Tessa Miracle, B.A., B.S, M.A., (Project Director), is a Program Manager in Wright State University's Substance Abuse Resources & Disability Issues (SARDI) program. She has executed multiple projects related to behavior intervention, substance abuse, and integrated care as a Program Evaluator and Program Manager. She has also served the Miami Valley as a leader through facilitating and integrating resources and efforts for public health prevention in areas such as marijuana, opiates, alcohol, HIV/AIDS, integrated behavioral health, and mental health awareness. She has experience using Strategic Prevention Framework activities to guide the Montgomery County Prevention Coalition and its subcommittees in their work throughout the region.
Jason Fruth, Ph.D., (Research Director), is an Associate Professor in Wright State University’s College of Education and Human Services and is the Program Director of the Nationally Recognized Intervention Specialist Program in Teacher Education. He has published numerous articles on the impact of prevention on student performance, teacher performance, and lifetime community outcomes. Dr. Fruth works with schools and communities across the United States and Canada to increase the capacity, prevalence, and sustainability of prevention implementations. In addition, Dr. Fruth has infused evidence-based, trauma-informed prevention into the pre-service teacher training for early childhood, middle childhood, and intervention specialists at Wright State University and is working with state and federal agencies as the lead investigator on multiple projects to end sexual violence, child abuse & neglect, addiction to alcohol & other drugs, as well as mental, emotional, & behavioral disorders by equipping all professionals with evidence-based strategies for prevention.