Board of Directors
Boston Financial Investment
Treasurer and Immediate Past Chair
LMG Media Services
Bell Nunnally & Martin
Front Line Leadership Group
Thriving Leaders Collaborative Inc.
Donald Hooten Jr.
C.H. "Hank" Judin III
Pam Mesker Pierce
Drug Prevention Resources' board of directors strives to reflect each community served through this body of dedicated individuals. As volunteers, this group represents a broad range of experience and professions. In addition to holding fiscal oversight for the agency, it is responsible for setting policy and vision for the organization. The board meets every other month and includes committees for financial oversight, governance, programs and fundraising.
The board is supported by a diverse advisory council with special focus areas on prevention, treatment and addiction recovery. This group of experts meets biannually and advises the board while supporting the work of the organization.
If you are interested in joining our board or our advisory council, please contact Becky Vance, 972-518-1821 or email email@example.com.
The staff of Drug Prevention Resources has more than 90 years of combined experience in substance use prevention education and coalition building. To contact a staff member, call 972-518-1821. To learn more about a staff member, click on their picture or name and you will find the information below the picture.
Beckys Why: "I love this work because it allows me to help others! As a person in long-term recovery from addiction, I am passionate about preventing youth, families and communities from the negative impact of drug use."
Becky Vance has served as the CEO of Drug Prevention Resources(DPR) for four years. Before joining DPR, she was with the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, a national non-profit focused on prevention. As a person in long-term recovery, Becky is passionate about prevention and recovery and helping youth stay in school and succeed in life.
Becky received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston and an MBA from LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. She loves to travel to white sandy beaches. Becky also enjoys volunteering through her church to help the homeless. She is newly married, and has two 2 fur-kids, Jazzy and Jaxson.
Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer
Beths Why: Beth says she thrives on advancing prevention, treatment and recovery efforts and reducing stigma around substance use disorders, especially opioid use disorder.
Beth Wilson is the Director of Community Relations for Drug Prevention Resources. Her major projects include serving as project coordinator for the Rural Opioid Collaborative (ROC), an initiative to reduce opioid use disorder and overdoses in Ennis, Texas, and Navarro County.
Beth has 30 years’ experience in communications, marketing and prevention education with national, state-wide and local non-profits. Her other focus areas include strategic relationship-building, agency-wide communications and fund development.
Beth has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri, Columbia. She has a passion for storytelling and has served as a ghostwriter for executive directors, CEOs, even a former governor of Missouri. Beth says she thrives on advancing prevention, treatment and recovery efforts and reducing stigma around substance use disorders, especially opioid use disorder.
Beth enjoys writing, lounging with her greyhound and Jack Russell, and beach-combing with her wife.
Justins Why: "I enjoy service, love challenges and believe in prevention."
Justin Mazzeo is the Director of Community Coalitions at Drug Prevention Resources. He worked at the Greater Dallas Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse for the Texas Alliance on Drug Endangered Children and then the Alliance on Underage Drinking for nine years. Justin majored in Marketing and had a minor in Psychology from Penn State.
Justin is passionate about learning, working with and understanding communities and having the opportunity to support the work that's being done and inspire the work that could be.
He like to run and he will settle for limping, as long as it's moving forward.
Lucia De La Rosa
Lucias Why: Her motivation is to be that mom that contributes in building a healthier foundation as her son escalates into a teenager, years-to-come.
Lucia De La Rosa is the Program Director of Youth Prevention Programs at Drug Prevention Resources.
Lucia has a Master of Business Administration but at the of 19 her first non-profit career circled around drug prevention for teenagers and self-motivation workshops for the Latina women in West Dallas. Since then, a passion was developed to provide as much education to not just teenagers but also parents, guardians, or grandparents who touch the lives of a child daily.
Passionate about volunteering anywhere and mentoring teenagers.
In her personal time, Lucia enjoys visiting nearby small cities for relaxation and pleasure.
Chantale Blais is the Accounts Payable Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Chantale has a Bachelor in Business Administration and has worked for different non-profits organizations in the past. Her professional experience focuses on organizing activities, managing budgets, financial needs, handling money, and working with partners of all backgrounds.
She also spent the last 14 years volunteering and working with students at school, church, or in the community.
She enjoys volunteering, watching tv, and spending time with her family. You would probably find her at a pool watching one of her kids’ swim meet.
Michelles Why: "To educate our communities about the dangers of substance use and abuse and empower our youth to become the first drug-free generation."
