Program Coordinator

Malissa Arnold

Malissa Arnold Program Coordinator Drug Free CommunitiesIs the Program Coordinator for the Drug Free Communities grant at Mercer Council which focuses on assisting communities with drug and alcohol misuse and focuses on families, students, and other individuals across the lifespan.

She holds a bachelor's degree in History/Political Science from Salem Women's College and a master's degree in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) from Rutgers University, is a Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), is a certified trainer for The Nurtured Heart Approach, a laugher yoga leader, and certified in Mental Health first aid for adults and youth. Malissa works with the Prevention Coalition of Mercer County in many capacities, and heads youth initiatives on peer to peer learning, and specializes in tobacco and vaping education. She is the leader for Incorruptible.Mercer, and administers both the Prevention Coalition and Incorruptible.Mercer Instagram sites (PreventionMercerCnty and incorruptible.Mercer)

After Grad school, Malissa was recruited through the prestigious Presidential Management Fellows program where she had an opportunity to work for the White House Office of National Drug Control policy (ONDCP). While there, she helped craft legislation to combat methamphetamine, Ecstasy and OxyContin misuse, and train members of the Foreign Legion on signs of drug abuse. She is active with several Mercer County and New Jersey drug abuse prevention, treatment and recovery coalitions and alliances, and is a part of a special task force on cannabis. Malissa has been married for 24 years, has 2 adorable children and 2 cats (also adorable), and lives in Mercer County. She is active is an active member of her church and community. She loves all things nerdy, crafty and dance-able. She can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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