Multimedia AOD Prevention Communication

This committee focuses on multimedia strategies for effective communication of educational messaging to the UConn community.


  • Review NCHA, Core Alcohol & Drug Survey, and other data sources provided by the AOD Education Office to identify community needs regarding alcohol and other drug messaging.
  • Develop educational prevention messaging based on community needs.
  • Design a two-year plan for implementation and review of messaging. 
  • Provide recommendations for mechanisms to assess the efficacy and reach of prevention messaging.

Members of the Committee:

  • Co-Chair, Suzanne Onorato, Executive Director of Student Health Services (SHS)
  • Co-Chair, Emily Pagano, Alcohol & Other Drug Education Coordinator, WPS
  • AOD Project Coordinator, Benjamin Christensen, Administrative Specialist, SHS
  • Dustin Brentlinger, Interim Director for Strategy, WPS
  • Artemis Damble, Clinical Data Nurse Coordinator, SHS
  • Drew Kelkres, AOD University Specialist, WPS
  • Aimee Cash, Health Communication Specialist, SHS
  • Deb Hubbell, Director, Health Communications, SHS
  • Ashley Hudd-Trotter, Program Coordinator, Off-Campus Student Services
  • Rachael Levy, UConn Police Officer
  • Lori Masters, Director of Data Analytics and Health Management, SHS
  • Cassandra Setzler, Program Assistant, WPS
  • Michelle Tirabassi, Health Communication Specialist, SHS
  • Tara Watrous, Student Engagement, WPS

Meetings are the fourth Tuesday of the month from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.