Mrs. Shindel

Middle school student in camouflage

Middle school student in camouflage

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Thank you to MWMS, the DEA,  and HCPD for allowing HC DrugFree to stand with you as we all work together to protect children in Howard County. 

Thank you to MWMS, the DEA,  and HCPD for allowing HC DrugFree to stand with you as we all work together to protect children in Howard County. 

Red Ribbon Week in Howard County

Members of HC DrugFree's Teen Advisory Council and the adults working with the teens showed their support of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Red Ribbon Week by holding red ribbons and drug-free messages.

The 2017 Red Ribbon Week theme is: Your future is key, so stay drug free!

HC DrugFree is proud to support Red Ribbon Week and work with the DEA on national Drug Take Back Day events held twice a year. 

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