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Our Board of Governors is a community advisory board comprised of parents, businesses, community, media, schools, youth-serving organizations, law enforcement agencies, religious and fraternal organizations, civic and volunteer groups, healthcare professionals, state, local or tribal agencies with expertise in substance abuse, and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse and promoting mental health.

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Board Membership 2016-2017

Cynthia Peterson


Jose Rada

1st Vice Chair

Norma Wagner

2nd Vice Chair

  • Tom Albano

    Director, Diversity, Prevention & Intervention
    Broward County School Board

  • Heather Brinkworth

    Broward County School Board

  • Catherine Baez Sholl, M.S.

    Co-Chair, Mental Health Action Team
    Community Systems Administrator,
    Children’s Services Council of Broward County

  • Daniel Castellanos, MD

    Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education
    Founding Chair, Dept of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health
    Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Pediatrics
    Florida International University

  • Chris Checke, LMHC, CAP, LLC

    Independent Private Practice

  • David Choate

    Community Volunteer

  • Marsha Currant

    Director of Banyan Broward Services, Banyan Health

  • Paul Daly

    Nominating Committee Chair, Private Sector-Community Volunteer

  • Cassandra Evans, M.S., C.P.M.

    Chief Probation Officer,
    FL Department of Juvenile Justice, 17th Judicial Circuit

  • Anita Fain Taylor

    Community Volunteer

  • Paul Faulk

    Community Volunteer

  • Monica Figueroa King

    Executive Director, Broward Healthy Start Coalition

  • David Freedman

    Community Leadership Consulting

  • Jim Hall

    Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee, NSU – ARSH

  • Joel Kaufman, Ph.D.

    Co-Chair, Advocacy/Policy Action Team
    Clinical Director, Sunspire Health

  • Mark Ketcham

    Executive Director, SunServe

  • Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren

    Co-Chair, Mental Health Action Team
    Broward County Court Criminal, 17th Judicial Circuit

  • Dr. Lynn Lafferty

    NEndowed Assistant Professor of Family Practice and
    Integrative Medicine, NSU

  • Don Maines

    Special Advisor for Substance Abuse
    Broward Sheriff’s Office

  • Jeff Marcus

    Chief Assistant State Attorney, 17th Judicial Circuit

  • Carlton Mills

    Director, Behavioral Health Service
    Broward Health Medical Center

  • Rudy Morel

    Public Defender’s Office, Drug Court

  • Charles Morton

    Community Volunteer

  • Shawn Oden

    Executive Director, Chase

  • Ralph Page

    Community Volunteer

  • Cynthia Peterson

    Chair, Board of Governors
    Co-Chair, Advocacy / Policy Action Team
    Chief Executive Officer,
    Broward County Medical Association

  • Renée Podolsky

    Community Health Director
    Florida Department of Health in Broward County

  • Gisele Pollack

    Public Defender’s Office, Mental Health

  • Captain Carmen Puentes-Croye

    FL Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco

  • Jose Rada

    1st Vice Chair, Board of Governors
    Co-Chair, Impaired Driving Task Force
    Executive Director, Broward-Dade Safety Council

  • Jackie Rosen

    Weston Way Coalition
    Executive Director/Chief Executive Officer
    Florida Initiative for Suicide Prevention, Inc.

  • David Scharf

    Co-Chair, Community Response Team
    Department of Community Programs
    Broward Sheriff’s Office (BS0)

  • Marielle Sologuren

    Co-Chair, Youth Action Team
    Vice President, Pierson Grant Public Relations

  • Rosemarie Stadelman

    Parent Advocate

  • Teri Stockham, M.S.F.S., Ph.D.

    Forensic Toxicologist

  • Judge Michele Towbin Singer

    Broward County Court Criminal, 17th Judicial Circuit

  • Dr. Tammy Tucker

    Associate Admin., Memorial Regional Hospital

  • Norma Wagner

    Director of Operations, System of Care
    Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

  • Jonathon White

    Assistant Special Agent in Charge
    Broward Behavioral Health Coalition

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