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Staff Board


Mark Dean, Director

Mark Dean is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in Behavioral Science & Health and Sociology with a Criminology Certificate. He has worked with us since 2008 and is currently the Coalition Director. He is a certified substance abuse prevention specialist, trained in Too Good for Drugs and Violence, Search Institute’s 40 Developmental Assets, Risk and Protective Factors, and other prevention curriculum. Mr. Dean serves on a number of community boards and councils.

Barbara Canady, Coalition Coordinator

Barbara Canady joined our coalition in 2010 and is currently the Coalition Coordinator. She is a Certified Health Education Specialist as well as a Certified Substance Abuse Prevention Specialist and has worked as a group leader and family coach for a family-based substance abuse prevention program. Barbara has also been involved with a number of other prevention services and through this work, she has dedicated her life to giving back to her community. She recently received recognition for her service work by graduating from the University of Pennsylvania as a Service-Learning Scholar with a degree in Health Promotion and Education with an emphasis in Community Health. Barbara is currently pursuing her masters degree at the University of Florida and is focusing her masters project on substance abuse prevention in adolescents. In her free time, Barbara not only plays ice hockey but she also gives back to her community by coaching an all girls competitive ice hockey team.

Board of Directors

  • Christine Mendoza
  • Thomas Jones
  • Johnson Treat
  • Colleen George
  • Kevin Martin