Our Staff

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Susan Baxter

Director of Ulster Prevention Council

Susan has dedicated herself to Family Services since 2014, when she joined Ulster Prevention Council as a Prevention Educator. She was promoted to Prevention Education Coordinator in 2019 and most recently, as Director of Ulster Prevention Council. Susan is responsible for providing supervision and oversight to the team of Preventionists and the Prevention Education curriculum that reaches more than 6,000 students annually in Ulster County. She is passionate about the power of prevention, reaching students at a young age.  Susan believes in building safe and peaceful learning communities with a concentration on sustaining coalitions by uniting the community to find the best ways to reduce harm and increase community health.  

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Jennifer Ryan

Community Prevention Coordinator

Jennifer is a lifelong educator, having taught middle school through college-age students.  She has an M.A. in English and has spent many years focusing on education for at-risk youth with an emphasis on using language and art to bridge barriers between the community and the classroom.  Jennifer is passionate about mental health and addiction awareness, especially with youth and Veterans, and has been a volunteer district representative for suicide prevention in California.  Outside of education, she is an avid traveler, music lover, and vintage collector.

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Hannah Crisafulli

Prevention Educator

Hannah has been working with young people for her entire professional career. With a background in both arts education and behavioral health, she is passionate about creating and promoting inclusive, assessable, and empowering classroom environments. She began her career at Ulster Prevention Council as a Media Coordinator, but soon became trained as an educator through Mendez Foundation's Too Good programs. Additionally, she is trained in Girls Circle, One Circle Foundation: Mitigating Gender and Racial Bias, and Teen Intervene. Hannah feels passionately about providing students with sustainable prevention education, and strives to ensure that the students she reaches have the resources to maintain emotional wellness and informed decision making.

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Chase Woodlief

Prevention  Educator

Chase is a Prevention Educator teaching the Too Good For Drugs curriculum within Ulster County. She holds certifications in education and prevention from the Mendez Foundation, One circle Foundation, OASAS, and the Veterans Health Administration. Her search for training in the field of education and prevention is persistent. Her background is in psychology and has held multiple positions in the mental health field. She believes strongly in the connection between mental health, addiction and early prevention. When she is not educating, she is pursuing her love of travel and photography.