Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
College of Education & Health Sciences
Nutrition & Health Sciences
110 Leverton Hall
Lincoln, NE 68583-0806
Megan Hopkins, Project Director
Megan Hopkins is the Project Director of the Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance and has worked with the NECPA since 2009. Megan is responsible for the technical assistance and support that the NECPA provides to the 26 member campuses and serves as the Primary Investigator for all grant projects. Megan coordinates skill building workshops and webinars for member institutions and community partners and provides oversight of the College Behavior Profile (CBP), Year One College Behavior Profile (Y1CBP), the Nebraska Assessment of College Health Behaviors survey, and a variety of social norms media campaigns. She is able to assist campuses with community organizing and coalition development, implementing evidence-based strategies, strategic planning and student outreach. Megan holds Bachelors degrees in Social Work and Sociology from Nebraska Wesleyan University and a Masters degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Community Organization from the University of Michigan. Megan and her husband stay busy with their two young sons, she is an avid runner and podcast enthusiast.
Antoinette is from North Platte, NE and moved to Lincoln to attend college at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. After graduating from UNL in 2019, Antoinette was able to professionally start practicing her love of serving and helping others. Antoinette will work with NECPA and OCC members to plan, implement, evaluate, and report on prevention programming as well as supporting the membership with record keeping, grant writing, grant compliance, and sustainability efforts. Antoinette enjoys spending time with her family and dog, Ace, golfing, and getting outside whenever she can.
MeLissa Butler has been a Project Manager with the Nebraska Collegiate Prevention Alliance (NECPA) since 2022. She is responsible for management of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant which aims to build capacity and infrastructure for NECPA members to address high-risk drinking, marijuana use, and related harms on campuses across Nebraska. MeLissa earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration/Technical Studies from Bellevue University and has taken additional coursework in Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion, Leadership & Building Trust, Project Management, Evidence-Based Public Health, and is a Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt. In her spare time, MeLissa enjoys spending time with her family, including her dog Tucker. She also enjoys outdoor activities like bike riding and adventure racing.