MBA, LCAC, CADAC I
Kimbra is the Executive Director of the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition. She is a Licensed Clinical Addictions Counselor, Certified Peer Addiction Recovery Coach, and holds an MBA specializing in Health Care. Kimbra has thirty-three years of successful coalition building, addictions intervention and prevention experience.
Kimbra’s 33 years of leadership experience has provided her the opportunity to become a graduate of the National Coalition Academy, past state president of Indiana Association of Prevention Professionals, contractual work with various coalitions, a grant reviewer, and sought out by universities for collaborations. Kimbra also serves as the Regional Advisory Board Secretary for Northeast Indiana local coordinating councils and Jay County’s representative to Region 5 Regional Council for Substance Misuse Prevention and Mental Health Promotion.
Virgil Jones, BA
Virgil Jones has a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a master's degree in Organizational
Leadership with a focus in Public Administration/Policy in 2017. Virgil is the Associate Director at Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition. Virgil provides leadership for the Drug Free Communities Grant and The Lutheran Foundation Northern Regional Department of Mental Health Grant.
Virgil is certified in Mental Health First Aid(youth), Strengthening Families Program (10-14), Preventure, Botvin LifeSkills, Conscious Discipline, and Applies Suicide Intervention Skills
Training (ASIST). Virgil is also the President of the Jay County Prevent Child Abuse Charter and
a Board Member at Jay County Purdue Extension in the Health and Human Sciences.
Travis Jester, CAPRC II
Ally Raines, CAPRC II
Special Projects Coordinator
Allyssa Raines is the Special Projects Coordinator for the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition.
She is responsible for key components of coalition activities within the operations of the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition. This includes leadership for Local Coordinating Council (LCC) requirements, timeline/action plans of JCDPC grants, administrative leadership for Quick Response Team, and office administration oversight.
Allyssa is currently a Certified Peer Recovery Coach holding a CAPRC II certification, a trained
facilitator for Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), has attended Mental
Health First Aid, trained in Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Early Trauma, and is
currently working towards being trained in Botvin LifeSkills. Allyssa has graduated from the
National Coalition Academy and is a facilitator of A Better Life Brianna's Hope recovery support
Sydney Haines, BA
TPC Project Coordinator
Sydney Haines is the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Coordinator at the Jay County Drug
Prevention Coalition and has over 5 years of community engagement experience. In 2017, she
graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor's Degree of Human Sciences and
Social Services in Psychology and has a background of working in office management, social media implementation, and behavioral therapy for disabled children.
Sydney is currently working under the Community Capacity grant for the Indiana State Department of Health and is a certified instructor for the Strengthening Families 10-14 Program, as well as the Secretary for the Jay County Prevent Child Abuse Council.
Ashley Keen, CAPRC II
Peer Recovery Coach
Chynna Ratliff is a Project Coordinator for the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition. In her role
she works with youth and their families.
Chynna is currently trained in Conscious Discipline which focuses on retraining adults to interact with children and nurture their brain development. She is also trained in Botvin Life Skills training or LST for short, it is an evidence based program for children from the third grade all the way up through high school. She is a trained Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer and is starting classes to help school staff better understand and help youth in crisis.