Cindy Hayford has served as the Director of the Deerfield Valley Community Partnership (DVCP) in Wilmington, Vermont since 1998. In addition to her administrative role in the rural coalition, Hayford works directly with youth as a High School Peer Empowerment Program Advisor.
Prior to working in the prevention field, Cindy was a Physical Education/Health teacher and coached High School sports for 16 years.
Under Cindy’s direction, DVCP has sustained it’s work for over 20 years through diverse funding including town funding, business collaborations, and grant funding (DFC grant 2000-2010, multiple State Incentive grants and Regional Partnership grants).
Hayford received her B.S. at Springfield College in Springfield, Mass. Under her leadership, the DVCP received the CADCA Outstanding Coalition Award in 2001. Cindy 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. Cindy currently serves on the Vermont Governor’s Substance Misuse Council, the VT PreventionWorks! Steering Committee and Coordinates the Windham County Regional Partnership.
Cindy resides in Wilmington, Vermont with her husband Buddy of 36 years and has two adult children, Kate and Scott.
“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