THE DRUG FREE FAYETTE COALITION IS A PROGRAM OF FAYETTE FACTOR, INC.
Coalition In Action
The primary goals of the Drug Free Fayette Coalition are to:
Addressing the Harms of Community Substance
Use & Mental Health Issues
Meet Our Coalition
Alana Barr is a student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she is pursuing an M.S. in Public Policy. She currently serves as the President and CEO of the Junior Healthy Heart Coalition – a community-oriented organization focused on coordinating events and initiatives that connect metro-Atlanta residents to resources and teach them about developing and sustaining healthy lifestyles. Alana has been a member of the Drug Free Fayette Coalition since she was a sophomore at Whitewater High School.
John Bringuel has been active in individual and community social change since 1986 and has lived in Fayetteville since 1980. John works for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs and is the Project Director for the Georgia Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Initiative which is funded by DBHDD/DAD/OPSP. John’s 25+ years in social work has centered on promoting healthy living and engaging people in community environmental change related to the safety, well-being and success of all people in the community especially the youth.
Christopher Dunn is a lifelong resident of Fayette County. A 2001 graduate of McIntosh High School and later, Georgia State, he started writing for the Fayette County News and Today in Peachtree City in 2009. He has been the Managing Editor since 2015.
Tara Hannon has been a resident of Fayette County for 38 years. She holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a certification as a Master Life Coach, Spiritual Mentor and Relationship Consultant. Tara is the owner of Reintegrative Wellness where she guides individuals as they embark upon an intentional, focused journey towards self-discovery, restoring inner-wholeness, and manifesting a life of peace, happiness, love, passion, and purpose. Tara struggled with addiction in her late teens and began her journey to sobriety in 2001. The experience birthed a deep passion for bringing relief to those suffering from the same battle.
Jasmine Hooper serves as the Community Advocacy Director for Metro Atlanta at the American Heart Association. She is a true advocate at heart and a highly motivated public policy professional as she’s served in a variety of advocacy and policy related roles to include but not limited to legislative strategist, government affairs, lobbyist, and research associate in which she’s been responsible for developing legislative strategy, elected official engagement plans and coalition facilitation. Jasmine acquired her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and her master’s degree from Columbia University. Jasmine enjoys singing, dancing, acting, and spending time in the great outdoors!
Megan LeClaire was born and raised in Peachtree City and is a Junior at McIntosh High School. In her free time, Megan enjoys exercising, reading, hanging out with friends, and playing guitar. A few awards she has won include the Principal’s Award, GeorgiaBEST, and gold honor roll for the past three semesters. In the future, Megan would like to attend Florida University to obtain a master’s degree in Athletic Training then a medical degree in Physical Therapy.
Jeffrey A. Sherman, MD
Marie Broder is the District Attorney for the Griffin Judicial Circuit which includes Fayette, Spalding, Pike and Upson Counties. She was appointed by Governor Kemp in 2020. Marie previously served as an assistant district attorney in the District Attorney’s office for 8 years and has been an attorney for 10 years. She has prosecuted hundreds of cases and has tried over 50 cases to a jury. Marie graduated from Upson-Lee High School in Upson County and went on to attend the University of Georgia where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with degrees in both Public Relations and Speech Communications. Marie stayed at UGA and earned her Law Degree. Her office is in Fayetteville. She resides in Griffin with her husband Karl, daughter Margrit and a very rambunctious yellow Lab.
Jean Felts moved from New York to Peachtree City with her husband and children in 2005. She was a Court Appointed Special Advocate in New York state. She is a successful Realtor in Fayette County, an active member of GRASP (Grief Recovery after Substance Passing) and is a local hospice volunteer. Jean has organized community events to help raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with addiction. Jean partners with lobbyists to help keep illegal substances from causing more harm to our communities.
Paige Harper was born in Austin, Texas and was adopted by a military family at the age of two. Her family instilled strong family values and the importance of community service. Paige is a 2015 graduate of Whitewater High School located in Fayetteville, Georgia. After graduation, Paige attended Georgia State University where she graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health. In addition to excelling academically, she has done extensive service within her community. She participated in the Servant Leadership Program where she has worked with youth at the Boys and Girls Club and Girls Incorporated. In addition, she taught Vacation Bible School and Children’s Church at New Hope United Methodist Church, Fayetteville, Georgia. Even through the COVID-19 pandemic, Paige still continues to mentor and support the youth within her community through tutoring in math and homework assignments. Paige is also a proud member of the Phi Pi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated. Paige is excited and confident that her position as a Community Health Educator will prepare her to better serve the youth in the community.
