Influence the Choice Executive Committee has announced the selection of Jerry Blackburn as the group's new Executive Director. Mr. Blackburn, who has served as Chair of the Influence the Choice board of directors since 2015, will leave his current job as Program Manager of Substance Abuse and Prevention Services at Friends of Youth to assume his new position. Blackburn has also served for many years as an adjunct faculty member in Bellevue College’s Chemical Dependency Counseling Education program and is a frequent speaker at conferences and schools throughout the region. Ina Ghangurde, Influence the Choice Vice Chair and leader of the Director recruitment process says, “It is wonderful to have Jerry, who has served our organization in so many different capacities, moving up into the Director’s position. We expect to make great strides under his leadership in promoting the health and well-being of our community’s youth.” Read the entire news release here.
Influence the Choice - Drug Prevention Alliance for Youth is primarily funded by a grant from The Office of National Drug Control Policy and SAMHSA. Influence the Choice is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, EIN #82-3948931.