Pauline Martel, BA, Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), retired on September 4, 2014 after 30 years working in prevention and treatment for Adapt, a private non-profit alcohol and other drug prevention and treatment agency serving Douglas, Josephine, and Coos counties in Oregon. She is an adjunct instructor at Umpqua Community College and the UO Substance Abuse Prevention Program (SAPP). She maintains her CPS with 40 hours of prevention training every two years. Martel has worked with children and families for 36 years in alcohol and other drug programs, in early childhood education, and as a K-8 classroom teacher.
Martel provides training and planning facilitation for many local non-profit organizations, specializing in the 40 Assets (a Search Institute project), prevention ethics, cultural competency, and prevention program planning and administration.
Martel has received various awards and honors throughout her career, including the Building Healthy Futures award, sponsored by Mercy Medical Center, in 2000; Greater Douglas United Way Gratke award in 2003; Douglas County Health Center Public Health Hero award in 2007; and the Thomas R. Dargen Award of Excellence in 2008.