Jessica Dicken has over eighteen years of experience in substance abuse prevention and social services; primarily providing training and technical assistance to alcohol, tobacco and other drug (ATOD) prevention block grantees on topics such as the Strategic Prevention Framework, environmental strategies, data collection, strategic planning and coalition building.  She currently serves as the Training and Technical Assistance Manager for the North Carolina Training and Technical Assistance (TTAC) Center at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and is responsible for developing, providing programmatic oversight and evaluating training and technical assistance in accordance with prevention best practice and DMH/DD/SAS guidance.  She has served as an Adjunct Instructor for the School of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has volunteered as a crisis counselor for survivors of sexual assault.  Jessica holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.