Slide Our Members

CVARR’s strength lies in the diverse representation, varying perspectives, knowledge, and experiences of our members.  The coalition is composed of citizens and organizations of the Central Virginia Region who all share one vision “to promote a safe and healthier community for all.” We value all contributions and partnerships within the community which is why there are no qualifications to become an active member of CVARR.  Therefore, we seek to have members representing 12 sectors of the community. These sectors are youth, parents, businesses, media, school systems, youth serving organizations, religious or fraternal organizations, law enforcement, civic and volunteer groups, health care professional, state, local or tribal agencies, and other organizations involved in reducing substance use.

Leadership Team


Januwaa Davis

Coalition Chair
Program Manager of Prevention & Wellness Services at Horizon Behavioral Health

Teegan Deuso

Coalition Coordinator
Coalition Coordinator, Drug-Free Communities Grant Coordinator

Andrew Childress

Coalition Vice-Chair
Deputy Commonwealth Attorney for Lynchburg, VA

Elizabeth Garcia

Coalition Secretary
Addiction Counselor at Brightview Health

Rhonda Turner, MSW, MAC, CSAC

Treatment Workgroup Co-Lead
Horizon Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinical Coordinator
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Carl Mack

Recovery Workgroup Co-Lead
Recovery Peer Support Specialist at the Lynchburg Department of Health

Jennifer Phelps, BS, LPN, QMHP-A, CSAC

Treatment Co-Lead
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor/ OBAT Outpatient Services
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Vince Sawyer

Leadership Team Member
Founder and Director of The Haven
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