DRUG FREE FAYETTE
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Alcohol Action Team
Andra Prowant is a Certified Life Coach, Emotional Intelligence Specialist, and CADC-1 Addiction Counselor who is passionate about empowering men, women, and young adults to break through any circumstance or life pattern that leaves them stuck, stagnant, or stale personally, professionally, relationally, or spiritually. She is passionate about cultivating personal growth, healthy communication, and conflict resolution with the goal of creating powerful corporate communities where people are utilizing their strengths and contributing to the mission of the organization at full capacity.
Brandon Henry is a native resident of Peachtree City, where he calls home, dating back to elementary school. Brandon brings both the experience of a successful professional career, the lows of personal failure through addiction and the roller coaster of a journey he managed during this time. An advocate of the Fayette County Accountability Court, Brandon has established and organized a volunteer Peer-Recovery program that is mutually beneficial for both the graduate and current participants of the Accountability Court.
Nhora Plehn - With 16 years of experience as a Sr. Engagement & Outreach Community Manager for 211-United Way of Greater Atlanta, Nhora Plehn provides strategic direction to the United Way 2-1-1 resource database. She is a managing practitioner who maintains a database of community resources for greater Atlanta. Nhora holds a bachelor's degree in Information Technology from Clayton State University and is an AIRS certified Community Resource Specialist - Database Curator (CRS - DC). The CRS-DC is no small honor. To receive this distinct certification, individuals must demonstrate their knowledge of organizing, indexing, and disseminating information about programs/services and the organizations that provide them. Nhora collaborates with partner agencies to help fill the gaps in the community's unmet needs and is a member of several local collaboratives and initiatives throughout greater Atlanta.
Tom Hofer is in long term recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. He has lived in Fayette County for 10 years and has been a member of Drug Free Fayette since 2019.
Win Rorabaugh has been involved in AA for 15 years as a member, sponsor, and trusted servant. His goal is to assist individuals, as needed, in their walk to sobriety and endeavor to explain that journey to family members.
Kenisha J. Washington is from Prichard, AL but has been in the Atlanta area for several years. She was employed as a School Health Educator for 12 years and has other experience in Community Health. Kenisha has a B.S. in Health Education from Alabama State University. She is a dedicated professional that is passionate about ensuring others are capable of sustaining a significant quality of life. Kenisha has been married for 15 years and has one child. Kenisha is also an active participant on the Prescription Drug and Tobacco / Vaping / Marijuana & Policy Action Teams.
Mike LaTella, while not a native, has lived in Fayette County for nearly 45 years. He owns and operates LifeSwitch Addiction Counseling Services in Peachtree City and possesses certifications in alcohol and drug addiction counseling both in Georgia and internationally. In 2014, Mike worked with leadership at Southside Church to start CARTA, a Christian recovery group that still meets 3 nights a week. Mike received his undergraduate degree from Georgia State University and a Masters of Arts in Addiction Counseling from Liberty University.
Dr. Miles Johnson, MD graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1990 and moved to Atlanta in 1994 where he began working at West End Medical Center. Dr. Johnson has served in the capacity of a director at several long-term care and rehab facilities, hospice facilities, and healing community centers. He also has experience working in addiction medicine and at behavioral services and treatment centers. Dr. Johnson is a husband and father of two children and he likes to devote his time volunteering at several community organizations.
Dep. Sarah Munday is a Deputy with the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and is currently assigned to the Patrol Division. She has been employed in the public safety field since 2010, first working as a firefighter/EMT. Sarah began her law enforcement career in 2013 at the Fayette County Sheriff's Office working in the Jail Division. Since coming to patrol in 2016, she has become an instructor and is currently serving as a handler on the K-9 Bloodhound team.
