Scott Gagnon is a Certified Prevention Specialist, Director of AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., and Director of the New England Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC). Scott chairs the national PTTC Network’s Marijuana Risk Work Group. Appointed by the Maine Speaker of the House, Scott serves as the public health representative on Maine’s Marijuana Advisory Commission. In addition, he chairs the Maine affiliate of Smart Approaches to Marijuana and has also served as Co Chair of the Prevention Task Force for the Maine Opiate Collaborative. Scott recently served on the SAMHSA, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council.
Scott trains and presents in New England and nationally on marijuana science and policy, as well as on prevention workforce development. Scott’s work has been recognized with awards from multiple organizations, including the Maine Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse, Healthy Androscoggin, and the Maine Public Health Organizations. In 2017, Scott was the recipient of the Patrick J. Kennedy Outstanding Advocate Award from Smart Approaches to Marijuana.