Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation
Regional Coalition Connections-Central Ohio
2/28/2024 - 2/28/2024
8:00 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern
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Event Description

FEBRUARY 28, 2024


DUBLIN, OH 43017

  • 8:00 a.m. Registration begins
  • 9:00 a.m. Increasing Coalition Visibility - You Thrive Training & Consulting
    • CEU ​2-hours (Prevention & CHES)
Training Description: Does your coalition have awesome ideas, but you cannot get buy-in from the community? Are you struggling with membership recruitment? Is your coalition doing phenomenal work, but no one knows your name? These are just a few of the concerns coalitions have when they have low community visibility. This session will simplify how a coalition can build a strong brand, identify steps to a comprehensive communication plan, and provide guidance for developing strong messaging that will bring the right people to the table.

Objectives: Participants will be able to:
  • recognize the essential elements needed to build their coalition brand
  • identify the steps of developing a culturally competent branding and communications plan
  • express important information about their coalition with key audiences


Andrea Hoff, MPA, GPC, OCPC, ICPS
Andrea Hoff is the Owner & President of You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC, a company that provides training and consulting services in the areas of behavioral health prevention, nonprofit leadership, and fundraising. Andrea has worked in the behavioral health field for over 28 years, is certified in Ohio as a behavioral health prevention consultant (OCPC) and international behavioral health prevention specialist (ICPS) and is a certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor and Substance Abuse Prevention Skills Training (SAPST) Instructor. She is a coach for the Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network, and she uses the Gallup Clifton Strengths assessments in her coaching work. Andrea is also a certified grants professional (GPC) with extensive experience in grant writing. She is a Past President of the Miami Valley, Ohio, Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association (GPA) and is an approved GPA speaker. During her career, Andrea raised over $50 million to support a variety of behavioral health services. She graduated summa cum laude with her Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Dayton.

Ashley Mack, MPA, OCPC, ICPS
Ashley Mack is a Prevention Consultant with You Thrive Training & Consulting, LLC specializing in project design and evaluation, program management, and behavioral health prevention and early intervention. Ashley has worked in the Public and Nonprofit sectors for over 15 years, with the last 6 years focusing specifically in the behavioral health field.  She is currently an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant and serves as a coach for the Ohio Coaching and Mentoring (OCAM) Network where she specializes in training on prevention relevant topics such as alcohol and other drugs, meeting facilitation, strategic planning, and prevention science. Ashley graduated from Wright State University with a B.A. in Urban Affairs and Nonprofit Management and a Master’s degree in Public Administration.

Amy Hamilton, MPA, OCPSA
Amy Hamilton has worked in the non-profit and government sectors for over 17 years, with specific expertise in volunteer management, training development and facilitation, program management, community organizing and community coalition development. Amy is a certified instructors for Adult & Youth Mental Health First Aid, QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper training, PAX Tools, Trauma Informed Approaches, and the Social Resilience Model and has developed local and state-wide trainings on topics including behavior health prevention and early intervention, strategic planning, organizational development, volunteer management, and the utilization of diversity, equity, and inclusion theories among others. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work with a minor in Gender and Diversity Studies from Xavier University. Amy also graduated magna cum laude from the University of Dayton with a Master's degree in Public Administration and Certificate in Nonprofit and Community Leadership.
  • 11:00 a.m. Lunch - Engagement with Veterans Administration
  • 12:00 p.m. Resource Sharing/Open Networking
  •   2:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
DUBLIN, OH 43017

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