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Kathleen Anderson is the founder and Executive Director of Upstream Prevention, Inc. She is an IC&RC Certified Prevention Specialist with a Master of Public Affairs (University of Missouri) and a B.S. in Psychology (Missouri State University). While working on her MPA, she was awarded the Mel Carnahan Public Service Fellowship and was the 2013 Stanley L. Botner award recipient. She got her start in prevention as a research assistant for Missouri’s Partners in Prevention, before moving to Indiana to work at the Indiana Prevention Resource Center at Indiana University-Bloomington as a Research Associate and Community Prevention Specialist.
Michelle McMahon is the Community Coordinator of Empower Johnson County. Michelle was instrumental in the development of Empower Johnson County and was officially hired as Community Coordinator in October 2016, following the funding announcement of the Drug Free Communities Support Program Grant. Michelle holds a B.A. in Psychology and a B.A. in Early Childhood Education. In 2017, Michelle became a graduate of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America National Coalition Academy. She is also a Certified Peer Program Educator through the National Association of Peer Program Professionals, an FFA Leadership Center Challenge Course & Low Ropes Certified Facilitator and trained to provide numerous evidence-based tobacco and substance use prevention programs.
Miranda Broomfield is the Assistant Community Coordinator for Empower Johnson County. She is an Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist through IC&RC, as well a National Trainer for the Strengthening Families Program. Miranda began her prevention career in Morgan County as the Program Director and Interim Executive Director of Morgan County Substance Abuse Council. She has lived in Johnson County for more than 10 years and is thrilled to be part of the team at Upstream Prevention/Empower Johnson County. This position allows her to make a difference in the county where her family lives and her two daughters attend school. Youth substance prevention is Miranda’s passion, and she is excited to support youth, parents, and all six Johnson County school systems with their prevention needs.