Matt Myers, obtained a Masters of Science in Community Mental Health Counseling in 1990 and has worked in the field of alcohol and other drug prevention ever since. He established the Vermont School Based Tobacco Use Prevention Program, launching evidence based prevention curricula in over 200 schools in four years. Mr. Myers managed the statewide Safe and Drug Free Schools program as Assistant Director for the Safe and Healthy Schools Team at the Vermont Department of Education as well.
Mr. Myers received recognition from the Vermont Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs for “demonstrated excellence in treatment and prevention” for establishing a successful prevention program at Johnson State college and received national recognition from NIOSH for applying “exemplary teamwork, innovative thinking, and strong science” when establishing a four your social marketing campaign for agricultural safety in Vermont.
Matt designs and teaches courses on adult education theory and practice across the US and Canada as a Certified Dialogue Education Teacher with Global Learning Partners of Toronto, Canada since 1994. He consults on prevention curriculum design and facilitation for the Center for the Application of Prevention Technology and the Coaching for Success teams at the Educational Development Center in Newton, MA; and for the Center for Health and Learning in Brattleboro, VT. He has taught as adjunct faculty for the University of Vermont, University of Washington School of Public Health, the University of Maryland, Salisbury and Johnson State College.
Matt has served on several statewide boards such as the Governor’s Alcohol/Drug Advisory Council, the Vermont Tobacco Review and Evaluation Board, the Vermont State Incentive Grant Advisory Council, The Woodbury College Community Prevention Program and Vermont Prevention Institute Consultation Team.