Executive Director/CEO

Leashia Scrivner

Leashia Scrivner has been the Executive Director/CEO of CDAC Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.. since January 2010. She is responsible for overseeing all of CDAC’s operations and building strong and effective relationships with many community sectors.

Leashia’s thirty year career has been dedicated to educational and non-profit behavioral health organizations. She began her work with CDAC in 1994, as Director of the WISE program and she has been an Adjunct Instructor at Northwest Florida State College since 1989.

Leashia graduated from the University of South Alabama and has a Master’s Degree in Psychology. She and her husband of 35 years are from families of educators. They have carried on this tradition with him teaching 5th grade and their daughter teaching special education.

Currently, Leashia is on the Board of Directors for several local organizations and is a member of many Behavioral Health/Child Welfare Committees in the local area.

A Letter From the Executive Director

For more than 45 years, CDAC has been putting children and families first by providing quality Prevention and Intervention services. Drug and alcohol abuse touches the lives of many individuals and families. Addressing this issue is not simple or easy.

Our mission is to keep our community healthy, productive and safe by providing services and information to prevent abuse and to help those adversely affected by alcohol and drugs. We reach people at home, at school, and in the community. While the job of prevention is never done, we succeed every time a youth makes a healthy decision and we celebrate every time a family is strengthened.

CDAC’s standard of excellence is well known and we are devoted to continual improvement. The positive impact that our dedicated and professional staff has for our community is not only life-changing, but generation changing. With the support of our Board of Directors, who represent a broad spectrum of the community, and our strong relationships with state and local agencies, we look forward to our future of promoting positive and healthy development of children, youth and families.

  • Leashia W. Scrivner, MS
    Executive Director/CEO
  • Becky Daniels
    Administrative Assistant
  • Patti Beebe, MS
    Finance Director
  • Linda Gordon
    Finance Assistant
  • Donna Brown
    Human Resources Assistant
  • Charity Hamilton, MBA
    Director of Human Resources
  • Thomas Chen
    Director of Evaluation and Innovation
  • Zach Benn
    Data Analyst
  • Jennifer Luchak MSW
    Veterans Treatment Court Care Coordinator
  • Denise Manassa BS
    Director of Community Prevention
  • Lisa Viquelia CPS
    Community Prevention Assistant
  • Medena Williams, BA
    Community Preventionist (Parenting for Prevention)
  • Kimberly Brown, BA
    Community Preventionist (Parenting for Prevention)
  • Dorothy Lewis BS, CPP
    Community Preventionist (Project BOOST)
  • Ardetta McDougal BS
    Community Preventionist (Project BOOST)
  • Tabitha O’Connor, BA
    Community Preventionist (Project BOOST)


  • Sue Nast, MA, CPP, CMHP
    Director of School Programs
  • Amberlyne Greco, MS
    School Coordinator / Quality Assurance and Training


Escambia County

  • Gwen Abrams, BSW, CPP, CMHP
    School Counselor, Beulah Middle School
  • Beth Hailemariam, MSW
    School Counselor, Bailey Middle School
  • Adriana Lewis, MSW
    School Counselor, Ferry Pass Middle School
  • Emily Loy, MS
    School Counselor, Workman Middle School
  • Isoke DuPont, MS
    School Counselor/School Coordinator, Ransom Middle School
  • Jennifer Moore, MA
    School Counselor, Bellview Middle School


