D/S Harold R. Shover
Coalition Vice Chair
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.
Pastor of Life Changers Church
I am a graduate of Walton County HIgh School, and the WCPC is important to me because I have a desire to serve my generation and help my community be a safe place to live. When not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, paddle boarding, and spending time at the beach.
Lieutenant Richard Black
Coalition Communications Officer
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
C. Kevin Chilcutt
Assessment and Planning Committee Chairperson
Pastor, News Director and Bookstore Owner
I am the Pastor at Victory Lighthouse Assembly of God, a News Director at TV24 Hometown Television and the owner of The Book Store. I have experience in community action and volunteering, marketing, working with children, leadership training, and management. Being a part of WCPC is important to me because it's helping to solve problems in my community. When not working, you can find me at church, camping, farming, or tending to my animals.
Resources Committee Chairperson
Walton Area Chamber Events Coordinator & Defuniak Office Manager
I have my Bachelors in Communication with a minor in Psychology and being a part of the WCPC is important to me because it allows me to help our community be the healthiest and safest community it can be. When not at work, you can find me being a mom to my lovely 4-year-old daughter, planning events, hiking and attending every Zumba class I can.
Membership Committee Chairperson
Advocate at the Emerald Coast Children’s Advocacy Center
I have my BA in Criminal Justice and my work with WCPC is important to me to keep up to date on what is trending/going on in our community as well as in the world. I want to help and I want to educate others. When not working, you can find me doing yoga and meditation, putting forth random acts of kindness, traveling, and appreciating art.
James W. Hurley Jr.
Chairman of Marijuana Task Force
Special Agent with Florida Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco
I am a Graduate of The Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminology, and I am a fourth generation member of the DeFuniak Springs community whose deep roots are vested in my philosophy to make my hometown and county the best place it can be. I am committed to seeing this community prosper by reducing substance abuse and addiction. When not at work, I am the Deacon of First Baptist Church of Defuniak Springs.
Business Fredia Thibodeau
Civic/Volunteer Organizations Stephanie McMinn
Healthcare Professionals Brandi Gill
Law Enforcement Harold Shover
Media Kevin Chilcutt
Parents Gabrielle Kilgore-Woods
Religious/Fraternal Organizations Ben Barton
Schools Tracey Dickey
State/Local/Tribal Government Paul Wallis
Substance Abuse Organizations Lisa Bowling
Youth Jasmine Campbell
Youth Serving Organizations Sheri Hundley
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