Nancy Pommerening – Executive Director, Drug Awareness and Prevention, Inc.
A summa cum laude graduate of the Honors College at Kent State University, Nancy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. She went on to teach History and English for 32 years in the Lakewood City Schools. In 2005, she was honored to receive both the Lakewood, and Ohio PTA District 11 “Teacher of the Year” Awards.
Nancy has served on the St. Clair Superior Development Board, was elected a Board Officer for the East Cleveland Anti-Drug Coalition, and was as a member the Cleveland Community Relations Citizen Board.
Nancy’s teaching career led to an interest in substance abuse prevention. In the summer of 2008, she led the formation of Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. (DAP), with a mission to lessen the demand for illicit drugs. DAP is 501(c) (3) nonprofit and an Ohio-certified Prevention Agency.
Nancy is licensed as an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist. She was honored by the U.S. Department of Justice, DEA division for “Outstanding Contributions in the field of Drug Law Enforcement,” pertaining to a biannual drug take back program. She is also a member of the Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force.
As DAP’s Executive Director, she develops Classroom-based Substance Abuse Prevention Programs for School Children, Drug-Free Workplace Training for businesses, and Community Awareness Programs in the community.