Santa Rosa County

  • Ashley Sharp, LMHC
    Trauma Informed Counselor & Coordinator
  • Sherl Craft, LMHC
    Trauma Informed Counselor
  • Mignon Mattingly Gillis, LMHC
    Trauma Informed Counselor
  • Courtney Gongwer, LMHC
    Trauma Informed Counselor
  • Shastine Barton, BS
    School Counselor, Milton High School
  • Jennifer Bennett, MA
    School Counselor, Milton High School
  • Grace Pardieck, MA
    School Counselor, Gulf Breeze High School
  • Elizabeth Crooke, MS
    School Counselor, Gulf Breeze High School
  • Megan Glennon, MSW
    School Counselor, Pace High School
  • Dawn Nicholson, MSW
    School Counselor, Pace High School
  • Leann Knapp, MSW, CPP, CMHP
    School Counselor / School Coordinator, Navarre High School
  • Andrea Campbell, MSW
    School Counselor, Navarre High School
  • Stacey Reeder, MSSA, LCSW
    School Counselor, Jay High School
  • Kelly Acker, MSW
    School Counselor, Central High School, Dixon Intermediate
  • Michaela Cain, MSW
    School Counselor, Learning Academy of Santa Rosa
  • Ryann Fleck, LCSW
    School Counselor, Santa Rosa High School, Locklin Technical Center
  • Najma Cromer, MS
    School Counselor, Avalon Middle School
  • Janelle Petzold, MSW
    School Counselor, Gulf Breeze Middle School
  • Christina Ferguson, MSW
    School Counselor, Hobbs Middle School
  • (position currently vacant)
    School Counselor, Holley-Navarre Middle School
  • April Rimmer, M.Ed.
    School Counselor, Holley-Navarre Middle School
  • Tammy Sutton, LCSW
    School Counselor, King Middle School
  • Alexandra Hoewt, MS
    School Counselor, King Middle School
  • Kathleen Guy Hutchinson, MSW
    School Counselor, Sims Middle School
  • Kirsten Castinado, MS
    School Counselor, Woodlawn Beach Middle School
  • Ashton Sanderson, MSW
    School Counselor, Bagdad Elementary School
  • Katie Gossman-Williams, MSW
    School Counselor, Bennett Russell Elementary School
  • Bree Waters Yeager, MA
    School Counselor, Berryhill Elementary School
  • Emily Winfree, MSW
    School Counselor, Central School K-6, Chumuckla Elementary School
  • Jordan Whorton, MA
    School Counselor, East Bay K-8
  • Elizabeth Maglione, MSW
    School Counselor, East Milton Elementary School
  • Angie Spiller, MS, MSW
    School Counselor, Gulf Breeze Elementary School
  • Anzu Brown, MSW
    School Counselor, Holley-Navarre Intermediate School
  • Katelyn Odom, MA
    School Counselor
    Holley-Navarre Primary School, West Navarre Primary
  • Michelle Holland, MSW
    School Counselor, Jay Elementary School
  • Michelle Kistler, MSW
    School Counselor/School Coordinator, Oriole Beach Elementary School
  • Ashley Powe, MS
    School Counselor, Pea Ridge Elementary School
  • Jennifer Pineda, MSW
    School Counselor, Rhodes Elementary School
  • Jennifer DeVries, MS, CPP, CMHP
    School Counselor, Dixon Primary School
  • Kim Crow, MSW
    School Counselor/School Coordinator, Dixon Intermediate School
  • Reese Holt, Psy.D.
    School Counselor, West Navarre Intermediate School


Okaloosa County

  • Elizabeth Mendoza, M.A.
    School Counselor, Elliott Point Elementary School
  • Deirdre Felix, M.S.W.
    School Counselor, Shalimar Elementary School
  • Jennifer Dahlberg, M.S.
    School Counselor, Wright Elementary School
  • Kara Price-Williams, MS
    WFIS Program Director
  • Kendra Bozard, MSW, CBHCM
    WFIS Program Coordinator
  • Christeia Hawkins, MS, CMFHA, MHFAI
    Outreach Specialist
  • Deborah Foster, BSW
    Care Coordinator
  • Judy L. Savage, CRPS
    Recovery Specialist
  • Carol Phillips, CRPS
    Recovery Specialist
  • Ashley Jackson
    Recovery Specialist
  • Renee King, RHIT
    Medical Records Coordinator
  • Cathy Henderson
    WFIS Program Assistant
  • Jennifer Glass, MS, CBHCM, MCAP
    Care Coordinator / Training Specialist
  • Angela Jackson, BS, CBHCM, CRSS
    Housing and Employment Coordinator / Peer Support Coordinator
  • Roslynn James, MSW
    Care Manager, Escambia County
  • Maja Herciuk, MSW, CWCM
    Care Manager, Escambia County
  • Sunshine Montano, BSW, CWCM
    Care Manager, Escambia County
  • Sondra Gingerich, MA, CMHP, CBHCM
    Senior Care Manager, Santa Rosa County
  • Felicia Leslie, BSW, CBHCM
    Care Manager, Santa Rosa County
  • Brittany Durlauf, MSW, CBHCM
    Care Manager, Santa Rosa County
  • Rhonda Riess, MEd
    Care Coordinator, Okaloosa / Walton Counties
  • Elizabeth Gilmore, BS, CBHCM
    Senior Care Manager, Okaloosa County
  • Farah Hicks, BSW
    Care Manager, Okaloosa County
  • Jacquelin Rheinhardt, BSW
    Care Manager, Okaloosa County
  • Sheri Hundley, BA, CBHCM
    Care Manager, Walton County