FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 26, 2012
THREE NEW BOARD MEMBERS JOIN THE LEE COUNTY COALITION FOR A DRUG-FREE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Fort Myers, FL, Kevin Lewis, CEO of Southwest Florida Addiction Services is proud to announce the addition of three members to the board of directors of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida.
Lewis explained, “This group’s diverse experience and knowledge will help guide the Coalition as we continue to work in times that see an increasing need for prevention activities coupled with decreasing resources.” New additions include Wink News Anchor Haley Hinds, Jon Engh, VP of Commercial Banking at BB&T, and Matt Visaggio, Director of Marketing for Atilus.
Haley Hinds joined the WINK NEWS team in October 2009. Haley is a Weekend Anchor/Reporter and is proud to join the Coalition. She graduated from Waynesburg University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication/Electronic Media and started her career at WTVH/WSTM in Syracuse, New York. Hinds is extremely thankful to work and live in beautiful southwest Florida. Haley is proud of this opportunity to serve on the Coalition Board. You can contact her at [email protected].
Jon Engh has served as Vice President of Commercial Banking at BB&T for over seven years and is a highly recognized and accomplished leader in the commercial banking industry. Jon’s professional success has been driven over the past twelve years by his ability to provide economic success and financial security for his clients. Part of Jon’s mission is to make our southwest Florida community a better place to live and raise a family. Jon has remained active with the Lee County Christian Chamber and served on the committee for the Harry Chapin Food Bank’s annual “Hunger Walk” for the past four years. He believes prevention begins at home with parents teaching children about the dangers of drug abuse. He is honored to be named to the Board of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida. Jon can be reached at [email protected].
Matt has a background in public policy, media relations, grant writing, and communication. A 2005 graduate of Florida Gulf Coast University and past Chairman of the FGCU Alumni Association Fundraising Committee, Matt has been serving southwest Florida for the past five years in state government administration in Cape Coral. Matt’s knowledge of communication and message management makes him familiar with crafting impactful communications. Matt teaches Community Relations at Edison State College and is grateful for the opportunity to serve southwest Florida on the Coalition board of directors. Matt can be reached at [email protected].
New board members join Chair Kevin Lewis, Vice-Chair Karen Krieger, Secretary/Treasurer Syndi Bultman, Mary Fischer, Dr. Dean Goldberg, Major Jim Jones, Justin Krueger, Dr. Sandra Pavelka, Dr. Omar Rieche, Shawn Seliger, Charlie Stiles, and Danielle Zemola
The Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida provides prevention education, including the Drug House Odyssey. The Drug House Odyssey is one of Lee County’s largest prevention events, and was attended by over 2,400 visitors in 2012.