ABOUT US

Our work focuses on five main strategies: 

  • ​Assess

  • Prevent

  • Reduce Harm

  • Connect to Care

  • Track & Measure

OUR HISTORY

In 2014, we created the Saving Lives Task Force to combat the ever increasing problem with substance use disorder and addiction. We began as the Substance Abuse Prevention & Education Task Force and held our first event in 2015. 

In 2019, we became a non-profit 501 c3 organization.

CONNECT WITH US

252.475.5619

PO Box 669

Manteo, NC 27954

info@SavingLivesOBX.com

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Wally Overman, Co-Chair

Dare County Board of Commissioners

252.216.6042

wallyo@darenc.com

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Roxana Ballinger, Co-Chair

Dare County Department of Health & Human Services

252.475.5619 roxana.ballinger@darenc.com

OUR MEMBERS

OUR BOARD

Roxana Ballinger, Co-Chair

Wally Overman, Co-Chair        

 

Ervin Bateman
Dare County Board of Commissioners & Recovery Community

 

Marcia Bryant 
Vice President, Patient Services, The Outer Banks Hospital

 

Jeff Derringer
Major, Dare County Sheriff’s Office

 

John Donlan
Dare County Schools

 

Nancy Griffin
Community Member & Children & Youth Partnership

 

Michelle Hawbaker
PORT Health

 

Paris Murray
Dare County Department of Health & Human Services- Social Services Division

 

Brenda Thacker
Dare County Detention Center & Walk Against Addiction

 

John Towler
Captain, Kill Devil Hills Police Department

We have over 100 participants serving on the task force, representing groups including:

  • Dare County Schools

  • Emergency Medical Services

  • Children & Youth Partnership

  • Sheriff's Office

  • Local Law Enforcement

  • Dare County Detention Center

  • Trillium Health Resources

  • PORT Health

  • College of the Albemarle

  • Dare County Department of Health & Human Services

  • Dare County Commissioners

  • Outer Banks Hospital Provider Council

  • Recovery International

  • Dare CASA

  • CVS Health

  • Walgreens

  • Private providers/counselors

  • Walk Against Addiction

  • Local Churches

  • Community Members