ABOUT THE

COALITION

The Coalition, a 501C(3) organization, is a group of concerned citizens and parents intent on keeping the youth of our community drug and tobacco free. The Coalition is a vital element to community health and well-being in Angelina County. Key successes since 1988:

  • Spearheading the Smoke-Free Lufkin movement which resulted in passing City Ordinance #429, prohibiting smoking in all public places

  • Training and educating over 1,500 youth as Angelina County Drug-Free All Stars

  • Assisting Angelina College, The Mosaic Center, Pregnancy Help Center and other organizations in establishing smoke-free campuses

  • Conducting education and media campaigns which ultimately reduced underage drinking from 36.8% in 1984 to 16.8% in 2018

  • The formation of the Drug-Free Business Partnership, to educate and assist businesses in establishing drug-free worksites, and the establishment of the Interagency Coalition, a forum to allow social service agencies to network and share resources.

STAFF

Sharon Kruk

Executive Director

Abby Baker

Community Coalition Coordinator

Carolina Lopez

Tobacco Prevention & Cessation Coordinator

J.P. Heath

Youth Prevention Specialist

Bonny Hicks

Tobacco Cessation Specialist

 

BOARD OF

DIRECTORS

EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Kim Garcia, Chair

representing the mental health sector

Judge Wes Suiter, Immediate Past Chair

representing the parent sector

Justin Barkley, Vice-Chair

representing a local community (Diboll)

Maci Dover, Secretary

representing the business sector


Janiece Metcalf, Treasurer

representing a local community (Zavalla)

DIRECTORS:

Koshy Alexander

representing the business sector
 

Becky Barrett

representing the faith sector

District Attorney Janet Cassels

representing local government

Suzy Childers

representing the parent sector

 

Matt Clifton

representing the business sector

 

Det. Cody Deal

representing the law enforcement sector

Megan Dickinson

representing the parent sector

 

Judge April Earley

representing local government
 

Jordan LaCaille

representing a young adult-serving organization
 

Elizabeth Matthews

representing as a young adult

Becca McMahon

representing a local civic organization
 

Breanna Murphy

representing the healthcare sector

Al Ross

representing the media sector
 

Kim Simmons

representing a substance use prevention organization
 

April Soderquist

representing the local schools (Lufkin ISD)
 

Tavo Velazquez

representing the business sector
 

Dr. Kindrell Tucker

representing the healthcare sector

 

Judge Paul White

representing local government
 

Brent Tanksley

representing the recovery community

 

COMMUNITY

SPONSORS

GOLD LEVEL SPONSORS

The Bettye & Murphy

George Foundation

SILVER LEVEL SPONSOR

BRONZE LEVEL

SPONSORS:

Bancorp South

Carroway Funeral Home
Commercial Bank of Texas

Loggins Plumbing
Regional Physical Therapy

VeraBank

DRUG-FREE ALL-STARS SCHOLARSHIP SPONSORS

East Texas Asphalt

Pineywoods OB/GYN

Whataburger/GVCS

Bartlett, Baggett & Shands

Charanza Law Firm

Contractor’s Supply
KSWP/KAVX

Southside Bank

Abeldt’s Pharmacy

Southwood Drive Animal Clinic

 

CONTACT US:

1320 S. John Redditt Dr.

Suite C
Lufkin, TX - 75904

Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm

Closed Sat. & Sun.

Office: (936) 634-9308
Fax: (936) 639-3521

info@angelinacoalition.org

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