About Us

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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.


About Prevention


Our Prevention Team


Support Prevention
  • Jonathan Engh (Busey Bank) – Chair
  • Deputy Chief Lisa Barnes (Cape Coral Police Department – Vice-Chair
  • Syndi Bultman (Lee Memorial Health System Trauma Department) Secretary/Treasurer
  • Meaghan Brady Palumbo (Park Royal Behavioral Health)
  • Heidi Brescher (Fort Myers Police Department)
  • Todd Cordisco (SalusCare)
  • Iris de Hoyos (Tre Boston Beyond Belief Foundation)
  • Sgt. Dede Diogo (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)
  • Mary Margaret Embroli Swanson (Cape Coral Hospital)
  • Mary Fischer (Lee County School Board)
  • Samuel Laguerre (Lutheran Services)
  • Riley Leisman (TM Strategic Consulting)
  • Kevin Mace (The Hanley Foundation)
  • Keri Malinoski (The Hanley Foundation)
  • Dr. Kim Swanson (Lee County Sheriff’s Office)
  • ​Katie Whalen Polewsi (Operation Medicine Cabinet Lee County) Derrek’s Mission Foundation)
  • Mary Ellen Saba (AIM Target Programs, Inc.)

Honorary Life Members

  • Jim Nathan, Founder
  • Betty Harmon
  • Charlie Styles
  • Sheriff Mike Scott