Alumni Details

Sherrine Schuldt, BS, CHES, CPS

Major: Community Health Education, Class of 2001

Position: Prevention Specialist

Agency: United for Prevention in Passaic County

Sherrine is a 2001 Community Health Education graduate of William Paterson University.  Having built a fifteen-year career in health education and substance abuse prevention, Sherrine has emerged as a leading figure in the fight against substance abuse in New Jersey.  Sherrine holds dual certification as a Certified Health Education Specialist and as a Certified Prevention Specialist.  Sherrine spent the first decade of her career in Bergen County coordinating various prevention programs for the Bergen County Department of Health Services in Paramus and later for the Center for Prevention and Counseling in Hackensack.  Some of her notable programs include: Managing the youth-led “Communities Mobilizing for Change on Alcohol” focused on building relations and changing alcohol norms, access and attitudes in Garfield, NJ, Co-facilitator of the Bergen County Prevention Coalition, and active member of the Mental Health and Substance abuse Task Force of Bergen County.

In 2012, Sherrine assumed the role of Prevention Specialist and County Coordinator for United for Prevention in Passaic County, the county’s substance abuse prevention coalition.  In this role, Sherrine has galvanized a strong network of county agencies and professionals.  She manages an annual budget of more than a quarter of a million dollars and several of her prevention programs have been adopted by other county coalitions.  Sherrine demonstrated the best of what our students are taught in public health practice – she has mobilized community partners, led the development of health promotion programming, helped communities modify their environments, and spearheaded policy change in support of prevention goals.  Therefore, based on this commendable service to the field of public health, the faculty of the Department of Public Health honored Sherrine Schuldt as a recipient of its “Distinguished Alumna Award” in May 2015. (May, 2015)