About Us

The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) is a nonprofit organization working to prevent substance abuse by youth and young adults in Fairfax County through education, advocacy and collaboration with partners at the county, state and national levels. Through its signature programs, campaigns and  strategies, UPC and its more than 60 partners address the abuse of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, heroin, marijuana, alcohol, tobacco and club drugs.


Our Board of Directors



Lisa Adler, Community Development Director, Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (2015 - 2017)


Lucy Caldwell, Director of Communications, Fairfax-Falls Church Community Services Board(2015 - 2017)


Heather Davies, Parent (2015-2017)


Phil Disharoon, Special Agent in Charge, VA-ABC Enforcement Bureau – NOVA (2016-2018)


Sara Freund, Parent (2015-2017)


William Fulton, School Resource Officer Regional Coordinator, Sergeant, Fairfax County Police Department (2015 - 2017)


Dr. William Hauda, Medical Director, INOVA Hospital Forensic and Assessment Consultation Team (2015 - 2017)


Elwood Jones, Director, Fairfax County Alcohol Safety Action Program (ASAP) (2016-2018)


Casey Lingan, Chief Deputy Commonwealth's Attorney, Office of the Commonwealth's Attorney for Fairfax County (2015 - 2017)


Greg Richter, Parent (2015 - 2017)


Gemma Sohn, Ph.D,LCSW-C,  Pscholtherapist, Cedarbrook Clinic; Clinical Consultant, Grace Community Center (2016-2018)


Chris Verdecchia,  Director of Operations, Glory Days Grill (2015 - 2017)


George Young, LCSW, Therapist/Practice Administrator, Envision Counseling (2015 - 2017)


Charles Anthony Zdebski, Partner, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC (2015 - 2017)



Our Staff

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2970-B Chain Bridge Road

Oakton, Virginia 22124


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The Unified Prevention Coalition of Fairfax County (UPC) and this website are partially funded by a Virginia Strategic Prevention Framework - State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) and a federal SAMHSA Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking grant (STOP). UPC is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization with more than 60 partners and members from the community