The Executive Committee of the Orange County Substance Abuse Prevention Network (OCSAPN), in conjunction with the 2006 Annual Showcase Subcommittee, established this award to honor Linda Kearns and her more than 31 years of work in the field of youth alcohol, tobacco, other drugs, violence, HIV/AIDS, & teen pregnancy prevention as well as positive youth development strategies in Orange County. Linda attended the very first OCSAPN meeting in 1980 and has faithfully served as an Executive Committee member in almost every capacity, including Chairperson, since that time.

Each year, we choose a new recipient who best exemplifies true and selfless dedication to the field of prevention.

Linda Kearns, BSW
Orange County Department of Education
Prevention Programs

Debra L. Stout, Psy.D.
DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting

Mike Darnold
Early Intervention Team

Barbara Leon
Fullerton Joint Union High School District

Fernando Leon
La Calle News, Inc

Lourdes Gutierrez
Community Services Program, Inc
Project Faith in Youth

Vicki Walker
Orange County Department of Education
Safe & Drug Free Schools
Tobacco Use Prevention Education
OC Counseling Network

Bill Beacham, Ph.D.
Center for Drug Free Communities

Yvonne Gladle
OC Dept of Education

Max Schneider, MD
Chapman Medical Center

Joanne Lambert
Santiago de Compostela Catholic Church

Dallas M. Stout, Psy.D.
DoctorS Nonprofit Consulting

Elke Petras
Orange County Department of Education

Pattie Ochoa

Teri Rocco
Garden Grove Unified School District

Danielle Nava
California Conference for Equality and Justice

Della Lisi
Orange County Health Care Agency

Sgt. Mike Pixomatis
Orange County Sheriff’s Department