COPE Center Director of Prevention Services
Florida Coalition Alliance Board Member
After receiving a Psychology AA from Okaloosa Walton Community College and a BA in Psychology from UWF, I began my work in 1999 by counseling youth within a Florida Department of Juvenile Justice funded juvenile commitment facility and later in a Child in Need of Services shelter. I received my MS in Counseling and Psychology from Troy State University in 2002. Currently I manage an in-school evidence based drug prevention program. Since 2003 I have also been the Coordinator of the Walton County Prevention Coalition. I am an avid outdoorsman and offshore fisherman, and I enjoy being with my family.
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Coalition manager/Dfc Project coordinator
I received my AA in Psychology from Okaloosa Walton Community College, and my BA in Education with a minor in Business Management, from UWF. I am a small business owner and a licensed CAM manager. I have a heart for my community, and a passion for the life, well-being, and spirit of the community as a whole. I am always up for a new adventure and I enjoy the outdoors, camping, history, performing arts, and spending time with my family.
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Coordinator for Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT)
I graduated magna cum laude from Shorter College with a degree in Communications and Sociology, with a minor in Drama and Language. After having spend more than 10 years as a substitute/temp teacher in the Walton District schools, I have a love for seeing youth make good decisions and succeed. I have served with the WCPC since 2010, and enjoy working with the young members of the community to drive their focus to more positive activities. I also enjoy scrapbooking, watching my daughters cheer and play softball, watching movies with my son and grandsons, spending time with granddaughters, and photography.
Joyce E. Matthews
Tobacco Free Community Liaison
Sunday School teacher and Church Clerk at Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church
I earned my BAS from NWFSC in Project Management and Business Acquisition and my AA & AS from NWFSC in Business Administration. I served at DRS Corporation for twenty-three (23) years, as an Electronic Assembler, a Documentation Specialist, a Configuration Management Specialist, and finally as a Project Management Administrator.
I enjoy playing piano solely for the amusement of my grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Reading and sewing are my favorite pastimes, but I also throw in knitting and crocheting from time to time. I love spending time with my family, especially the grandchildren, and I enjoy seeing Walton County's community grow stronger through the help of the WCPC.
Past Vice Chair
Volunteer fireman with the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department
I am a graduate of Walton High School and Northwest Florida State College, where I received my EMT certificatio and license. I have served for 2 years as Vice Chair of the WCPC, and previously served for 5 years in SWAT, acting as President of the Defuniak Springs SWAT for 2 years. I have worked for 5 years as a volunteer fireman with the Liberty Volunteer Fire Department as a first responder. I enjoy horseback riding, photography, fishing, and hunting.
D/S Harold R. Shover
Vice Chair of the Walton County Prevention Coalition
South Walton Bureau
Crime Prevention Practitioner
Honor Guard/ Aviation Unit
With the Walton County Sheriff’s Office
I am originally from Washington D.C. and I am an Air Force veteran. I was a Federal Police Officer for the DOD and Naval Intelligence before moving to Walton County in 1994. I have been with the WCSO for 13 years, and I volunteer with the BSA, VFW Post 4437, AMVETS Post 178, and serve on the board of directors for COPE and Matrix. I serve as the Vice Chairman for the Community Traffic Safety Team and the Agency representative for the DJJ Circuit advisory board.
Current Chair of the Walton County Prevention Coalition
I was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and moved to Walton County, Florida in 1987. I have been married to Daryl Betts for 19 yrs. and between us we have 5 children and 5 grandchildren. My career spans over 25 years in a wide variety of Health & Human Services fields, and I am a passionate community-minded leader with extensive experience in a variety of non-profit / community-organizations that focused on children, their families, and other at-risk and or underserved populations. I believe that through my professional career experience I have been extremely blessed by the value each opportunity brought to my life, opportunities I have been privileged and honored to be a part of.
Lieutenant Richard Black
Lieutenant with the DeFuniak Springs Police Department
I grew up in DeFuniak Springs and graduated from Walton High School, after which I went on to earn an Associate of Arts degree from what is now Northwest Florida State College. I then earned a Bachelor of Science degree in both Business Management and Human Resources Management at Florida State University. My career began in the retail and later the banking industry before becoming a law enforcement officer. I have been in law enforcement for approximately fifteen years and have held various ranks and positions. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, attending church locally and serving as a member of a number of professional organizations.
Past Communication Officer
Florida Department of Health, Registered Nurse Consultant
2014-2015 sector representatives
Youth - Destiny Mason
Parent - Shayne Betts
Business - Fredia Thibodeau
Media - Jeffrey Powell
School - Kay Dailey
Youth-Serving Organization - Corey Godwin
Law Enforcement - Harold Shover
Religious/Fraternal Organization - Rev. David King
Civic/Volunteer Group - Candy Nowling
Healthcare Professional - Laura Brazell
State, Local or Tribal Government Agency with Expertise in the Field of Substance Abuse- Paul Wallis
Other Organization Involved in Reducing Substance Abuse - Lisa Bowling
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James W. Hurley
Special Agent with the Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages & Tobacco