Chair: Zachary Ferguson

Vice Chair: Stephanie Armbrister Strutner

Secretary: John Rust

Treasurer: Camilla Bibbs-Lee

Outreach Chair: justin Sweatman-Weaver

 

Region 1

Angie Dickens

A.C.T.I.O.N. Coalition, Inc.

Email: angie.dickens@actioncoalition.org

Angela “Angie” Dickens serves as the Executive Director of the Johnson County A.C.T.I.O.N. (Alliance of Citizens Together Improving our Neighborhoods) Coalition in Mountain City, TN. Angie has been involved with the Coalition since its inception in 2003. She has over thirteen years of experience in the Prevention Field. Prior to her role at A.C.T.I.O.N Coalition she worked for a Domestic Violence program for two years as the Community Outreach Coordinator for Johnson County Safe Haven. Angie is currently working on her Bachelor of Social Work degree from East Tennessee State University.

 

Region 2

Stephanie Armbrister Strutner, MPH, CPSII

Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County

Email: sastrutner@gmail.com

As the Director of Allies for Substance Abuse Prevention of Anderson County, Stephanie Strutner is responsible for supporting the community coalition. Her duties include developing and carrying out effective strategies to show a measurable decrease in the prevalence of substance abuse and a measurable increase in knowledge, capacity and accountability among Anderson Countians. Stephanie has been credited for securing millions of dollars in grant funding, mentoring community coalitions, and diversifying the organization’s funding portfolio. As former epidemiologist and evaluator, Strutner has a wealth of knowledge on evaluation, performance measures, and outcomes with a focus on legislative advocacy, and embodies the mission of ASAP. Ms. Strutner holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Emory & Henry College, a Master of Public Health degree in Health Policy and Management from the University of Tennessee and a Certificate in Social Enterprise Effectiveness from the College of Business Administration at the University of Tennessee. A veteran of the field of substance abuse prevention, she has served in leadership roles at the state level for nonprofit organizations as well as for
community coalitions and agencies.

 

Region 3 North

Barbara Kannapel, Executive Director

Smith County Drug Prevention

E-mail: smithcodrugprevention@yahoo.com

As a youth advocate, I have worked many years with youth development programs. I have worked in substance abuse prevention/education for 15 years and for the past two years have mentored students that are involved in the Juvenile Justice system. I have served as Executive Director of Smith County Drug Prevention Coalition since 2012 and am currently serving on the Carthage City Council and Smith County Commission. Being passionate about bringing positive change to youth and families, I volunteer at our local youth center, “The Spot.”

 

Region 3 South

Camilla Bibbs-Lee

Hamilton County Coalition

E-mail: cnbibbs@aol.com

Camilla Bibbs-Lee, MSCJ has served as a community change advocate for more than 20 years. Her career began as a Public Relations Coordinator/ Case Manager for Senator Jim Sasser in 1993. In 2002, Ms. Bibbs-Lee was selected to coordinate the Weed and Seed Initiative in the M. L. King Neighborhood. The program’s ability to “weed out crime” and “seed in hope” hinged on a collaborative effort between law enforcement, neighborhood association members, community crime watch groups, prevention and intervention support services for youth and families, and neighborhood/ housing restoration efforts.

In 2006, Camilla led the charge to transform the M. L. King Weed and Seed program into community-based coalition that would impact the entire Hamilton County region. Currently, she serves as the Executive Director for the Hamilton County Coalition. Together with help from a diverse, multi-disciplinary team of professionals and community advocates, Ms. Bibbs-Leedevelops comprehensive, environmental strategies that foster safe, healthy drug-free youth and young adults. Under her leadership, the Coalition has implemented strategies to enhance Rx Drug Take Backs and assist with Permanent Drop Boxes for law enforcement, host Community Think Tank workshops, Support Alcohol Vendor Compliance Checks, Provide TIPS training and Alcohol Awareness training for Beer Board Members, implement tobacco scans, distribute Drug Prevention/ Awareness materials to SRO, facilitate Youth Coalition projects, develop community-oriented prevention and safety plans, & serve as a Networking hub.

