DDAP Systems Coordinator
Phone: (814) 863-2214
Kris Glunt is the DDAP Systems Coordinator for the EPISCenter. His main role is to assist the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs by developing a comprehensive, risk-focused substance abuse prevention needs assessment and planning process to be completed by the Single County Authorities (SCA's).
Kris is a graduate of Lock Haven University with a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Kris began his career working as a Probation Officer, supervising a caseload of adult and juvenile offenders. He later transitioned into a role with the Penns Valley Area School District, serving as the district’s Prevention Coordinator and representing the district as a member of the Executive Committee for the Centre County Communities That Care organization. In this position, Kris coordinated and facilitated the implementation of a number of evidence-based Prevention programs, such as, Olweus Bullying, PATHS and Project TND. During this time, he also served as a Project Consultant for the Drug Resistance Strategies Project, where the emphasis was on modifying an existing urban-based substance abuse prevention curriculum and testing its effectiveness when delivered in rural school-districts.
Kris has also served as the Program Coordinator for the Centre County DUI Treatment Court, and has spent some time as a Case Manager in a Federal Correctional facility. It is through these past experiences, working with high-risk, repeat offenders, that reinforces his belief in the importance of the implementation of evidence-based Prevention education.