John Daviau, Project Director of the Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Service Center is a Community Psychologist, Certified Prevention Specialist and certified Dialogue Educator with almost 30 years of training, management and consulting experience in non-profit organizations and schools, John has focused his work on coalition and organizational development, substance abuse and violence prevention, and school safety initiatives. 

He has significant experience in supporting communities, organizations and schools with systems change issues; utilizing the Strategic Prevention Framework as a community-wide prevention model; implementing best practices and evidence-based programs; organizational and workforce development; and problem solving issues and barriers to effective prevention practice. 

John is a passionate leader in the field of prevention.  He is the executive director of the Connecticut Association of Prevention Professionals and CT SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana).  John is a former member of the Board of Directors for Mobilize Against Tobacco for Connecticut’s Health (MATCH), and is a former director of the Connecticut Coalition to Stop Underage Drinking.  Email John at:

Lisa Mason, Project Manager of the Prevention Training and Technical Assistance Center is a Certified Prevention Specialist and certified Dialogue Educator with over 20 years experience working in prevention programs at the local, regional and state level. Lisa has provide training and technical assistance to schools, community organizations and community coalitions to enhance coalition functioning, implement substance abuse, violence and suicide prevention programs, and strengthen youth leadership development. 

Lisa worked with several community coalitions to create a regional social marketing campaign which won an graphic design industry award and has been replicated by additional communities.  She trained and supported youth at the local and state level to design and lead community service programs, facilitate conferences for their peers, create media messages and speak with the media.  She encourages coalitions and organizations to apply the Social Development Model to offer meaningful opportunities for youth and adult volunteers, identify the skills and supports needed, and celebrate successes.

 Lisa is a board member of the CT Association of Prevention Professionals and chairs the Middlesex United Way’s Positive Youth Development Team.Contact Lisa at  or 203.772.2050, x. 10