Executive Committee

The Executive Committee serves as the coalition’s leadership group.  The committee is comprised of elected officials (Chair and Co-Chair), the Coalition Coordinator, fiscal agent representatives, and committee chairs. The Executive Committee is responsible for steering the direction of the coalition’s structure/functionality and the coalition’s initiatives to reduce substance use. The Executive Committee also oversees current coalition funding and seeks opportunities for additional funding and support to ensure the coalition’s longevity in the Evanston community.


Open – ESAP Chair

If you’re interested in the coalition and would like to take on a leadership role, please email: esapc.coordinator@gmail.com


Erin Fischer- Tobacco Committee Chair


Erin Fisher is the Public Health Educator with the City of Evanston Health and Human Services Department, where she works closely with various community organizations and public health initiatives. Erin worked previously for Lake County Health Department and Community Health Center, first as a Senior Dietitian and Breastfeeding Coordinator and later as the Assistant Coordinator for Nutrition Services.  Erin has an array of experience in public health and community education, including grant management, strategic planning, implementing programs and evaluating outcomes, and training staff and community partners.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics from Michigan State University and a Master’s degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University.


Julia Brownfield- Alcohol Committee Chair

Julia Brownfield is the chair for the alcohol committee for the ESAP Coalition. Julia is a Prevention & Community Outreach Specialist at PEER Services. She offers extensive experience in marketing, project management, and communication campaigns. She has worked with homeless families and individuals in homeless shelters and transitional housing programs; and as an advocate for children and teens living in crisis. She worked with at-risk youth through Catholic Charities and has done neighborhood outreach with the YMCA. Julia has her Masters of Public Health Education from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. Her master’s degree capstone was dedicated to the prevention of substance use among teens. She has a strong commitment to mobilizing community support to prevent teens from using alcohol, tobacco and other substances.

To contact Julia, please email jbrownfield@peerservices.org or call (847)-492-1778


Open- Community Outreach Chair

Interested? Contact: esapc.coordinator@gmail.com


Erin Tegge- Prevention Program Coordinator 


Erin Tegge is the Prevention Program Coordinator at PEER Services providing direct prevention services to Evanston and the surrounding communities.  Since 2014, Erin has been with PEER Services as a Prevention Specialist.  She has over eight years of experience in the field of Social Work and has worked with youth, families and adults in a variety of capacities.   Erin has also been a resident of Evanston for over 5 years.  Erin previously attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her B.S. in Psychology.  She continued her studies at the University of Chicago, where she graduated with a Masters in Social Service Administration (Social Work).

Erin works closely with the Evanston, New Trier and Glenview/Northbrook communities and provides consultation on best practices in youth substance abuse prevention to schools, community organizations and coalitions, collaborates with school social workers and educators and oversees agency program implementation and evaluations, collects and analyzes data to measure effectiveness of programs, uses data to inform prevention programming and manages state and local grants.

To contact Erin, please email etegge@peerservices.org or call 847.492.1778