About Us

Who We Are

Board of Directors


Lauren & Meredith
Current PF! Interns: Lauren Houshel & Meredith Anness


PreventionFIRST! offers unpaid internship opportunities and currently partners with the University of Cincinnati College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services Health Education program (Public and Community Health).

Interns are interviewed and onboarded as a typical employee. Work experiences can include projects and activities in the areas of prevention research, community engagement, and implementation of prevention strategies. 

For more information:

Nicole Schiesler, President & CEO

513-751-8000 ext.12


Currently, we have no available employment opportunities. 

Our Prevention Connection monthly, e-newsletter is a great way to learn more about PreventionFIRST!

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: PreventionFIRST! implements best practice strategies to reduce the risk of behavioral health disorders. 

Our Vision: All communities apply prevention strategies in every stage of life. 

Robert C. Lesan III

Pat Roberson

Tim Volepenhein

Past Chair
Dave Wallace

Terri Compton
Daniel Cummins
Marc Dizard
Lawrence Herbst
Tony Hyott
Kristin List
Jennifer Mooney
Patricia Neal-Miller
Scott Roth
Daniel Schloemer
Dennis Swingley
Tiffany Tribble
Nathan Wander
Ryan Whitaker

Nicole Schiesler  



PreventionFIRST! is an equal opportunity employer assuring equitable consideration of all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran or other protected group status.

Core Values

Engage with local coalitions and individuals

Help people find their role in prevention 

Decisions/programs based on data and need

Long-term, lasting resource for the community

Our Goals

1. Ensure data-driven decision-making across all prevention initiatives

  • 5% increase in students taking the 2022 PF! Student Survey
  • All programs and grants have end-of-project evaluation reports

2. Support community engagement

  • Develop one new coalition based on the 2022 PF! Student Survey or other local data sources
  • One existing coalition advances to incubation status
  • One existing coalition advances to independent development status

3. Implement evidence-based prevention by building and strengthening capacity across community sectors

  • 50% of schools in our service region receive prevention training
  • Increase media impressions by 50%
  • Increase marijuana prevention funding by $25,000 to prevent teen use
  • Decrease the past 30-day use of alcohol by 1% (16.6% to 15.6%) in 12-18-year-olds as measured by the 2022 PF! Student Survey by June 30,2022
  • Increase the number of 18-20-year-olds who have never used alcohol in the past 30-days by 1%(15.3%to16.3%) as measured by the 2022 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment (ACHA) by June 30, 2022

4. Increase prevention system infrastructure by providing training, technical assistance, and mentoring through the PF! TrainingHUB!

  • 60% of professionals providing prevention strategies have attended a PF! training
  • Increase the number of organizations contracting with PF! for technical assistance and/or training as a fee for service
  • Increase the number of professionals mentored by PF! for the Ohio Prevention Credential
  • Increase the number of organizations using PF! to provide continuing education hours (Certified Health Education Specialist(CHES) & Ohio Certified Prevention credentials

5. Grow organizational resources

  • Increase financial support through fee for service opportunities, grants, foundations, and individual, current/past Board members, corporation, and organizational donations
  • Maintain 18 - 20 individuals on the PF! Board of Directors through annual nominations and term renewal
  • Recruit and develop volunteers who provide in-kind support to PF! programming
  • Develop marketing strategies tools, and metrics that promote the organization

PF! Strategic Plan Summary One Pager 

FY2020 Annual Report

FY2019 Annual Report

FY2018 Annual Report

FY2017 Annual Report