Mandi Puckett, Certified Prevention Specialist, is co-founder and Executive Director of CLEAR Alliance, a statewide educational non-profit organization focused on substance abuse and impaired driving prevention education. Puckett has worked in public service for over 20 years (16 years in Substance Abuse Prevention and 4 years in Juvenile Justice Probation).
Prior to her statewide educational outreach, Puckett worked locally for a non-profit for 12 years as Prevention Supervisor and coordinator of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention efforts in Jefferson County Oregon. Her efforts included supervising other prevention specialists, developing community partnerships, spearheading the Jefferson County Prevention Task Force, its Meth Task Force subgroup, and numerous community prevention projects – including adopting the county-wide Jefferson County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Protocol (the first such protocol in the state of Oregon).
After graduating college in 1997, Puckett started her public service career as a Juvenile Justice Officer in 1999, which inspired and led her to move to the substance abuse prevention field in 2002. She received her certification as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) from the Mental Health Addiction Certification Board of Oregon in 2007.
During her 20 years of service, she has been recognized with several awards including:
- Special Recognition Award from the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association
- Outstanding Prevention Program Award from Oregon Partnership
- Citizen Impact Award from the Jefferson County Sheriff
- Catalyst for Change Award from the National Smart Approaches to Marijuana non-profit
- Oregon DUII Prevention/Treatment Provider of the Year Award from the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force
In February 2020, CLEAR Alliance received the High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) National Award from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll for “Outstanding Public Safety/Public Health Collaborative Effort” for its Tobacco Marijuana & E-cigarettes Course (TMEC).
Puckett is a Tobacco Marijuana & E-cigarettes Course (TMEC) Trainer who teaches the course to school students in Oregon, trains TMEC Instructors in Oregon, and has expanded to training TMEC Instructors across the nation.