CAI Appoints Staff to Teen Pregnancy Prevention Project in Buffalo

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New York, NY– CAI, a non-profit organization with an office in the Thomas R. Beecher, Jr. Innovation Center on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus, has named Stan Martin project director and Maisha Drayton deputy director for community mobilization and capacity building for an initiative to develop, implement and evaluate a community-driven process to reduce teen pregnancy in Buffalo.

Stan Martin is a Buffalo native and has served as a project director and senior trainer at CAI since 2011. Mr. Martin attended Buffalo Public Schools and graduated from Seneca Vocational High School. Prior to joining CAI, he worked internationally in Toronto, Ontario on Smoke Free Ontario and as the Western Region Area Manager for the New York State Department of Health Tobacco Control Program. He has over a decade of experience in developing, planning and implementing population based strategies that impact the lives of children, adults, communities and whole populations. Mr. Martin has a master’s in management and received his B.A. in liberal studies from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Maisha Drayton of Buffalo has worked in public health for over a decade and joined CAI in December 2015. Prior to joining CAI, Ms. Drayton worked for Evergreen Health Services as Senior Director of Staff Development She is a member of Buffalo Business First’s “40 under 40” class of 2014, president of the Board of Directors of Buffalo ReformED, and a member of the Buffalo Public Schools’ Sexual Health Committee. Ms. Drayton is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo with a B.S. in broadcasting and an M.S. in creative studies.

CAI is a New York State-based nonprofit, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities throughout New York State, the nation and the world. CAI is pleased to be partnering with the Erie County Department of Health and the University of Buffalo Primary Care Research Institute to anchor the initiative. The grant is one of 58 community-based teen pregnancy prevention initiatives funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Adolescent Health (OAH). To learn more about program grantees and this initiative. Please visit http://www.hhs.gov/ash/oah/oah-initiatives/tpp_program/cohorts-2015-2020.html 

About CAI: CAI is a New York State-based nonprofit, with staff in New York City, Albany and Buffalo, dedicated to improving the health and well-being of communities throughout New York State, the nation and the world. For more than 36 years CAI has provided customized services and training to health and human services organizations, many in New York State, addressing the toughest issues in public health including HIV/AIDS, teen pregnancy, family planning, mental health, tobacco control and the nutrition of women and children. Our work in the Buffalo area has included projects with WIC, The AIDS Institute of New York State, the New York State Bureau of Tobacco Control and the Office of Health Insurance Programs. For more information about CAI and this initiative, please contact:

Stan Martin, MM
Director / Senior Trainer
505 Eighth Avenue, Suite 1900
New York, NY 10018
212-594-7741 EXT. 233
Fax: 212.629.3321
smartin@caiglobal.org

Maisha Drayton, MS 
Deputy Director, Community Mobilization and Capacity Building
640 Ellicott St, Suite 476
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716.566.2329
mdrayton@caiglobal.org

Photos of Mr. Martin and Ms. Drayton available upon request.

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