About Priss Parmenter
Ms. Parmenter is a Consultant in ATOD Prevention and Restorative Practices from Mt. Carmel, Illinois. Priss has over 20 years’ experience working in the field of ATOD prevention and community organizing. She just retired as the Project Director for Safe Schools/Healthy Students for Wabash Community Unit School District #348. She was the Director of Prevention Services for 18 years with Southeastern Illinois Counseling Centers, Inc., and has served on the Teen REACH statewide task force developing standards for the states after school initiative.
She involves herself at the local level as Chair of the Juvenile Justice Council as well as being a sponsor of Mt. Carmel High School’s Peer Jury.
About Tim Buss
Tim serves as the Community Unit School District #348 Superintendent of Schools in Wabash County. The 2014-2015 school year will be his 11th as Superintendent. All of his 30 years in education have been with Wabash C.U.S.D. #348 where he has been a Teacher, Athletic Director, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Tim is also Chairman of the Board of Directors for Wabash County Project Success. Additionally, he is involved with many statewide, area and local activities, serving as a director on the Illinois Association of School Administrators (IASA) Board, and as Vice Chair of the Wabash and Ohio Valley Special Education Cooperative (WOVSED) board, as well as holding active memberships in the Mt. Carmel Area Economic Alliance, Mt. Carmel Kiwanis Club, Mt. Carmel Eagles Club, Mt. Carmel Elks Club, Mt. Carmel Knights of Columbus, and Mt. Carmel Booster Club.
About Judy Larson
Judy was born many years ago (when St. Louis was a prairie) and has seen alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention evolve and change. One thing that does not change is the need for adults to stand in the gap for kids – and that is what she wants to do.
She is a mother of three, grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of two – wow, they keep her busy! She has experienced firsthand the devastating effects of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs within her own family as well as others. Having been involved with ATOD prevention and Wabash County Project Success for the past 25+ years, Judy feels compelled to continue to assist other families in any way she can.