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Source: US State of West Virginia


Game Changer is coordinated by Morgantown businessman Joe Boczek, who has worked under the direction of WVSSAC Executive Director Bernie Dolan, and with additional input from DHHR Secretary Bill Crouch, Bureau for Behavioral Health Commissioner Christina Mullins, Office of Drug Control Policy Executive Director Bob Hansen, and State Superintendent of Schools Clayton Burch.

Game Changer is a cooperative effort between the Governor’s Office, the WVSSAC, WVDE, DHHR, West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy, West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, the state’s six prevention lead organizers, local, state, and federal law enforcement, and the education sector. 

While the public sector has provided much of the work, planning, support, and technical aspect for Game Changer, it is the support from private sector, both statewide and nationally – including Walmart, PepsiCo, ParMar, and Mountaineer Mart, as well as founding partner MVB Bank, along with education associates West Virginia University and Marshall University, the University of Charleston and Pierpont Community and Technical College – that has solidified the initiative. 

Members of the law enforcement sector that are involved include: Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, United States Attorneys Bill Powell and Mike Stuart, the West Virginia State Police, and the West Virginia Sheriff’s Association.