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Sara Howe

Sara Moscato Howe, MS, CHES, is Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). 

Her responsibilities include state and federal policy and legislative analysis and advocacy efforts on behalf of the more than 50 community-based substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support service providers that comprise IADDA’s membership. Ms. Howe also has oversight of an evaluation project for the Association’s substance abuse prevention programs: Operation Snowball (OS) and the Cebrin Goodman Teen Institute (CGTI).

Ms. Howe joined the Association in 2000 from the Denver Public Health Department where she served as the coordinator of the Denver Alliance on Tobacco and Health.  She is lead author of the October 2001 publication in the American Journal of Health Behavior: Evaluating a Fear Appeal Message to Reduce Alcohol Use Among “Greeks.” She holds a Master’s degree in Health Promotion with a research emphasis in collegiate peer alcohol abuse prevention from Purdue University and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion, also from Purdue.