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About Us

Concerned about the negative effects that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs are having on your community?  Join us and make a difference!

The Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (MCSAC) was founded in 2001.  Our mission is to develop community partnerships that implement comprehensive evidenced based environmental strategies to prevent and reduce substance abuse while promote health and wellness throughout the county, especially among youth. 

Environmental strategies include: 1) providing information and support, 2) enhancing skills, 3) changing community norms that encourage health and wellness, modifying/changing policies, improving access/reducing barriers to resources, enhancing developmental assets, and reducing risks related to alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse (including prescription).

Manatee County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition is a 501C3 and receives grant support from the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration for Drug Free Communities Support Program, the Florida Department of Children and Families, and through local contributions.

2014 MANATEE COUNTY SUBSTANCE ABUSE COALITION BOARD OF TRUSTEES

NAME ORGANIZATION SECTOR
Lynn Anderson Manatee County Community Services Government
Pat Bartholomew Manatee County Sheriff's Office

Law Enforcement

Javier Max Cordova (Vice Chair) The Kantoriano Group (TKG) Business
Alexdrena V. Green United Community Centers, Inc. Faith Based
Alexdrena V. Green United Community Centers, inc.  Faith Based
Megan Jourdan Manatee Health Department Media/Public Information Officer
Rachelle Madrigal Pittsburgh Pirates

Business

Wendy Nebrija Community Volunteer/Retired MPH Civic
Steve Rinder (Past Chair) SAFE Program/School District Education
Reba Rogers (Treasurer) Secure Aging (CPA) Business
Jane Roseboro (Recoder) Manatee Glens Treatment Provider
Brena Slater The Sarasota Y Youth Serving Organizations
Rick Wells (Chairperson) Manatee County Sheriff's Office Law Enforcement
     
     
MCSAC Staff    
Sharon Kramer, MEd, CPP Executive Director Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition
Rita Chamberlain, MBA Associate Director Manatee County Substance Abuse Coalition
Jessica Spencer, EdD, CPP, CAP Project Director Manatee County Youth Commission
Patti Durham Prevention Coordinator VetCorps (CADCA)

Scott Young, PhD

Melissa Parker

Coalition Evaluator

Newsletter Editor

University of South Florida

ABC/7

 

Our Partners

 

Meetings

The Coalition meets every second Wednesday, 3:00 PM, United Way Community Room, 1701 Tamiami Trail West (14th Street W), Bradenton. Meetings are open to the public. See schedule in "Events" on Homepage.

Coalition Minutes:  January 2015
Board Minutes:  December  2014


Accomplishments

Recent Accomplishments

Past year highlights: 2012  2011 | 2010 | 2009

MCSAC Kaizan Results, Nov 2012


Publications

Newsletters | Community Snapshot
Safe Festivals


MEMBERSHIPS

Florida Coalition Alliance (FCA)  Manatee Chamber of Commerce (MCC)

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)


Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse Association (FADAA)

 

SPONSORS

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Florida Department of Children and Families (DCP)