My name is Amber Ziegler and it is with great pleasure that I take on this role as the Program Coordinator for Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP). Before graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health and Community Health Education from the University of Wisconsin La-Crosse, I interned with Winona County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention and Live Well Winona. Since much of my course work involved researching and developing comprehensive reports on topics related to Substance Abuse Prevalence, ASAP turned out to be a great fit in utilizing my knowledge base and determination to support prevention work. During my time as an intern, I was able to get connected with some of ASAP’s partners and coalition members, learn the ins and outs of program functions, and get a look into the incredibly meaningful impact this coalition makes in the Winona County community. Now, I get the chance to deepen those connections and carry on the work of the excellent individuals that have laid ASAP’s foundation thus far. With me I bring years of professional experience in: Business Management, Community Health Education Development and Delivery, Healthcare, Early Childhood and Adolescent development, Mentoring, and Capacity Building. Prevention is important to me because: it is a cost-effective, systematic approach that makes impact early on and at the core.