Board of Directors
Boston Financial Investment
Treasurer and Immediate Past President
LMG Media Services
Bell Nunnally & Martin
Front Line Leadership Group
Thriving Leaders Collaborative Inc.
Retired, Business Development
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.
I am a passionate prevention, treatment and recovery advocate with more than 25 years' experience in behavioral health and substance use disorder education, prevention, intervention and treatment.
I thrive on building coalitions of diverse constituencies and motivating, inspiring and leading stakeholders to collaborate on mutually beneficial goals. Primary areas of expertise include:
-Marketing and Business Development
-Advocacy and Community Outreach
-Customer Relationship Management
-Strategic Planning and Communication
Whether working with the media to use advertising to "unsell" substance use/misuse across the nation, facilitating addiction recovery via treatment, or promoting the benefits of drug-free workplace programs to the corporate sector, I've always been focused on making our world a better place!
Evie Scrivner is the Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operations Officer at Drug Prevention Resources.
She oversees the financial, operational and human resources aspects of the organization and has an extensive background in finance and operations that spans more than 20 years. She also credits business ownership and team leadership positions to her diverse experience.
Beginning with Drug Prevention Resources in 2014, she is proud to have diversified and exceptionally increased DPR’s benefits offering to the team, implemented operational best practices and maintains solid financial organizational leadership, among many other accomplishments.
As well as her career at Drug Prevention Resources, Evie is a Certified Ketogenic Lifestyle Coach and has a passion for guiding people to a healthy understanding of nutrition and food relationships. Additionally, in 2005 she obtained her licenses of Series 6, 63 and Life & Health.
Evie wants everyone to know the joy and peace that comes from our Lord, Jesus Christ, and strives to show grace and love to all she knows. Evie enjoys traveling with her best friend, husband Kevin and spending time with her awesome kids. Laughing, sports, cooking and music are some her favorite activities, although usually not all at once.
Josie Prachyl is the Director of Prevention Programs at Drug Prevention Resources.
For nearly a decade, she worked in the marketing and communications before her move into the non-profit field, where has earned another decade of experience. Working from ground up and earning a promotion to Director of Prevention Programs, she brings a wealth of experience from her previous work in the for-profits sector.
She enjoys working to make communities safe for youth, building community partnerships and mentoring youth and adults. She is a servant-leader and received the Heart of a Lion Award from a community partner in 2016. She is a Graduate of Texas A&M Commerce where she received her Bachelors in Science. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist and Certified Educator.
Josie enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and grand-children while doing outdoor adventures like shark fishing.
Patricia Sterling is the Director of Operations at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since 1994, she has worked across corporate and nonprofit sectors in administration, focusing on streamlining business and operational processes.
Her accomplishments include reducing costs across the organization, development of a marketing & sales plans and transitioning in 2016 from Australia to the United States, embracing her new culture.
Patricia loves to travel with her husband, having visited 25 countries and 18 states of America, and looks forward to future travel adventures.
Beth Wilson is the Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach at Drug Prevention Resources.
Beth has 30 years of experience in communications, marketing and prevention education with national, state-wide and local non-profits. Her current focus area includes fund development, strategic relationship-building and agency-wide communications.
She has a passion for storytelling and has served as a ghostwriter for executive directors, CEOs, even a former Governor of Missouri. She counts among her major life accomplishments completing MS 150 bike races. Beth has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri.
Beth enjoys writing, lounging with her greyhound and Jack Russel, and beach-combing with her partner.
Agapito Chavez is a Coalition Coordinator for Drug Prevention Resources.
Agapito started as a volunteer with IMPACT Cedar Hill and in 2013 became Cedar Hill Coalition Coordinator. His focus is to educate and collaborate in the Cedar Hill area including with Cedar Hill ISD and Dallas County students, families and local community stakeholders to educate them on the consequences, dangers and long-term effects on Alcohol and Drugs.
He has been awarded a certificate for attending the Citizens Police Academy from the Cedar Hill Police Department.
In his spare time Agapito volunteers for various organizations. He also likes to watch football and collect vintage clothes.
Betsy Segura is a Prevention Educator at Drug Prevention Resources.
She is currently serving youth in the educational system working to empower a generation to be drug-free and making positive life choices. She has served her community and its members since 2001 in various capacities. She is a certified Advanced Peace Officer, and previously was the Chairperson of IMPACT Ennis and active youth and family minister at Foundation of Life Church.
Her awards include, Officer of the Year award, Appreciation for Outstanding Leadership/Dedication and Outstanding Service Award. She is currently attending the Church of God School of Ministry along with her husband, Adam.
She enjoys ministry with her husband and 3 children, one day fulfilling her dream of international missionary.
