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Southwest Florida Addiction Services elects 2011 officers

By Staff | Jan 4, 2011

On Monday, Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) announced that they have elected their officers for 2011. They are:

• President — Andrea Fraser-Laster, assistant attorney in the Lee County Attorney’s Office;

• Vice-President – Dena Geraghty, Lee County Dependency and Juvenile Drug Court;

• Secretary – William Keyes, attorney at law;

• Treasurer – Geoffrey Roepstorff, Edison National Bank/Bank of the Islands.

Other members of the board of directors are Fred Anderson of Chico’s FAS; Mark S. Atkins of Lee Memorial Health System; Diana Black, First Community Bank of Southwest Florida; Charlotte County Sheriff Bill Cameron; Joseph P. D’Alessandro, Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro and Noone, LLC, and former state attorney; Scot D. Goldberg, Goldberg, Racila, D’Alessandro and Noone, LLC; Lee County Tax Collector Larry Hart; Jean Morningstar, paralegal; and Kathleen Smith, public defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit.

“This group’s diverse experience and knowledge will help guide SWFAS’ activities as a critical part of the health care system, focusing on the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders,” said SWFAS CEO Kevin B. Lewis.

SWFAS is Southwest Florida’s most comprehensive substance abuse treatment and prevention program, operating from five offices throughout Lee and Hendry counties. Since 1980, SWFAS has helped more than 70,000 residents in Lee, Glades and Hendry counties rebuild their lives.

In addition, SWFAS provides detoxification services for adults, prevention programming for all ages, and an Employee Assistance Program for about 60 Southwest Florida businesses. SWFAS is a United Way agency.