Our thanks to Dr. Jonathan Daitch and Dr. Michael Frey, Advanced Pain Management and Spine Specialists, for their support as Presenting Sponsor for the Run for Prevention!

Congratulations to Dr. Sandra Pavelka on being named a National Point of Light Volunteer for August 30, 2016


Jonathan Engh (Busey Bank) - Chair

Dan Mills (WINK-TV) - Vice-Chair

Syndi Bultman (Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Department) Secretary/Treasurer

Deputy Chief LIsa Barnes (Cape Coral Police Department)

Stacey Cook Hawk (SalusCare)

Mary Margaret Embroli Swanson (Cape Coral Hospital)

Mary Fischer (Lee County School Board)

Diana Dawn Jezik (Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner)

Kevin Kerton (BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company)

Kevin Mace (The Hanley Center)

Christina O'Brien (Henderson, Franklin, Starnes, and Holt, PA)

Pamela W. Peters (Florida Southwestern University, Busey Bank)

Lt. Dede Petracca (Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Dr. Omar Rieche

Leslie Robinson (Street Chicks in Recovery)

Maddette Smith (Olympia Track Club Academy)

​Deputy C. Tyus (Lee County Sheriff's Office)

Jeff Williams (AWA Insurance)

Honorary Life Members

Jim Nathan, Founder

Betty Harmon

Charlie Style

Sheriff Mike Scott


Our Prevention Team


Support Prevention

Meet Our Team

Since it's founding in 1989 by Jim Nathan, Sheriff Mike Scott and a group of local leaders, the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has worked to provide prevention resources to families in Lee County. Prevention events include Drug House Odyssey, Red Ribbon Week Celebrations, Town Hall Meetings and Lunch and Learn Educational Events.

The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida provides a number of educational events throughout the year.  Join us for a Town Hall Meeting or free Lunch and Learn and Coalition Meeting.  We also invite you to join us as a volunteer at Drug House Odyssey, where you can impact the lives of over 2,000 fifth graders over the course of three days.

We need your help today!  By supporting our Busey Bank Run for Prevention, you will support the coalition prevention initiatives planned for 2016.  The Busey Bank Run for Prevention is planned for October 1, 2016 at Centennial Park in the River District, Fort Myers.  A 6:00 p.m. 5K Chipped and Timed Race will be followed by a Kids Fun Run at 7:00 p.m.  .  Sponsorship information is available by calling (239) 931-9317.  Don't miss this opportunity to support families in Lee County!

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Jim Nathan

Founder and Life Member.

Jon Engh

Chair of the Board

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida

Sheriff Mike Scott

Former Chair and Life Member