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Meet our staff!  

Nadine Parker, Executive Director

Under the direction of the Coalition’s Executive Director, Nadine Parker, NCCPUD is highly regarded throughout the city for its work in the area of prevention and media programs for at-risk youth.  Nadine has led NCCPUD in its efforts for almost 15 years, developing and implementing public policy around alcohol and tobacco.  Because of her guidance, NCCPUD has successfully developed and guided over 500 District youth as advocates for positive change in environmental issues that effect their every day lives.
Nadine began her career in the substance abuse prevention field in 1991 with the Marshall Heights Community Development Organization’s “Fighting Back” Initiative, focusing on ATOD prevention and treatment issues in the District.  In 1994, she joined the DC Coalition Against Drugs and Violence as one of its founding members, developing after-school programs to include golf and midnight basketball leagues for youth in Ward 7 of the District of Columbia.  Ms. Parker also worked in the Office of Ward 7 Councilmember Kevin P. Chavous.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD) District of Columbia Chapter, The Owl School PTA, the Duke Ellington School of the Arts Show Choir, Washington Regional Alcoholic Program (WRAP), and was appointed by the District of Columbia’s Alcohol Beverage Control Board to serve as a member on the Advisory Committee on the Alcoholic Beverage Regulations.  
Nadine is a native third-generation Washingtonian.  She was born and raised and received her early education in Ward 7.  Nadine is married to Darrel S. Parker, Esquire she has one son, Nichalas Lancaster Parker, a Musical Theater major at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Felicia Donelson, Program Coordinator

As NCCPUD's Program Coordinator, Felicia Donelson is responsible for providing NCCPUD Youth Advocates with the education, resources, and adult support to facilitate positive change in prevention and wellness issues that include alcohol and other drug use, traffic safety, and other high-risk behaviors.  She also serves as a trainer for FACE, a national organization that provides direct training on empowerment and advocacy issues.
Felicia has been a part of the NCCPUD family for over ten years.  She joined NCCPUD during her high school sophomore year, serving as both a youth advocated and leager for her peers.  During her tenure as an advocate, Felicia served as the President, Vie President, and Youth Liason to the NCCPUD Board of Directors.  When joining NCCPUD, Felicia made a promise to NCCPUD to abstain from drinking until the legal age of 21.  Felicia kept her promise.
Felicia graduated from McDaniel College. located in Westminster, MD.  She earned a bachelor's degree in Political Science and earned a master's degree in public policy from American University in Washington, D.C.  

Daniel Leland, Youth Coordinator


Daniel Leland, a native Washingtonian, brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the role of Youth Coordinator.  While in high school, he participated in NCCPUD's Youth Advocate program.  Mr. Leland earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and public health sciences from Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA and his master's degree in community research and action from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.