Camilla is a native of Chattanooga. She received an undergraduate degree from Fisk University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice Degree from the University at Chattanooga. She has two children and she enjoys traveling and quiet time.

Region 4

DeWayne Holman, MPA, CPSII

Nashville Prevention Partnership

E-mail: dewayne@npponline.org

Executive Director of the Nashville Prevention Partnership (NPP), DeWayne Holman is a past Robert Wood Johnson Fellow in the Developing Leadership in Reducing Substance Abuse Program. Holman has spent the better part of his career in substance abuse prevention and in community action with NPP, the Alcohol and Drug Council of Middle Tennessee, and the Neighbors Resource Center.

Holman graduated from Tennessee State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and was inducted into Psi Chi Honor Society for academic excellence. Holman went on to earn a Master of Public Administration from Tennessee State University and a Certificate for Public Health Planning and Administration. He was also inducted into the Phi Alpha National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Public Administration for academic excellence. He is married to Trisha and has two daughters, Marissa and Rachel.

Region 5 North

Alex Windings

Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition

E-mail: awindings@uwwc.org

Alexandra (Alex) Windings is the Director for the Williamson County Anti-Drug Coalition. Originally from Southern Illinois, Alex came to Tennessee in 2014 after graduating from Southeast Missouri State University with a bachelors degree in Public Relations. Alex has dedicated herself to non-profit work since beginning college in 2011 and loves the challenge of growing a coalition in such a large community. She is a Certified Prevention Specialist as well as a certified POP Pilates Instructor. Alex is married to Chris and has two fur babies, Milo and Nella.

Region 5 South

Tabatha Curtis

Franklin County Drug Prevention

E-mail: tabatha.curtis@fcstn.net

Tabatha Curtis is the Director of the Franklin County Prevention Coalition. She has over seven years of experience working in the field of prevention. She has over twenty two years of experience in working with youth and families as an employee of the Franklin County Board of Education. Tabatha is a facilitator for the “Strengthening Families” program, coordinates parenting classes for young incarcerated adults, moral reconation therapy classes for juveniles and young adults, and social skills classes for young adults. As director of the prevention coalition she has actively engaged the community in the coalition’s efforts to educate and reduce substance abuse and violence. She is an avid supporter of the 12th Judicial Drug Court. Tabatha has extensive knowledge and experience in the outcomes based SPF planning process and was a coalition coach for the Partnership for Success grant for the state of Tennessee. She has served as a grant peer reviewer for the state of Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Drug Free Communities Grant program. Over the past seven years she has been successful in accruing over 1.3 million dollars in grant funding for Franklin County. Ms. Curtis is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University, a graduate of the CADCA Academy and a Level II Certified Prevention Specialists.

Region 6

Xavier “Lawrence” Andrews

Lauderdale County Prevention Coalition

E-mail: xandrews@utm.edu

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Region 7

Zachary R. Ferguson

Memphis Area Prevention Coalition

E-mail: zferguson@memphisprevention.org

Zachary Ferguson serves as the Executive Director of the Memphis Area Prevention Coalition. Prior to joining MAPC, he served as the West Tennessee Director for Community Shares of Tennessee. A native of Martinsville, Virginia, Zach moved to Memphis in August 2011 after accepting a two-year appointment to serve as an United Methodist Missionary through the General Board of Global Ministries where he served as an Organizer for Workers Interfaith Network. Before moving to Memphis, he was the Youth Services Director for the West Piedmont Workforce Investment Board in Martinsville, Virginia, where he oversaw the Youth portion of the Federal Workforce Investment Act for Southside Virginia. Zach holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and American History from the University of Richmond, and a Graduate Certificate in Non-Profit Management from Duke University.

