SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation agencies, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement.
Our mission is to engage diverse sectors of the community in collaborative, cross-cultural and comprehensive substance abuse prevention efforts that result in a reduction of underage substance use and abuse in the City of Alexandria.
SAPCA is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) , the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization. CADCA represents the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions and comprises members from every U.S. state and territory.
SAPCA uses a variety of community-wide strategies to accomplish our goals, which are outlined in our action plan. Each of these strategies represents a key element in building and maintaining a healthy community.
Allen Lomax, Chair, independent consultant
Kimberly Hyde Santucci, Vice-Chair, parent
Quameer Reddick-Parker, Treasurer, community member
Board of Directors:
- Marie R. Divine, State Government Affairs Specialist for the College of American Pathologists
- Deputy Morgan Garner, Alexandria Sheriff's Office
- Tom Gates, Deputy Executive Director of Operations and Programs for the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (MWCOG)
- Kate Harbour, youth member
- Captain Monica Lisle, Alexandria Police Department
- Fredy Martinez, Alexandria City Public Schools
- Shirlen Rac Carpio, youth member
Emma Beall, SAPCA Coordinator
SAPCA Chair Allen Lomax and former Deputy Sheriff Monique Edwards support Alexandria's children and their parents at the Community of Concern Dinner at George Washington Middle School (GWMS).
SAPCA member Shelly Morgan asks GWMS youth and parents to share what they value most.