ABOUT US

Drug Free Marion County is an anti-drug coalition. Our work is aimed at preventing and reducing the impact of substance use on crime, health and individuals in our community.

Our Mission

To advocate for a healthier, safer Marion County through prevention and education to reduce substance abuse among youth and adults.

The Issues

  • The use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs by youth in Marion County continues to be above regional and state averages.

  • Parents are not aware of the level of youth substance use in Marion County.

  • Many people are unable to complete treatment as a result of other unmet needs.

Our Vision

To be the community resource to eliminate the negative consequences of substance abuse.

Our Solutions

  • Continually assesses the county needs and updates Strategic Community Plan.

  • Provides funding for local prevention, treatment and criminal justice programs.

  • Promotes awareness and advocates for change.

OUR STAFF

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Michaelangelo McClendon

Executive Director

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Kristen Rivas

Program Evaluator

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Natasha Cheatham

Interim LCC Assistant

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Manda Joseph

Substance Misuse Prevention Project Coordinator

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Kathy O'Neal

Senior Peer Substance Misuse Prevention Coordinator

OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Ramon Batts

Member

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Jennifer Cianelli

Member

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Jennifer Harrison

Member

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Cynthia Oda

President

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Julie Saetre

Secretary

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Jim Snyder

Member

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Brian Weir-Harden

Vice President

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