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:

Judge Wes Suiter, Chair

representing the parent sector

Dr. Kindrell Tucker, Vice-Chair

representing the healthcare sector

Maci Dover, Secretary

representing the business sector


Janiece Metcalf, Treasurer

representing a local community (Zavalla)

DIRECTORS:

Koshy Alexander

representing the business sector


Justin Barkley

representing a local community (Diboll)

 

Becky Barrett

representing the faith sector

Suzy Childers

representing the parent sector

 

Matt Clifton

representing the business sector

 

Megan Dickinson

representing the parent sector

 

Judge April Earley

representing local government


Kim Garcia

representing local mental health organization
 

Jordan LaCaille

representing a young adult-serving organization
 

District Attorney Joe Martin

representing local government
 

Elizabeth Matthews

representing as a young adult

Becca McMahon

representing a local civic organization
 

Al Ross

representing the media sector
 

Sheriff Greg Sanches

representing law enforcement
 

Kim Simmons

representing a substance use prevention organization
 

April Soderquist

representing the local schools (Lufkin ISD)
 

Tavo Velazquez

representing the business sector
 

Judge Paul White

representing local government
 

Lt. David Young

representing law enforcement

 

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
Lufkin Coca-Cola

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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