BROWARD COUNTY, FL – (January 27, 2010) – The United Way of Broward County’s Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is proud to announce Pat Castillo as its new Vice-President effective January 27, 2010. Ms. Castillo has served with United Way’s Commission on Substance Abuse for 10 years, progressing from her initial position as Director of Youth Programs to her most recent position as Senior Director for the last three years. She will be responsible for developing partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop, and enhance integrated drug-free efforts throughout Broward County, while searching for innovative and effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse.
“Pat was the perfect choice for this position” said Dr. Jennifer O’Flannery Anderson, President & CEO of United Way of Broward County. “She has the vision, passion, and determination to lead the Commission at the local, state and national levels in effecting communitywide change in the area of substance abuse. We look forward to strengthening and integrating the important message of substance abuse prevention throughout all of United Way’s community impact initiatives and programming. “
Ms. Castillo obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Applied Social Sciences from Concordia University in 1988 and spent ten years working throughout the adult correctional system; working the front lines in a half way house to a parole officer to her last position as Assistant Warden of Programs for a federally run prison for women.
About United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse
The United Way of Broward County Commission on Substance Abuse (UWBCCSA) is a broad-based substance use/abuse coalition dedicated to preventing and reducing substance use/abuse and all its devastating consequences on individuals, families and communities. UWBCCSA began in 1988 during the height of a crack cocaine epidemic that was sweeping south Florida and the nation at large. Today, its primary role is to serve as a coalition-building organization that brokers partnerships between federal, state and local agencies to foster, develop and enhance integrated efforts throughout Broward County for effective ways to address the issue of substance use/abuse. For more information, visit www.drugfreebroward.org.
About United Way of Broward County
United Way of Broward County is a volunteer driven, community-based, non-profit organization with a mission to focus and unite the entire community to create significant lasting change that positively impacts people’s lives. UWBC is the catalyst for change and convener of partnerships that unite the hearts, minds, and resources within the Broward community. For more information, visit www.unitedwaybroward.org.