Dan Falcitelli currently serves as the Executive Director for Floyd Against Drugs. He has been in the public service sector for more than 20 years including 14 years with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and 10 years with local and state law enforcement.
Dan has been married for 20 years to his wife Carolyn who is the Auxiliary Manager at Floyd Medical Center. They have two daughters, Emily, who attends Model High School and Lauren, who attends Model Middle School. The family currently resides in Kingston.
President of the Board
Christa Layton Gilmore is the current Floyd Against Drugs Board Vice President. Christa is the Youth Development Coordinator for Northwest Georgia Public Health. She graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior from the College of Public Health and has been working in the field of Prevention and Youth Development since 2011. She serves as the Vice President of Floyd Against Drugs because she is passionate about empowering youth with the tools and knowledge to make better life choices.
Vice President of the Board
Ansley Silvers serves as the Secretary for the Board. She is the Manager of Addictive Diseases at Highland Rivers Health. She was previously the Director of Women’s Outreach Services. Ansley hopes to join forces with community partners to educate the community not only about drugs but to fight the stigma of addiction, encourage people to reach out for help and assist in strategic planning of prevention activities. My hope with FAD is to be able to offer speaking engagements to all ages and organizations to educate about drug use, the biochemical aspects of use and addiction as well as the stigma.
Dale Leigh Brown is the current Floyd Against Drugs Board President. Dale is retired and resides in Calhoun. Previously she was a Marketing Executive in Atlanta, GA. She was a foster care parent and CASA volunteer in Dekalb County. Currently she volunteers at Highland Rivers. Her passion is to make a difference in the lives of families and children in Floyd County.
Treasurer of the Board
Annette Morris is the founder of FAD in 2000 and is the current Treasurer for the Board. She is a former school counselor with Floyd County Schools. “My hope is that FAD will continue to fight the poor choices that lead to drug abuse through community education.”
Secretary of the Board
Ben Rigas is the current FLOYD Against Drugs Secretary. Ben has worked at Floyd Medical Center for 5 years and currently holds the position of Manager of Revenue/Finance for Floyd Emergency Medical Services. He graduated from Shorter University with a degree in Business Administration and is currently in the MBA program at Berry College. Ben also is a member of the Exchange Club of Rome, sits on the Business Development committee for Rome DDA, and is an active member at Life Church. Ben chose to serve on the board because he wants today’s youth to have the knowledge and power to remove themselves from any situation in which they might find themselves. He also wants to give parents the education necessary to steer their child in the right direction.
Ad Hoc Member
Catherine Fricks has been a member of Floyd Against Drugs since its inception in 2000. She is the Court Administrator for the Floyd County Juvenile Court, having begun her career with Floyd County as a Juvenile Probation Officer. She has seen firsthand the ill effects drugs and alcohol have on children and families in our community through youths’ delinquent acts and removal of children from their homes.