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Jennifer Wall, Rhode Island

 

Tobacco Free RI is a coordinating network that brings together the people and organizations working on tobacco control in RI.  We are excited to introduce Jennifer Wall, the new coordinator for Tobacco Free RI (TFRI).  Jennifer works closely with the TFRI Chair, the Network Council and the Local Policy Work Group committee, and manages the day-to-day activity of the network. She supports the work of the network partner organizations (including the American Heart Association) by providing and sharing information, resources, advice and technical assistance on best and promising practices of tobacco use prevention and treatment; and by convening meetings and facilitating discussions so that network partners can find common ground and collaborate to bring about effective policy change to reduce tobacco use in RI.

Jennifer is a certified prevention specialist who has worked in the prevention field for the last 18 years. An experienced community organizer, advocate, fundraiser, and non-profit manager, she has honed her skills in several fields including substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and youth leadership development. Most recently, Jennifer was employed by the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), a small non-profit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. She also co-founded and coordinated DICE, the EPPC's youth-led program that empowers young people to make change in their community through leadership development, peer education, and service to the community. For more than a decade, Jennifer has served on the Youth-to-Youth International's Eastern States Conference adult staff and more recently she presented workshops to participants from all over the East Coast. A long-time tobacco prevention advocate, Jennifer spent the first 10 years of her career aiding in the passage of Rhode Island's smoke-free workplaces legislation.

Jennifer is a native Rhode Islander who grew up in East Providence and currently lives in Cumberland. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Public and Community Service from Providence College. Jennifer is passionate about social justice issues, traveling and empowering individuals to be the change they wish to see in the world.

For more information on TFRI, visit www.tobaccofree-ri.org

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