Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse Commission (HAASA)

HAASA meetings are open to the public and take place on select days annually, approximately four times a year. Agendas and meeting minutes can be accessed here.


Janice ArchambeaultRegular
Brian BirchRegular
Jessica NittiRegular
Kimberly SaichRegular
Alejandro BatlleRepresentative of Superintendent of Schools
Christopher SchusterRepresentative of Chief of Police
Rick TigheCouncil Liaison
Chris HellwigHamilton Alliance Coordinator
Cashel DarvasMayor's Representative
Arianna MedinaCommission Secretary
  • Authorized Membership: Seven residents of the Township as well as Ex Officio members (Mayor, Chief of Police, Presiding Judge and Superintendent of Schools or designees); Members continue serving until successors are appointed
  • Term of Appointment: Three Years
  • Appointment Authority: Mayor with advice and consent of Council

About Us

In 1991, Hamilton Township formed the Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse committee (HAASA), a volunteer committee comprised of representatives from the Mayor’s office, the education system, the court system, the health care community, law enforcement, and the community at large. HAASA receives grant funding from the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (GCADA) in order to support educational programming within the Township's schools and the community at-large. 

HAASA's meetings are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend.  For the full list of meetings during the year check the Hamilton Township Calendar.

Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse

Our Mission

The mission of the HAASA is to serve as the official Township coordinating body for the planning, awareness and education of substance abuse prevention efforts on Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATODs). The committee is dedicated to promoting safe, healthy and responsible lifestyles through community involvement, education programs and family oriented events for all residents of Hamilton Township. HAASA is advisory in nature; and awards State allocated funds to programs that meet certain criteria.

Membership Interest

If you're interested in filling a future vacancy, please complete the Township's Citizen Leadership Form.


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