Ohio's Coaching and Mentoring Network (OCAM) Biographies

Ohio Coaches and Mentoring Network (OCAM Network) provides training, technical assistance, and mentoring in alignment with Ohio’s SPF-PFS priorities. The network is comprised of coaches, all of whom have been appointed under the auspices of the SPF-PFS Leadership Team. OCAMNetwork members are selected for their competence and ability to add substance to the Network’s deliberations and work. The primary function of the OCAM Network is to strengthen the capacity and competence in evidence-based prevention within rural and Appalachian communities. In addition to large group learning events, each community is assigned a local coach for one-on-one technical assistance.

Mary F. Haag, RN, OCPC, ICPS

Mary Haag is a registered nurse and certified prevention specialist with over 20 years of achievement in substance abuse prevention, coalition building and non-profit management. Haag currently serves as President & CEO for PreventionFIRST! She recently graduated from Leadership Cincinnati, Class 39; is past-President of the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board and ADAPAO Board; and has served as a coach/mentor for the National School for Prevention Leadership. Mary participates with various regional, state, and national conferences, collaboratives, and think tanks. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of Mt. St. Joseph.


Nicole Schiesler, M.Ed., CHES, OCPC, ICPS

Nicole Schiesler is a Certified Health Education Specialist and Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant with over 20 years of experience in the substance abuse prevention field. She currently serves as the Director of Coalition Strategies at PreventionFIRST! and oversees all prevention strategies that are implemented through the Coalition's three strategic pathways: Prevention Science, Community Engagement, and Prevention Action. Nicole received her undergraduate degree in Community Health from Ohio University and a Master's Degree in Health Promotion from the University of Cincinnati.


Jennifer Benson

Jennifer Benson, BA, OCPC, ICPS

Jennifer Benson is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant with over 15 years of experience in the substance abuse prevention field. She is the co-author of the low risk drinking course for adults, Minimize Risk ~ Maximize Life. Jennifer has worked with populations from preschool through adults and has presented at county, regional and statewide conferences. She is currently consulting with the SPF-PFS grant helping individuals work toward prevention credentialing. Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida State University.

Stacey Gibson

Stacey Gibson BS, LSW, OCPC

Stacey Gibson is employed by the Sandusky County Board of Heath where she is the Director of Health Planning and Education and coordinates their Public Health Accreditation process. She also serves as the Coordinator of Health Partners and the Prevention Partnership Coalition, a recipient of the Ohio Coalition of Excellence Award. Stacey has a B.S. in Child/Family Community Services from BGSU, is a Licensed Social Worker and an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant. Stacey has over 25 years of experience working in communities focusing on adults/youth involved in at-risk behaviors; and is responsible for supporting her coalition by assessing local conditions; and developing and implementing prevention strategies, while actively engaging community members.

Allison Harrison B.S., OCPC

Allison is currently a Prevention Specialist with the Family Recovery Center in Lisbon, Ohio. She has been in the prevention field for the past 9 years after graduating from Youngstown State University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. She was the Program Coordinator for the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) working with young adults. Currently, Allison is the Aiming High Program Coordinator, a school based prevention program serving all schools in Columbiana County and assists with other programs and grants within the agency. Allison is an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant.

Derek Longmeier

William "Chip" Livisay, BA, LSW

William "Chip" Livisay, a Licensed Social Worker, is the owner of the W. Osborne Group sharing his over thirty years of human service experience primarily with children from adverse childhood experiences, adolescents and adults with substance use disorders, individuals affected by family members with substance use disorders, community residents and non-government service providers.  He has also worked with the criminal justice system, educational systems and been an active leader in the substance use and mental health prevention field in Ohio.   Other areas of experience include leadership development, change management, crisis management and conflict resolution; clinical knowledge in substance use assessment, consultation, education; excellent communication and presentation skills.  Ability to harness the benefits of diversity within and across environments to establish effective working relationships with multi-disciplinary groups, interact effectively with partners, and community.  

