The Slippery Slope Team



THE SOBER CAT. She expects to be adored, petted and listened to, especially when it comes to drug prevention. Her books are digital downloads on this website and can be purchased here
The paperback versions of THE SOBER CAT can be purchased here
A paperback version can also be purchased directly from the author and they will be signed by Jazmine. Contact the author for a signed book


Patricia Petrusik

Retired from the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. In addition to her Masters in Vocational Rehabilitation, she holds a guidance certificate K-12, an addictions certificate,C.A.A.P. and a Guidance certificate K-12. She developed an educational game called The Slippery Slope of Substance Abuse. It gets kids talking about drugs. Patricia has collaborated with Cathy Mckeever to produce math lessons with a drug prevention theme: Heroin Hell, Meth Math, Crack Cocaine, Narcan and the Invincibility of Youth. Together, they worked with Jazmine to create three primers called THE SOBER CAT to start the dialogue on drug prevention for elementary students.

Cathy McKeever

Bachelor of Science in Education with Math Certification; retired classroom instructor and instrumental in aligning the math standards for implementation in her district; currently teaching math online. She is the proud grandmother of three wonderful grandchildren, and friend to Jazmine.

Amanda Prince

Amanda Prince is a graduate of Robert Morris University where she earned her B.A. in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. Some of her notable educational experiences include a strategic marketing management partnership with Sustainable Pittsburgh where she put together a full marketing plan for the company. Amanda also conducted and presented an advertising and sales promotion study for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Leadership League who together fully chartered the first ever Steelers themed cruise in 2014. Her organizational skills, attention to detail, and perseverance help her to excel in the marketing and advertising industry.

Noah Ternullo

Getting a bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, and a masters in Computer Science, Noah focused on technology because that’s “where the magic is.” Over the course of his career, Noah has worked with companies like Boeing, General Electric, BAE Systems, Northrop Grumman, Cisco, and General Dynamics. At Lockheed Martin he learned systems engineering: How to deal with complicated systems, multitudes of stake holders, cutting through the noise to get to the driving requirements, and ensuring that despite a system’s complexity, it worked as intended when complete.

Noah has been an innovator and leader throughout his career, achieving awards and patents for himself and his teams. Noah has a wide comfort zone, managing teams of people and resources across multiple companies, or applying his certifications in Java, networking, and SEI software architecture. To learn more about Noah’s company, visit

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