The NOFAS Affiliate Network was established in 2002 to unite organizations in an international coalition for the purpose of preventing FASD and meeting the needs of people living with the disorders, while each member organization maintains its identity and autonomy. It is the largest and longest standing international coalition of FASD organizations.
The objectives of the Affiliate Network are to open lines of communication among FASD organizations, share resources, unify core values, messages and priorities, and increase advocacy for FASD recognition and investment.
Affiliate organizations continually strive to build their capacity and serve their communities. Some members offer a full range of clinical services and public health initiatives and others focus on family support or educational programs. Search the list of affiliates and visit their websites to learn more about each organization.
Affiliate Network Executive Council
The Affiliate Network is administered by NOFAS. Decisions about membership, the annual Affiliate Summit and the use of Affiliate resources are made by the Executive Council.
Leigh Tenkku-Lepper, PhD, NOFAS-Missouri (Chair)
Sr. Suzette Fisher, Double ARC
Eileen Bisgard, NOFAS Colorado
Peggy Combs-Way, SoCal NOFAS
Amy Hendricks, NC Fetal Alcohol Prevention Program (FASDinNC)
Jerome Romero, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Prevention Program at the University of New Mexico
Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions
Sue Lind, Michigan Coalition for Fetal Alcohol Resources, Education, and Support – MCFARES
Susan Elsworth, Central Indiana NOFAS
Join the Affiliate Network
NOFAS and the Network members welcome new organizations. Requirements for joining the Network and the coalition’s objectives and benefits can be found in the Affiliate Network Guidelines below. If your organization is addressing FASD and is interested in joining the Affiliate Network, please download and review the guidelines and application.
In addition to NOFAS Affiliates, there are many other organizations addressing FASD in the U.S. and across the world. While these organizations are not active members of the NOFAS coalition, they are leaders in the FASD community and offer important resources.
NOFAS has an extensive list of partners including government agencies, practitioner societies, and international alliances and organizations.
Video featuring representatives of the NOFAS Affiliate Network