Michael Pesavento

Program Manager

“Community transformation begins with open communication and earnest effort to create healthier environments and inspire social change.”

Mike Pesavento is the Program Manager for IPS’ East Valley project, focusing its substance use prevention efforts on the cities of Redlands, Highland, and Yucaipa. Mike believes that to achieve lasting change, public health professionals must meet communities where they are and address the concerns most relevant to them. By partnering with the Inland Empire’s phenomenal network of community-based organizations, Mike hopes to inspire youth and young adults in the region to support positive social change and contribute to policy efforts that create healthy, thriving places to live, work, worship, and play.