Who We Are

SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation agencies, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement.

Our mission is to engage diverse sectors of the community in collaborative, cross-cultural and comprehensive substance abuse prevention efforts that result in a reduction of underage substance use and abuse in the City of Alexandria.

SAPCA is a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization. CADCA represents the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions and comprises members from every U.S. state and territory. 

SAPCA uses a variety of community-wide strategies to accomplish our goals, which are outlined in our action plan. Each of these strategies represents a key element in building and maintaining a healthy community!

SAPCA's 2017 Annual Report.
SAPCA's 2016 Annual Report.

Board Members:

Allen Lomax, Chair, independent consultant
Teresa Tidwell, Vice-Chair, community member

Cadence Claypoole, Secretary, youth member

Kim Hyde, Treasurer, parent

Board of Directors:
Kate Harbour, youth member

Captain Monica Lisle, Alexandria Police Department

Deputy Morgan Garner, Alexandria Sheriff's Office

Fredy Martinez, ACPS K-12 Substance Abuse Prevention & Intervention Services Coordinator

Arnecia Moody, ACPS Lead Social Worker

Quameer Reddick-Parker, community member


Emma Beall, SAPCA Coordinator

SAPCA By-Laws 

SAPCA Chair, Allen Lomax and SAPCA Board Member, Deputy Sheriff Monique Edwards
SAPCA Chair Allen Lomax and former Deputy Sheriff Monique Edwards support Alexandria's children and their parents at the Community of Concern Dinner at George Washington Middle School (GWMS).

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SAPCA member Shelly Morgan asks GWMS youth and parents to share what they value most.