This episode offers information about services being offered in Alamance County, NC to educate school administrators, teachers, and local law enforcement on effective and trauma-informed strategies for suicide prevention.
Community Engagement Specialist
Meredith Peffley, Community Relations Specialist, came to Cardinal Innovations Healthcare after three years with the Women’s Resource Center in Alamance County as the Director of Development and Community Relations. Before joining the Women’s Resource Center and moving to North Carolina, Meredith was the Director of Research and Technology at Academic Search, Inc., a higher education search firm located in Washington, DC.
Meredith obtained her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management from Defiance College followed by a Masters of Public Administration degree from George Washington University. She is also a certified trainer for Mental Health First Aid (adult, youth, veteran and law enforcement), QPR, a suicide prevention training, and is a certified trainer for a GAINS Center’s curriculum “How Being Trauma-Informed Improves Criminal Justice System Responses.” She has trained more than 6,000 community members on Behavioral Health related topics.
Meredith is very active in a variety of civic organizations and is currently on the boards of United Way of Alamance County, Healthy Alamance, and Caswell County Partnership for Children, and a 2012 member of the Alamance Chamber of Commerce Leadership Alamance class.