Who We Are
Saving Lives Coalition, a 501 (c)(3), is a community organization that works to inform parents and youth about mental health issues and the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse.
Saving Lives, along with law enforcement agencies, behavioral/healthcare partners, educational professionals, and other civic organizations promote healthy and safe environments for our families.
We are making a major impact to ensure that our communities are safe for our youth and their families by providing critical prevention programs that address mental health, alcohol, and addiction issues.
Bringing about community awareness to address youth mental health and addiction issues and to reduce youth drug and alcohol use through education, media advocacy, increased enforcement and changes in policies.
Saving Lives Coalition, formerly known as Saving Lives Drug & Alcohol Coalition, was initially awarded a $625,000 Drug Free Communities Support Program grant by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
Executive Director and
Director of Operations
Sumenjeet Virdee, Psy.D.
Coalition Clinical Advisor
Joanne Lutman, R.N.
Director of Health Care Services
Director of Community Public Relations
Carmen Esteban, Ph.D., MBA, RAS II, MATC, FAC, CCDS, CDVF
Director of Drug and Alcohol Educational Training
Janice Boafo, CHES
Director of Planning and Program Development
Director of Public Relations
Linda Elliott, CAS II
Director of Prescription Drug Awareness
Elianna Rome Solomon, Psy.D.
Executive Vice President
Hadassa May, M.A., LEP
Dr. Jeremy Goldbach, Ph.D., LMSW
Dr. Michael May
Youth Group President
Youth Group Vice President
Youth Group Secretary
Behavioral Health Facilities
Health Care Professionals
All written and on-line materials, advertising, billboards, and websites have been provided by initial Drug Free Communities (DFC) Grant through the ONDCP/SAMHSA funding.