Meet Our Team
Trainer, Program Supervisor
Specialty/Area of Focus: Business Development, Marketing, Family Education Program/Drug Free Workplace Educator and Grant Management.
Gina Riordan is a family advocate and educator dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting programs to advance prevention and recovery from substance use and addiction disorders. She has served at the state level on the Parent Panel Advisory Council and HR-590 Access to Treatment Task Force. Locally she is the founder and Chair of the Mechanicsburg Community Drug & Alcohol Council.
Gina has over 25 years of corporate and non-profit senior management, business development and marketing expertise with national and state industries ranging from information management, litigation support, franchisee and manufacturers, to the medical and association management market.
As a mother of five children when her family was impacted by substance use disorder, she was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn for help and who to talk to; no one wanted to share their challenges. But her family’s journey through recovery has compelled her to get involved at the state level to make a difference in policies and programs as well as inform families in her community about substance education, resources and support available online and in-person. She also found that as she developed a better understanding of substance use disorder, treatment options, and successful methods to assist her loved one it helped support her family in the journey. Now as a full-time family and workplace educator, she is passionate about educating and empowering communities across the state to make a commitment to educate themselves and stand firm on taking an active role in their loved one’s journey. She firmly believes that understanding open communication, expanding the family’s knowledge and ongoing support could save your loved one’s life.
Trainer, Community Engagement and Education Manager
Specialty/Area of Focus: Family Education Program/Drug Free Workplace Educator, Project Management, Training Development and Advocacy.
Trainer, Community Engagement and Program Specialist
Specialty/Area of Focus: Workplace Training Development, Community Relations, Program Management
Donna Creager provides leadership to Drug Free Workplace PA’s workplace training and education program. Having spent more than 20 years in education and human services she knows first-hand the impact that substance use disorder has on individuals, families, and communities. Donna believes that prevention education and common-sense collaboration are key to making a significant impact on Pennsylvanians’ understanding of substance use disorder. Donna’s passion for empowering others guides her interactive training style. She aims to provide all participants with a clear understanding of the science of addiction as a chronic brain disease, as well as essential knowledge that reduces the stigma surrounding substance use disorders.
Virginia Cormier, LSW, CEAP
Specialty/Area of Focus: Virginia manages the daily functions of ACCESS Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and Drugfree Workplace PA.
Virginia brings a wealth of experience as the result of working in the mental health field for over 30 years. The majority of her career was as a Counselor, Consultant and Coach for the United States Postal Service Employee Assistance Program. Virginia understands the struggles leaders face as they work to manage and grow their business. She is acutely aware of how a work environment can impact the levels of productivity. To manage her own stress, Virginia enjoys gardening and spending time with her rescued Gordon Setter.
Access EAP Care Manager
Specialty/Area of Focus: Intake and Assessment for Drug and Alcohol, Bilingual(Spanish)
Jenny Guerrero has ten years of experience in the Drug and Alcohol field completing assessments and working as an Intake Specialist in an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. She has completed training as a Certified Recovery Specialist and has worked with at-risk youth. She is bilingual and able to connect with people of many cultures. Her family history of substance abuse allows her to understand both the individual suffering from an substance use disorder and the impact on the family.
Heather Hart, MS
Partnership and Operations Consultant
Specialty/Area of Focus: Partnership Development, Communications, Public Health, Operations
With a master's degree in Health Promotion, Heather brings more than 15 years of experience in public health campaign management and health communications. She manages program operations and oversees the communications strategy for Drug Free Workplace PA. Heather also champions the development of strategic partnerships to grow the reach and benefit of Drug Free Workplace PA resources to organizations throughout the state.
Specialty/Area of Focus: Fiscal Budget, Accounts Payable, Administration and Grant management.
Linda Manigault is the Administrative Coordinator for ACCESS EAP. Linda graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Management Specialist and Early Child Care Development from Keystone Technical Institute in Harrisburg, PA. Linda brings 20+ years of Administrative experience from working with the PA State Police to the Harrisburg School District. She takes pride in her city through volunteering as a Block Captain, keeping the residential area safe and clean. Linda has a passion for working with children. Linda enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends as well as gardening in her free time.