Attention To Prevention


Thank you to our trusted advisors for their guidance, support, encouragement, and willingness to share their knowledge.


Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, FSAHM

Bonnie Halpern-Felsher, PhD, is a Professor in the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University. As a developmental psychologist with additional training in adolescent and young adult health, her research has focused on social, environmental, cognitive and psychosocial factors involved in health-related decision-making, perceptions of risk and vulnerability, health communication, and risk behavior. Funded by the NIH and many foundations, her research has focused on understanding and reducing adolescent tobacco use, alcohol and marijuana use, and risky sexual behavior. She is a core member in the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education, a Co-Project Leader/Co-PI for the NIH and FDA-funded UCSF Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS), and a Co-PI for the new UC Merced Cannabis and Nicotine Policy Center. Dr. Halpern-Felsher’s research and committee work and her over 100 publications have been instrumental in setting policy at the local, state, and national level. She has served as a consultant to a number of community-based adolescent health promotion programs and has been an active member on several national campaigns to understand and reduce adolescent risk behavior. She has also served on six Institute of Medicine committees, and contributed to three Surgeon General Reports, all focused on reducing adolescent risk behavior and promoting health. She is the founder and executive director of the Stanford Tobacco Prevention Toolkit.

Link to the toolkit is located in the education/curriculum tab.


Madeline Ellis, MD

Pediatric Medicine

Focus MD Hendersonville

As a Pediatric Medical Doctor, I am excited to help with learning and attention problems with evidence-based medical diagnosis and treatment of ADHD and related disorders. We specialize in children and adolescents, ages 6-21. This new pathway within my General Pediatrics career allows me to take the time necessary to effectively treat attention problems and take them from frustration to focus!

Focus MD is a specialty healthcare clinic created for guideline driven diagnosis and treatment of ADHD that provides medical management and FDA cleared testing for ADHD symptoms with a board certified medical doctor on site.


Mr. Wayne Lloyd

Earth Sciences- Soccer Intramurals

Otwell Middle School

Wayne Lloyd is a Science Teacher at Otwell Middle School where he trains students to be scientifically literate, that is he curates activities that develop critical thinking and investigation skills and allows students to apply those skills in real-world situations. Wayne completed his undergraduate work at the Georgia Institute of Technology and has masters degrees from both the University of Georgia (MBA) and the University of North Georgia (MAT).

Growing up, everyone in Wayne’s family was, at one time or another, a smoker. Everyone in his family also found the power to eventually quit smoking. He has seen firsthand the long term debilitating effects smoking can have. The decline of smoking in youth populations has been encouraging as education and awareness continually improves, but the rise and availability of “vape” products introduces an alarming alternative that is currently blanketed in misinformation and unreliable science. Wayne is excited to assist in the outreach campaign to expose this trojan horse!