James Kooler, PhD
As the Administrator for the California Friday Night Live Partnership, Dr. Kooler provides leadership and support to 54 county Friday Night Live programs. From his office at the Tulare County Office of Education, with support from the State Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and the Office of Traffic Safety, he leads the implementation of Friday Night Live, Club Live, Friday Night Live Kids, Friday Night Live Mentoring and the California Youth Council. He is a strong ally to young people and has worked in the prevention field for almost 20 years. He previously was the Director of the Governor’s Mentoring Partnership and Deputy Director for the Prevention Services Division at the Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs. He will provide content area expertise to the Underage Drinking Task Force.