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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

James Berl, Esq.
Youth Serving Organization: Island Rec Center

Wade Bishop, CSPS
Substance Abuse Agency: Beaufort Co. ADAD

David Burke
Health Professional: Burke's Pharmacy

Marilyn Calore
Health Professional

Tia Campanella
Business: Shear Faith

Wendy Cummings, RN BSN
Health Professional: Cross Schools

Jill DelGuercio
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy

Lynn Geiger Ph.D.
Health Professional: Psychologist

Cheryl George
Health Professional: Bluffton High School

Mary Lou Haraburd
Business: Berkshire Hathaway

SLED Agent Chandler Horney
Law Enforcement: SC Law Enforcement Division

Grey Cummings
School: Cross Schools

Katarina Lech, Pharm. D.
Health Professional: Pharmacist

Debi Lynes, Ph.D
Health Professional: Psychologist

Ashleigh Hames
School: Hilton Head Christian Academy

Florentina Hartley
School: Hilton Head Island High School

Christine Robinson
School: Hilton Head Island High School

David Martin
Business: Piggly Wiggly

Mariah Kinnie
School: May River High School

Liz Nash
School: Heritage Academy

Joy Nelson

Kylie Nelson
Youth: May River High School

Francine Norz-Tobin, Esq.
Government: 14th Circuit Solicitors Office

Loretta Novince, Ph.D.
Health Professional: Psychologist

Marty Pauls, DDS
Civic Organization: Rotary

Jola Graham
School: Hilton Head Prep

Corporal Lance Puryear
Law Enforcement: SRO, May River High School

Galen Sturup-Comeau
Substance Abuse Agency: Beaufort Co. ADAD

Sgt. Craig Washington
Law Enforcement: SRO/Beaufort Co. Sheriffs Dep.

Cheryl Rodriguez
Parent Sector

Jennifer Weidner
Parent: McCracken Middle School

Sydney Wood
School: Hilton Head Prep

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

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