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Meet The Team

Carie WimberlyCarie Wimberly

Executive Director

Carie brings 20+ years of experience in administration and BellSouth to the mission of APC. She has worked hard to create a safe place for community members struggling with the effects of SUD.

 Nikeisha MaconNikeisha Macon

Director of Operations

Nikeisha "Nikki" Macon serves as the Director of Operations. She received her B.S. in Human Resources Management from Faulkner University. She has a special interest in civil rights history and helping educate her community as the fight to break the stigma associated with substance use disorder continues. She dedicates much of her spare time to volunteering in the community.

 Raven JohnsonRaven Johnson

Director of Student Initiatives

Raven is a MSW student at Alabama A&M and is a part of the Opioid Impacted Families fellowship. She received her B.S. in Public Health and Psychology at UAB in 2018. She is also a Certified Prevention Specialist and is passionate about tackling addiction from all angles.

Ashley LoftisAshley Loftis

LEAP Prevention Navigator & Director of Continuing Education

Ashley Loftis is the Prevention Navigator for Project LEAP and the Director of Continuing Education. Ashley is a 2019 graduate from UAB with a MA in Counselor Education, and a 2016 graduate from The University of Alabama. She is also an Associated Licensed Counselor in Alabama, a National Certified Counselor, and a Certified Prevention Specialist. Ashley is passionate about working with justice-involved adolescents and people with substance use disorders.

 Abimbola FamurewaAbimbola Famurewa

Epidemiologist

Abimbola "Abi" Famurewa is a graduate of Texas A&M University with an MPH in Epidemiology. She is Certified in Public Health and a Certified Prevention Specialist. She is a strategic and result-driven Epidemiologist with expertise in program evaluation, public health research, data collection, and analysis.

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor

Director of Prevention Initiatives

Edward holds a B.S. from Auburn University in Philosophy and a M.S. in Management from Troy University. Edward is a Certified Recovery Support Specialist and a Certified Prevention Specialist. With the APC, Edward oversees the implementation of evidence-based prevention efforts in Blount and St. Clair counties.

Michaela SmithMichaela Smith

Media & Event Coordinator

Michaela is graduate of Troy University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism and currently attends the University of Alabama to obtain her Master's degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Michaela manages our social media platforms, edits videos, and plans events for the organization. Michaela is passionate about serving and informing her community on mental health awareness and prevention strategies.

Beniria WhiteBeniria White

Project Director

Beniria is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S in Public Health and an awaited Master's degree in Clinical Social Work. She is passionate about mental health awareness and prevention efforts that help others understand and effectively address substance use and related mental health problems in their communities.

Katlynn NguyenKatlynn Nguyen

Prevention Program Coordinator

Katlynn Nguyen is an alumna of Texas Woman’s University where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Katlynn currently serves as a prevention specialist and program coordinator at the Addiction Prevention Coalition. Katlynn is continuing to further her education by pursuing her Master’s Degree in Public Health with an emphasis in community outreach education in hopes of reducing the stigma of addiction and stopping overdose fatalities.

Jasmine GilbertJasmine Gilbert

Youth Tobacco Prevention Student Specialist

Jasmine serves as the Youth Tobacco Prevention Student Specialist. Her daily tasks include training students on the consequences and harm of adolescent tobacco and vaping use. Jasmine is also working on updating Tobacco policy in High Schools and planning in person and digital media campaigns about Tobacco Prevention.

Morgan GraceMorgan Grace

Administrative Assistant

Morgan is a University of Alabama graduate where she received her BSW in 2021. She was an intern at APC before her current role where she provides administrative support. She plans to utilize her social work background to connect more people to much-needed resources.

Carie WimberlyCarie Wimberly

Executive Director

Carie brings 20+ years of experience in administration and BellSouth to the mission of APC. She has worked hard to create a safe place for community members struggling with the effects of SUD.

Raven Jonson Nikeisha Macon

Director of Operations

Nikeisha is a product of Birmingham City Schools and received her B.S. in Human Resource Management from Faulkner University. She is the first in her family to receive a college education and is passionate about preventing substance use in her home town.

Carie WimberlyAdrienne Coleman

Director of Student Initiatives

Adrienne is a product of Birmingham City Schools where she has worked and volunteered for years. Adrienne is a Veteran of the United States Army and a graduate from UAB with a B.S. in Health Education.

Raven Jonson Abimbola Famurewa

Epidemiologist

Abi is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a MPH in Epidemiology. She is a strategic and result-driven Epidemiologist with expertise in program evaluation, public health research, data collection, and analysis.

Raven Jonson Ashley Loftis

Project LEAP Prevention Navigator

Ashley is a graduate from UA in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and minors in sociology and addiction and recovery. She obtained her MA from UAB in 2019. She is also an Associated Licensed Counselor in Alabama and a National Certified Counselor.

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor

Prevention Program Coordinator

Edward holds a B.S. from Auburn University in Philosophy and a M.S. in Management from Troy University. With the APC, Edward coordinates various evidence-based prevention programs in the city of Birmingham.

Carie WimberlyCarie Wimberly

Executive Director

Carie brings 20+ years of experience in administration and BellSouth to the mission of APC. She has worked hard to create a safe place for community members struggling with the effects of SUD.

Carie WimberlyAdrienne Coleman

Director of Student Initiatives

Adrienne is a product of Birmingham City Schools where she has worked and volunteered for years. Adrienne is a Veteran of the United States Army and a graduate from UAB with a B.S. in Health Education.

Raven Jonson Raven Johnson

Project Director

Raven is a graduate of UAB with a B.S. in Public Health and Psychology. She has a passion for working with the recovery community and adolescents to help prevent addiction and relapses.

Raven Jonson Arionna Rudolph

Youth Tobacco Prevention Program Specialist

Ari has a B.S. in psychology from UAB. She works with APC to educate grade school students on the dangers of tobacco use, and is working to help the school system revise and update their current tobacco policies.

Raven Jonson Abimbola Famurewa

Epidemiologist

Abi is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a MPH in Epidemiology. She is a strategic and result-driven Epidemiologist with expertise in program evaluation, public health research, data collection, and analysis.

Raven Jonson Ashley Loftis

Project LEAP Prevention Navigator

Ashley is a graduate from UA in 2016 with a BA in Psychology and minors in sociology and addiction and recovery. She obtained her MA from UAB in 2019. She is also an Associated Licensed Counselor in Alabama and a National Certified Counselor.

Raven Jonson Nikeisha Macon

Director of Operations

Nikeisha is a product of Birmingham City Schools and received her B.S. in Human Resource Management from Faulkner University. She is the first in her family to receive a college education and is passionate about preventing substance use in her home town.

Edward TaylorEdward Taylor

Prevention Program Coordinator

Edward holds a B.S. from Auburn University in Philosophy and a M.S. in Management from Troy University. With the APC, Edward coordinates various evidence-based prevention programs in the city of Birmingham.

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