Tim Pierson joined Drug Free Wayne County Partnership in December 2019 as Youth Coordinator and stepped into the Executive Director role in August of 2021. Prior to joining, Tim was in the field of social work helping families for both the purpose of family preservation and reunification. Tim also heads the non-profit agency in Wayne County, Bridges for Life. He believes in the need to connect with youth for the purpose of inclusion in prevention planning and has a passion to build strong student-led coalitions.
Dana Sinclair is the Community Outreach Coordinator with the Natco Community Empowerment Center. Dana serves our community’s underserved, marginalized population in and/or at the poverty line with the mission of “Helping people live better lives.”. As a Lifetime Certified trainer for Bridges Out of Poverty, Dana understands the challenges of living in the poverty environment and how those challenges go hand in hand with substance abuse/misuse, hoping to empower individuals to make life changes for a better future. Megan’s Story Megan Sanders graduated in 2012 with a Master's degree in Social Work from IUPUI. Sanders is currently the Program Director for Forward Wayne County. Previously, Sanders worked one-on-one with patients, therapists, and behavioral clinicians in the Clinical Supervisor role at Meridian Health Services. In addition to the work she has done in the mental health sector, Sanders also provides field and classroom instruction for the Indiana University School of Social Work department at Indiana University East. Sanders has focused on local community engagement through involvement with Genesis and HYPE.
Jenny O’Brien, Director of Healthy Lifestyles at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Wayne County, has taught prevention programs for 12 years. She has been a member of the Drug Free Wayne County Partnership for the last 5 years and was previously a volunteer on the partnership data workgroup in 2011. Jenny’s passion for educating the youth of Wayne County is an extension of her passion to teach. Jenny holds a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education with an Early Education of the Handicapped Validation along with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Jenny is a train the trainer for Too Good For Drugs program, is able to teach Project Alert, LifeSkills Training, Positive Action, Project Alert, Smart Kids, Smart Moves, and AllStars prevention programs.
Morgan Walker joined the partnership in late 2018. She is a resident of Richmond, Indiana and has been employed with Wayne County Probation since January 2016. Morgan is the Director of Community Corrections and Alternative Programming. She began as the Training and Education Officer/Adult Felony Probation Officer who specialized in the Pre-Trial Drug Diversion cases. Morgan was previously employed through the Indiana Department of Corrections as a Counselor. Morgan received her Bachelor of Science Degree at Indiana University East in 2014 and graduated with her Master of Public Administration Degree in 2018 from Indiana Wesleyan University. She is currently attending Indiana Wesleyan University to become a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor. Morgan currently serves on the board for the United Way of Whitewater Valley. In the past, she has been involved in Heroin Is Here. Morgan has a great passion for helping clients work through and over overcome their addictions. She looks forward to serving on the partnership board and helping the community come together.
Board Member and Past President
Char Snow is a graduate of the University of San Diego Where she earned outstanding accomplishments in the field of Education and attaining the highest level of the professional Clear Credential Certification. Char also is a retired (ROP) Regional Occupational programs for High School and adult Students. Char also volunteers her time and serves on the Board as president for the Two Twenty-Eight Club INC. in Richmond Indiana, where they have meetings for all addictions. Char also volunteers her time For the Recovery Church where they hold services for all additions, with a meeting after the services. Char is also on the Board for the Recovery Church. Char has been in the Recovery Community for 14 years.