Joan Masters is the Senior Coordinator of Partners in Prevention and has worked with PIP since 2001. Joan is responsible for the training and technical assistance that PIP provides to the 23 member campuses and serves as the Primary Investigator for PIP’s grant projects. Joan provides oversight to the Partners in Prevention projects such as the Missouri Assessment of College Health Behaviors and the Meeting of the Minds conference. She is able to assist campuses with coalition building, implementing evidence-based strategies, building peer education programs, and strategic planning. Joan is a Missouri Advanced Prevention Specialist and received both her Masters and Bachelor’s degrees in Education from the University of Missouri. In addition to her work with PIP, Joan is currently serving as the Regional Consultant for NASPA’s The BACCHUS Network. Joan enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering with youth sports in her community, gardening, and cooking.
Margo Leitschuh is the Communications Coordinator for Partners in Prevention. Margo is responsible for coordination of the statewide programs including CHEERS, SMART, Drive Safe. Drive Smart, Ask. Listen. Refer. And MoSafeRx. She graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor’s of Health Science in Health Science and is passionate about her work in prevention. In her free time she enjoys cooking, knitting, playing with her cat, and watching movies.
Eric Filcoff is the graphic designer for Partners in Prevention. He has been with PIP since his graduation from the University of Missouri in 2004. When he isn't designing t-shirts and brochures and webpages and logos and posters and whatever else PIP needs, Eric enjoys spending his free time playing with bikes.
Dong Ding serves as Research Coordinator at Partners in Prevention. She graduated from the University of Columbia with MPA and Master of Arts in Economics. She designs the MACHB survey, conducts research, and analyzes data to support college campuses across the state of Missouri working to improve students behaviors. Dong comes from China. She likes running with her dog, Donut, and cooking in her free time.
Graduate Research Assistant
Bethany Johnston is a Graduate Research Assistant for Partners in Prevention. Bethany is responsible for the Opioid Education Project and the Missouri Alliance of Collegiate Recovery Organizations (MACRO). She assists Missouri campuses with program planning and interacts with students to discuss methods of prevention. Bethany graduated from Truman State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Science. Currently, she is pursuing a Master of Health Administration at the University of Missouri. Bethany enjoys spending her free time cooking, hiking, playing with other people’s dogs, and watching movies.
Undergraduate Research Assistant
Kennedy Brown is the Undergraduate Research Assistant at Partners in Prevention. She works closely with the other research team staff to interpret data from the MACHB, respond to data requests, generate reports, and other tasks. She is a senior at the University of Missouri studying Health Science and Spanish. After she graduates in May, Kennedy will pursue a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration. In her free time, Kennedy enjoys spending time with friends and family, listening to music, and watching documentaries.
Graduate Research Assistant
Dana M Schmidt is a Graduate Research Assistant at Partners in Prevention. She works with the research team staff to manage, analyze, and disseminate data from the MACHB survey. Dana will graduate in May 2020 with a Master of Public Health degree, focusing on Health Promotion and Policy. She is also pursuing a PhD in Anthropology with an emphasis on historical epidemiology and demography. In her free time, Dana enjoys reading, watching movies, and going to local parks.
Molly Lindner is the Communications Assistant for Partners in Prevention. She graduated from William Woods University with a major in graphic design and subsequently graduated from Baylor University with a Masters in Educational Administration for Higher Education Administration. Most recently she served as the first full-time Title IX Coordinator for Columbia College where she worked closely with Partners in Prevention. Molly is an avid believer in lifelong learning and consistently yearns for new opportunities to help those around her be their own best selves.
Graduate Research Intern
Kayleigh Greenwood is a Graduate Research Intern with Partners in Prevention. She works closely with the research team to enter and analyze data from the MACHB survey, as well as conduct data-driven site visit presentations to our 23 college campuses. Originally from Columbia, MO, Kayleigh graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree from DePaul University in 2019, and is currently pursuing her Master of Public Health degree with a focus in Epidemiology at Columbia University. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and reading.