At-Large

Terrence (Terry) Love, MS, CPC

Tennessee Department of Health, Division of Family Health and Wellness

E-mail: Terrence.Love@tn.gov

Terry Love is a community leader with over 20 years in community-based prevention. He has worked in multiple settings to develop leaders and motivate stakeholders to facilitate population level change in school, university, county, and state settings. Using data, evidence-based methods, and policy, he assists communities with identifying and mitigating the root causes of behavioral health problems including delinquency, substance abuse, premature birth, and injury. He enjoys the process of influencing policy and is eager to share his knowledge of advocacy with others. A native Arkansan, Terry recently moved to Nashville, TN where he currently works with other state leaders to prevent prescription drug overdose, motor vehicle crashes, suicide, and falls. When he is not “changing the world one committee meeting at a time”, he enjoys exploring Nashville and other parts of Tennessee with his Wife Tammy, and Daughter Anna Marie who they adopted from China eight years ago.

At-Large

John Rust

Tennessee Coalition on Children & Youth

E-mail: john.rust@tn.gov

John Rust has worked in the social services field for 25 years. His career began in child welfare as a child protective service worker. He moved on to direct a tutor/mentor program and then branched out to the community development side of social services. He is skilled in strategic planning, legislative advocacy, funds development and community change. 2003 was his first foray in community anti-drug work. It quickly became a passion that he still enjoys today. He currently is the Regional Coordinator for the Upper Cumberland region with the Tennessee Commission on Children and Youth

At-Large

Kristina Clark, President and Founder

Clark Consulting

Group E-mail: kclark.grantconsulting@gmail.com

Kristina Clark has been the Executive Director of the Coffee County Anti-Drug Coalition since 2007. Ms. Clark has dedicated herself to non-profit work since graduating from Middle Tennessee State University in May of 2006 with a Bachelor’s of Science in psychology and minors in mental services and sociology. Before serving as the Coalition Executive Director, Kristina held positions as a domestic violence court advocate and in home counselor for at risk youth. In 2012, Ms. Clark earned her Certified Prevention Specialist II and now trains throughout Tennessee on the prevention of alcohol and drug abuse as well as non-profit management and capacity building.

Under her leadership the Coalition has achieved several awards and grants including Drug Free Communities funding (Years 1-10), the National Got Outcomes! Coalition in Focus award 2013, Tennessee Department of Health’s Injury Prevention award 2012 and a 2014 Patriotic Employer Award from the Office of the Secretary of Defense Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve . With community collaboration and staff team work, Ms. Clark has been able to achieve community level change regarding substance abuse behaviors on a county wide scale including successfully advocating for local and state policy change. As an advocate for diversifying funds for non-profit sustainability, Ms. Clark recently lead her community coalition in trademarking and marketing a successful comprehensive prescription drug campaign, Count it! Lock it! Drop it!™ which will provide the non-profit foundation money for the future as well as assist counties throughout the country in reducing prescription drug abuse. Kristina Clark is also an executive board member for the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee, a statewide prevention legislation advocacy organization.

Kristina Clark was raised throughout the United States as a proud Air Force brat. Ms. Clark has now made Tennessee home base with her husband and best friend Michael Clark and their furry canine children Max and Sammie.

At-Large

Justin Sweatman-Weaver

GLSEN Tennessee

E-mail: justinmsw1@gmail.com

Justin has been involved in substance abuse prevention coalitions as a volunteer, mentor, coach and staff member since 2009, serving first as Assistant Director of Power of Putnam and later as Executive Director of the Sumner County Anti-Drug Coalition. Justin was elected to the Board of Directors of the Prevention Alliance of Tennessee in 2015 as representative for Region 5 North and currently serves as an at-large board member and chair of the Advocacy Committee. Justin has been at the forefront of numerous advocacy campaigns aimed at creating healthier and safer communities and schools in Tennessee. He serves on a variety of advocacy teams including the Tennessee Educational Equity Coalition, Tennessee SADD, Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network, and notably as chair and Policy Coordinator of GLSEN Tennessee. Justin holds a Bachelors in Sociology from Tennessee Tech and is working toward his Masters in Educational Psychology.