Substance Abuse Council names new coordinator

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council has hired a new part-time coordinator.

Mark Peters, Huntingburg, has worked in the corporate and non-profit sector with leadership roles in logistics, operations and client relations. He has volunteered as a coach. He has conducted rescue relief efforts in Haiti and has worked with troubled boys in Terre Haute.

He holds a bachelor degree in organizational management from Oakland City University.

The coordinator is a paid position responsible for coordination of all activities and documents relating to the Substance Abuse Council.

The executive board was recently elected for 2018. Board members include chairperson Deb Capps, co-chairperson Becky Michael, treasurer Terry Tanner and secretary Megan Durlauf. At-large representatives are Nancy Eckerle, Heather Terwiske, Brett Hurm, Tim Lampert and Jennifer Lampert. Officers assume their duties beginning January 31, 2018.

The Dubois County Substance Abuse Council meets monthly at 11 a.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Shoney’s Restaurant in Jasper. The monthly meetings are open to the general public to attend.

The mission of the Dubois County Substance Abuse Council is to reduce substance abuse and the problems associated with substance abuse with Dubois County youth and adults in order to enhance family and community life.

The Council accepts grant applications each year and provides funding to agencies and organization for prevention, treatment and criminal justice services dealing with substance abuse issues.

For additional details contact the council at dcsac@duboiscountyin.org.

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