Who We Are

People making a difference!


About Us

Our coalition’s vision is a healthy, engaged community where youth thrive and stay substance free.

Southern Midcoast Communities for Prevention is a community health coalition, collaborating within the communities of Sagadahoc County, Brunswick and Harpswell, to promote healthy choices and support our youth to be safe and substance free.

Thank You to Our Funders
This coalition is supported by a Drug-Free Communities grant, Maine CDC, and Mid Coast Hospital as well as various local, state and federal grants.

Jessie Chalmers: Program Manager

Jessie is Program Manager in Community Health at Mid Coast Hospital where she oversees grants pertaining to mental health awareness trainings, youth substance use prevention, and healthy eating and physical activity. In this role, Jessie partners with schools and community organizations to create and promote equitable access to resources and trainings. Recently, Jessie also helped to coordinate a COVID 19 Community Vaccine Clinic. Jessie is a boomerang—having moved back to Brunswick where she grew up and now lives here with her husband and two daughters. She feels passionately that everyone deserves access to opportunity to be healthy and safe.

Emily Radziwon: Program Management Specialist

Emily is a Program Management Specialist focusing on youth substance use prevention and mental health awareness training in our community. As a former teacher, Emily is passionate about supporting young people and prioritizing their perspective to inform the work we do. In her free time, Emily enjoys being outside, spending time with loved ones and cooking yummy food!

Elizabeth Wiest: Program Management Specialist

Elizabeth works as a Program Management Specialist in the Community Health Department at Mid Coast Hospital. Elizabeth’s role focuses primarily on substance use prevention initiatives in our community. Elizabeth enjoys meeting and collaborating with various partners, organizations and members throughout our community to discuss ways we can support programming and projects that result in a healthier community where all are successful and healthy. Elizabeth grew up in Freeport and now resides in Harpswell. Elizabeth is passionate about the outdoors and is always on-the-go, with her chocolate labs always by her side!