Randy is Executive Director of DrugFree Marion County, a non-profit organization located in Indianapolis, Indiana, which coordinates community efforts to prevent and reduce the abuse of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs among youth and adults.” Randy has served in this capacity since the organization’s creation in 1998.
He is a member of the CADCA (Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America) Advisory Committee and serves as president of CADC IN, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of Indiana, a statewide association of drug prevention organizations. Under his leadership, Drug Free Marion County has implemented many initiatives focused on community awareness, education and advocacy using resources from federal, state and local entities. They have received a Drug Free Communities Grant from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, a Demand Treatment Grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, a Strategic Prevention Framework-State Incentive Grant from the Indiana Division of Mental Health and Addictions and local grants from the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust, the Hoover Family Foundation, the Moore Family Foundation and the Mary E. Ober Foundation.
Drug Free Marion County produces several free resources including a comprehensive Substance Abuse Treatment Provider Directory for central Indiana, a “SNAPSHOT” of substance use trends and data for Marion County, a parent education booklet entitled “Start Talking Before They Start Using,” and “Drug Free Family News,” a monthly online newsletter for parents and families. Randy has served as chair of the Mayor’s Prostitution and Substance Abuse Task Force and also was chair of the Substance Abuse Committee of the Blueprint to End Homelessness, for CHIP (Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention). He has been a member of the Human Services Advisory Council for Ivy Tech Community College since 2006.
A lifelong Indianapolis resident, Randy graduated from Broad Ripple High School and Milligan College in eastern Tennessee. He and his wife Dianne have been married for 34 years. They have two adult daughters, Lauren and Melanie, and he enjoys running and playing drums.