About Us

“Preventionfocus, Inc. empowers children, adults, and entire communities with the skills, information, and tools needed to make positive life choices – making safe and healthy happen.”

– Agency Mission Statement, adopted October 3, 2012


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!

Board of Directors

Kimberly A. Georger, Esq.,
Vice President

John J. Riccardi, Esq.,
Vice President
Attorney at Law

Lucian Wiza, Treasurer
Meals on Wheels for WNY

Thomas R. Smith, Secretary
Erie County Family Court

Judith M. Monaco,
St. Paul’s Cathedral

Michael Hagler
Wolverine Worldwide

Kirk Lincoln
Lawley Benefits Group

Roan Moncrieffe
GEICO Direct

Jeffrey R. Rabey
Depew Union-Free School District

Jennifer R. Scharf, Esq.
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Tiffany Bentley
Cumulus Media

Amina Diallo, CPA
Lumsden & McCormick, LLP

Daniel J. Reino
Uevelhoer & Associates, PC

Nicholle M. Overkamp, MBA
Wilcox Financial