Cindy C. Hayford

Director, Deerfield Valley Community Partnership
Cindy C. Hayford

“Throughout the years, CADCA’s trainings, conferences, networking opportunities and other resources were invaluable in strengthening my personal knowledge and our coalition’s capacity. I am especially thankful for CADCA’s advocacy efforts on behalf of community anti-drug coalitions. I truly believe that much of the federal funding that coalitions receive for substance abuse work can be attributed to the work of CADCA. I’m proud to be a member of CADCA and honored to be on the Coalition Advisory Board.”—Cindy Hayford

Cindy Hayford is the director of the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership (DVCP) in Wilmington, Vt. She has worked as a community coalition leader for the past 11 years. Hayford has also served as a high school leadership program advisor and middle school tobacco prevention program advisor. Prior to working in the prevention field, she was a teacher and coach for 16 years. Hayford has guided the DVCP through the Strategic Prevention Framework for the past ten years as a Drug Free Communities Grant recipient and most recently as a Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grantee. She serves on the Vermont Strategic Prevention Framework State Advisory Council and the START (Stop Teen Alcohol Risk Team) Underage State Advisory Council.

Hayford received her B.S. at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Under her leadership, the DVCP received the CADCA Outstanding Coalition Award in 2001 and received the Vermont Office of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs Directors Award in 2002 and 2009 for her work in the prevention field. In 2003, Hayford was selected as a National Leader/Mentor for CADCA.