Meet the Public Health Education Liaison
Mary Segawa, M.S.
Mary has worked in community and statewide prevention and public policy for over 25 years, both at the community and the state levels. She began her work for the WSLCB in 2010, and she soon became involved in the implementation of the two citizens’ initiatives that privatized liquor sales (2011) and legalized cannabis for adult use (2012), bringing her knowledge of public health and prevention science into the shaping of regulations. After a brief hiatus beginning in April 2019, she returned to the agency in November 2021.
Mary continues to work closely with other state agencies, national organizations, and community coalitions to coordinate prevention efforts, provide training, develop resources, and shape policy to promote public health and safety. She sees her two most important roles as providing the prevention and public health perspective in policy discussions and as being a resource to others. In 2020 she received the National Prevention Network’s Award of Excellence.
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