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Southwest Florida Addiction Services elects officers 2012

By Staff | Dec 28, 2011

Southwest Florida Addiction Services (SWFAS) has elected officers for 2012. 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.

Other members of the board of directors are retired FBI Agent Fred Anderson; 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; 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 leader in the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. About 5,000 people per year, from ages 9 to 90, start on the road to recovery with the nationally-acclaimed programs of SWFAS. SWFAS offers state-of-the-art residential and outpatient facilities for both adults and adolescents from five locations in Lee County and two in Hendry County. In addition, SWFAS provides detoxification services for adults, prevention programming, and an Employee Assistance Program for about 60 Southwest Florida businesses. All treatment programs are evidence-based and accredited by CARF.

SWFAS services are not free. Payment plans are available and, in many cases, private insurance may cover some of the cost of treatment. Some prevention and treatment services are partially supported by Lee County and state funding to help income-eligible residents. SWFAS is a United Way agency. SWFAS provides services for all regardless of disability or handicap. Accommodations will be provided upon request.

For more information, visit www.swfas.org or call 239-332-6937.