21st Annual Drug-Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner
Thursday, October 17, 2019
Gaylord National Harbor
National Harbor, MD
201 Waterfront St, Oxon Hill, MD 20745
The Riverview Ballroom sits on the Potomac Riverfront adjacent to the main hotel. Take the elevator or grand staircase downstairs to the atrium level, walk towards the water, and voila. You can’t miss it.
6 pm / Silent Auction and Reception
7 pm / Dinner and Awards Presentation
Dress for the evening is Business attire. The coat check is located near the event registration desk at the far end of the River Ballroom Foyer.
Discounted self and valet parking has been arranged for dinner guests at the Gaylord National Hotel (not the many garages in National Harbor!). $20 for self and $33 for valet.
Wireless internet will be available at the event. Signs will be posted at the registration desk and throughout the Foyer and Reception area with the access codes.
Network: CADCA DFKC 2019
Senior Vice President, Communications & Public Affairs, and Executive Director, CHPA Educational Foundation
Anita Brikman joined CHPA in 2016 and is responsible for leading the association’s communications and public affairs functions, as well as leading the CHPA Educational Foundation. She is a member of the senior management team and responsible for establishing and directing the organization’s communications strategies and goals. Anita leads all external and internal association communications and public affairs campaigns. In addition, she directs the CHPA Educational Foundation, including working with its board of directors to establish priorities, achieve financial independence and growth, and ensure successful execution of the foundation’s consumer education campaigns.
Prior to joining CHPA, Anita served as Senior Vice President, Communications and Outreach, at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) where she led communications and marketing for the association and its affiliates, including the National Hospice Foundation.
For more than two decades prior to her association work, Brikman worked as a news anchor and health reporter in the major television markets of Philadelphia, Pa., (WPVI 6ABC) and Washington, D.C., (WUSA 9), where she served as chief medical correspondent directing coverage on a wide range of healthcare issues.
Education: B.S., Mass Communications, Miami University, Oxford, Oh., Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
Lee is a singer/songwriter and producer whose deep baritone range has an almost tenor-like timbre that feels like velvet to your ears. Lee lives with his wife, Carmen, in the metropolitan Washington DC, region and performs nationally as a singer with Funk and Soul band, AZTEC SUN. Lee’s music as a producer and score composer has also been heard in online video content, and short films.
Lee believes that with great power (or in this case, talent) comes great responsibility. Seeing himself and all of his endeavors through that lens has led Lee to be an active political voice in the social justice movement. “Making music is the ability to tap into your own emotion and make another human being FEEL what you feel.”
Rev. Shane Britt
Shane Britt is the Founder and Executive Director of The Scottsville Allen County Faith Coalition Inc. The coalition that began in 2006 over a cup of coffee with a few stakeholders, has become a household name in Scottsville and Allen County and is currently a Drug Free Communities Grantee, a graduate of the National Coalition Academy, and has been featured in many local, state and regional workshops over the years. In addition to the many state and local grants received, the coalition was also the recipient of the HRSA Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Program in 2015 to combat the spike in prescription opiate use in the county.
He is a former Kentucky Champions consultant, a regular speaker at local trainings and workshops, and spent many years traveling across the Commonwealth to help other communities in coalition building.
Shane is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with a Bachelor of Arts and holds a Master of Divinity from Regent University. He is also a Special Deputy for the Allen County Sheriff’s Department and serves as their Chaplain. In addition, Shane is a member and former Chair of the Scottsville Allen County 911 Board, a current member of Scottsville Rotary, Chamber of Commerce and a member of Community Action of Southern Kentucky’s Emergency Food and Shelter Board. He is the former Chairman of the Lifeskills Inc. Board and currently serves as Senior Pastor of Pleasant Ridge Church.