Alyssa Lemmon is a public health nurse working as the Fatality Review Coordinator for the Navajo County Public Health Services District in Show Low, Arizona. From coordinating multidisciplinary reviews of overdose and suicide deaths, Ms. Lemmon has seen the impact that trauma has had on each death. With a bachelor of science degree in public health and nursing, as well as practical experience, she has learned that healing happens with a holistic approach, facilitated by many hands. Ms. Lemmon recognizes the need to improve cross-sector coordination and support for individuals and families living with substance use disorder.
Daryl Seymore previously served on the Show Low, Arizona, City Council for 16 years, including serving as mayor for 8 years. He currently serves on the boards of several local and state organizations. Mr. Seymore attended Stevens-Henager Business College and Arizona State University. He lived in Utah for 10 years, where he was a contractor and developer. He worked as a Farmers Insurance agent for 29 years. He enjoys serving the community and working through the process to try to make life better for the citizens of Navajo County, Arizona.
Dawn Wilson is the Navajo County, Arizona, Criminal Justice Coordinator. She helps divert people with mental illness and substance use disorder out of the criminal justice system and into treatment. She is a liaison among law enforcement, the court, prosecution, defense, behavioral health, and community members. Expanding partnerships, building relationships, and identifying resources/programs are some reasons she joined Reaching Rural. Ms. Wilson holds a master’s degree in administration of justice and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. She is a former law enforcement officer from Johnson County, Kansas, and criminal defense investigator for the Navajo County Public Defender.
Dr. Ken Maruyama works as a strategic initiatives manager with Navajo County, Arizona. His responsibilities include grant development, project management, strategic planning, and budget monitoring/reporting. He collaborates with the county’s Criminal Justice Collaborating Council (CJCC) members to address substance use issues in rural communities and has assisted the CJCC in obtaining several grants for improvement. As a certified grant professional, he serves on the county’s Reaching Rural team and supports the team’s grant development effort. Dr. Maruyama has been successful in obtaining 69 grants ($40 million in total). He holds a doctorate degree in education and a master of public administration degree.
Lonna Young is the Director of Northern Operations for Community Bridges, Inc., and a licensed associate substance abuse counselor in the state of Arizona. As an addict in recovery for more than 12 years, she knows firsthand how important it is to bring about change and create new beginnings. Ms. Young helps coordinate co-occurring treatment services for individuals seeking substance use treatment. Community Bridges, Inc., fosters a “no wrong door” policy, serving clients from every demographic, including those who are not insured.