About Us

Our Mission

The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families joins School, Family, and Community in preventing and reducing youth substance use and its negative consequences and in preventing teen suicide.

More About Us

The Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families, an anti-drug coalition with members representing all sectors of the community, serves the geographic area of Chippewa Valley Schools and includes parts of Clinton and Macomb Townships in Macomb County, Michigan. The Coalition was re-awarded a federal Drug Free Communities Grant in September 2014 and recognized as the Prevention Organization of the Year for the State of Michigan in 2014.

Current Coalition Subcommittees

We thank the many Coalition volunteers and representatives of our community partners that contribute their time and talents to the following subcommittees:

  •  Youth Alcohol Prevention
  •  Youth Marijuana Prevention
  •  Youth Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
  •  Elementary Steering
  •  Business Advisory
  •  Vape Task Group
  •  Interfaith/Chippewa Valley Partnership

 Youth Involvement – Coalition Teen Councils (CTC)

 There is a Coalition Teen Council (CTC) comprised of students at each of the 3 high schools in Chippewa Valley Schools – Chippewa Valley, Dakota, and Mohegan High Schools. Student members of the CTCs initiate drug prevention programming at their schools, engage in outreach to younger students, and provide the “voice of youth” for the Coalition.

Executive Board

Diane Blaine
Chippewa Valley Schools
Director of School & Community Public Relations
Donna Kirchoff
Chippewa Valley Schools
Title 1 Coordinator
Paddy Laske
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Community and Workplace Program Director
Dr. Charlene MGunn, Ph.D.
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Executive Director
Dawn Radzioch, MA CPC-R
Macomb County Office of Substance Abuse
Prevention & Training Coordinator
Barbara Towner
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Coordinator
Kim Zuchora
Chippewa Valley Coalition for Youth and Families
Community Member

Coalition Staff

Dr. Charlene MGunn, Ph.D.
Executive Director
586-723-2360
Barbara Towner
Coordinator
586-723-2582

Coalition Teen Councils (CTC)

Virgina Adams
Chippewa Valley High School
Moderator
Amanda Locke
Chippewa Valley High School
Moderator
Sarina Grewe
Dakota High School
Moderator
Stephanie Lange
Dakota High School
Moderator