Our Board of


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

Jose Rada


Norma Wagner

1st Vice Chair

Tammy Tucker

2nd Vice Chair

  • Tom Albano

    Diversity, Prevention & Intervention
    Broward County School Board

  • Heather Brinkworth

    District 3 Board Member
    Broward County School Board

  • 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

  • Captain Lynette Falzone

    City of Fort Lauderdale Police Department

  • Pamela Galan

    Chief Operating Officer, Henderson Behavioral Health

  • 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

    Co-Chair, Community Response Team
    Community Volunteer

  • Monica Figueroa King

    Executive Director, Broward Healthy Start Coalition

  • David Freedman

    Community Leadership Consulting

  • Jim Hall

    Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee, NSU – ARSH

  • Madeline Jones

    Assistant Director of Program Services
    Children’s Services Council

  • Joel Kaufman, Ph.D.

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

  • Mark Ketcham

    Executive Director, SunServe

  • Dr. Lynn Lafferty

    NEndowed Assistant Professor of Family Practice and
    Integrative Medicine, NSU

  • Judge Ginger Lerner-Wren

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

  • Don Maines

    Special Advisor for Substance Abuse and Program Mgmt.
    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

  • Cynthia Peterson

    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

  • Jackie Rosen

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

  • Adam Rosenberg

    Community Volunteer

  • David Scharf

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

  • Garry Smyth

    Co-Chair, Behavioral Health Advocacy Action Team
    Vice President and COO
    Fifth Street Counseling Center

  • Marielle Sologuren

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

  • Rosemarie Stadelman

    Co-Chair, Mental Health Promotion Action Team
    Parent Advocate

  • Teri Stockham, M.S.F.S., Ph.D.

    Co-Chair, Surveillance Committee
    Forensic Toxicologist

  • Judge Michele Towbin Singer

    Broward County Court Criminal, 17th Judicial Circuit

  • Jonathan White

    Assistant Special Agent in Charge
    Miami, Field Division, DEA

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