Ted Kirk is currently involved with the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Disabilities (DBHDD) as a representative from Fayette County serving a 3 year term on the Region 6 Advisory Board and the State of Georgia Leadership Board. Ted is retired from IBM, and was a social worker with experiences in Child Protective Services, Family and Children’s Services, Adult Protective Services as well as drug and alcohol addiction. Additionally, Ted is an experienced psychotherapist with training in EMDR, CBT, Prolonged Exposure, and PTSD treatments for military and civilian populations.
Sergeant Kevin Brown
Sergeant Kevin Brown grew up in Peachtree City and attended Fayette County Public Schools. He graduated from Starr’s Mill High School in 2005 and later earned an Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. Sergeant Brown began his policing career in Fairburn, Georgia, where he worked for three years. In 2016, he was hired by the Peachtree City Police Department. Currently, Sergeant Brown is assigned to the Community Response Team where he oversees community outreach and works closely with the school resource officers. Sergeant Brown is also assigned to the Peachtree City Special Response Team and is a POST certified instructor.
Naomi Daniel is a 12th grader at McIntosh High School and was born and raised in Peachtree City. Naomi loves participating in local organizations such as aiding in cat adoptions for the Fayette Humane Society on the weekends. She plays the bass and is currently in her school’s HOSA (Future Health Professionals) Club, Key Club, Beta Club, Chess Club, and Spanish Club. After high school, Naomi plans to attend a four year university majoring in Chemistry and Spanish.
Tom Hofer is in long term recovery in Alcoholics Anonymous. He has lived in Fayette County for 10 years and has been a member of Drug Free Fayette since 2019.
Dr. Jennifer McGowan
Dr. Jennifer McGowan realized there was a need for pelvic physical therapy south of Atlanta, and she had the passion and drive to open ReGenerate Physiotherapy. This was to provide a place of treating the whole person, to find the root cause of your specific problem, and help you fix that problem. She also had personal experience in postpartum changes, three births (twins included), and pelvic pain, so she knew the importance of healing her pelvic floor to enjoy an active lifestyle. Another reason she had the dream of opening ReGenerate Physiotherapy, because she was frustrated with this physical therapy mill (co-treatment– seeing multiple patients at once) treatment model. She believed it would be more effective with her patient’s healing journey if she were able to dedicate one-on-one treatment and avoid all the distractions of seeing multiple patients at once. She graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Exercise and Sports Sciences from Indiana State University, then completed a Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at University of Indianapolis in 2018. She has treated patients in Orthopedic injuries prior to her specialty in Pelvic Physical Therapy. She has a passion for educating and mentoring Physical Therapists in specialty Pelvic Physical Therapy. She is a mother to four children, with a set of twins in the mix, so she understands the need to be able to move freely to be an active parent. She loves movement– yoga, weight lighting, hiking outdoors, learning and is a foodie!
Shreya Gupta is a rising senior at McIntosh High School. She was born in Mississippi, and moved to Peachtree City in 2005. At school, she did rowing in 9th and 10th grade, and plans to continue it again next year. She has a younger brother who will attend MHS next year. Shreya joined the DFF Youth Action Team at the encouragement of her friends who were already involved. Her most amazing experience on the YAT was when they launched Drug Facts Week at McIntosh High School. She loved reaching fellow students, sharing facts about harmful substance abuse and she enjoyed working with the people around her. Shreya is excited about what’s next project with YAT and we’re excited too to have her as a member.
Sergeant Robin Campbell
Robin Campbell is a Sergeant at Fayette County Sheriff’s Office and is currently assigned as a School Resource Officer at Whitewater High School. She began her career at the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office in 2002 assigned to the jail division. In 2007, she transferred to the Youth Services Section as a school resource officer, where she still is today.
Abbigale Clifford serves as the Chronic Disease Prevention Manager for District 4 Public Health. She has a master’s degree from Georgia College & State University in Health & Human Performance with a concentration in Health Promotion. In alignment with District 4’s aim to include Health in All Policies, she is passionate about behavior change and community involvement. Abbigale resides in Carrollton, GA with her husband.
Ken Morrow has been in state law enforcement since 1999 and is employed by the Department of Community Supervision as a task force officer. He has been assigned to the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2013 and is attached to the DEA’s Tactical Diversion Squad, which focuses exclusively on crimes involving the diversion of prescription medication. He has been a Fayette County resident since 2008 and is dedicated to doing everything possible to stop the opioid epidemic that is ravaging our country.
Dr. Ted Lombard
Dr. Ted Lombard is the Coordinator for Safety, Athletes & Discipline for Fayette County Schools. A resident of Fayette County since 1993, he is a 23 year educator after 20 years as a combat arms Army Officer. He has taught at the elementary, middle school, and college levels and has been a high school assistant principal and middle school principal in Fayette County for 14 years. He has been married for 38 years and has three adult children and three grandchildren.
Officer Brandon Weathersby
Kenisha J. Washington
Dr. Miles Johnson, MD
Judge Benjamin Coker
Officer Scott Israel