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Substance Use DisorderS Offices and Contacts

click to see document - graph on page 39 Lynette T. Bowser, Administrative Assistant – (804) 786-3906

The Office of Substance Abuse Services (OSAS) plans, develops, directs, funds and monitors the delivery of comprehensive substance abuse services throughout the Commonwealth.  Four offices operate under the OSAS umbrella, performing four distinct functions.

Community Planning and Program Standards

Mellie Randall, Manager – (804) 371-2135
Lisa Street, Administrative Assistant – (804) 371-7760
MargaretAnne Lane – (804) 225-4649

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Prevention Services

“Dedicated to Bringing Evidence-Based Programming to Communities throughout Virginia”

Gail Taylor, Manager – (804) 786-1411
Sheree Slater, Administrative Assistant – (804) 225-2312
Colleen Hughes, Prevention Services Consultant – (804) 371-0359
Rae Reed, Prevention Services Consultant – (804) 225-4901
Mike Olsen, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health First Aid Coordinator Consultant – (804) 786-0050
Marfel Barnett, KIT Data System Coordinator – (804) 786-0918

The RADAR network provides numerous publications to Community Services Boards and citizens. Popular handouts for adolescents and teens include the “TIPS FOR TEENS” series. Other Pamphlets are designed for parents or other adults.  Click on RADAR and e-mail your request.

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SACAVA offers certifications from the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for Certified Prevention Professional (ATOD) and Generalist. Other certifications offered are Certified Addictions Counselor (CAC), Certified Criminal Justice (Addictions) Professional (CCJP), and Certified Clinical Supervisor Certification (CCS). SACAVA will also offer the Certified Co-Occurring Disorder Professional (CCDP) in the near future.  For more information, check the Web site at

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Program Monitoring And Oversight

Wayde Glover, Manager – (804) 371-2154
Lisa Street, Administrative Assistant – (804) 371-7760
Martha Kurgans – (804) 371-2184
Julie Truitt – (804) 786-0825

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Research and Evaluation

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Sterling Deal, Manager – (804) 371-2148



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