• Making Connections
    that last

    About Preventionfocus

OUR VISION

A community where individuals make safe and healthy choices in an environment that promotes acceptance and support.






About Us

Prevention is a proactive approach that keeps healthy people healthy and gives those at higher risk a better chance of avoiding dangerous and unhealthy behaviors. Underage drinking, substance abuse, problem gambling, bullying, obesity, violence, suicide, and a host of related problems can be reduced when the proper prevention strategies are implemented. Preventionfocus puts such strategies to work every day in an effort to stop problems before they start.

We give children, teens, and adults the skills and information they need to make safer and healthier choices. We also work to impact laws, policies, norms and beliefs that make those choices easier and more likely.

Contact us to see how we can make safe and healthy happen for you!


Executive Director

Matthew G. Smith, CPP

School Districts

We work with a number of school districts to engage their students with our programs:

ALDEN CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Primary, Intermediate, and Middle School

BUFFALO CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
City Honors, School 82, Frederick Law Olmstead, Bennet Park Montessori, Build Academy, Arthur Eve School of Distinction, West Hertel Academy

BUFFALO CHARTER SCHOOLS
Buffalo United Charter School, South Buffalo Charter School, King Center Charter School

GRAND ISLAND CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT
Huth, Kaegebein

KENMORE-TONAWANDA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Charter School for Applied Technology

LACKAWANNA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT
Truman Elementary, Martin Road Elementary, Lackawanna Middle School

LACKAWANNA CHARTER SCHOOLS
Global Concepts Charter School

TONAWANDA
Fletcher Elementary, Mullen Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Tonawanda Middle School

Board Officers

President
Kimberly A. Georger, Esq.
NYSUT

Vice President
Nicholle M. Overkamp, MBA
Wilcox Financial

Treasurer
Amina Diallo, CPA
Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

Secretary
Hon. Sharon M. LoVallo
Erie County Family Court

Board Members

Michael J. Anderson
Key Bank

Kelly M. Barrett, Esq.
Center for Elder Law & Justice

Tiffany Bentley
Cumulus Media

Michael Hagler
Dollar General

Kate Heidinger
Kevin Guest House

Roan Moncrieffe
AAA Members Insurance Agency

Karen L. Nicolson, Esq.
Center for Elder Law & Justice

Anne Marie Pera, LMSW
Orleans Niagara BOCES

Daniel J. Reino, CPA
Uebelhoer & Associates, PC

John J. Riccardi, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Kristin E. Scaringi
Willis Towers Watson

Lucian Wiza
Meals on Wheels for WNY




Our Government Partners and Collaborators

Want to make a difference? Learn How