Meet the staff
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Meet the staff

Susan Trawick, B.S.
Executive Director

Susan has been with the partnership for 15 years.  She began as the program manager for the Drug-Free Communities Grant and was later promoted to executive director. She has acquired over 5000 hours of training and education on subjects ranging from alcohol, tobacco and all illicit drugs to the completion of the Standards For Excellence Institute’s program of Ethics and Accountability Code for the Nonprofit Sector.
Susan is a graduate of Leadership Dothan and the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute and Troy State University.
Susan has served on the board of directors for the Alabama Association of Nonprofits and the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce’s Youth Leadership Dothan’s Steering Committee.  Susan participates on the Houston County Children’s Policy Council, the Association of Social Service Agencies, is a member of CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) and the Alabama Association of Nonprofits.
Susan loves working with the children of the Wiregrass, whether it’s in the classroom or with the partnership’s youth council. She counts each opportunity with a student one more chance to educate them on the dangers they are facing in today’s world.  
Susan is married, has two grown children and five basset hounds that make each day special.  


Beth Ford, B.S.
Program Manager

Beth wants to live in a world filled with laughter, books that come bundled with chocolate and a force field around children that repels drug abuse and bullies.
 As a program manager with more than 10 years of experience, she’s worked for the Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership to help educate youth on the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, other drugs and bullying. After obtaining her bachelors of science at Troy State University, she set out to help keep our children educated and making the best choices they can.
 When she’s not teaching or working on Dancing with the Stars- Dothan Style, you can find her reading, running after her five-year-old son, Derek, or watching Auburn football with her husband. War Eagle!!


Terry Grimes, B.S.
Community Outreach Coordinator

Terry Grimes is in his second stint with the DHCSAP, working seven years in his first. After an absence of around seven, he returned in 2015 as community relations manager.
Editor of The Headland Observer for 20 years prior to his first tour of duty, Terry is putting his journalism and people skills together once again in the partnership’s efforts in drug education, life skills and other projects.
“It’s something I really enjoy,” the 1980 graduate of Troy State University said. “I get to write and deal with people, much as I did with the Observer. But here, the results can be so much more important.” It’s also hitting closer to home this time, as he and wife, Camille, have grandchildren to watch after.
“It’s now a very big of my life. I see the stories, the statistics, and older students in the schools, and it makes me look harder at what’s going, seeing things I may not have seen before. It’s bringing all kids closer to me.”


Judy Guiler
Tobacco Prevention, Administrative Assistant

For the past 11 years Judy has held the position of Tobacco Prevention Manager for Dothan-Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership.  Judy continuously tries to keep current with today’s trends that effect our youth. She has developed professionally by attending numerous educational conferences, seminars and state and local government meetings all focusing on the dangers of tobacco, second hand smoke and most recently the hazardous health risks of e-cigarettes.

Judy has had an integral part in working with the Dothan Houston County Substance Abuse Partnership’s Youth Council to promote the annual “Kick Butts Day” event.  Judy has taught in middle and high schools of Dothan and Houston County stressing the importance of saying “No” to tobacco and tobacco products.  It is her passion to teach our children about the dangers of tobacco.

Judy is married to her husband David and they have three children, David, James & Kimberley.  When Judy is not at the office she can be found in her kitchen baking and decorating cakes for family and friends!