MEET THE TEAM

Meet the people who make this network work.

 

Daniel Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS, Network Coordinator, Tobacco Free Rhode Island

Daniel Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS
Interim Network Coordinator
Tobacco Free Rhode Island

Daniel Fitzgerald, MPH, ICPS served as the Network Coordinator for Tobacco Free Rhode Island starting in 2017 and is currently serving as the Interim Network Coordinator through June 2020. Dan now works for the American Lung Association as the National Senior Manager of Advocacy. Dan’s educational background is in prevention science, social marketing, nonprofit management, and public health. Dan began his journey in substance use prevention and tobacco control at the age of 12 as a youth advocate in his community. He brought his grassroots passion to the systems level and has worked at the local, state, and national level. He believes that tobacco use is not only a public health issue but also a social justice issue and works to empower youth and young adults with the information they need to reject tobacco. Recently, Dan was recognized for his tremendous impact on tobacco control around nation and received the 2019 C. Everette Koop Unsung Hero Award in honor of the Late United State Surgeon General C. Everett Koop.

 

 

Zoe Moreau, Community Outreach Specialist, Tobacco Free Rhode Island

Zoe Moreau
Community Outreach Specialist
Tobacco Free Rhode Island

As the daughter of a heavy smoker, a moderate smoker who recently quit, and the granddaughter of someone with very weak lungs genetically, it was never a hard decision to never start using tobacco. The only hard part was finding enough time in my fast paced New England life to advocate and educate as much as I could. My journey began my freshman year of high school and is still going strong while in college. I started off in my school’s Students Against Destructive Decisions chapter where I was able to spread the word about vaping throughout my town’s middle and high school. I was also a part of passing a town ordinance that placed all tobacco products behind the counters and raised the tobacco licensing fee by a large portion. After networking with clubs, coalitions, organizations, and individuals, I connected with Tobacco Free Rhode Island where they brought me to a regional youth conference over the summer. After that everything just kept getting better; I volunteered with them for about a year, became an intern, and eventually worked my way up to employment. Although I haven’t experienced many work environments, I’ve always described working for TFRI as a dream come true. Public health is my passion; taking down Big Tobacco fuels me, engaging the community enriches my life, and saving just one person through cessation makes it all worth it.

 

 

 

Jennifer L. Wall, CPS, Network Supervisor, Tobacco Free Rhode Island

Jennifer L. Wall, CPS
Director of Advocacy
American Lung Association

Jennifer Wall formerly served as the Network Coordinator for Tobacco Free Rhode Island before accepting the Director of Health Education and Public Policy promotion at the American Lung Association in Rhode Island. The American Lung Association of the Northeast is the fiscal agent for the Tobacco Free Rhode Island (TFRI) grant which is funded by the Rhode Island Department of Health. Jennifer supervises the TFRI Network Coordinator position and oversees the implementation of the grant.

Jennifer is a certified prevention specialist who has worked in the nonprofit field for the last 19 years. An experienced community organizer, advocate, fundraiser, and nonprofit manager, she has honed her skills in several fields including substance abuse prevention, violence prevention, and youth leadership development. Most recently, Jennifer was employed by the East Providence Prevention Coalition (EPPC), a small nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles. She also co-founded and coordinated DICE, the EPPC's youth-led program that empowers young people to make change in their community through leadership development, peer education, and service to the community. For more than a decade, Jennifer has served on the Youth-to-Youth International's Eastern States Conference adult staff. A long-time tobacco prevention advocate, Jennifer spent the first 10 years of her career aiding in the passage of Rhode Island's smokefree workplaces legislation.

Jennifer is a native Rhode Islander who grew up in East Providence and currently lives in Cumberland. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Public and Community Service from Providence College. Jennifer is passionate about social justice issues, traveling and empowering individuals to be the change they wish to see in the world.

 

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