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Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Prevention Fellowship

Interested in becoming a CPWI Prevention Fellow?

Read the full job description to learn more about the program qualifications and expectations.

Cohort 2 began June 2019.

Cohort 3 began October 2019.

Cohort 4 began January 2020.

DBHR and Washington State University will screen and interview all interested applicants.

For more information, contact Laura Hill, Washington State University Professor and Chair, Human Development at laurahill@wsu.edu.

In 2019, the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery welcomed the first cohort of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative (CPWI) Prevention Fellowship. The new program is supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) State Opioid Response grant and implemented in partnership with Washington State University (WSU).

Purpose

The CPWI Fellowship Program works to expand the field of substance use disorder prevention and build capacity in communities that could benefit from CPWI. The Fellows will:

  • Develop knowledge of prevention science and best practices by participating in statewide prevention trainings
  • Gain experience in strategic planning, program design, implementation, and contract and program management
  • Assist the state with policy and programmatic development
  • Provide technical assistance to communities

Timeline

Qualifications

  • Obtained, or working towards, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience providing training to culturally diverse audiences on prevention and health promotion topics
  • Effective communication skills
  • Willingness to travel statewide
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours

Current Fellows

Cohort 1

Destiny Eversull

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Major: Human Development, certificate in Family Studies, minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Washington State University, 2019

 

Kersten Tano

Hometown: Ewa Beach, HI

Major: Pre-Nursing, Human Development, Washington State University, 2019

 

Cohort 2

Endalkachew Abebaw 

Hometown: Renton, WA

Major: Human Development with a certificate in Adolescence Studies, Washington State University, 2019

 

Mariel Irvan

Hometown: Richland, WA

Major: Psychology and Human Development, Washington State University, 2019

 

Tori McDermott Hale

Hometown: Maple Valley, WA

Major: Psychology and Human Development, Washington State University, 2019

 

Cohort 3

Sophia Hilsen

Hometown: Normandy Park, WA

Major: Psychology and Human Development, Washington State University, 2019

 

Emma Neller

Hometown: Ellensburg, WA

Major: Public Health - Global Health, Washington State University, 2019

 

Krista Timm [not pictured]

Hometown: Lakewood, WA

Major: Human Development, Washington State University, 2019

 

Sazi Wald

Hometown: Madison, WI

Major: Master of Social Work, University of Washington, 2019

 

Cohort 4

Sabrina DiGennaro

Hometown: Orange, CA

Major: Human Development with Psychology minor, Washington State University, 2019

 

Rachel Oliver

Hometown: Deer Park, WA

Major: Psychology, Washington State University, 2019

 

Samantha Pangelinan 

Hometown: Long Beach, CA

Major: Human Development, Washington State University, anticipated graduation May 2020

 

Grace Wilkowski

Hometown: Point Roberts, WA

Major: Psychology and Human Development, Washington State University, anticipated graduation May 2020