Seyram Selase B.S., I.C.P.S., C.P.M.

Seyram Selase is an executive director, local civic leader and professional real estate agent residing in Anniston, Alabama. He graduated from Berea College in Berea, KY in 2006 and is a product of both Anniston City and Talladega County School systems in Alabama. Mr. Selase is a life member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and serves his community in numerous roles.

In 2008, Mr. Selase moved back home to Alabama to work with a local non-profit and has been working in the field of substance abuse prevention for several years. He currently is the Executive Director of A.S.A.P. (Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention) and Chair of the State of Alabama Prevention Advisory Board (SPAB). Mr. Selase has successfully received and implemented Drug Free Community (DFC) grants, State Block Grants, Opioid grants and many others. Seyram’s motto is: “Knowledge is not power but the application thereof.”

Jason Lindell B.S., C.P.S.

I am happily married to Natalie and we have a daughter and twin boys. I graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelors degree in criminal justice and minored in business. Some of my passions are traveling, hunting, hanging out at the lake and spending time with my family.

Iesha Beard B.A., A.P.S.

Iesha Beard is the SPF-Rx Coordinator and Prevention Specialist. She graduated from Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama in 2015 with a Bachelors in English and a concentration in legal studies. Iesha is currently pursuing her Masters in School Counseling and Psychology. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Something she enjoys doing is traveling with her husband and making lifetime memories. Her life motto is: “Strive to Succeed, Never Give Up.”

Quiera Lane B.S.

Quiera Lane is a prevention specialist at the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. She graduated from Austin Peay State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health. She is a member of Eta Sigma Gamma National Health Education. She enjoys spending time with her son, traveling, and just enjoying life.

Deanna McLeroy B.A.

Deanna serves as a drug prevention specialist. She has previous experience in the mental health field and is passionate about serving others. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor in the Art of Psychology from Talladega College. She is currently working toward her master’s in social work at Troy University. She is a wife and mother and enjoys spending time with her family.

Maiya Northard B.S.

Maiya Northard serves as a drug prevention specialist. Prior to her employment, she interned with the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention for two years as well as for various organizations in her community. She recently graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Miles College in Birmingham, Alabama. Ms. Northard is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and feels that the best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Christopher Abernathy B.S.

I am Christopher Abernathy and I am a recent graduate from Jacksonville State University in nearby Jacksonville, AL, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. I am originally from Jacksonville and now reside in Golden Springs. I am a Fall 2016 initiate of the Xi Xi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., seated at Jacksonville State, where I served as secretary for three years. I am a proud father of a very bright little boy, and my interests include but are not limited to writing, investing, and studying/betterment of social interactions.



DaMarco Curry, B.S.

My name is DaMarco Truss. I was born and raised in Talladega, Alabama. After completing high school, I embarked on my journey to obtain my BS Degree in Criminal Justice at Stillman College. There I held various positions pertaining to leadership roles, such as president of the Epsilon Nu chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc, Senior Class Representative, and many more. I enjoy learning, writing, and making everyone around me better individuals. My primary goal is to become a better version of me each and everyday that I wake up. 

Pastor Byron Jackson, B.S., M.Div.

Byron Anthony Jackson is a native of Anniston, Alabama. He is the pastor of the Greater Thankful Baptist Church for over seven years. Byron earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Jacksonville State University and holds a Master of Divinity from Beeson Divinity School at Samford University. Byron has been married to his lovely wife, Bria. Together they have a lovely daughter, Mila Elise. Byron has a passion for his work in ministry and loves reaching people by helping them in any way possible.

Chandy Gordon B.S.W

Chandy Gordon is Prevention Specialist at the Agency for Substance Abuse Prevention. She graduated from Jacksonville State University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She enjoys being a mother to her little boy and advocating/helping her community. One of her favorite quotes is “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”
— Helen Keller

LaTasha Aguirre LBSW

 LaTasha Aguirre is the Safe Care Coordinator for Calhoun County at the Agency of Substance Abuse Prevention.  Mrs. Aguirre graduated from Jacksonville State University in 2006 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and became licensed in 2009 through the NASW.  Mrs. Aguirre’s work experience includes 13 years working with the Department of Human Resources and 2 years as Early Intervention Service Coordinator.  Mrs. Aguirre’s passion is providing support to others to achieve success.

Coretta Grant-Morris, LBSW

Wes Couch
Vice President

Darren Douthitt 

Nateisha Bates