Youth Drug Free Coalition

I am Above the Influence by Nitzah123

The Teen Health Connection Youth Drug Free Coalition is a group of community volunteers who serve collaboratively to advise the Teen Health Connection Teen Advisory Board and all Teen Health Connection alcohol and substance abuse prevention and education initiatives. 

The Teen Health Connection Youth Drug Free Coalition's mission is to engage adolescents, families, system representatives and community members in reducing underage drinking and prescription drug misuse in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Youth Drug Free Coalition Members  

  • Daisy Adams, CVS Pharmacy
  • Dr. Marion Bish, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools  
  • Lora Brooks, Eli Lilly  
  • Officer Bill Clark, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
  • Ronnie Devine, Mecklenburg County
  • Donald Hanson, DEA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area)
  • Sandy Hammond, Mecklenburg County Women's Commission
  • Kate Hogan, Teen Health Connection
  • Fred Hudson, US Department of Justice
  • Amber Jones, Teen Health Connection 
  • Susan Jones, Mecklenburg County Health Department
  • Rett Liles, Teen Health Connection
  • LaKeisha McCormick, The Center for Prevention Services
  • Persia Mohseni, Caron
  • Alison Mills, CVS Pharmacy
  • Libby Safrit, Teen Health Connection
  • Casey Simon, Teen Health Connection
  • Brandy Stephens, Cardinal Innovations
  • Krista Stout, Beasley Media Group
  • Patrick Vaca, Patrick Vaca Consulting 
  • Yvonne Ward, Mecklenburg County
  • Steve Winkelmann, The Insight Program

The coalition meets once a month in the evenings. If you have questions about the coalition or are interested in learning more please contact Rett Liles at (704) 381-8368 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.