The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc. (CAPE), (formerly the Dutchess County Council on Alcoholism and Chemical Dependency, Inc.), was founded in 1987. The Council was established to meet the growing need for Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) prevention and education services in Dutchess County. CAPE is certified by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services to provide prevention counseling and education to businesses, community organizations, schools and agencies.
ELAINE TRUMPETTO – Executive Director
Elaine Trumpetto currently serves as the Executive Director for The Council on Addiction Prevention and Education of Dutchess County, Inc.; a position that she has held since August 2007. She is a graduate of Colgate University with an M.A. in Counseling. Elaine has been involved in various public service career paths throughout her adult life, which began in public education as a school counselor and coordinator of programming for special needs populations.
Elaine serves as chair of the Mid-Hudson Regional Communities of Practice; a group of Mid- Hudson Valley prevention providers licensed by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services. In October of 2014, Elaine was awarded the NYS OASAS Commissioner’s Service Award for Prevention.
In her private life, Elaine has been a resident of East Fishkill since 1982 and has volunteered extensively in her community within public schools, municipalities, and civic/religious organizations. She resides at home with her daughter and enjoys reading, walking, genealogy, and going to the beach with Biscuit—the family’s Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.