Jessica Placy BA, MAT Owner, President
Prior to establishing Substance Free Workplace, Jessica spend over three years as the owner/operator of Mobile Drug Testing in Newmarket, NH. She found many businesses struggling to implement effective substance free workplace policies. In her role as the lead policy and procedure developer for Substance Free Workplace, she helps businesses create policies and procedures that are successful both practically and ethically. Additionally, she has an extensive background in education which allows her to create clear and compelling trainings. Jessica also spent six years as a program director at Circus Smirkus. During this time, her leadership strengths included building an intentional culture and goal oriented team development. At Substance Free Workplace, she is able to help businesses establish the multilevel commitment that is crucial for program success.
Chris Placy, Executive Vice President
Chris enjoys working closely with businesses to implement their drug and alcohol policies, procedures, and educational presentations. He is our lead trainer and brings a wealth of additional knowledge to all of his trainings. He also manages the drug testing programs. In addition to his work with businesses, he offers parental education programs to the community. Before founding Substance Free Workplace, Chris spent 9 years as a school drug and alcohol counselor. He remains passionate about drug and alcohol prevention, serving on multiple local and state prevention boards, commissions, and task forces; including the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Treatment and Recovery.
Yvonne Vissing, PhD, Consultant
Yvonne joins our team as a consultant in both the areas of substance abuse and organizational policy, planning and development. Her doctorate is in Medical Sociology from Western Michigan University, where she also has a Graduate Specialist Degree from their Substance Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse (SPADA). A former substance abuse prevention expert and counselor for the South Louisville (KY) Drug Abuse Program and coordinator of their Drug Offenders Program, she now is CEO of CAPTA4.org, an organization strategic planning and employee training business. She also does strategic planning and assessment as a consultant for the American Sociological Association, is a member of the New Hampshire Juvenile Parole Board, a board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless, and the founding director of Salem State University’s Center for Childhood & Youth Studies. Author of six books, former National Institute of Mental Health Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and speaker at the United Nation’s on child rights, she lives in New Hampshire on a gentleman’s farm.