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Chrissie Parris

Chrissie Parris


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


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, 5, Luke, 3, and Jackson 2.

Melissa Fuller


Art Rowand


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

Member of Board 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

Member of Board at Large

Chris Wittmann

Member of Board at Large

Christopher Wittmann, PA-C is board certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York Health Sciences Center at Brooklyn in 2003 after attending the City University of New York as a Lehman Scholar. He is the co-founder of Trinity Pain Center which is an interventional pain management practice as well as an AHCA licensed Health Care Clinic. As a pain management provider, he works with his supervising physician, Adrian Bethel, M.D., to develop interdisciplinary treatment options for patients with intractable pain. Chris joined ASAP in 2010 and became a board member in 2011.

Leslie Gervase

Leslie Gervase

Member of Board at Large

Leslie joined the ASAP Coalition in 2012. She works for Morton Plant North Bay Hospital as a Patient Care Leader and coordinates care for a group of acute care patients in the inpatient setting. She has been a clinical nurse in medical-surgical nursing for over thirty years, with a focus on oncology and pain. She is board certified in oncology nursing and pain management nursing. 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. With ASAP, she has collaborated with coalition members to develop a community wide education plan about home medication safety for the community. This evidenced based practice initiative has been discussed locally and nationally. 


Monica Rousseau

Monica Rousseau

ASAP Coordinator

Monica Rousseau is the current 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 coordinating the Students Working Against Tobacco program 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 over five years of experience working in public health education, coalition building, program development, evaluation, and advocacy.  She has a strong passion for empowering communities and is a currently working on her doctorate degree in public health.

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