Who We Are
SAPCA is an alliance of parents, youth, schools, city health and recreation agencies, media, nonprofits, businesses, policymakers and law enforcement whose 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 Coaliations of America, the nation’s leading drug abuse prevention organization, representing the interests of more than 5,000 community anti-drug coalitions in the country.
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!
Allen Lomax, chair, independent consultant
Teresa Tidwell, vice-chair, community member
Board of Directors:
Kim Hyde, PR/marketing, parent
William Johnson, retired, Alexandria Police Department
Valarie Wright, deputy, Alexandria Sheriff's Office
Gregg Ladislaw, captain, Alexandria Police Department
Arnecia Moody, ACPS Lead Social Worker
Andrea Melara, Young Adult
Gabi Del Cid, Youth
Whitney Chao, SAPCA Coordinator
SAPCA Chair, Allen Lomax and SAPCA Board Member, Deputy Sheriff Monique Edwards support Alexandria's children and their parents at the Community of Concern Dinner at George Washington Middle School.
SAPCA Vice-Chair, Shelly Morgan, ask GWMS youth and parents to share what they value most.