About TCC

 

Our Mission:

The mission of the Tri-Community Coalition is to work together to prevent substance abuse and related risky behavior and to promote a healthy community for our youth through education, partnerships and effective programming.


The Tri-Community Coalition is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization formed to prevent the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs through education, community action and involvement, and the promotion of a drug-free lifestyle.  The Tri-Community Coalition is made up of volunteers representing organizations in Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park,  including businesses, government, faith community, school districts, law enforcement, healthcare, homeowners and public and private agencies. The coalition works together to reduce substance abuse in their local neighborhoods.  We educate parents, students and other community members on the impact and prevention of substance abuse.  We also develop youth activities to encourage positive drug-free behaviors.

Executive Board:

President:  Diane Duncan
Treasurer: Robert Wittenberg
Secretary:  Crystal McLain

Members at Large:

Beverly Barra
Richard Halprin
Amy Ostrand
Angela Taub
Regina Weiss


TCC Staff

Executive Director: Judy Rubin

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Judy Rubin is the executive director of the Tri-Community Coalition (TCC) and has been for the past 18 years.  Before coming to the TCC, Judy worked as a Judaic Consultant for JARC –the Jewish Association for Residential Care and prior to that position was a special education teacher in the area of learning disabilities in the City of Oak Park.

In her current role as executive director, Judy oversees the workings of this substance abuse prevention and mental health wellness nonprofit for the cities of Berkley, Huntington Woods and Oak Park.

 

Ms. Rubin works closely with all sectors of the community to respond to the threats of illegal drug use and excessive alcohol and tobacco use especially among the youth of the community.

She also works with her staff to provide events and programming that will increase the mental health and wellness of the entire community.

Judy lives in Royal Oak with her husband Robert.  They have three sons, two daughters-in law and three beautiful grandchildren.

Ms. Rubin can be reached at jsrtricom@tricommunitycoalition.org


Program Director: Ben Vineburg

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Ben was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin and is an avid Packers fan!

He graduated from the Thomas Edison State University in Trenton, NJ with a bachelor of arts degree and completed his initial theological ordination as a “Rabbi of Chaplaincy” from Bais Medresh Dovid Ben Nuchim, an Orthodox Jewish learning institution, in Oak Park, Michigan in 2018.

Prior to joining the TCC staff, Ben served on the TCC Executive Board from 2014-2016 and as TCC President from 2016-2018.

Ben manages the day-to-day financial and clerical tasks of the coalition and has taken a keen interest in substance abuse prevention among the interfaith community.

In early 2019, in conjunction with his work at TCC, Ben will begin a Clinical Pastoral Education program to become a hospital chaplain and spiritual caregiver.

Prior to joining the TCC staff, Ben served for 4.5 years as a Tax Clerk in the City Treasurer’s Office for the City of Southfield.

Ben can be reached at benvtcc@gmail.com or 248-518-0853.


Program Coordinator & Media Specialist: Dana Ocker

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An Oakland University BSW graduate, Dana has worked with the Tri-Community Coalition since the beginning of her internship in 2014. In 2015 she was hired on as a Media Specialist. Since then she has assisted in coordinating annual events, creating attractive marketing material, has written grant applications, helped develop new programs, and continues to come up with innovative and creative solutions.

In 2018, she will be returning to academia to obtain a Master of Social Work from Wayne State University.

She enjoys attending community events in Detroit, cycling, creating art and designs, and loves to spend time with her family.

She can be reached at ocker.dmarie@gmail.com
248-464-0963


Oakland University Intern: Rachel Sutton

Bio coming soon!