The Alameda County MEDS Coalition aims to reduce and prevent medication misuse for older adults and youth and to reduce harm to our natural environment, including land and waterways.


About the Coalition

Who We Are

The Alameda County Medication Education and Safety Disposal (MEDS) Coalition originated in 2008 from the Alameda County Senior Alcohol & Other Drug (AOD) Workgroup. We are a diverse group of stakeholders including Alameda county older adult residents, Teleosis Institute, CommPre, a program of Horizon Services, Inc., Castro Valley Community Action Network, United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County, Alameda County Senior Injury Prevention Partnership, Alameda County Household Hazardous Waste Agency, Alameda County Sheriff's Office, Alameda Health Care Services Agency, Eden Township Healthcare District, Davis Street Resource Center, East Bay Municipal Utility District, Union Sanitary District, Castro Valley Sanitary District, Alameda County Water Districts, and Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley.


Dr. Pam Gumbs Pharm.D.
President Alameda County Pharmacists Association
http://www.cpha.com/Membership/Local-Associations/Local-Association-Regions/Region-4-Alameda-County-Pharmacists-Association

Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Emergency Medical Services
Senior Injury Prevention Partnership (SIPP)
(510) 618-2050
www.acphd.org/ems

Doug Dattawalker
Union Sanitary District
5072 Benson Rd, Union City, CA 94587
www.unionsanitary.com

Audrey Comeaux
East Bay Municipal Ulitity District
Pharmaceutical Take-Back Program Manager
https://www.ebmud.com/

April Rovero
National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse
P.O. Box 87, San Ramon, CA 94583
(925) 480-7723
http://ncapda.org

Alameda County Environmental Health
1131 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502-6577
(510) 567-6700
http://www.acgov.org/aceh/safedisposal/index.htm

Dr. Kathleen Clanon
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency
Alameda County Safety Net Working Group on Opioid Prescribing
https://www.acgov.org/health/indigent/coalition.htm

Nancy O'Malley, District Attorney
Alameda County District Attorney's Office

Chris Graham
Eden Medical Center
Castro Valley, CA
(510) 537-1234
http://www.edenmedicalcenter.org/

Heidi Sanborn
California Product Stewardship Council
(916) 706-3420
www.calpsc.org

Jennifer Ellis
Ashland Cherryland Together
http://lafamiliacounseling.org/

Sgt. Bret Scheuller
Alameda County Sheriff’s Office
(510) 667-7770
https://www.alamedacountysheriff.org/les_ets.php

Joe Greaves, Asst. Executive Director
Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association
(510) 654-5383
http://www.accma.org/

Community Members
Pauline Von Stetten
Kathy Arritola


Our Vision

The Alameda County MEDS Coalition aims to reduce and prevent medication misuse for older adults and youth and to reduce harm to our natural environment, including land and waterways.


Get In Touch


Paul Sanftner
Office of Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley, District 4

(510) 670-5717
20980 Redwood Road, Suite 250, Castro Valley, CA 94546