DanceSafe Welcomes Two New Board Members to the Leadership Team!Madalyn McElwain
By: DanceSafe Staff
We are excited to announce the addition of two stellar individuals to the DanceSafe board of directors. Please help us welcome Jessica Breemen and Monique Chavez to the leadership team!
Jessica is a multi-faceted practitioner with over 10 years experience coaching creative strategies, intelligent solutions, and continuous improvement to complex problems with individuals, teams, and communities through servant leadership. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice & Criminology and will graduate with her Master of Social Work (MSW) in 2020. Her research has focused on criminal justice and drug policy reform, as well as full spectrum harm reduction. Jessica interned with DanceSafe National during her 2017-2018 school year and is currently a Scrum Master in the IT department of a state government agency.
Monique comes to DanceSafe with over 16 years of experience in harm reduction, event production, project management and anything legal. Born and raised in Albuquerque, NM, Monique is a two-time graduate from the University of New Mexico, earning both a BS in Biology and a Juris Doctor. Monique’s passion for drug policy reform grew from her early experiences in the New Mexico nightlife community, as the former co-founder of Students for Sensible Drug Policy, through an internship with the Drug Policy Alliance, and as the former founding director of New Mexico NORML. Monique is passionate about providing honest and open drug education and awareness to the general public, where the stigma of drug use is still unscathed.
With the combined experience of Jessica and Monique, our organization will only continue to reach new heights, and we couldn’t be more excited about their addition to our board of directors!