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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 begins June 2019.

Cohort 3 begins October 2019.

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, Washington

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

 

Kersten Tano

Hometown: Ewa Beach, Hawaii

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

 

Cohort 2

Endalkachew Abebaw 

Hometown: Renton, Washington

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

 

Mariel Irvan

Hometown: Richland, Virginia

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

Sazi Wald