Health and Wellness

Campus Workgroup on the Reduction of Alcohol-Related Problems

Underage and high-risk alcohol use among college students is a complex problem requiring a comprehensive approach. The Alcohol and Other Drug Workgroup (AOD) consists of leaders across campus that are responsible for key departments which have an impact on student alcohol use. Workgroup members will develop a plan to reduce illegal and high-risk alcohol use among Northeast college students by addressing both individual and environmental factors. The AOD workgroup utilizes a subcommittee structure to address three main areas:

  • Developing policy and increasing the consistency of enforcement efforts to create greater risk-awareness associated with high-risk consumption
  • Increasing and promoting the availability of alcohol-free programming both on and off Northeast campus
  • Coordinating educational efforts, and increasing the effectiveness of intervention and treatment services


Maureen Baker (Chair), Director of Student Conduct, Student Services
Kathy Becker, Elkhorn Logan Valley Public Health Department
Carissa Kollath, Director of Student Activities, Student Services
Ann Koopman, Prevention Coordinator, Region 4 Behavioral Health System
Jonathan Langlois, Student Development Coordinator, Student Services
Amanda Schultze, Volleyball Coach, Student Services
Matthew McCarthy, Criminal Justice Director/Instructor, Faculty
Pete Rizzo, Director of Residence Life and Food Service, Student Services
Stefanie Mundil, Student Health and Wellness Coordinator, Student Services
Dale Johanson, Math Faculty, Educational Services
Mary Jo Nelson, Nursing Faculty, Educational Services
Nancy Schultz, Director of Adult Education, Institutional Advancement
Stephanie Brundieck, Counselor, Student Services
Stephen Morton, Dean of Student Life, Student Services
Elizabeth Johnson, Advisor, Student Services
MaryJan Fiala, Business Faculty, Educational Services
Robert Noonan, Agriculture Faculty, Educational Services
Student Representatives

In order to accomplish the goals of the Alcohol and Drug Workgroup, it is crucial to actively involve members of the Northeast College community and members of the local community surrounding Northeast in prevention efforts.  Anyone interested in joining the AOD workgroup please contact Maureen Baker at