Prescription Drug Action Team
Jeffrey A. Sherman, MD is a family medicine physician, specializing in primary care behavioral health and addiction medicine. He is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He has practiced on the South side of Atlanta since 1997. His current office is located in Peachtree City. He has treated patients with opiate addiction at multiple locations of Treatment Centers of America since 2009, serving as the Chief Medical Officer. He continues to see primary care patients through his VIP Concierge Practice. Dr. Sherman is eager to bring his knowledge and experience to the Drug Free Fayette Coalition. He knows the devastation that drug use can wreak on an individual and families, but recognizes the successes that are possible if individuals are provided the opportunity for proper intervention and treatment.
Jesse Stone, born in New Jersey, is a person in long term recovery. After getting clean in 2014, Jesse has dedicated his adult life to educating those suffering with substance abuse and mental health conditions. With over 5 years of experience working in this field, Jesse currently serves as the Executive Director for Georgia Addiction Treatment Center in Peachtree City. Jesse states, “My aim by joining DFF is to continue educating the community on the realities of addiction while also debunking some of the stigma attached to it”
Jimmy Younis has dedicated his adult life to educating those suffering with substance abuse. He takes pride in giving away what was so freely given to him - recovery. He believes that one addict helping another is without parallel; and has dedicated his life to help others on their journey through recovery. Drug Free Fayette gives him the ability to guide those struggling within his community.
Kari Quinn has worked at PrimeSport since 2015. She is a graduate of McIntosh High School where she played soccer, which led to a bachelor's degree on a full soccer scholarship at Georgia State University. Kari has played soccer at the club, state, regional and on the US national team. Kari’s sobriety date is June 26, 2012.
Tara Hannon has been a resident of Fayette County for 38 years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a certification as a Master Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Relationship Consultant. Tara is the owner of Reintegrative Wellness where she guides individuals as they embark upon an intentional, focused journey towards self-discovery, restoring inner-wholeness, and manifesting a life of peace, happiness, love, passion, and purpose. Tara struggled with addiction in her late teens and began her journey to sobriety in 2001. The experience birthed a deep passion for bringing relief to those suffering from the same battle.
Christopher Dunn is a lifelong resident of Fayette County. A 2001 graduate of McIntosh High School and later, Georgia State, he started writing for the Fayette County News and Today in Peachtree City in 2009. He has been the Managing Editor since 2015.
Doreen Barr was born and raised in Hawley, PA; and is a graduate of Bloomsburg University with a teaching degree K – 6th grade with a minor in French. She has been married for 37 years to Chad Barr, a Delta Airlines Pilot. She shares that her greatest accomplishment is her four sons, Chad, Ryan, Tony and Alex. She was a stay at home mom until all of her children were in school, then she became a substitute teacher for the Fayette County School system for many years. She served as room mother for all of her sons in elementary school, Peachtree City Recreational Basketball Board of Directors and Touchdown Club Board at Starr’s Mill High School. She was the fundraiser coordinator for Starr’s Mill High School for 12 years. Today she is the proud “Nanny” of Jackson Ryan, her grandson. Her new mission is drug education and awareness through her non-profit foundation, “In Ryan’s Name, Inc.”
Jean Felts moved from New York to Peachtree City with her husband and children in 2005. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in New York state. She is a successful Realtor in Fayette County, an active member of GRASP (Grief Recovery after Substance Passing), and a member of the U.S. Department of Justice Heroin Working Group. Jean has organized community events to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Jean partners with lobbyists to help keep illegal substances from causing more harm to our communities. She is a top regional fundraiser for a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the devastation addiction causes families.
Ken Morrow has been in state law enforcement since 1999 and is employed by the Department of Community Supervision as a task force officer. He has been assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2013 and is attached to the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad, which focuses exclusively on crimes involving the diversion of prescription medication. He has been a Fayette County resident since 2008, and is dedicated to doing everything possible to stop the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our country.
John Bringuel has been active in individual and community social change since 1986 and have lived in Fayetteville since 1980. John works for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and is the Project Director for the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative which is funded by DBHDD/DAD/OPSP. John’s 25+ years in social work has centered on promoting healthy living and engaging people in community environmental change related to the safety, well-being and success of all people in the community especially the youth.
