Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC)

The Tobacco Education Coalition (TEC) has led tobacco-free advocacy efforts in Solano County since 1990. The TEC advises the Tobacco Prevention and Education Program, and Coalition members are critically involved in tobacco prevention projects as active participants and leaders.

2015 Volunteer of the Year is Johanna Nowak-Palmer

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition has a long-standing tradition of recognizing a member who has shown exceptional dedication and commitment to our mission of reducing tobacco use and its negative impact on our community. Starting in 1994, the Les Ross memorial "Volunteer of the Year" award has been presented in memory of Les, a volunteer who was an incredible force on our Coalition.

Volunteer of the year

Johanna Nowak-Palmer, (right) receiving the Volunteer of the Year award plaque, with Felicia Flores- Workman of the Tobacco Prevention & Education Program.

The 2015 Volunteer of the Year recipient is Johanna Nowak-Palmer. Johanna has really grown in leadership on tobacco prevention issues throughout the county and the region over the past few years.  She actively participates in general Tobacco Education Coalition meetings and Healthy Stores for a Healthy Community subcommittee meetings.  She also participates in local coalition activities as well.  She directly supports the work of Friday Night Live chapters throughout Solano County and was integrally involved in working to secure competitive funding so that all school districts in Solano County currently receive Tobacco Use Prevention Education funding.   Not only does she currently serve in a leadership capacity with our Tobacco Education Coalition, she was also nominated and elected to serve as the first chair of the Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention Collaborative. Johanna approaches her work with a positive, let's get it done attitude and is a pleasure to work with.

TEC Co-Chairs for 2016  -   Current: Loretta Huddart-Wolfe and Alvina Sheeley

Former, resigned July 2016: Victor Hernandez

                      Loretta Huddart-Wolfe                                 Alvina Sheeley                         TEC Co Chair Hernandez

TEC Meetings

The Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition meets quarterly in January, April, July and October. All meetings are open to the public and new members are always welcome. TEC meetings are held at the Solano County Health and Social Services Department, Conference Room 1, at 275 Beck Avenue, Fairfield. 

The 2016 meetings are: the Annual Meeting luncheon, 12-2 p.m. January 24; and quarterly meetings on the third Tuesday of the following months at  3:30-5:00 p.m.: April 19; July 19; and October 18. Please contact Angela Upshaw to RSVP and for additional information.


Provided below are items that may be of interest to members or prospective members.  If you have any questions regarding the Solano County Tobacco Education Coalition, please contact Felicia Flores-Workman at 707-784-8901.



Mission:  To reduce tobacco use and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke in Solano County.

Solano County
Health & Social Services
275 Beck Ave.
Fairfield, CA 94533

Contact Our Team
Felicia Flores-Workman
Project Director

Angela Upshaw
Health Education Specialist

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