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Coalition for Enhanced Drug and Alcohol Resources and Study


The University of Tampa Coalition of Enhanced Drug and Alcohol Resources and Study (CEDARS) is dedicated to helping students make responsible life choices. This is achieved by building collaborative partnerships with students, faculty, staff, and community colleagues to lead our community towards environmental change.


CEDARS meets the first Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. in Vaughn 219 during the academic school year. Everyone – students, faculty, staff, community partners, nonprofit agency representatives, etc. – is invited to join. For more information about meetings, contact Gina Firth, associate dean of students, at or (813) 257-1777.

CARE Members

Gina Firth – CEDARS Chair, Associate Dean of Wellness
Michael Gilmer – Director of Student Conduct and Orientation, Office of Student Conduct and Orientation
Ciarra Joyner – Assistant Director, Office of Student Conduct and Orientation
Andrew McFarlane – Director of Prevention Services, DACCO
Stephanie Russell Krebs – Dean of Students
Addie Carothers  Wellness Coordinator  
Ellen Snelling – Tampa Alcohol Coalition
Michael Stasio – Associate Professor, Psychology
Denise Birungi-Evans – HCADA
Denise Mote – DACCO
Jonathan Serrano – Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Bryan Brummett – Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Capt. Marc Hamlin – Tampa Police Department 
Capt. Charles Courtoy – Tampa Police Department 
Deputy Brian Pulido – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department 
Gary White – Hillsborough County Tobacco Free Partnership 
Shannon Calega – Director of Leadership Engagement 
Deputy Larry Morell – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department 
Haylie Moeller – AOD Student Coordinator 
Cindy Gangi – Assistant Professor, Psychology 
Rebecca Olsen – Associate Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Judith Rosenberg – Nursing Faculty 
Donald Miller – Tampa Police Department 
Kenneth Ackerman – Tampa Police Department 
James Smith – Tampa Police Department 
Kathryn Branch – Associate Professor, Criminology 
Mary Martinasek – Assistant Professor, Health Sciences and Human Performance 
Tamara Thomas – Alcohol and Other Drug Counselor 
Rocky Ratliff – Tampa Police Department 
Lesley Rowland – Breathe Easy/Disjointed Student Coordinator 
Morgan Sanchez – BASICS Student Coordinator 
Sydney Desman – BASICS Student Coordinator 
Thelma Bodiford – Breathe Easy/ Disjointed Intern 
Dali Gonzalez-Hernandez – Student Coordinator of Sexual Health and Sexual Violence Prevention