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BACODA names new CEO

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The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol (BACODA) has announced Carolann Peters as its new CEO. Peters will fill the vacancy created when Karen Van Horne departed in February after more than 20 years of faithful service to the organization. The BACODA Board of Directors made the selection after a thoughtful search.

“We are pleased to formally announce this appointment,” reported Rex Hemme, BACODA Board Member. “Carolann will bring leadership and creativity to BACODA’s programs and a deep sense of commitment to the population we serve. Her entrepreneurial spirit and extensive experience in both the business and nonprofit sectors made her the clear choice.”

Peters’ resume includes over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience. She served as a Business Advisor and training facilitator for Galveston County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) and has been a training facilitator for University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business SBDC and Lee College SBDC. She has personally launched and managed five different businesses and two nonprofit organizations from concept, including developing and managing a breast cancer specialty retail boutique for M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

“My passion lies in helping entrepreneurs, executives and individuals succeed in all areas of life transformation,” said Carolann. She continued, “I am dedicated to this organization because I have seen our services make a positive difference in the lives of individuals and our community as a whole, and I look forward to helping continue and grow that impact.”

The Bay Area Council on Drugs and Alcohol is a 501(c)(3) community-based substance abuse prevention, education, and intervention organization. BACODA is a United Way Agency.

Last modified on Thursday, 06 April 2017 15:11