Michelle Carroll is the Data Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since 2008, Michelle has worked in office administration and accounting. She brings with her a strong set of organizational skills with strict adherence to detail. Michelle also brings a personal passion for ATOD treatment and prevention in youth.
Her accomplishments include a CDA in childhood education and development and she loves working with adolescents in the community.
In her personal time, Michelle enjoys an active lifestyle, running, going to the lake and spending time with her 2 incredible boys, Daniel and Dylan.
Paiges Why: "I have seen the impact prevention has had on my personal life, and it is my mission to make sure I do what I need to, to give others the opportunity to learn and grow."
Paige Boxley is the Office Manager and Marketing Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since 2013, she has provided administrative support for doctors, universities and healthcare specialists. Her focus is in administration and marketing. She has studied Psychology in college, and has a passion to serve and work with people.
Her accomplishments include, becoming Campus Ministries director in college as a full time student, establishing a voice for DPR on social media platforms and continually striving to extend the reach of DPR's vision and mission through North Texas and the United States.
In her spare time, Paige enjoys being outdoors and traveling. Water sports in the Texas heat are her favorite hobbies. She loves to try new things and see new places, especially any activities to get her adrenaline going. Her favorite hobby is zip lining, after zip lining the tallest zip-line in the US over the Royal Gorge, she has been hooked ever since.
Rauls Why: "My parents, Julian and Azalia, were not only my first teachers, they were also my best examples of people who were dedicated to making the world around our family, our community, a better place.
Mom taught my brothers and I the importance of education and achieving our full potential while Pop taught us that all people are to be accepted and that there is dignity in every type of work if one takes pride in doing it."
Raul Duran is a Prevention Educator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Raul has a Bachelors of Arts degree majoring in History from the University of Dallas and has worked as an Elementary and Middle School teacher.
From 1992 to 2010, he worked as a Prevention/Intervention Specialist for the Fort Worth Independent School District.
Raul has been involved in community issues in his native Fort Worth, Texas for over 40 years and share his passion for history at every opportunity.
As a founding member of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association's Arrowhead Chapter, his restored 1945 Willy's Jeep participates in patriotic parades, historical displays, and school presentations.
Sams Why: "I have always had a desire to help others. It was through not for profit organizations that I was able to get my life back on track. I guess you can say this is my way of giving back."
Sam Ijeh is a Youth Prevention Universal Educator at Drug Prevention Resources.
In 2016 Sam completed his masters in counseling and obtained an LCDC (Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor) Sam worked as a substance abuse counselor for 2 years. He also worked an adjunct professor and a K-6th Grade tutor. Sam’s experienced focusses on educating and equipping groups and communities to discover their aspirations and reach their goals.
Sam’s accomplishments include A master’s degree, 2 State certifications licensures and cofounding a youth ministry group. He enjoys investing in his community.
When not at work Sam enjoys reading, writing, boardgames, science, martial arts, astronomy and super hero movies.
Theresas Why: "I am in this field because I have a passion for changing the lives of others and having a positive impact on people. Drug Prevention Resources is a platform for us as staff and community members to educate and teach others the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco, and well as learn about life and be educated by the community members as well."
Theresa Greissel is the Dallas County Coalition Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
She went to Texas Tech and majored in Psychology with a minor in Addictive Disorders and Recovery Studies. Theresas main focus in her position is to address and slow the pace of youth using tobacco and drinking underage and educate on topics that endanger the wellbeing of the youth and people around them.
Her passion is helping others, and through DPR, how she can work with the community and change lives.
In her free time, Theresa enjoys watching Netflix, spending time with loved ones, and taking her two pups, Riley and Charlie to the dog park.
Tommys Why: "I do what I do to give back to a "younger me" I see everyday working at the Navarro College campus with the IMPACT Coalition. Being a mentor is considered a blessing knowing I am preparing these young adults for the real world by creating a Drug and Alcohol Free Generation."
Tommy Aguilar is a Coalition Coordinator for Drug Prevention Resources.
Tommy has been in the education field ever since graduating from college in 2013. Tommy commenced as an Outreach Advisor at the collegiate level and joined Drug Prevention Resources in Spring 2019.
Tommy graduated with a Bachelor of Exercise & Sports Science degree from Texas State University. He looks forward to giving back to the next generation that will be attending Navarro College as the Coalition Coordinator for the Waxahachie, Midlothian, Mexia, and Corsicana campuses.
When away from work he enjoys spending time with family, going to the movies, trying out new restaurants, watching sports, and listening to music.