The Alcohol Policy Resource Center Advisory Council

Underage drinking is not simply a problem for families, or youth, it is a concern for communities throughout Illinois. The consequences of underage drinking can affect everyone. We all feel the effects of aggressive behavior, property damage, injuries, violence, and deaths that can result from underage drinking.

Often, communities consider their alcohol environment as established and unchangeable. But communities can create, change, or strengthen their own alcohol environment by developing local alcohol policies to reduce underage drinking and alcohol misuse.

The Alcohol Policy Resource Center Advisory Council is here to help communities reduce underage drinking and alcohol misuse by expanding the capacity, reach, visibility, and impact of the Alcohol Policy Resource Center.


What We Do

  • Bring together local elected officials, law enforcement representatives, and stakeholders in community substance abuse prevention and community health.
  • Advisory Council members will provide expertise, perspective, guidance, and focused input on marketing, resource development, and visibility.
  • The Council will assist the APRC to advance alcohol policies, ordinances, and law enforcement strategies in local communities throughout Illinois.


Council Members

Shannon Alderman
Impaired Driving Program Coordinator
Illinois Department of Transportation

Robyn Block
State Coordinator

Richard H. "Quijas" Brunk
Rock Island County Board Chairman

Matt Cassity
Project Coordinator
Community Alliance for Prevention
360 Youth Services

Chemberly Cummmings
City Council
Town of Normal

Scott Hays, PhD
Center for Prevention Research and Development,
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Sergeant Adam Kapchinske
Town of Normal

Kelly O'Connor
Prevention Services Manager
Oak Park Township

Lee Roupas
BASSET Manager

Deputy John Shallenberger
Tazewell County Sheriff's Office

Kellie Henrichs
Prevention First

Jody Heavilin
Alcohol Policy Resource Center
Prevention First