HISTORY OF PDAP

The Palmer Drug Abuse Program (PDAP) was formed in 1971 by Father Charlie Wyatt-Brown, the Rector of Palmer Memorial Episcopal Church. Father Charlie reached out to a recovering addict and offered him love, support, and hope. This man, in turn, began working with adolescents and parents in the community and began a support group in the church basement.  Through their collective experiences, these men recognized that there was a youth population affected by drugs and alcohol.  They took it upon themselves to develop PDAP, a support program focused on recovery through acceptance, love, and kindness. A vision was developed to reach young people who were lost on drugs and bring them into a new and sober lifestyle.  Over the past 45 years, PDAP has gone from its inaugural meeting of six teenagers to positively affecting over 1 million youth in Greater Houston and nationally.

WHY ARE WE HERE

Mission Statement: The Mission of the Palmer Drug Abuse Program is to be the most effective prevention and recovery program helping young people and families avoid or recover from the devastating effects of drug and alcohol abuse.

Vision Statement: To increase the availability of PDAP services to areas currently under-served, while maintaining free prevention and long-term drug and alcohol recovery programs of the highest quality that are readily accessible to Houston area youth and their families.

PDAP
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Beth Eversole, LCSW, LCDC

Beth pursued her undergraduate education in Social Work and Psychology at Radford University and received her advanced graduate degree in Social Work at The University of Houston. Concentrating on organizational culture, systems behavior, and clinical social work Beth has a vast array of experiences. Finishing her Clinical internships with Baylor College of Medicine and The Council on Recovery Houston, she then went to pursue clinical licensure at The Menninger Clinic. Since her tenure there, Beth worked at a local outpatient treatment center as the Director of Clinical Services. Her objective is to build compassionate relationships through which she, the team and client can navigate to create options for the road to recovery.

PDAP BOARD MEMBERS

Behind our team is a board who passionately supports PDAP.

Their leadership continues to drive our mission forward every day.

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Walter Andrew Baker

Atwood Oceanics Inc.

Board Chair

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Richard Burleson

Paul Hastings

Board Vice Chair

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Mike Rosinski

Siltstone Capital

Board Treasurer

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Janine McArdle

Apex Strategies

Board Secretary

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Richard Chandler

Consultant

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Phil DeLozier

EnerVest, Ltd.

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Dan O. Dinges

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

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Deborah Duncan

KHOU Channel 11 News

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Reverend Steve Ferguson

St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital

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Adrian Goodisman

Moelis & Company

 

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Jeff Gorski

Tidewater Inc.

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Richard F. Lane

Vitruvian Exploration

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Mary Ellen Lutey

SM Energy

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Marvin Odum

Consultant

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Pat Pollan

Pollan Hausman, LLC

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Marc Schkud

BBVA Compass Bank

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Alicia Smith

Innovative Legal Solutions

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Reginald W. Spiller

Azimuth LLC