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Karen Pershing
Executive Director
Metro Drug Coalition
4930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-588-5550
Fax: 865-588-0891
kpershing@metrodrug.org

By its charter, Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) is a private, non-profit corporation partially funded by local government. The mission of Metro Drug Coalition is to improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change. The affairs, business and property of Metro Drug Coalition are managed and controlled by the Board of Directors.

APPOINTMENT OF BOARD MEMBERS

The Board consists of up to thirty members. Twelve directors are permanent members due to the public office they hold. Other members are from Knoxville, Knox County and surrounding metropolitan counties representing their community, businesses, religious groups and media. These members are elected by the community and business leaders and serve a three-year term.

MEETINGS SCHEDULE

The Board meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October at 12 p.m. at Cherokee Health Systems at 2018 Western Ave.

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

President of the Board
WEBSTER BAILEY

Cornerstone of Recovery, Inc.
1214 Topside Road
Louisville, TN  37777
865-970-7747
websterbailey@cornerstoneofrecovery.com

Vice President of the Board
GENERAL CHARME ALLEN

Knox County District Attorney General
P.O. Box 1468
Knoxville, TN  37901
Phone: 865-215-2515 or Ashley Julian 865-215-3850
Fax: 865-215-4253
charme.allen@knoxcounty.org
Ashley.Julian@knoxcounty.org

Secretary of the Board 
GEORGE C. WALLACE

Knoxville City Council
7208 Rotherwood Drive
Knoxville, TN 37919
865-414-7102 
gwallace@knoxvilletn.gov

Treasurer of the Board
JEFF MAPLES

Sr. Associate Vice Chancellor
For Finance & Administration
University of Tennessee
405B Andy Holt Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0145
865-974-3061
maples@utk.edu

Past President of the Board
KEITH GOODWIN

President/CEO
East Tennessee Children’s Hospital
2018 Clinch Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37916
Phone: 865-541-8111
Fax: 865-541-8343
kdgoodwin@etch.com or smonroe@etch.com

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE-AT-LARGE

CHIEF DAVID RAUSCH
Knoxville Police Department
P.O. Box 3610
Knoxville, TN  37927
Phone: 865-215-7229
Fax: 865-215-7412
drausch@knoxvilletn.gov

ROBERT PETRONE
CEO/Partner
B and T Distributing
6520 Baum Drive
Knoxville, TN  37919 
Phone:  865-602-2233
Fax: 865-602-2181
bpetrone@bandtdist.com

BOARD AT LARGE MEMBERS:

JERRY W. ASKEW,  Ph.D.
Vice President, External Relations
Tennova Healthcare
930 Emerald Avenue, Suite 813
Knoxville, Tennessee 37917
Phone:  865-647-5600
Fax:  865-647-5630
jerry.w.askew@tennova.com

SUSAN BACON
Chief Financial Officer
Johnson & Galyon, Inc.
PO Box 3070
Knoxville, TN 37927
Phone:  865-686-3785
Fax: 865-688-1114
sbacon@johnsongalyon.com

SUZANNE BAILEY, PsyD
Clinical Psychologist
Cherokee Health Systems
2018 Western Ave.
Knoxville, TN  37921
Phone: 865-934-7624 or 865-310-7624 (cell)
Fax: 865-544-0480
suzanne.bailey@cherokeehealth.com

ANDY BLACK
Former President/CEO
Helen Ross McNabb Center
201 W. Springdale Ave.
Knoxville, TN  37917
Phone: 865-329-9000
Fax: 865-541-6673
Andy.black@mcnabb.org

MIKE BROWN
Knox County Commission
7320 Twin Creek Road
Knoxville, TN  37920
865-577-4715
Brownm55@comcast.net

MARTHA BUCHANAN 
Knox County Health Department
140 Dameron Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37917
865-215-5313
martha.buchanan@knoxcounty.org

MAYOR TIM BURCHETT 
Represented by Dick Moran

MAURICE L. CLARK, Sr.
3601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37914
865-556-0173
mlcsr1@comcast.net

