Ambassadors for Drug Free America
Who are Seymore’s Ambassadors?
Any individual who voluntarily takes an interest in the adoption, promotion, and support of the Seymore D'Fair Foundation and our drug awareness, education, and prevention initiative in their respective communities.
The vision for School and Community Substance Awareness & Drug Prevention is:
As the Louisiana Affiliate for the National Family Partnership, create a state-wide annual drug prevention effort during Red Ribbon Week, which educates and informs families, schools, and communities that drugs are inappropriate and unacceptable for quality living
Foster and support parents and school engagement thereby improve the learning, development, and health of children in all communities
Assist School Districts in providing comprehensive and evolving substance awareness and drug prevention programs
Assist School Districts in complying with applicable state statutes and educational system mandates related to drug awareness, education, and prevention training
Why do we need Ambassadors?
Program Ambassadors, like All-Stars and Champions, greatly enhance the likelihood of program success. These critical sentries are devoted to promoting a winning program that engages students, parents, schools, and communities.
What is the goal of our Ambassador program?
Increase support throughout the community
Build stronger drug prevention advocacy across the community
Develop program advocates so they can encourage and influence drug prevention efforts in the community
What is expected of Ambassadors?
Build community support by promoting program initiatives and sharing situational knowledge with the community
Lead by example by maintaining an active, positive presence in the community
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What does an Ambassador do?
Ambassadors are local individuals who engage their communities by speaking or participating in events such as teacher certification workshops, school efforts, and relevant events to share their support for drug-free schools and communities. They may also share their support through TV, radio, internet blogs, social media, and in local newspapers.
Kathleen Blanco | Former Louisiana Governor
Harold Patin | Retired, DEA Special Agent
Craig Wiles | Retired, A-SAC DEA New Orleans Division
Warren Riveria | Retired, A-SAC DEA New Orleans Division
Newell Normand | Retired, Sheriff Jefferson Parish
Joseph Lopinto | Sheriff, Jefferson Parish
James Pohlman | Sheriff, St. Bernard Parish
Mark Garber | Sheriff, Lafayette Parish
Toby Aguillard | Police Chief, City of Lafayette
Nanette Cook | Council Member, Lafayette Consolidated Government
Clay Madden | Council Member, City of Mandeville
Leon Cannizzaro | District Attorney, Orleans Parish
Keith Stutes | District Attorney, Lafayette Parish
Fr. Pat Williams | Vicar General. Archdiocese of New Orleans
Fr. Chester Arceneaux, VF | Pastor | Cathedral Carmel, Lafayette
Paul Varisco – Executive Director, Team Gleason Foundation
Anna Larriviere | Superintendent, Diocese of Lafayette
Don Aguillard | Superintendent, Lafayette Parish Schools
Kevin Hartmann | Former Executive Director, DEA Educational Foundation
Seton Jenkins | GNO Drug Demand Reduction Coalition
Michelle Richard | Knowledge Effect of Lafayette