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Executive Director

APTNAís Executive Director is Janis Dauer, a certified addiction counselor with a Masterís Degree in Education (Guidance and Counseling).† Ms. Dauer has over ten years experience in addiction treatment and program management and over 20 years experience working with tobacco use control programs.† Janis has lectured nationally on tobacco dependence and is recognized in Virginia as an authority on this subject.† In 2013 she was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Virginia Certification Board (formerly SACAVA) and in 2014 received the Visionary Leadership Award at the Virginia Summer Institute of Addiction Studies (VSIAS) and another Lifetime Achievement Award from the Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth.


Janis has developed an extensive network of contacts since 1995 and has worked closely with some of the top experts in the field of tobacco dependence in the U.S.† She has participated actively in several national organizations, including the North American Quitline Consortium (NAQC) and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD).† Ms. Dauer was a member of the committee that developed the ATTUD Tobacco Treatment Specialist Standards of Practice and the task force that developed the behavioral health-related questions adopted by NAQC for inclusion as part of quitline intake screenings.


Board of Directors

Members of the APTNA Board of Directors serve one-year renewable terms on a volunteer basis with no compensation.† Officers are elected every two years.† The current Board members and Officers are:

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We will respond by e-mail as soon as possible.† If you prefer being contacted by phone, provide your phone number (with area code) and someone will call.† Our office is only staffed part-time and the schedule varies.



Marge White, President

Deputy Director, Virginia Foundation for Healthy Youth


Jennifer Torres, PharmD, Secretary

Consulting Pharmacist


Janis Dauer, CSAC, Treasurer

Executive Director, APTNA

Matthew Dauer

Firefighter, City of Virginia Beach


John Kuster, Retired

Consumer Representative

APTNA is registered with the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services as a Charitable Organization and is exempt from Virginia Retail Sales Tax.† For tax and other information, APTNAís EIN/FIN is 54-1955162.