Board & Staff
Board of Directors
Boston Financial Investment
Treasurer and Immediate Past Chair
LMG Media Services
Bell Nunnally & Martin
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drug Prevention Resources team has more than 90 years of combined experience in 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.
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.
Chantales "Why": Her interest for non profit brought her to DPR. She loves being part of a team that dedicate its time to bring growth and healthy environment to our kids.
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.
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.
Issac's "Why": "I do what I do for the love of people."
Issac Rodriguez is the Coalition Coordinator for Red Oak.
Since 1998, Issac has been working in the field of prevention, and in 2010 he transitioned to drug and alcohol treatment and domestic violence programs.
Issac has studied chemical dependency counseling in college, and holds an Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist certification.
Issac has worked in prevention and treatment, as well as in the social and emotional counseling field for over 20 years.
In his free time, Issac likes to go on road trips, camp and go on outdoor adventures with his family.
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.
“I want to live a life of service and make a difference in my community.”
Kaci Lott is the Navarro County Coalition Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources
Kaci has a degree in Psychology and has worked in child abuse and neglect prevention, mental health and job training for opportunity youth. Her primary goal in her position is to make a positive impact in her community by bringing people together to create change and educate our youth about addiction.
Kaci is passionate about helping others to better their lives and developing meaningful relationships.
In her free time, she loves to take her daughters to new places and seeing them experience something new. She also loves to cuddle on the couch with her husband and girls and watch cooking shows.
Tony's "Why": “Through all my experiences, I have found there is nothing more rewarding than helping other human beings. Service to others is my passion and I couldn't imagine doing anything else.”
Tony Sedlacek is a Coalition Coordinator for Drug Prevention Resources.
Tony is a recovery advocate and has a long background working in Addiction Treatment. He most recently moved to Texas from Huntington Beach, California where he worked as the Lead Case Manager and Marketing and Outreach Coordinator for a residential treatment facility.
Tony is a Registered Recovery Worker and has a BA in Journalism/Public Relations. In the past, he produced TV commercials and was also a writer for a TV news station.
Since joining DPR, Tony now provides service for IMPACT Waxahachie, along with other surrounding Ellis County communities.
Tony is extremely passionate about his own personal recovery. His sobriety date is October 17, 2013. He maintains an active and healthy lifestyle by running, biking and swimming. Tony enjoys spending time with family, boating, traveling and going to concerts.