Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Committee (AOD)

Charge: The functions of the committee are: 1) Education and Prevention, 2) Review of and Recommendations for Policy, and 3) Communication

Chair: Counseling and Psychological Services, Alcohol and Drug Specialist


  • 2 faculty members
  • 2 “at large” staff members
  • Representative from Arcata Police Department
  • Representative from University Police Department
  • Assistant Director of Housing and Residential Life
  • A.S. Legislative Vice President (or designee)
  • 1 student from fraternal/Greek organizations (Appointed by A.S. via A.S. President upon the recommendation of the Greek Council)
  • 1 student from the Residence Housing Association (appointed by A.S. via A.S. President upon the recommendation of RHA)
  • 1 student from Intercollegiate Athletics (appointed by the A.S. via A.S. President upon the recommendation of the Athletic Director)
  • Student Health Center Health Educator
  • 1 representative from Counseling and Psychological Services
  • 1 representative from community substance abuse prevention/treatment field
  • 1 representative from community alcoholic beverage retailers/tavern owners


At least four times each term

Committee Head: 
Committee Members: 
    • Troy Lescher - Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts

    • Garrick Woods - Assistant Professor of Music

    • Donn Peterson - Chief of Cal Poly Humboldt Police Department 

    • Yashvin Madhak - Area Coordinator of Residence Life

    • Mary Sue Savage - Check It Project Coordinator

    • Ravin Craig - Health Educator

    • Anna Owings - Humboldt County Health Ed Specialist/

    • Roger Wang - Assistant Dean of Students

    • Kelsi Guerrero - Student Health and Wellbein Services Case Manager

    • Ned Peck - Staff Psychotherapist and Group Coordinator for Counseling/Psychological Services

    • Dave Nakamura - University Center Executive Director

    • Donyet King - Director of Residence Life

    • Yarexi Gutierrez - Student
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