WYCKOFF, NJ — Wyckoff Resident Colette Balaam has been elected Second Vice Chair of Law Enforcement Against Drugs & Violence (L.E.A.D.), a nonprofit dedicated to bringing communities and law enforcement agencies together by educating communities about the dangers of drugs and violence.
“We are thrilled that Colette will be our Second Vice Chair,” said Nick DeMauro, CEO of L.E.A.D.
“She has been a tremendous Board member and our Directors unanimously elected her Chair. She will provide excellent leadership for our Board, and our organization overall.”
Balaam has been a managing partner at AXON Communications since August. Previously, she worked as head of commercial at Readout Health, a digital biomarker company focusing on the metabolic management of chronic diseases, and CEO at Hive, a healthcare agency in New York and London.https://www.dianomi.com/smartads.epl?id=3533
Along with being L.E.A.D.’s Second Vice Chair, Balaam is a Board of Trustees Member for Vantage Healthcare Network and an Advisory Council Member for Harvard Business Review.
According to the organization, “L.E.A.D. provides the leadership, resources and management to ensure law enforcement agencies have the means to partner with educators, community leaders, and families. L.E.A.D. succeeds by providing proven and effective programs to deter youth and adults from drug use, drug related crimes, bullying and violence. L.E.A.D. is committed to reinforcing the mutual respect, goodwill and relations between law enforcement and their communities.”
The L.E.A.D. curriculum is taught over the course of a 10-week program to educate youth on how they can make smart decisions without the involvement of drugs or violence, the organization said. For more information on L.E.A.D, click here.