Newton — The Center for Prevention and Counseling hired Natishia McKown as the new Coordinator for the Coalition for Healthy and Safe Communities here in Sussex County. McKown brings with her nearly 15 years of counseling experience working with children and adolescents and served as a Rockaway Borough School Counselor for grades K-8 as well as a Staff Clinician in a group home for children of abuse. She is passionate about educating and empowering youth to make their own healthy decisions. McKown holds an M.A. in Counseling and Psychology and School Counselor Certification from Centenary College in Hackettstown. “The Coalition has made such a profound and positive impact in the communities it serves and I am honored and thrilled to be a part of this dedicated group of individuals.” Mckown recently expressed.