Board of Directors

Mary Ciammetti | Founder & President

Mary Ciammetti is the Founder of The CTC Wellness Foundation and Don’t Stall, Just Call, an alcohol poisoning education and prevention mission for students and families. In 2015, Mary experienced great tragedy—the death of her beloved youngest child, Christian, a 20-year-old thriving college student. He died from complications of alcohol poisoning due to binge drinking. Through grief, her purpose became clear: Don’t Stall, Just Call was created along with the nonprofit The CTC Wellness Foundation, a 501c(3) that focuses on alcohol education, anxiety reduction strategies and wellness opportunities for students to incorporate healthy lifestyle choices on campus and beyond. Under Mary’s vision, The CTC Wellness Foundation has established an annual scholarship for students at Temple University.

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Mary has presented her powerful Don’t Stall, Just Call mission to over 15,000 people in the last 2½ years in hopes of saving lives. The goal of the DSJC team is to educate. Through an honest, thoughtful and powerful presentation, students and families learn the true dangers of our all-too accepted binge -drinking culture along with the potentially deadly symptoms of alcohol poisoning, thus preventing senseless deaths. The goal is that no other college student will ever be able to say “I didn’t know” what to do in the event of someone showing alcohol poisoning symptoms. The DSJC program defines binge drinking and explains alcohol poisoning symptoms, bystander intervention, refusal techniques and Medical Amnesty policies. Through notes, emails and texts from people who have witnessed our presentations, we have proof that our mission is working and saving lives. Now they will know…

Future goals include amending the PA Medical Amnesty Policy for all underage students, creating a consistent amnesty policy for all youth in the state, as well as introducing alcohol education in the PA State middle school education curriculum. Mary has partnered with PA Attorney General’s Office as a presenter at Round Table Discussions for PA Higher Education during 2018. She is working diligently with several State Representatives in hopes of creating a safer culture for all young people in PA and beyond.

Mary graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University with a B.S. in Business and Finance. Ciammetti left her full-time position AP/AR Specialist at League Collegiate Outfitters in 2017 to focus on The CTC Wellness Foundation and Don’t Stall, Just Call. She had been a League employee for 14 years.

Ashley Ciammetti

Vice President

Patti DiGiacomo

Christine Johnson-Hall

Marketing & Social Media

About

I work as a social media writer/editor for the Vanguard Group, focusing on Twitter and LinkedIn. Before joining Vanguard as a copy editor in 1998, I worked as journalist for The Morning Call in Allentown, United Press International in London and Trenton, N.J., the Philadelphia Inquirer and the Today’s Spirit in Hatboro. I graduated from Mount Saint Mary’s College with with Mary T. Ciammetti. I am married to John Hall and we have 3 children, Nick, Anna, and Josie.

Julia Miller

Speaker

About

Julia has been an integral member of Don’t Stall, Just Call since the very first fire pit Focus Group during summer of 2015. At first, she helped brainstorm ideas and handled the technical portion of our presentations. In Spring of 2016, Mary asked Julia to share her personal perspective as part of the presentation; since then, Julia has been a regular joining Mary and speaking whenever and wherever she is needed! Julia has spoken to thousands of high school and college students, as well as some parents at the following institutions: Gwynedd Mercy Academy, Mount St. Joseph Academy, Devon Preparatory School, Jenkintown High School, Sun Valley High School, Drexel University, Johns Hopkins Univ., Arcadia Univ., and Penn State Univ. By sharing her story, Julia hopes none of these students will ever have to endure the pain of losing a loved one due to alcohol poisoning.

Steve Smith

Chyllene Zakreski

Administrative Assistant

About

When Christian passed away in January, 2015 all three of my children were in college. I knew then, if this could happen to the Ciammetti family, it could happen to any family. I wanted to be a part of this mission to change the culture and protect our kids.  Today I am Mary’s administrative assistant, and frequently the first person you will hear from when you contact DSJC to get information or schedule a presentation. I look forward to working with you to spread awareness!

Michael Hermansen

Coeli Ciammetti

Meghan McCloskey

About

Meghan McCloskey is a Graphic designer who studied at the University of South Carolina and is working with the CTC Wellness Foundation in their marketing department. Having witnessed many situations where alcohol education was not present, Meghan felt the need to help spread awareness to today’s college students.

Stephanie Harvey

About

Stephanie Harvey is an artist and freelance graphic designer located in the Philadelphia suburbs. She joined the DSJC/CTC Wellness team in 2015 after befriending Mary at their workplace and believing in the importance of her cause. When she’s not running her business exit343design, she loves to travel, spend time with friends, and attempt to learn yoga.