LYNNE FUGATE 
Knox County School Board
Knoxville Market Executive, SmartBank 
4823 Old Kingston Pike, Suite 150
Knoxville, TN  37919
Phone:  865-437-5733      
Fax:  865-868-2733
LFugate@smartbank.net  

HON. TIM IRWIN
Represented by Bill Deatherage
Knox County Juvenile Court
3323 Division Street
Knoxville, TN  37919
Phone: 865-215-6431
Fax: 865-215-6520
Tim.irwin@knoxcounty.org
Bill.deatherage@knoxcounty.org

SHERIFF JIMMY “J.J.” JONES
Represented by Randy Nichols, Allen May
Knox County Sheriff’s Office
400 Main Street, L-165
Knoxville, TN  37902
Phone: 865-215-3173
Fax: 865-215-2642
jj@knoxsheriff.org
randy.nichols@knoxsheriff.org
wolfie@knoxsheriff.org
melinda.lynch@knoxsheriff.org

JIM LAPINSKA
Financial Advisor / Field Director
Northwest Mutual   
110 Triplett Lane
Knoxville, TN 37922
865-251-5131
jim.lapinska@nm.com

JAMES MCINTYRE 
Superintendent
Knox County Schools
P.O. Box 2188
Knoxville, TN  37901
Phone: 865-594-1620
Fax: 865-594-1714
james.mcintyre@knoxschools.org
kay.good@knoxschools.org

DICK MORAN
Knox County Information Technology
400 West Main Avenue, Room L114 
Knoxville, TN  37902
Phone: 865-215-2015
Fax: 865-215-2141
Dick.Moran@knoxcounty.org

CHUCK MORRIS
Principal, Founder 
Morris Creative Group
Southeastern Glass Building 
555 West Jackson Avenue 
Knoxville TN 37902-1353 
Phone: 865-637- 9869  
Fax: 865-637- 9900 
cjmorris@morriscreative.com

MICHAEL O’NEIL, PHARM.D.
DEA and Healthcare Consultant
Professor, South College School of Pharmacy
400 Goody’s Lane
Knoxville, TN  37934
Phone: 865-288-5858
Cell: 304-546-7746
moneil@southcollegetn.edu

MAYOR MADELINE ROGERO
Represented by Charles Swanson, City Law Director

REV. STEVE SEXTON, M.Div., BCC
Director, Pastoral Care Department
The University of Tennessee Medical Center
1924 Alcoa Highway
Knoxville, TN 37920
865-305-9704
ssexton@mc.utmck.edu

ELIZABETH  L. SHERROD
MDC Anti-Drug Coalition Representative
DSE & Associates, LLC
P.O. Box 20577
Knoxville, TN  37940
Phone: 865-680-2682
Fax:  865-851-8972
Elizabeth@dseassoc.com

MARK STEPHENS, P.D. 
Represented by Dr. Roger Nooe
Office of the Public Defender
1101 Liberty St.
Knoxville, TN  37919
Phone: 865-594-6120
Fax: 865-594-6169
rnooe@pdknox.org

CHARLES SWANSON
City of Knoxville Law Director
400 Main St., Room 699
Knoxville, TN 37902
865-215-2050
cswanson@knoxvilletn.gov

DONALD B. WAKE, CPCU
Senior Vice President Commercial Insurance
TIS Insurance Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 10328
Knoxville, TN 37939
Phone: 865-470-3729
Fax: 865-824-3929
dwake@tisins.com

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS:


JEFF LEE
General Manager, WBIR TV-10
1513 Hutchinson Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37917-3851
865-637-1010
jlee@wbir.gannett.com

RUSSELL BYRD
Senior Director of Government & Public Affairs
Comcast
5720 Asheville Highway
Knoxville, TN  37914
Phone: 865-862-5001
Mobile: 865-548-6682
Russell_byrd2@cable.comcast.com

JOHN GILL
Knox County District Attorney's Office
P.O. Box 1468
Knoxville, TN  37901-1468
Phone: 865-215-2515
Fax: 865-215-4420
John.Gill@knoxcounty.org

TIM WRIGHT
AAA of East Tennessee
PO Box 1107
Knoxville, TN  37901
Phone: 865-862-9000
Fax: 865-862-9010
twright@aaasouth.com