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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Chrissie Parris

Chrissie Parris

Chairperson

Chrissie Parris is the Community Health Coordinator for BayCare Behavioral Health.  In this position, she oversees the Community Health Activation Team (C.H.A.T.) and prevention services.  Chrissie and her team work closely with the schools, jail, and community partners to implement evidence based strategies addressing substance abuse prevention with a holistic approach.  Chrissie’s interest in prevention began when she was a volunteer for a 24-hour crisis hotline and drop in center at a staff run, grass roots organization in central Pennsylvania.  She went on to work in substance abuse prevention and intervention for 17 years, including 5 years as the ASAP coordinator.  She is a proud graduate of Penn State University and loves to travel.

Tracy Kaly

Tracy Kaly

Treasurer

Tracey Kaly, is a Licensed Clinical Manager for BayCare Behavioral Health who oversees the clinical operations of mental health, AOD and co-occurring treatment services for adults and children at multiple sites within the BayCare continuum of care. Tracey has been in a senior leadership role with BayCare for over 10 years working hands on in the areas of clinical program development, implementation of specialized Initiatives, writing of grants and research projects, community development and clinical supervision model development/implementation. She has been a member of ASAP since its inception in 2006 and has served as Board Chair for since 2009. She is a Florida Gator and is the proud parent of  Brenna, Luke, and Jackson.

Melissa Fuller

Secretary

Art Rowand

Vice-Chairperson

Sgt. Rowand is currently the supervisor of the Pasco Sheriff's Office Selective Traffic Enforcement Patrol, commonly known as the STEP Unit. The STEP Unit concentrates on DUI enforcement and other traffic violations known to cause traffic crashes. He has been with the Pasco Sheriff's Office for over 26 years and has 30 years in Law Enforcement. He has two daughters and is a native Floridian.

Paula Green

Board Member at Large

Paula Green is a Program Director overseeing the Substance Abuse Prevention and Intervention Programs at Youth and Family Alternatives, Inc.  She attended Eckerd College where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree and then attended Nova Southeastern University where she earned her Master’s degree. She has been with YFA for over 23 years, the last 18 of which has been in management. She is an inaugural member of A.S.A.P. and was co-chair from 2006 through 2008. Paula feels passionately about many things: working for YFA, protecting children, animals and the environment, spending time with family and friends, and cheering on her favorite baseball team; but her number one love is her daughter Mariah.

Phil Cohen

Board Member at Large

Leslie Gervase

Leslie Gervase

Board Member at Large

Leslie joined the ASAP Coalition in 2012. She works for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital as the Advanced Patient Care Leader and coordinates care transitions for a group of acute care patients in the inpatient setting from admission to discharge. She has been a clinical nurse for over thirty years, with a focus on medical-surgical, cardiovascular, and pain management nursing, and is a board certified nurse in medical-surgical nursing and pain management nursing. As a Masters prepared Nurse Educator, she develops evidenced based programs that focus on substance abuse education needs for patients, caregivers and clinicians and the complex needs of this population. Leslie has completed nursing research in pain management in the acute care setting, and is expanding her research knowledge within the hospital and in the community setting. She has worked with local, state and national legislators in areas related to pain management and substance abuse disorders to allow decision makers understand the complexities of substance abuse disorders of all types. With ASAP, she has collaborated with coalition members to develop a community-wide education plan about home medication safety for the community, and is now focusing on stigma and communication strategies that are important to patients, caregivers, and clinicians, with a focus on resilience and compassion fatigue. These evidenced-based practice initiatives have been discussed locally and nationally.

Summer Robertson

Board Member at Large

Summer Robertson currently serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Florida’s 12th Congressional District, held by United States Congressman Gus Bilirakis. In this capacity, she directly oversees day-to-day operations of the District, coordinates media responses, supervises casework and serves as a senior policy advisor.  She is the primary liaison between the Congressional office and other federal agencies.  Ms. Robertson has over 17 years of experience working at all levels of government.  Prior to serving in her current position, Ms. Robertson worked in the Communications & Government Relations Department of the District School Board of Pasco County.  In this role, she functioned as the official spokesperson for the school system.  She handled all press inquiries, coordinated public relations and directed the government affairs division for the eleventh largest school system in the state of Florida.  Ms. Robertson also worked for the Florida State Legislature as a Chief Legislative Aide for many years, including an assignment as Chief Legislative Aide for then State Representative Gus Bilirakis.  She has extensive experience in public policy and understands how to navigate local, state and federal bureaucracies in order to advocate for the needs of constituents and her community.  In addition to her official duties, Ms. Robertson serves as Vice-Chairman of the Homeless Coalition of Pasco, Vice-Chairman of the United Way of Pasco, Chairman for PACE Center for Girls Board of Directors, and as a newly appointed board member on the Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention.  She also volunteers with the American Cancer Society, Metropolitan Ministries Advisory Board, and the Cinderella Project.   She was twice recognized as Administrator of the Year by her peers at the School Board.  Ms. Robertson is a proud graduate of the University of South Florida and holds an MBA in Health Care Administration from Saint Leo University.

Georgia Sheridan

Board Member at Large

Georgia Sheridan obtained her Master of Public Health degree in 2013 from the University of South Florida and was certified as a Health Education Specialist by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Mrs. Sheridan previously worked for the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County supervising the Tobacco Prevention and Control Program and serving as a Policy Coordinator for tobacco-free worksites, smoke-free multiunit housing, and community partnerships. Currently, Mrs. Sheridan serves as a Statewide Tobacco Policy Manger for the Bureau of Tobacco Free Florida. 

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Monica Rousseau

Monica Rousseau

ASAP Coordinator

Monica Rousseau is the Coordinator for the Pasco County Alliance for Substance Abuse Prevention.  In this role, she guides the community coalition to develop, implement, and evaluate upstream interventions to reduce rates of substance abuse in Pasco.  Before taking on this position in October 2014, Monica served as a regular ASAP volunteer for two years while co-coordinating the Tobacco Free Florida grant for the Florida Department of Health in Pasco County and teaching undergraduate courses at the University of South Florida.  Monica has her Master’s degree in Public Health from USF and has been working in public health education, coalition building, program development, evaluation, and advocacy since 2011.  She has a strong passion for empowering communities and is a currently working on her doctorate degree in public health.


Pasco ASAP

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7809 Massachusetts Ave.
New Port Richey, FL 34653


Mission

"To develop, motivate, and encourage strategic relationships that reduce countywide risk factors, thereby preventing and decreasing substance abuse in a comprehensive and long-term manner that primarily impacts the youth in the community"


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