Felecia Myers is the Lead Prevention Educator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since 2000, Felecia has worked in the Education Field. She has been able to capture the attention of many youth and provide them with a strong sense of their own personal self-worth.
In the Prevention Field, Felecia obtained her Associate Prevention Specialist certification. She has built strong relationships among educational stakeholders in several school districts to continue Educational Programming. Felecia strives to create an atmosphere to have a positive impact in the prevention field.
She loves spending time with her children, especially when it is a special occasion. Shopping for special deals is a joy to her because she always finds the best deal.
Jennifer Heggland is a Coalition Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since 2009, she has worked with teams in the non-profit sector to create and implement data-informed, community-centered strategies.
With a Master of Science in Social Work concentrated on Administrative and Community Leadership, her professional experience has focused on community resource development, education, and prevention.
Jennifer enjoys reading cook books and even attempting some of the recipes. Recently, she’s been exploring North Texas, and still gets excited every time she spots a flock of monk parakeets hanging around Dallas.
John Dang is the Program and Data Support Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
For over a decade, he has volunteered and worked professionally in operations management, community outreach/engagement at major non-profits that include The American Red Cross, The Ronald McDonald House, Bryan's House and The Boy Scouts of America. At DPR, John continues to pursue his dream of helping others.
In 2011, John achieved the highest honor in scouting, The Eagle Scout Award, which recognizes servant leaders who are dedicated to a life time of serving. Additional accomplishments include, paving the way for Asian-Americans to volunteer at nonmusical organizations, creating comprehensive resource databases for several organizations, and being the first in his family to graduate from college. John graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M with a Bachelor of Science in Health and is currently seeking a Masters in Business Administration.
Outside of work and school, John loves to eat, sleep, work out, and enjoy the simple things in life.
Paige Boxley is the Office 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.
Rev. Samuel Baker
Reverend Samuel Baker is a Prevention Educator at Drug Prevention Resources.
For over 20 years, he has worked in the substance abuse field in churches, recovery centers and drug recovery rehabilitation facilities including in 12 step programs. He is the founder of Adonai Ministries. He has certifications as a recovery coach and licensed chemical dependency counselor, Tobacco Coalition educator and assist with the coalition as Veteran Coordinator.
As a member of The United Staes Army, he received the prestigious Airborne Distinguished Graduate Award in 1972. Rev. Baker has a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Paul Quinn College and in 2012 received his Masters of Divinity from SMU. In 2005, he was ordained an Itinerant Elder in The African Methodist Episcopal Church and in 2015 he received honorary award for V.I.S.T.A. (Volunteer in service to America) from AmeriCorps.
In his spare time, he enjoys sharing the gospel, watching rodeos, animal and wildlife documentaries and travel and adventure.
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.
Shari Phillips is a Drug Free Communities Project Manager for Drug Prevention Resources.
She began as a volunteer and then served as the Coalition Coordinator for Impact Waxahachie since August of 2011. She became the Project Manager for the Drug Free Communities Grant for Waxahachie and the Ellis County in 2016.
Shari has spent the last 26 years volunteering or working in areas of Prevention in her Community. She has participated in two Citizen's Police Academies, was the Coordinator and award recipient for 3 of Waxahachie's National Night Out Community Events. She has served as a member of Waxahachie Citizens on Patrol, and is the current president of Citizens Police Alumni for 2018.
Shari began her Youth Prevention work by serving as Chairman for Waxahachie Project Graduation in 2006 and 2011. She has continued to save as a board member of the School Health Advisory Council for WISD since 2012. She received her Associate Prevention Specialist Credentials in 2016.
In her spare time she enjoys working in her yard, reading, spending time with her husband, family, and her 3 dogs.
Shelley Miller is a Coaltion Coordinator for Drug Prevention Resources.
She came to DPR as a volunteer and transitioned into Coalition Coordinator in 2017. Shelley comes to our organization with 20 years of operational management experience and has an extensive background in graphic design.
Shelley received her Certification as an Associate Prevention Specialist in 2018. She has earned the Presidential Volunteer Served Award 4 times and Volunteer of the Year with previous organizations.
In her spare time, she enjoys crafting, photography and volunteering.
Summar Thomas-Mosby is a Coalition Coordinator at Drug Prevention Resources.
Since coming onto the DPR team in 2016, Summar has fostered relationships with stakeholders establishing IMPACT Garland as the premier prevention resource in GISD and surrounding communities. She enjoys cultivations collaborative partnerships across agencies to empower local residents. Since 2016, she has worked on public health campaigns in the non-profit sector, with a focus on health education among Dallas youth.
Summar has her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from TCU. In 2018, she received certification as an Associate Prevention Specialist.
In her spare time, she enjoys baking, traveling, and writing the script for her reality show as a cat whisperer.