About Us

Preventionfocus staff

“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., President

John J. Riccardi, Esq.,
Vice President

Attorney at Law

Lucian Wiza, Treasurer
Meals on Wheels for WNY

Judith M. Monaco, Secretary
Unitarian Universalist Church of Amherst

Michael Hagler
Citizens Bank

Kirk Lincoln
Lawley Benefits Group

Roan Moncrieffe
GEICO Direct

Valerie C. Nolan

Jeffrey R. Rabey
Depew Union-Free School District

Thomas R. Smith
Erie County Family Court

Anthony Wiechec
RestMark Group