MEET OUR STAFF
STEPHANIE ARMBRISTER STRUTNER, MPH, CPSII; EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
As the Director of ASAP of Anderson, Stephanie Strutner is responsible for supporting the community coalition. Her duties include developing and carrying out effective strategies to show a measurable decrease in the prevalence of substance misuse and a measurable increase in knowledge, capacity and accountability among Anderson Countians. Stephanie has been credited for securing millions of dollars in grant funding, mentoring community coalitions, and diversifying the organization’s funding portfolio. As former epidemiologist and evaluator, Strutner has a wealth of knowledge on evaluation, performance measures, and outcomes with a focus on legislative advocacy, and embodies the mission of ASAP.
Strutner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory & Henry College and a Master of Public Health degree in Health Planning Administration from The University of Tennessee. A veteran of the field of substance misuse prevention, she has served in leadership roles at the state level for nonprofit organizations as well as for community coalitions and agencies.
Recently, Stephanie was elected on behalf of all coalitions in Tennessee to speak before our U.S. Senators about the impact drug use has on our communities and is currently enrolled in the Leadership and Social Enterprise Effectiveness Program through the Anderson School of Business at the University of Tennessee.
An avid skier, Stephanie also enjoys spending time with her husband, Matt, and their dog, Oliver.
STACEY PRATT, MBA, CPSII; PROJECT DIRECTOR
As the Project Coordinator for ASAP of Anderson, Stacey Pratt is a Certified Prevention Specialist responsible for implementing environmental strategies, community outreach and monitoring policy related to misuse of prescription drugs and underage tobacco and alcohol use.
Pratt holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from The University of Tennessee and a Master of Business Administration degree from King University. Through past employment with the State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and The Child Advocacy Center of Anderson County, Stacey has seen the impact misuse of drugs and alcohol has on the citizens of Anderson County. She is excited to work to reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol throughout the county.
ALICIA WHITE PRICE, MS; PREVENTION COORDINATOR
As the Prevention Coordinator for ASAP of Anderson, Alicia Price is responsible for coordinating prevention efforts, planning and implementing special events, and providing support services and coordination for program activities as well as media coordination.
Alicia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Microbiology and Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from the University of Tennessee. As a former health promotion director, Alicia has a background in community health programming and grassroots coalition building. She has extensive experience in planning, assessment and evaluation, leadership development and team facilitation, and cross-sector collaboration and engagement.
In her free time, Alicia enjoys renovating her home, exploring new coffee shops, and spending time with her daughter and husband, Evelyn and Blake, and their two rescue dogs, Pebbles and Ruby.
SARAH ZIMMERMAN; R2 PROGRAM DIRECTOR
As the Recovery & Resilience (R2) Program Director for ASAP of Anderson, Sarah Zimmerman is responsible for directing this team-based, multi-disciplinary program which offers prevention, adjudication, and rehabilitation for adolescents and their family members.
Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Tennessee. She has spent several years working in the field of public health and has experience providing community outreach and education, facilitating a community action team and youth health board, and collaborating across agencies to address local and systems-level changes. Sarah has experience in mental health settings with roles including case management and crisis intervention.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys camping, hiking, and biking with her three kids.
ASHLEY FREEBERG; PREVENTION COORDINATOR
As the Prevention Coordinator with ASAP of Anderson, Ashley Freeberg works part-time assisting the Middle School Ambassador Programs throughout Anderson County Schools, that includes prevention education, community outreach and protective factors for all Ambassador students. Ashley coordinates and teaches safe medication practices in partnership with South College Student Pharmacists and Methodist Medical Center staff throughout Anderson County delivering this information to young adolescents to senior citizens.
Ashley holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from Western Carolina University and her previous career credentials include Probation & Parole Officer for 5 years and Drug Court Coordinator for 3 years. Ashley is excited to work in the prevention field and advocates for our youth and empowers them to live a healthy lifestyle and educates them about the harmful effects of drugs and alcohol through prevention education and this includes utilizing community resources, collaborating together, and making a positive impact in Anderson County.
CATHERINE BRUNSON; REGIONAL OVERDOSE PREVENTION SPECIALIST (ROPS)
As the Regional Overdose Prevention Specialist for ASAP of Anderson, Catherine is responsible for providing regional trainings to medical professionals, law enforcement, first responders and lay persons on best practices for opioid prescribing, screening for substance use disorder, overdose prevention, harm reduction and administration and distribution of FREE naloxone (Narcan) and referrals to treatment programs. She serves the following counties: Morgan, Roane, Anderson, Union, Grainger, Campbell, Claiborne and Scott Counties.
Catherine holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has worked with coalitions in prevention for twenty years and she is also certified in QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) and evidence-based suicide prevention curriculum.
DONNA KELSEY; OFFICE MANAGER
Emily Faye Abbott | President
Assistant District Attorney, 7th Judicial District
Robin Smith | Vice President
Chief, Oak Ridge Police Department
Kim Pouncey| Secretary
President, TopShelf EDU
Chuck Ashley, DPh
Director of Pharmacy, Methodist Medical Center
Diane Fabricius, M.D.
Physician, Family Doctors of Oak Ridge