CAASA Committees

Local Volunteer Groups

CAASA is organized into committees of local volunteers working together to address alcohol and other drug abuse issues and concerns.

Community Relations
Work with local churches, Neighborhood Watch communities and the general public to increase the community's knowledge of the alcohol and drug problem in Calvert County and to encourage the public to take action and participate.

  • Chair: vacant
  • Members: JoAnn Faber, DFC Andre Mitchell, Debbi Mister, Kathy Smith and Candice D'Agostino

Education
To work with the Board of Education, College of Southern Maryland and private schools to develop multi-faceted programs to address alcohol and drug abuse among our students.

  • Chair: Molly Gearhart
  • Members:  Larry Titus

Law Enforcement
To provide a mechanism to bring communities together to exchange information and ideas in an effort to make them stronger and safer.

  • Chairs: Lt. Jimmie Meurrens, Commander, Maryland State Police, Barrack "U" and Sheriff Mike Evans
  • Members: William Smith

Public Relations
To provide information to the community about alcohol and other drug abuse in the county through the use of a website, newsletter and press releases.

  • Chair: Vacant
  • Members: Vacant

Business and Resources Development

To assist in educating local businesses to alcohol and other drug abuse issues and prevention resources in Calvert County. To increase business participation and sponsorship of CAASA activities and programs.

  • Chair: Maria Buehler
  • Members:  Kristen DePhillip 

Treatment and Rehab
To allocate funds from the Bernard Marvin Johnson Charitable Remainder Trust to those seeking to enter a non-court ordered 28-day treatment program.

  • Chair: E. Gregory Wells
  • Members: Kristen DePhillip and Debbi Mister