Christine Rapp

Christine Rapp

High School Curriculum Training (for Mentors, Facilitators and Educators) Sergeant Christine Rapp is a D.A.R.E. America Mentor and has been D.A.R.E. Officer at the Hancock County Sheriff’s Department in Indiana for 18...
Bobby Robinson

Bobby Robinson

High School Curriculum Training (for Mentors, Facilitators and Educators) Bobby Robinson is currently employed as the National Director of Training Development for D.A.R.E. America where he developed a new training model program and assisted in writing curriculum and development of on-line training component. His law enforcement experience spans 20 years, with 10 years as a deputy at the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office working in Corrections, Patrol, and Public Relations – and the other 10 years as a D.A.R.E State Training Center Coordinator at the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office. He is a graduate of LSU-Shreveport.  He is a graduate of the 240th Session FBI National...
Bruce Holland

Bruce Holland

High School Curriculum Training (for Mentors, Facilitators and Educators) Officer Bruce Holland received America’s D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year award after attending the National Conference in Nashville. He has been training new D.A.R.E. Officers for the past 14 years. He is a past president of the Indiana D.A.R.E officers association and a member of the D.A.R.E. Indiana advisory Board. In 1993, he was recognized as the Indiana D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year. Today, Bruce serves as the resource officer for Bluffton Harrison Schools. The D.A.R.E. program here, under Holland’s leadership, has worked with literally hundreds of children and youths steering them toward drug-free substance free...
Bill Beacham, Ph.D.

Bill Beacham, Ph.D.

The Essence of Adolescent & Surviving Family: The Chaos of Addiction Dr. Bill Beacham (University of Oxford) is Executive Director of the Center for Drug-Free Communities since 1988, specializing in Treatment of Addictive Disorders and Training in the areas of Drug-Free Schools. He is California Board (BBS) Certified. He is the former Director of Training/Clinical Services for CareUnit Hospitals where he trained addiction specialists, educators, parents, law enforcement and mental health workers in substance abuse prevention and intervention. He specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults with chemical dependency/psychiatric disorders. He has been the keynote speaker at many local, state & national conventions, including the “International Drug and Alcohol Conference”, the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s (NCAA) “Drugs and Today’s Athlete” Conference, the “National Student Assistance Conference” and the “National DARE Officers Association” Conference. Bill is the founder of Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL®) Camp, a 3-5 day peer helping training program for young people. The focus is on peer assistance as it relates to resiliency skills, asset building, violence prevention, conflict resolution, and alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention/intervention strategies. (4-8 Camps/year since 1985) He’s been with the LAPD/DARE program since its inception in 1983 and the US Olympic Committee. Bill has conducted workshops with many dignitaries including former President Bush, the White House staff and testified at Congressional...
Sarah Viets

Sarah Viets

Overview of Domestic Hate Groups and the Radical Antigovernment Movement: Sovereign Citizens Sarah Viets is a Senior Research Analyst at the Southern Poverty Law Center. She holds a degree in American History from the University of Illinois at...
Nancy Pommerening

Nancy Pommerening

The Brain and Addiction Nancy Pommerening graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at Kent State University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Education. She became a teacher for the Lakewood City Schools, where she was honored as both Lakewood Teacher of the Year, and the Ohio PTA District 11 Teacher of the year. Her teaching career led to her interest in substance abuse prevention. After retiring from teaching in 2008, Nancy founded the nonprofit, Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc. (DAP), with a mission to lessen the demand for illicit drugs. DAP is a 501©(3) nonprofit, and an Ohio-certified Prevention Agency. In addition to being a professional educator, Nancy is also an internationally certified Prevention Specialist. As the Executive Director of Drug Awareness and Prevention, she directs prevention initiatives in school systems, businesses, and local communities. Currently, DAP provides classroom-based prevention programs for children, Drug-Free Workplace training, and community awareness presentations. Nancy was honored by the DEA for outstanding contributions in the field of Drug Law Enforcement and Prescription Drug Abuse...