Tobacco/ Vaping/ Marijuana and Policy
Drug Action Team
Alana Barr is a Junior at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she majors in Public Policy and minors in Health, Medicine, and Society. She has a passion for global health and works to learn about public health on the domestic and international levels. As a native of the Atlanta-area, Alana has worked with several public-health organizations since she was in high school. She enjoys helping others learn healthy practices in order to be successful individuals
Alexus Mack is the representative for District 4 Public Health. This organization works to protect and improve the health and safety of our communities by coordinating with the general public, healthcare providers, community partners, and local, state and federal agencies. District 4 is taking on the Health in All Policy approach to achieve our Community Health Improvement Plan goals and enhance the potential for improved health outcomes within the 12 counties we serve, including Butts, Carroll, Coweta, Fayette, Heard, Henry, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup and Upson.
Chris Judy is a Police Officer for the Peachtree City Police Department. He joined the Police Department in 2014 after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He is currently assigned as the School Resource Officer at McIntosh High School. Officer Judy is a Fayette County native and has a vested interest in its teens and residence. He believes in Drug-Free Fayette’s mission to help make Fayette County a better place for the future.
Laura Bracci is a public health educator with a love of advocating for policies to impact public health. Laura’s successes include policy change at the state-level for emergency transport of stroke patients and the passage of the Coverdell Murphy Act. She also managed the state-level coalition, Policy Leadership for Active Youth, that was instrumental to the Georgia SHAPE Act passing in 2009, which mandates annual fitness testing of Georgia students. She is currently working with local governments to pass policies to impact the heart health of their communities. Laura has a Bachelor of Science in Health Science Education from University of Florida and a Master of Public Health from Georgia State University. Laura enjoys camping, hiking, and anything outdoors with her husband, three kids, and lab rescue.
Marie Broder is the District Attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit which includes Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson Counties. She was appointed by Governor Kemp in 2020. Marie previously served as an assistant district attorney in the District Attorney’s office for 8 years and has been an attorney for 10 years. She has prosecuted hundreds of cases and has tried over 50 cases to a jury. Marie graduated from Upson-Lee High School in Upson County and went on to attend the University of Georgia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in both Public Relations and Speech Communications. Marie stayed at UGA and earned her Law Degree. Her office is in Fayetteville. She resides in Griffin with her husband Karl, daughter Margrit and a very rambunctious yellow Lab.
Nick Russo is a Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has been a part of Drug Free Fayette since 2017. He is currently the senior counselor of the Insight Drug Abuse Program for teenagers and young adults here in Fayette County. He has called Fayette County home since 2016 where he lives with his wife Lindsey, and son Wade
Onjewel Smith has worked in the nonprofit sector for more than 20 years helping organizations and communities build their capacity for sustainable change. She has provided technical assistance on grassroots advocacy, coalition building, strategic planning, and fundraising. Throughout her career, Ms. Smith has helped develop strategic alliances between local coalitions, community-based organizations, stakeholders, and decision-makers. She currently serves as the Southern States Strategist to the American Nonsmokers’ Rights Foundation.
Rich Overholt retired from his career as an IT Executive in 2005 in order to raise his son here in Fayette County. As a recent empty-nester, Mr. Overholt is engaging in various service organizations throughout the county in hopes of giving back to the county that so nurtured him and his son. Rich is joining the Tobacco / Vaping / Marijuana and Policy committee with aspirations of leveraging his business, financial and leadership skills to the benefit of our community.
Ted Kirk is currently involved with the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as a representative from Fayette County serving a 3 year term on the Region 6 Advisory Board and the State of Georgia Leadership Board. Ted is retired from IBM, and was a social worker with experiences in Child Protective Services, Family and Children's Services, Adult Protective Services as well as drug and alcohol addiction. Ted also is an experienced psychotherapist with training in EMDR, CBT, Prolonged Exposure, and PTSD treatments for military and civilian populations.
Catherine Sanderson is a local trial attorney who has lived in Fayette County for 25 years. She has three children: Austin (23), Sarah (11), and Andrea (10). Catherine has been involved in a number of community service organizations, including AVPRIDE, Promise Place, Southern Conservation Trust, the YMCA, and the Rotary Club of Peachtree City. Catherine's passion is to make a positive impact on the community.
