In June, Barb McFadden, Kanabec County Attorney, officially “retired” from her position as SACK Chair for the past two years. Barb’s leadership during several transitions kept the coalition together and running smoothly. While she is “retiring” as the SACK Coalition Chair she will continue to be actively involved in the work of the coalition! Her time, talent, and knowledge is an asset to the coalition and we are grateful for her leadership.
Also in June, Kari Moe was nominated and accepted the position of SACK Co-Chair. Kari is currently the Youth Advocate with Refuge Network, a program of Family Pathways. She works at their shelter location and in local communities supporting youth and families living with domestic violence. Kari is a 2008 graduate of Mora High School, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Concordia College. Before joining Refuge Network she worked and volunteered with Lakes and Pines C.A.C. in their Head Start program and taught English in South Korea. Kari is excited to take on the role of Co-Chair of SACK and to continue her engagement and support for youth in Kanabec County.
Sandy Juettner, the current Co-Chair moves into the hot seat and becomes the SACK Coalition Chair. Sandy has been involved in coalition work for many years and is deeply dedicated to the mission and vision of substance abuse prevention in Kanabec County!
After 32 years, Sandy retired as a Sales Management Executive from Qwest Communications at Dex Media. She has extensive training and experience in business, systems, strategic marketing and communications management. She has been involved with the coalition since 2009 as a consultant and as a member since 2010.
Sandy joined SACK because she believes kids need to know the truth about abusing drugs or alcohol and how it can affect their future. Knowing the facts can help them make the better choices. Getting those messages across can be challenging. She is glad to help with ways to present that information as well as opportunities for youth skill development, assurance, resilience, encouragement, all the things that can contribute to helping create an environment where our youth can succeed.
Many thanks to those past and present that have taken a leadership role in the coalition. Your service is appreciated!