CVARR is proudly represented by an array of dedicated community leaders who advocate and support substance use prevention, treatment, and recovery in our community, here in the heart of Virginia. Our leadership are not only passionate about serving our community through collaboration with an action-oriented resolve, but are whole-heartedly invested in embodying the mission of CVARR and making our Coalition’s vision a tangible reality.
“I am proud to be a part of this unique group that has so much momentum and dedication to improving access to and knowledge about prevention, treatment, and recovery resources for individuals and families in our community."Read more Read less
Andrew Childress is the Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney for Lynchburg, Virginia.
Coalition Strategic Planner
“Substance use is a community issue that requires a community response. Therefore, I believe in the power of collaborative problem solving to address the challenges of substance use, prevention, treatment and recovery. After 19 years of working in the field of substance use prevention in Central Virginia, I believe CVARR is the most promising and sustainable opportunity we have to make a real difference.”Read more Read less
"Having the opportunity to serve on a team that has so much potential to make huge impact on my community is one of the most exciting things I have ever had the privilege to do! CVARR offers hope and community as well as unification to the Central Virginia area."Read more Read less
Recovery Workgroup Lead
"What a blessing it is to be a part of CVARR, an organization that shares my passion for the journey of recovery!Read more Read less
Recovery Workgroup Lead
Carl Mack Recovery Peer Support Specialist for the Department of Health in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Prevention Workgroup Lead
“I got involved with CVARR for my nephew, Chris. That was three and a half years ago now, and I continue to stay involved today because of the really talented and committed people who sit at the table of the coalition.” “A strength of CVARR is that we remain focused on all addiction challenges in our community and not just limiting efforts to the opioid epidemic.”Read more Read less
"I'm really excited to be a part of this group and to serve our community in this capacity. Substance use and related issues touch so many people in so many ways and I feel like I get to work at being part of the solution in this group."Read more Read less