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Smoke and Tobacco-Free Committees

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force Committee

The Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force Committee is open to new members. If you would like to serve on the task force, please e-mail tobacco-free@ohio.edu. Our current Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force Committee is comprised of the following members:

  • Ann Addington, Campus Involvement Center, Health Promotion (chair)
  • Christi Gang, Records Management Specialist
  • Sarah Lack, Communications Specialist III, Organizational Communications
  • Tiffany Patterson Hedges, Academic Achievement Center
  • Jason Pina, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Larry Wines, Risk Management and Safety

Contact

To contact the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force, please e-mail tobacco-free@ohio.edu.

History

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force Committee

In September 2012, Ohio University President Roderick McDavis charged a task force to respond to Ohio Board of Regents Resolution in July 2012 that called for each campus to consider adopting a smoke and tobacco-free policy. The task force originally convened in November 2012 and was comprised of the following faculty, staff and students:

  • Joe Adams, Risk Management & Safety
  • Suzanne Hold Ballard, Faculty Representative
  • John Biancamano, Legal Affairs (ex-officio)
  • Megan Chapman, Graduate Student Representative
  • Craig Cornell, Enrollment Management
  • Mary Kate Gallagher, Student Representative
  • Ardy Gonyer, Community Standards
  • Dan Hauser, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Toni Heightland, Administrative Senate Representative
  • Andrew Holzaepfel, Performing Arts
  • Joseph Hudak, Faculty Representative (regional campus)
  • John Kemerer, Campus Care
  • Ryan Lombardi, Student Affairs (chair)
  • Krista McCallum Beatty, International Student & Faculty Services
  • Patricia Palmer, Classified Senate Representative
  • Erika Pearsol-Christie, Human Resources
  • Andrew Powers, Ohio University Police Department
  • Claudia Reagan, City of Athens
  • Amanda Roden, Student Trustee

The 2014-15 Smoke and Tobacco-Free Task Force Committee, was comprised of the following members. The committee was charged with implementing and promoting the adopted initiative, including educating OHIO faculty, staff, students, and visitors.

  • Ann Addington, Campus Involvement Center, Health Promotion
  • Jewell Barlow, Administrative Senate Representative
  • Mary Kate Gallagher, Graduate Student Representative
  • Cathy Lee, Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus Coordinator (chair)
  • Christi Lee, Classifed Senate Representative
  • Anna Morton, Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Judy Piercy, Interim Ombudsperson and Special Projects for Vice President of Student Affairs
  • Larry Wines, Risk Management and Safety

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Implementation Task Force

A second committee, the Smoke and Tobacco-Free Implementation Task Force, was charged to determine an implementation plan for making OHIO smoke and tobacco-free. The task force met from October 22, 2013 through March 25, 2014 and was comprised of the following:

  • Ann Addington, Campus Involvement Center, Health Promotion
  • Krista Antle, Human Resources
  • Jewell Barlow, Administrative Senate Representative
  • John Biancamano, General Counsel (ex-officio)
  • Chris Fowler, Graduate Student Representative
  • Jennifer Galbraith, City of Athens
  • Mary Kate Gallagher, Undergraduate Student Representative
  • Dan Hauser, Intercollegiate Athletics
  • Rich Kane, Community Standards and Student Responsibilities
  • Christi Lee, Classified Senate Representative
  • Ryan Lombardi, Student Affairs (ex-officio)
  • Krista McCallum-Beatty, International Student & Faculty Services
  • Judy Piercy, Interim Ombudsperson and Special Projects for VP Student Affairs (chair)
  • Rich Russell, OUPD
  • Megan Saunders, Graduate Student Senate Representative
  • Angela Spangler, OU-HCOM
  • Abby Webb, Student Accessibility Services
  • Larry Wines, Risk Management and Safety
  • Kevin Witham, Undergraduate Admissions