Municipal Alliance Commission


Our Mission

The mission of the Hamilton Alliance Against Substance Abuse Committee (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 (ATOD’s). 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 Listing


Name  Type 
Adrienne Petta  Chair 
Jessica Nitti
Janice Archambeault
Lawrence Petta
Brian Birch
Kim Saich Regular
Alejandro Batlle Representative of Superintendent of Schools
Christopher Schuster Representative of Chief of Police
  Presiding Judge
Rick Tighe
Council Liaison
Saisuma Veerapaneni Hamilton Alliance Coordinator 
Cashel Darvas
Mayor's Representative
Arianna Medina Commission Secretary

Authorized Membership: Seven (7) 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 (3) Years

Appointment Authority: Mayor with advice and consent of Council


HAASA meetings and events are open to the public and residents are encouraged to attend! If you're interested in filling a future vacancy, please complete the Township's Citizen Leadership Form



Watch a recording of our sponsored webinar presented by Rutgers






Upcoming events

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Contact Information

Saisuma Veerapaneni, MPH
Coordinator, HAASA
Township of Hamilton
Division of Health
2100 Greenwood Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08609