Community Board

Executive Committee:

  • Wendy Cummings, RN BSN– Chair
  • Jim Berl, Esq.  – Treasurer
  • Francine Norz-Tobin, Esq.  –  Recording Secretary
  • Loretta Novince, Ph.D. – Consultant

Community Board:

Our community board is strongly represented throughout the areas of Hilton Head Island and Bluffton. Each member represents a sector, as seen below, creating a catalyst of knowledge, skills, and passions to create change and actively pursue decreasing substance use/abuse and related risk behaviors among local area youth.

Community Board Members:

Barb Asmuth
School: Heritage Academy
Christine Robinson
School: Hilton Head Island High School
James Berl, Esq.
Youth Serving Organization: Island Rec Center
David Martin
Business: Piggly Wiggly
Wade Bishop, CSPS
Substance Abuse Agency: Beaufort Co. Alcohol and Drug Dept.
Mariah Kinnie
School: May River High School
David Burke
Health Professional: Burke's Pharmacy
Liz Nash
School: Heritage Academy
Marilyn Calore
Health Professional
Joy Nelson
Tia Campanella
Business: Shear Faith
Kylie Nelson
Youth: May River High School
Wendy Cummings, RN BSN
Health Professional: Cross Schools
Francine Norz-Tobin, Esq.
Government: 14th Circuit Solicitors Office
Jill DelGuercio
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Loretta Novince, Ph.D.
Health Professional: Psychologist
Lynn Geiger Ph.D.
Health Professional: Psychologist
Marty Pauls, DDS
Civic Organization: Rotary
Cheryl George
Health Professional: Bluffton High School
Jola Graham
School: Hilton Head Prep
Mary Lou Haraburd
Business: Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Hilton Head Realty
Corporal Lance Puryear
Law Enforcement: SRO, May River High School
SLED Agent Chandler Horney
Law Enforcement: SC Law Enforcement Division
Galen Sturup-Comeau
Substance Abuse Agency: Beaufort Co. Alcohol and Drug Dept.
Grey Cummings
School: Cross Schools
Sgt. Craig Washington
Law Enforcement: SRO/Beaufort Co. Sheriffs Dep.
Katarina Lech, Pharm. D.
Health Professional: Pharmacist
Cheryl Rodriguez
Parent Sector
Debi Lynes, Ph.D
Health Professional: Psychologist
Jennifer Weidner
Parent: McCracken Middle School
Ashleigh Hames
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Sydney Wood
School: Hilton Head Prep
Florentina Hartley
School: Hilton Head Island High School
Pastor Cibele Santos
Faith Based Organization


  • Laura Pirkey – DFC Program Director/ Teens for Healthy Youth Coordinator
  • Rachel La Roe Kasal – DFC Support Staff


  • THY – May River High School, Kylie Nelson – Fall 2021/ Spring 2022
  • USCB Student, Grey Cummings – Spring 2021
  • USCB Department of Public Health Student, Parker Sellers – Spring 2020
  • USCB Department of Public Health Students, Tia Bowers & Ti Gilliard – Spring/Summer 2019
  • Liberty University Student, Adelynn Helms – Summer 2019