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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.

Meeting Schedule

All CEDARS meetings are held in Vaughn Center 219 from 4-5 p.m. For more information about meetings, contact Gina Firth, associate dean of students, at or (813) 257-1777.

CEDARS Members

Denise Birungi-Evans, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA)Kathryn Branch, Associate Professor, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Deborah Caplinger, Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Addie Carothers, Wellness Coordinator
Gina Firth, Associate Dean of Wellness, Chair of CEDARS
Nichole Ratti, Clinical Case Manager
Ryne Burds, Assistant Director, Fraternity and Sorority Life
Michelle Crosby, Assistant Professor of Forensic Chemistry 
Cindy Grant, Executive Director, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA)
William Jarvis, Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Robyn Kirk, Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Myles McCormack, Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Mary Martinasek, Assistant Professor, Public Health, Health Sciences and Human Performance
Chanae Coleman, Director, Counseling Center
Donald Miller, Tampa Police Department
Myles McCormack, Florida Alcohol Beverage and Tobacco
Denise Mote, DACCO
Tim Nelson, Coordinator of Student Conduct and Orientation, Residence Life
Anthony Portman, Tampa Police Department
Stephanie Russell-Krebs, Vice President for Student Affairs
Jenn Scaia, Associate Dean of Student Conduct, Orientation and Residence Life
Chris Schaefer, Legacy Productions, Alumni
Jackie Smith, Assistant Director, Campus Safety
Ellen Snelling, Tampa Alcohol Coalition and HCADA
Tamara Thomas, Substance Abuse Counselor
Gary White, Assistant Director, Hillsborough County Anti-Drug Alliance (HCADA)