Health Educators Maya Lordo and Lindsey Prewitt were recognized Wednesday evening as Coalition Members of the Year by the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) for their efforts with the Bloomfield Alliance Coalition to reduce underage drinking and drug abuse. Lordo, who is a certified MCHES and also registered environmental health specialist, has been with the Department of Health and Human Services since 2010. Prewitt has been with the department since 2016.
“I want to take this opportunity to congratulate both Maya and Lindsey on this award and the outstanding job they are doing on behalf of the community and for shining a bright light yet again on the Department of Health and the incredible staff here,” said director of Health & Welfare at the Bloomfield Department of Health and Human Services Karen Lore. “As some of the newest members of the Bloomfield Alliance Coalition, they have quickly become leaders and visionaries in this effort working collectively towards developing partnerships and programs that strengthen the alliance and their mission. Drug and alcohol abuse are issues the public often fails to associate with youth populations, but Maya and Lindsey have emphasized the need for better education and prevention resources. Their outstanding work is making a positive difference in the lives of young people and their families in our community.”
ADAPT is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) community-based counseling and family service agency with over 35 specialized programs for people of all ages from infants to seniors. Licensed by New Jersey’s Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Department of Children and Families, ADAPT provides trainings for Coalition members and works with local partners to decrease illegal and prescription drug abuse and misuse in college-aged individuals and the senior population. The Bloomfield Alliance Coalition (BAC) is dedicated to reducing underage drinking and abuse in Bloomfield and throughout Essex County. The BAC meets quarterly and closely communicates with the Bloomfield Board of Health. The next BAC meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 22nd in the Mayor’s Conference room of the Law Enforcement Building at 1 Municipal Plaza, Bloomfield, NJ.