SRSLY Chelsea Appoints New Coalition Director

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SRSLY Chelsea Appoints New Coalition Director

SRSLY Chelsea is pleased to welcome Lindsay Baker as its new Coalition Director.  In her role, Baker will facilitate and lead the assessment, implementation, and evaluation of SRSLY Chelsea activities and events. She will also recruit and train volunteers, and strengthen Chelsea’s coalition by building relationships with community stakeholders.

“Lindsay is a perfect fit to lead Chelsea’s coalition,” said Reiley Curran, Regional SRSLY Director.  “Not only does she have the education in how substance abuse affects a person’s life, but she has solid experience helping at-risk individuals.  Her passion and knowledge are the combination we were seeking for this position.  Our coalition will continue to make powerful changes in our community under her direction.”

Baker was selected from a number of candidates through an extensive interview process conducted by the SRSLY search committee. Youth and adult coalition leaders participated in the selection process, ultimately choosing Baker based on her outstanding education, experience, and enthusiasm for working with youth.

“In my previous job experience, I witnessed the devastating effects of substance use in adults,” Baker said.  “I wanted to do something to intervene earlier — to stop these issues before they start.  With SRSLY, we have this amazing opportunity to empower youth to make healthy choices now.  Giving our youth these tools at an early age will benefit them for a lifetime.”

Baker received a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Eastern Michigan University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Western Michigan University.  Most recently, she was the Prevention and Wellness Coordinator at Lifeways Community Mental Health in Jackson, Mich.

Baker currently lives in Jackson, and is an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, kayaking, and traveling.  Her yellow lab, Reagan, is training to become a therapy dog.

Lindsay Baker can be reached by phone at (734) 593-5283 or by email at lindsay.baker@stjoeshealth.org.