He was most recently employed by the City of Columbus Public Health as the Section Chief of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services.  Mr. Livisay has co-authored a publication in neighborhood organization that was recognized, at that time, by the Center of Substance Abuse Prevention as a best practice.  His work has taken him nationally and international as a trainer and consultant as well as a participant in exchanges with criminal justice, education and chemical dependency professionals. 

Mr. Livisay is an active community leader having served on the boards of the Greater Linden Development Corporation (Chair), CompDrug, and World Collegiate Community Schools.  Mr. Livisay was instrumental in the development of the credentialing process for alcohol, and other drug prevention professionals and served on the former Ohio Credentialing Board for Chemical Dependency Professionals (OCB), as a trustee with two years as chair of the Prevention Committee. 

He is an alumnus of Otterbein College now Otterbein University and inducted into the African American Hall of Fame at Otterbein College. Additionally, he is a graduate member of The Ohio State University, John Glenn School of Public Affairs, L2000+ Leadership program.

Derek Longmeier

Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPS , ICPS

Derek Longmeier, MBA, OCPC, ICPS has attained certification from the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium as an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. He obtained an MBA from Ohio Dominican University, a BA in Psychology from The Ohio State University, and a Certificate in Social Enterprise from The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Longmeier has been in the substance abuse prevention field for over 20 years and has presented at local, state, and national trainings throughout the U.S. He served at Drug Free Action Alliance for over 10 years, lastly as the Director of Prevention Services. In 2010 he created The ATOD Prevention Group, a private training and consulting company focused on enhancing community change through education, community-based process, and environmental strategies.

Through the ATOD Prevention Group, he serves as the Executive Director of the Problem Gambling Network of Ohio, Coach for the OhioMHAS’ SPF-PFS initiative, a Community Relations Consultant for Working Partner’s Drug Free Workforce Community Initiative, and an Associate with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT).

Longmeier is a Master Trainer for SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training, certified trainer for SAMHSA’s Prevention Ethics, and conducts training and facilitation on topics, including the Strategic Prevention Framework, Environmental Prevention, Understanding and Working with Millennials, and Social Media. Additionally, he provides consultation in areas such as coalition development and strategic planning.

Longmeier serves on the OhioMHAS Prevention Round Table, Chair of the Policy, Infrastructure and Gaming Industry committee for the Problem Gambling Services Advisory Board, and the Strategic Prevention Framework-Partnership for Success Leadership Team.

Prevention and health promotion are not only his profession, but also his passion.

Melinda Norman

Melinda Norman BS, NSW, OCPC, ICPS

Melinda Norman - is a School Teacher in Gallia County Local Schools. She began her professional life in the classroom as an educator and then entered the AOD field as a Preventionist. She was responsible for a Community Coalition, a Mentoring Program, all of the school based education programs and advocacy for the community level. Bringing her passion for community coalitions she joined the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction in 2004 as an AOD Program Specialist in the Division of Prevention Services. She was a liaison to county ADAMHS/ADAS Boards and local alcohol and other drug abuse prevention program providers. She was responsible for the provision of coordinated technical assistance to these Boards and providers to advance evidence based prevention programs, practices, policies and strategies. Norman served as the Ohio FASD State Coordinator and provided facilitation and oversight of the Ohio FASD Initiative from its beginning until 2013. She also represented the Department at various national, state, county and local level meetings, task forces, committees and seminars. She is a coach with the SPF-PFS OCAM Network and stays involved in the community level prevention efforts as well as providing trainings in the field. She still provides trainings for the field such as, but not limited to, SAPST Training, Coalition Building, and Asset Development. She has over 20 years of experience in Prevention. Norman holds a Masters in Social Work, Bachelor of Science in Education and an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II (OCPSII).

Christi Valentini-Lackner

Christi Valentini-Lackner, OCPS

Christi Valentini-Lackner is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist with 15 years of experience in the substance abuse prevention field. She currently serves as a Program Manager under the Center for Prevention Action at PreventionFIRST! and works on prevention strategies specific to Underage Drinking, Youth Empowerment, and Parent Empowerment. Christi received her undergraduate degree from Ohio University. Christi is a co-author of the low risk drinking course for adults, Minimize Risk ~ Maximize Life. She is also the 2016 recipient of the ADAPAO Advocate Award.