Support Safe and Healthy choices

Prevention Programs

Our programs promote inspire positive decision-making among children and adults.

Prevention Programs

We can partner with your school or district to bring you engaging prevention programs.


REACH Council is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity governed by a board of directors. Our mission is to “support safe and healthy choices vital to the well-being of our youth, families and community.” Please contact us to find out how REACH Council can partner with you to bring prevention programs to your school, workplace or event in Johnson County, Texas!

Office: 972-723-1053

Physical Address

208 S. 4th St.
Midlothian, TX 76065

Mailing Address

PO Box 598
Midlothian, TX 76065

Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm

Governing Board of Directors

Janis Burdett – Chair
Janice Carey – Treasurer
Leah Vasquez – Secretary
Donna Knight
​Phillip Prasifka

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Tasha Taylor, MPH, CPH, MCHES – Chief Executive Officer / Chief Financial Officer
Cassie Street, LMSW, LCDC, CPS – Chief Operating Officer
Tina McClaren, BS – Chief Administrative Officer

Program Directors

Jen HegglandMSSW, APS – Director of Community Programs
Tom Kowatch, BS, CPS – Director of School Programs

Program Staff

Ashley Paramore, APS – Prevention
Stephanie Choice – Prevention
Gracie Gray – Prevention
Elissa Duren – Prevention
Nikki Bowman – DFC Coalition Coordinator
Emily Stufflebean – COVID Project Coordinator
Emma Shelby, CPS – Family Liaison – Prevention & Recovery
Shari Phillips, APS – Community Liaison – Prevention & Recovery
Anthony Nevels – Youth Recovery Leader
Karen Brooks – Youth Recovery Leader
Kristal Whitaker – Development Coordinator

“Very nice people that are truly trying to help teens and thier families in this area!! Really appreciate the effort and Teens are happy going there to meet and learn. “

Cathy F.

Why Choose Us?


We are designated by the National Coalition Academy (NCA)


We have provided community & youth coalition efforts since 1987.


We offer programs for youth and adults that educate and support safe and healthy choices.

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REACH Council

If you have any questions about our services, or if you would like to reach out, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to connecting!