Who We Are

We are comprised of rural volunteers across the state, including educators, youth-serving organizations, parents, prevention providers, government and more.

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Our Steering Committee

Based in communities across Washington, our Steering Committee volunteers dedicate incredible time, energy, and leadership to the Rural Network, assuring goals are met, programs are evaluated, culture is sustained, and more. We are forever grateful for this remarkable team. 

Isaac Wulff

Isaac Wulff

Prevention Systems Manager

Location: North Puget Sound and Olympic Regions, while also representing the statewide prevention system.
Organization: Health Care Authority
Sector: Government
Quote: “I have lived and worked in rural communities my entire life and have a lot of empathy for what kids and families in small towns experience. There are incredible strengths in rural society, but those often get overshadowed by the needs. I want to help flip that narrative and show small towns they have what they need to get ahead of troubles before they start.”

Sarah Meyers

Sarah Meyers

Prevention Program Coordinator

Location: Garfield County and the Southwest Corner of Washington
Organization: Quality Behavioral Health (Clarkston EPIC Coalition and Pomeroy Partners for Healthy Families)
Sector: Prevention
Quote:I joined the Rural Network Steering Committee to represent rural communities! I was born and raised in Garfield County, the least populated county in Washington State. The entire population of Garfield County is no more than 2,400 people. There is only 1 town in the county, 1 zip code, and no fast food or traffic lights. I currently run the CPWI coalition here in Pomeroy, so I would consider myself well-versed in rural prevention.”

Tammy Maine

Tammy Maine

Health Educator

Location: Ferry, Pend Oreille and Stevens counties, in the Northeastern Corner of Washington
Organization: Northeast Tri-County Health District Youth Marijuana/Tobacco/Vaping Prevention Program
Sector: Prevention
Quote: “I joined the Rural Network to network, collaborate, and learn from other rural areas. I am passionate about youth drug prevention. I wholeheartedly agree with Benjamin Franklin’s axiom that, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”‘

Tony May

Tony May

Rural Education Program Supervisor

Location: Seattle Washington, representing rural school districts across the state.
Organization: Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Sector: Education
Quote: “I joined the Rural Network to support rural school districts in the important prevention work for their students. I largely grew up and went to High School in the beautiful Okanogan County (specifically Okanogan and Twisp).”

Trillium Swanson

Trillium Swanson

Program Manager

Location: Orcas Islands, WA
Organization: Coalition for Orcas Youth
Sector: Youth-Serving Organization
Quote: I’m passionate about learning from others how to better serve my community. Being a part of the Rural Prevention Network has been a great opportunity for me.”

Our Staff

Based in Vancouver, Washington our team has been implementing strategies in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat Counties since 2003 and have since expanded statewide.

Christopher Belisle

Christopher Belisle

Coalition Coordinator

Specialty: Cannabis Education & Prevention, Prevention in Rural Communities
Email: Christopher.belisle@esd112.org 

Jesse Jimenez

Jesse Jimenez

Coalition Coordinator

Specialty: Cannabis Education & Prevention
Email: Jesse.Jimenez@esd112.org

Leanne Reid

Leanne Reid

Regional Prevention Coordinator

Specialty: Prevention in Clark, Klickitat, Cowlitz & Skamania Counties
Phone: 360-952-3457
Email: Leanne.reid@esd112.org

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