Jim Nathan

Founder and Life Member.

Sheriff Mike Scott

Former Chair and Life Member

Our Mission

Urgent Projects

Join Us

Reach Out

Work with members in your community and make a difference

For more than 25 years, The Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida has devoted its energy to passionately advocating for the prevention of drug and alcohol abuse in Lee County. Find out how you can contribute to a healthy future for our children through donations of money and time. .


about prevention

Congratulations to Coalition Chair Jon Engh on his selection as the Florida Drug and Alcohol Abuse Association Volunteer of the Year for his work with the Coalition on behalf of families in Lee County!


Jonathan Engh (Busey Bank) - Chair

Dan Mills (WINK-TV) - Vice-Chair

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

Sheree Beau Wells

Mary Campbell (Hazelden-Betty Ford Foundation)

Mary Fischer (Lee County School Board)

Kevin Kerton (BB&T Oswald Trippe and Company)

Kevin Lewis

Kevin Mace (The Hanley Center)

Teresa Martinez (University Behavioral Center)

​Dr. Sandra Pavelka (Florida Gulf Coast University)

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

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

Marissa Policicchio (Lutheran Services)

Dr. Omar Rieche

Leslie Robinson (Street Chicks in Recovery)

Shawn Seliger (Law Offices of Shawn Seliger)

​Amy Semiklose

Jeff Shafer (Pediatric Dentistry of Southwest Florida)

Jeff Williams (AWA Insurance)

Honorary Life Members

Jim Nathan, Founder

Betty Harmon

Charlie Style

Sheriff Mike Scott

Jon Engh

Chair of the Board

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.


Our Prevention Team


Support Prevention

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 8, 2016 at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers.  Sponsorship information is available by calling (239) 931-9317.  Don't miss this opportunity to support families in Lee County!

Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida