Therese Patrick

As a high school counselor at an alternative school, Patrick works with a large population of smokers. The N-O-T program and American Lung have given her the tools, support and data based strategies to help her students on their journey to become smokefree. "When I walk through the halls, students say 'I have only had one cigarette in the past two days!!' or I see them with a group of kids smoking and they yell 'Mrs. Patrick – I am NOT smoking!!' the program is again validated," she says. Patrick considers healthy living a personal passion, she really delights in facilitating NOT groups. She believes the healthy strategies taught in the group will carry over to other parts of their life.