Meet the new Board of Directors
of the Substance Awareness Center of IRC!
2017/18 Board of Directors
Board of Directors Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month @ 7:30am.
1507 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
1507 20th Street, Vero Beach, FL 32960
PhD, Professor Emeritus, Auburn University Montgomery
Vaughan had two distinct careers. The first was in the industrial sector where he held various marketing management positions with four different Fortune 500 companies including Ford Motor Company, Interlake Steel Corporation, Armour and Company, and Manville Forest Products Company. His second career was in academia serving as a professor, department head, and director of a survey research center at Auburn University Montgomery (AUM). He retired from AUM in 2008 with the designation of Professor Emeritus. Vaughan holds a B.S degree from Rochester Institute of Technology, an MBA from the University of Rochester, and a PhD in Marketing from the University of North Texas.
Upon retirement he and his wife, Nancy, moved to Vero Beach where he has been serving as a volunteer consultant to local nonprofit organizations on strategic and marketing planning initiatives. He is currently serving in that capacity with the Substance Awareness Center, as well as serving as a board member.
The Judd’s have two married daughters living in Florida, one in Vero Beach and the other in Sarasota.
Chief Currey started his law enforcement career in 1990 as a patrolman with the Vero Beach Police Department, where he has worked his way up through the ranks. Over the past 22 years, he has worked in the Patrol Division, Detective Division, and Administration. In September 2005, he was promoted to Deputy Chief of Police. On November 4, 2011, he was appointed Interim Chief of Police, and on March 25 2012 he was appointed Chief of Police.
Chief Currey has a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice from Stockton State College in New Jersey, and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from Florida Atlantic University. He is also a graduate of the Southern Police Institute Administrative Officers Course in Louisville, Kentucky.
He is a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association, FBI Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, and Pi Alpha Alpha, which is the National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration.
Chief Currey is married to Melanie and they have three children, Kennedy, Karley and Kyle.
Hala Laviolette grew up in Hollywood, Florida, she has been in banking for 26 years. She started her career through a high school program for career development as a peak time teller and has worked her way up through the banking channels doing everything from vault teller, to branch manager and her current role at Center State in Commercial Lending. With so many changes in banking she considers the best to be the interaction with her clients. Hala has been married for 20 years to her high school sweetheart and they have three children. She has severed many nonprofit organizations over the years and is a volunteer with the United Way of Indian River County.
Dr. Liana Urfer
Liana Urfer, MD is a psychiatrist who has practiced in Vero Beach since 2004. She attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and completed her psychiatric residency training inGainesville in 2002. Dr. Urfer previously provided inpatient psychiatric treatment at LawnwoodRegional Medical Center and Indian River Medical Center. Dr. Urfer currently provides outpatient psychiatric care in her private practice in Vero Beach where she resides with her husband and daughter. Dr. Urfer treats individuals with a wide range of psychiatric conditions. She has had significant experience in the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. Dr. Urfer joined the Substance Awareness Center (SAC) Board of Directors in July 2012 and is committed to contributing her clinical knowledge and experience to the organization’s mission.
Chief Morris began her career with the Sebastian Police Department in 1987; she holds a Master of Science degree in Criminal Justice from University of Central Florida and is a graduate of the Southern Police Institutes Administrative Officers Course. During her over 25 year tenure she has worked in various divisions to include, investigations, training, road patrol and professional standards. Chief Morris was appointed Chief of the Sebastian Police Department in June 2009. Chief Morris is married and has two teenage sons.
Nicole P. Menz Esq.
NICOLE P. MENZ, ESQ., is originally from Minnesota, and grauated with honors from Gustavus Adolphus College in 1990. Nicole received her law degree in 1994 from Valparaiso University School of Law.
Nicole is Board Certified in Criminal Trial Law and is a past President of the Indian River County Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). She is also a member of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) and the American Trial Lawyers Association (ATLA). Nicole is has also been elected twice as a Director at Large of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).
Jennifer Martin has been selling Real Estate for over 10 years in Indian River County and is consistently a top producing agent for Remax/Crown Realty. Ms. Martin has volunteered for many organizations and causes but her favorite commitment is working with the ladies at the Indian River County Jail. Ms. Martin has raised three great children in Indian River County and has two beautiful grandsons. Ms. Martin enjoys running and has run the NYC marathon and is currently competing in triathlons :)
Dr. Lillian Torres-Martinez
Dr. Lillian Torres-Martinez, graduated from the Inter-American University in San Juan, Puerto Rico with a BA, obtained a MS from Fordham University, and an EdD, from Columbia University. She is married to Mr. Juan A. Martinez, who retired after nearly 30 years in the field of education.
She began her career in Puerto Rico, and relocated to New York City early in her career. She worked as a Teacher, Educational Evaluator, Pre-School Special Education Administrator, Special Education Supervisor and Assistant Principal. She also taught graduate courses as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University, Lehman College, College of New Rochelle.
She relocated to Florida and joined the School District of Indian River (SDIRC) as a Principal. With over 30 years in the field of education, she currently holds an Executive Director position where she oversees Student Services and Exceptional Student Education.