NSVSAC Executive Director Announces Resignation
Published Date: Apr 25, 2022
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition announces that Lauren Cummings will be resigning her position as Executive Director effective May 27, 2022. Ms. Cummings has served as Executive Director of the Coalition for the past six years. She oversaw the establishment of the Northwest Regional Adult Drug Treatment Court which held its first docket in August, 2016 with Ms. Cummings serving as its first Coordinator. She was instrumental in the creation of the Law Enforcement Overdose Intervention Program with a $1 million grant from the Aetna Foundation. Both the Drug Treatment Court and the LEOIP programs have served dozens of clients over the past six years and changed lives for the better. Ms. Cummings and the Coalition have worked to reduce the stigma of addiction through outreach events like the Addicted to Hope Rally, Run for Recovery 5K and Wellness Walk, Play for Prevention, and the International Overdose Awareness Day. The Coalition has positively impacted our region by helping to expand services for individuals living with a substance use disorder.
Lauren has been a tremendous leader of the Coalition and has done so much to positively impact the lives of those suffering with the disease of addiction. She has worked tirelessly to change the stigma of addiction and help create programs that help those suffering with addiction find treatment and move into a life of recovery. She led this Coalition with such a positive attitude and skill that changed a community and improved the lives of so many. We will miss her tremendously and wish her the best in her future endeavors.
The Executive Committee will embark upon a search for Lauren's successor who will work with Lauren and the Coalition leadership to ensure a successful transition. For press inquiries please contact Tim Coyne at 540-722-3450, ext. 105.
The Northern Shenandoah Valley Substance Abuse Coalition collaborates with community partners to identify and develop effective resources to ensure that the necessary continuum of care for substance use and addiction services is available to all members of the community. Formed in 2014, the Coalition and its public and private sector partners have worked to compassionately reduce the stigma of addiction, improve access to substance use treatment services and decrease the number of overdoses to combat the opioid epidemic in Virginia. For more information on the Coalition, please visit www.nsvsac.org.