Dr. Ted Lombard is the Coordinator for Safety, Athletes & Discipline for Fayette County Schools. A resident of Fayette County since 1993, he is a 23 year educator after 20 years as a combat arms Army Officer. He has taught at the elementary, middle school, and college levels and has been a high school assistant principal and middle school principal in Fayette County for 14 years. He has been married for 38 years and has three adult children and three grandchildren.
Youth Action Team
Isis Grant is a dedicated student athlete at Sandy Creek High School who strives to help members in her community achieve greatness. Isis is an officer in her HOSA (Future Health Professionals) chapter, as well as a Peers Assisting Learning Support (PALS) member. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and cooking different meals. What fills most of her time is her commitment to track and field. She has been running for 10 years and hopes to encourage other student athletes to work hard and stay focused on and off the field. In the spring, Isis and other members of her HOSA chapter will compete in the Annual HOSA State Leadership Conference.
Lile Gibney is a 9th grader at McIntosh High School. She enjoys going on golf cart rides, hanging out with her friends, and swimming. She is on the McIntosh Swim Team. She plans to attend Cambridge University in England where she would study medicine because she hopes to one day become a neurosurgeon.
Maddie Shelton is a 10th grader at Mcintosh High School. She is from Peachtree City and enjoys painting, swimming, being with friends, and sparking up conversations about important topics. She won 1st place at the Clemson Poetry Declamation Contest for Spanish ll last fall. Maddie has also been to various STEM-related events in years past and is currently working on doing her best in her healthcare science class as she prepares for a future in epidemiology or another health science career.
Megan LeClaire was born and raised in Peachtree City and is a sophomore at McIntosh High School. In her free time, Megan enjoys exercising, reading, hanging out with friends, and playing guitar. A few awards that she has won include the Principal's Award, GeorgiaBEST, and gold honor roll for the past three semesters. In the future, Megan would like to attend Florida University for a master’s degree in Athletic Training and then obtain a medical degree in Physical Therapy
Naomi Daniel is an 11th grader at McIntosh High School and was born and raised in Peachtree City. Naomi loves participating in local organizations such as aiding in cat adoptions for the Fayette Humane Society on the weekends. She plays the bass and is currently in her school's HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Club, Key Club, Beta Club, Chess Club, and Spanish Club. After high school, Naomi plans to attend a four year university majoring in Chemistry and Spanish.
Olivia Shim is a tenth grader at McIntosh High School. She is a positive, hardworking student who loves reaching out and helping her community. Mentoring at Peachtree City Elementary School and being a part of Key Club, Olivia enjoys working with and meeting other people. She was born in South Korea and moved to Auburn, Alabama when she was two years old. War Eagle! Olivia loves running on the high school track team, hanging out with friends, doing puzzles, playing piano, and sewing. Being a part of Beta Club, National English Honor Society, Hosa, and Mu Alpha Theta, Olivia is always striving to do her best. She also got to attend a FCBOE Board Meeting for Sowing Seeds Mentoring. In the future, Olivia hopes to attend college and pursue a career in business and healthcare administration.
Aliana Stanley is a Sophomore at Spelman College where she is pursuing a double major in Psychology and Political Science. She graduated with an Associates of Arts degree in Integrative Studies from Clayton State University in December 2020, and in the future plans to go to law school. She remains very active in her community and anticipates doing so for years to come. She hopes to have a fulfilling career that bridges her love for the law, psychology, and helping others.
Michelle Hill is the DFF Youth Coordinator. She has previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry as well as in higher education having served as an instructor, student advisor, and program director. Michelle earned a BS from Herzing University and an MPH from Augusta University. She has been a resident of Fayette County since 1993 and lives in Fayetteville with her husband and children. Michelle believes in community connections and endeavors to be part of healthy solutions that influence the quality of life for residents of her local area.
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Organization Sponsors/ Funders
Talk. They Hear You
Youth Action Team
Prime for Life