Roger Spaw

Evidence Based Practices Project Manager
Email: rls74@psu.edu
Phone: (814) 865-0253

Roger Spaw

As the Evidence Based Practices (EBP) Project Manager, Roger is responsible for the day-to-day management and administration of the Evidence-Based Practices side of EPISCenter project, including oversight, staffing, budget, and related matters. Collaborating with the project PI and key PCCD stakeholders on strategic planning for supporting statewide prevention programming. He oversees all activities funded by PCCD to provide statewide support, primarily through technical assistance, of evidence-based prevention programming throughout the state of Pennsylvania. He supervises a team of Implementation Specialists, Systems Change Specialists, and the PA Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs systems coordinator, as well as administrative support staff.

Roger graduated from Penn State with a bachelor’s degree in Itegrative Arts. He has worked in the human services field for nearly 30 years. His early work experience included counseling adolescents and adults in MH/MR residential facilities and as a county mobile crisis worker. He has worked for non-profit organizations serving youth and families, both as a program director for a Street Outreach and ATOD Prevention program, and as an Outcomes and Information Technology Specialist. He served as a key leader on two Communities That Care prevention boards and as board chairman on one. Roger's skills include program administration, program management, training, community outreach, data collection, computer software/hardware support, network administration, and web-design.

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