About Us

Recognizing that local problems require local solutions, Roanoke Prevention  Alliance (RPA) was created in 1997 to build a coalition of citizens, parents, and professionals devoted to preventing drug and alcohol abuse among teens and young adults in the City of Roanoke.

By working together, the coalition implements strategies based on collected data and deploys resources that are tailored to the needs of specific neighborhoods. Since problems vary by neighborhood the targeting maximizes the effectiveness of limited resources.

Current Board Members/ Executive Committee

  • Kenneth Lyons, President
  • Melanie Morris, Vice President
  • Karen Pillis , Treasurer
  • Kristin Adkins, Board Member
  • Caitlyn Cline, Board Member
  • Karen Garlow, Board Member
  • Dina Hackley-Hunt, Board Member
  • Decca Knight, Board Member
  • Stacey Sheppard, Board Member
  • Jeffery Wood, Board Member
  • Susan Rieves-Austin, Ex Officio Board Member
  • Mackenzie Chitwood, Interim RPA Director
  • Antonio Stovall
  • Victoria Rosenberg
  • Josh Johnson
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