Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County appoints 2020-2021 Advisory Council
September 22, 2020

STUART, Fla. — The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County, a coalition of community members focused on the prevention of tobacco use, has appointed its 2020-2021 Advisory Council.  Advisory Council members assume a leadership role regarding tobacco control and advocacy, education, and prevention and policy change in Martin County.

This year’s advisory council members include Dawn Cabrera and Nicole Scrivani of Tykes and Teens, Emily Gregory of American Cancer Society, Ellie Nicholas, Laura McBride of the Martin County Health Department, Adolfo Diaz of the Martin County School District, Samantha Suffich of Martin County Healthy Start, Pat Szcesny of Sandhill Cove and Jennifer Ahern of the Children’s Services Council.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is dedicated to the creation of tobacco-free social norms through a combination of community education, youth advocacy and changes in local tobacco policies.  The mission of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County reflects the goals of the CDC Best Practices.  They primarily work towards changes in local tobacco policies to create and promote tobacco-free social norms.

Currently, the partnership focuses on tobacco free environments, tobacco free workplace policies, tobacco free multi-unit housing policies, counteracting tobacco marketing at the point of sale, and Students Working Against Tobacco ((SWAT) Clubs for middle and high school youth.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of Martin County is facilitated by the QuitDoc Foundation.  Learn more at  To learn more about the partnership or to get involved, visit