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.

Board Members:

Barb Asmuth
School: Hilton Head Preparatory School
Pamela Maddox
School: McCracken Middle 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.
Alex Mazur
School: Hilton Head Island High School
David Burke
Health Professional: Burke's Pharmacy
Jennifer Murphy
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Marilyn Calore
School: Hilton Head Preparatory School
Joy Nelson
Media: Bluffton Police Department
Tia Campanella
Business: Shear Faith
Kylie Nelson
Youth: May River High School
Wendy Cummings, RN BSN
Health Professional: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Francine Norz-Tobin, Esq.
Government: 14th Circuit Solicitors Office
Jill DelGercio
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
Sgt. Bonifacio Perez
Law Enforcement:SRO/Bluffton Police Department
Mary Lou Haraburd
Business: Berkshire Hathaway Home Service Hilton Head Realty
Rev. Lisa Schrott
Faith-Based: First Presbyterian Church HHI
SLED Agent Chandler Horney
Law Enforcement: SC Law Enforcement Division
Galen Sturup-Comeau
Substance Abuse Agency: Beaufort Co. Alcohol and Drug Dept.
Deirdre Johns
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy
Sgt. Craig Washington
Law Enforcement: SRO/Beaufort Co. Sheriffs Dep.
Katarina Lech, Pharm. D.
Health Professional: Pharmacist
Audrey Weidner
Youth: THY Bluffton High School
Debi Lynes, Ph.D
Health Professional: Psychologist
Jennifer Weidner
Parent: Bluffton High School


  • Laura Pirkey – DFC Program Director/ Teens for Healthy Youth Coordinator
  • Tia Bowers – DFC Grant Project Coordinator


  • USCB Student – Spring 2021
  • USCB Department of Public Health Student – Spring/Summer 2019
  • Liberty University Student – Summer 2019