The Prevention Partnership, Inc. was originally founded with the mission of enhancing the development of youth, their families and communities, through education, prevention, intervention and health promotion programs. Today, the principles of positivity, power and performance drive the agency as we strategically and cost-effectively engage communities of need to nurture healthy families, healthy schools and healthy neighborhoods.

Prevention Partnership is dedicated to using cost effective, evidence based solutions to improve the lives of those in communities of unmet need.
Our Organization Board of Directors
Board of Directors


Larry Williams, Chairperson

State Farm Insurance Company


Guido C. Girolami, CPA, Secretary/Treasurer


Marco E. Jacome

Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc.


Beverly Watts-Davis

President, Strategic Partners


Danny K. Davis, Emeritus

Congressman, 7th Congressional District


John Becker, Ex-Officio

Director of Finance

The Prevention Partnership, Inc.


Angelique Orr

Phoenix Star, Inc.


Janice Oda-Gray


Michaelangelo McClendon


Board of Advisors


Albert Orsello (Chairperson)


The Prevention Partnership, Inc.


Bishop Simon Gordon

Senior Pastor

Triedstone Full Gospel Baptist Church


Jennifer Artis


Janice Oda-Gray


Barbara W. Muller


Father Matthew Creighton, S.J.

Colombiere Center


Ivette Gonzalez

Ivette Gonzalez Educational Consulting Services


Virginia A. Lathan

CurryCo Publications



Prevention Partnership believes the best way to empower individuals and communities is by helping them to empower themselves.
5936 W. Lake Street  Chicago, IL 60644
(773) 378-4195
Positivity. Power. Perseverance.
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Board of Advisors


Linda Cobb McClain, Ph.D.


Rosario C. Pesce, Ph.D.

Clinical Asst. Professor at Loyola University

 School of Education


George Obermeier

Student Assistance Coordinator

Middletown School North


Paul Lekousis


Caryn Curry

Director of Prevention

Mental Health America of Illinois (MHAI)


Shellie A. Coleman

The Prevention Partnership, Inc.


William Johnson, MD


Luther Syas

Outreach Coordinator

The Prevention Partnership, Inc.


Peter Palanca

Robert Thompson

Vice President

Family Guidance Centers


Charles E. Levy (Chuck)

Community Relations

Hartgrove Hospital


Cynthia Oda

Oda Enterprises, LLC


Michael Mortenson


Tracy T. Johnson


Darrell (Sunny) Williams, Esq.


Donna Howard

Prevention Partnership, Inc.



Louis Feider

Asso. Client Finance Director



Eric R. Edwards

Bethel Fisher and Company

Financial Services, Inc.


Tom Gagliardi

5936 W. Lake Street Chicago, Illinois 60644
Tel: (773) 378-4195 Fax: (773) 378-8190