Directors and Staff

The Prevention Action Alliance Board of Directors

As of July 1, 2021

Executive Committee


Bobbie O’Keefe, Esq. | O’Keefe Family Law, LLC


David A. Bell, Esq. | Educator

Past President

Jody Allton, MSW, LISW-S, LCDCIII | Ohio Health Mansfield/Shelby Hospitals


Claudia Khourey-Bowers, Ph.D. | Professor Emeritus, Kent State University


At-Large Members

George “Pat” Willis | Geauga County Educational Service Center


Kyle Clark | Wood County Educational Service Center

Nancy Day-Achauer | Maynard Avenue United Methodist Church

Jody Demo-Hodgins | Retired mental health professional

Perci Garner | Tuscarawas Society for Children and Adults

Corinne Gasper | Parent Advocate

Chris Lane | BASEC Management

Dalon Myricks | Retired CFO

Derek Siegel | Ohio HIDTA

Ellen Schoonover | Parent Advocate

Peter Walsh | Columbus Temperature Control Co.

Prevention Action Alliance Staff


Fran Gerbig | Executive Director

Bobby Persinger | Deputy Executive Director

Alyce Jennings| Resource Development Manager

James Syphax | Community Prevention Manager

Julianna Fellows | Community Prevention Manager

Sondra Mellott | Accountant and Human Resources Officer

LaKeithia M. Miller | Prevention Coordinator

Ashley McCray| Education and Event Coordinator

Geena Crosby| Prevention Coordinator of Youth and Young Adult Services

Jacob Marenberg | Ohio Air National Guard Counterdrug Civil Operator

Brittany Wolf-Delawder | Project Assistant

Shayna Fritz | Advocacy and Public Policy Coordinator

Melissa Kaetzel | Prevention Coordinator