WHO WE ARE

Coastal Healthy Communities Coalition (CHCC) is a non-profit organization out of the University of New England. CHCC is a comprehensive community health coalition working to create healthier communities in Northern York County. CHCC's youth substance use prevention initiative, Project Alliance, focuses on increasing the level of community involvement to achieve social, policy, and environmental changes to improve substance use prevention programming, addressing youth alcohol and marijuana misuse, and in more recent years, promoting safe storage and disposal of prescription medications. 

Project Alliance is in year seven of a ten year Drug Free Communities grant from The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. Under this grant Project Alliance engages community leaders from twelve community sectors to address the risk and protective factors specific to youth marijuana and alcohol use in our communities by following the Strategic Prevention Framework which is led by staff who hold Provisional Certification as Prevention Specialists in the State of Maine and who have completed SAMHAS's Ethics in Prevention Training.  As a coalition, Project Alliance has graduated from the national Coalition Academy training program offered by the Community of Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA). 

CHCC also holds the SNAP-Ed grant in nutrition for York County, the state substance use prevention grant, and lead  prevention grants. 

Meet The Team

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Cheri Sullivan 
She/Her/Hers

Director 

csullivan29@une.edu

(207) 602-3589

Education 

National University San Diego

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Tricia Cote
She/Her/Hers 

Program Coordinator 

tcote3@une.edu

(207) 602-3551

Education 

Community Health 

University of Maine Farmington 2001

Masters of Science in Public Health 

University of New England 2009  

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Megan Letendre 
She/Her/Hers

Nutrition Educator 

mletendre@une.edu

(207) 602-3521

Education

Sustainable Agriculture and EcoGastronomy 

University of New Hampshire 2014

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Lex Jensen
She/Her/Hers

Nutrition Educator 

ajensen10@une.edu

(207) 602-3596

Education

Health Communication and Promotion 

Emerson College 2018

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Morgan Bates
She/Her/Hers 

Program Coordinator 

mbates3@une.edu

(207) 602-3555

Education 

Public Health 

University of New England 2021

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