History

Baker Prevention Coalition, Incorporated (BPCI) is a non-profit community-based prevention coalition serving Baker County, Florida. The coalition began in 2010 as a subcommittee of the Baker County Health Department’s nonprofit organization, Healthy Baker, Inc. On April 15th, 2013, the coalition officially incorporated to become Baker Prevention Coalition, Incorporated (BPCI).

About the Coalition

The coalition is made up of a board, staff, and coalition members. Collectively this includes a 5 person volunteer board, 2 staffed employees, and a group of coalition members. These three groups of individuals meet on a monthly basis to discuss the local need, upcoming events, and more.

The coalition members can be broken down into 12 sectors. The sectors include:

  • Youth (persons under 18 years of age)
  • Parents
  • Business community
  • Media
  • Schools
  • Youth-serving organizations
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Religious or fraternal organizations
  • Healthcare professionals
  • State, local or tribal agencies with expertise in the field of substance abuse
  • Civic and volunteer groups
  • Substance Abuse organizations

Meet Our Staff

Project Coordinator, Taryn Rackley & Executive Director, Lea Rhoden

Meet Our Board

Board Members

President – Mike Griffis

Vice President – Vacant

Secretary – Sarah Craft

Treasurer – Kaila Givens

Board Member – Michael Green

Board Member – Randy Crews