David Arnold serves as the assistant vice president of health, safety, and well-being initiatives having joined NASPA in 2014 after 10 years working college substance abuse prevention. He has spoken at dozens of conferences regarding peer education, college substance abuse prevention, and health promotion. David administers two statewide coalitions for chronic disease and substance abuse prevention in Colorado and Montana. He also chairs the Coalition of Higher Education Associations for Substance Abuse Prevention and coordinates the NASPA Strategies Conferences focused on substance abuse prevention, sexual violence prevention, mental health, and well-being.
Leah Kareti is a contract employee of the NCAA who manages several programs for Division III, including its joint venture with NASPA (the alcohol prevention program 360 Proof) and professional development institutes for faculty and vice presidents that oversee athletics. She is also principal of the consulting firm, 3 Fold Group, specializing in strategic planning, program review and meeting facilitation for small college athletics departments and other strategic initiatives.
Dr. Jason Kilmer received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Washington in 1997, and currently works at the University of Washington in both a student affairs and a research capacity. Jason is an associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and serves as an investigator on several studies evaluating prevention and intervention efforts for alcohol, marijuana, and other drug use by college students. He is also the assistant director of health and wellness for alcohol and other drug education in the division of student life, working with different areas across campus (including health, counseling, Greek life, residence life, and intercollegiate athletics) to increase student access to evidence-based approaches. Jason also serves as the chairperson of Washington's College Coalition for Substance Abuse Prevention.
Jason has been project faculty for several national learning collaboratives, including NYU’s National College Depression Partnership, Dartmouth’s National College Health Improvement Program (NCHIP), and the NCAA’s 360 Proof project. He was one of the six members of the development team for the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism’s College Alcohol Intervention Matrix (CollegeAIM), which summarizes individually- and environmentally-focused approaches to reduce the harms associated with college student alcohol use.