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Nicole Schiesler, M.ED., CHES, OCPC
Nicole Schiesler, M.Ed., MCHES, OCPC, ICPS
President & CEO

Nicole Schiesler is President and CEO at PreventionFirst! She has worked in the prevention field since 1997. She is professionally credentialed as an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), an International Certified Prevention Specialist (ICPS), and Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Nicole has a Bachelor of Science in community health from Ohio University and a Master of Education in health promotion and education from the University of Cincinnati. She is the 2019 recipient of the University of Cincinnati, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services (CECH) Distinguished Alumni Award. She is a graduate of the Community Leaders Institute (CLI) and the Nonprofit Leadership Institute of Greater Cincinnati (NLIGC.) EXCEL Leadership Program XIV. Nicole is also a BOLD 7 graduate and Leader Circle member — both programs of the Leadership Council for Nonprofits. She is a member of the Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition (HCARC) and serves as co-chair of the coalition’s prevention committee. Nicole is also a member of the Ohio Prevention Advocacy Network (OPAN). She is a master trainer for SAMHSA’s Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST).