Vincent Vandiegriff

Vincent Vandiegriff is the founder of Learn To Grow, Inc.  He is a Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist trained by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division Public Health, Substance Abuse Prevention & Behavioral Development Section.  He is the Executive Director and Program Director of Learn To Grow, Inc. and Chairman of the H.E.A.R.T. (Health, Education, Awareness, and Research on Tobacco) Coalition, Inc.

He has attended Georgia School of Addiction Studies and has been nominated for the Excellence In Prevention Award two years in a row. He has attended the “Service To Science Academy” sponsored by SAMHSA/CSAP for the Southeast (Georgia) area. His responsibilities and duties include organizing and participating in town hall meetings, teach-ins, lunch and learns, seminars, workshops and conferences to update and exchange pertinent information.

He provides technical assistance to other community based organizations as well as other entities with similar interest in designing, implementing, and evaluation of intervention and outreach strategies. He has direct involvement with communities by conducting health fairs, demonstrations, and workshops. He researches and delivers program services based on needs assessment as he is Certified Trainer of Trainers of several Research Based Prevention Curriculums. He researches possible funding sources, develops and writes proposals. He develops programs, and evaluates other organizations programs for effectiveness. He hires and trains staff. All staff members are trained to facilitate research based curriculums geared to reduce or prevent alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use among youth and adults. He implements programs, supervises staff, monitors payroll, ensures that programs are fiscally sound, ensures compliance with state and federal audit requirements, prepares monthly, quarterly and annual reports, oversees day to day operations, interacts with contractors, develops cooperative relationships with other community organizations and agencies, and gives direction to organization. He is also a youth leadership and advocacy facilitator.

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