Nancy Pommerening

Nancy Pommerening

Director of Health Promotion and Wellness and Assistant Professor The Ohio State UniversityDrug Awareness & Prevention Inc.

Nancy Pommerening

Drug Awareness & Prevention Inc.

Nancy Pommerening graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at Kent State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education. As a Lakewood City Schools educator, she was honored as Teacher of the Year by Ohio PTA. Her teaching career led to her interest in substance abuse prevention.

After retiring from teaching in 2008, Nancy founded the nonprofit, Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. (DAP), with a mission to lessen the demand for illicit drugs. DAP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, and an Ohio-certified Prevention Agency.

In addition to being a professional educator, Nancy is also an internationally certified Prevention Specialist. As the Executive Director of Drug Awareness and Prevention, she directs prevention initiatives in school systems, businesses, and local communities. Currently, DAP provides classroom-based prevention programs for children, Drug-Free Workplace training, and community awareness presentations.

Nancy serves as the Education Chair for the Cuyahoga County Opiate Task Force. This group seeks to raise public awareness, promote community action, and provide education related to the dangers and devastating effects of drug abuse.

Nancy was recognized by the DEA for outstanding contributions in the field of Drug Law Enforcement and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention for her collaborative work in creating drug take-back programs.