Our Mission

The Delray Beach Drug Task Force’s mission is to provide community leadership and education in the campaign against addiction by maintaining a network and forum to discuss, advocate, and influence issues with regard to public safety, prevention, and rehabilitation.

Meet the Team

The Delray Beach Drug Task Force Executive Board is comprised of local addiction professionals and thought leaders who influence and lead substance abuse treatment protocols and initiatives in our community.

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Suzanne Spencer
Former Executive Director
Founder & Producer of SUD Talks

As the former Executive Director of the Delray Beach Drug Task Force, Suzanne brought vision, leadership and the collaboration of a variety of stakeholders to unite in a shared commitment to both the community and the vulnerable population served by the Drug Task Force. She has had a ten year history in the non-profit sector specializing in administration, communication, special events, fundraising and leadership.

Suzanne’s accomplishments are Founder and Producer of SUD TALKS, Sierra Tuscon Visionary Award recipient, Founder of Project Trailblazer and a variety of other initiatives designed to provide leadership to address Substance Use Disorder in  the city of Delray Beach .

 
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Larry Eaton
Executive Board Member

Larry is the Senior Vice President of Investments at Merrill Lynn since 1975. He is the President of the CRC Recovery Foundation, CRC. The foundation makes grants to organizations in the recovery business with a focus on south Palm Beach County. Larry is also a Board Member of the Drug Abuse Foundation as well. 

 
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Jeff Steiner
Executive Board Member

Jeff is originally from Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from Ohio State University in 1978. He’s lived in South Florida 37 years, and was the Chief Finance Officer of Lifeskills South Florida for 15 years until the recent sale. Jeff still maintains his private practice, Steiner and Gelber PA, since 1994.

 
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Jeffrey C. Lynne, Esquire
Executive Board Member

Jeffrey C. Lynne, Esq. is partner in the Boca Raton, Florida, law firm of Beighley, Myrick, Udell & Lynne, P.A., with a regional South Florida practice focused on zoning, real estate, business structuring, marketing, regulatory compliance and litigation pertaining to all business entities, with an emphasis on health care facilities, Substance Use Disorder treatment and providers of sober living residences. Jeffrey has since been recognized across the nation as an sought-after speaker and thought leader in the progressive public dialogue about the role that Substance Use Disorder treatment has within our communities and the fundamental need and right to provide safe and affordable housing for those who are both in treatment as well as those who are established in their recovery. Jeffrey is also the author of “SoberLawNews.com” where he discusses emerging legal and business trends in behavioral health care treatment, housing, and marketing practices

 

Terrill C. Pyburn
Executive Board Member

Terrill C. Pyburn is board certified in City, County, and Local Government Law and is admitted to the United States Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the Florida Bar. She is currently employed as the City Attorney for the City of Coconut Creek where she has worked for 1 year. Prior to working for the City of Coconut Creek, Ms. Pyburn was employed by the City of Delray Beach for over 12 years. Ms. Pyburn has experience representing the City and/or advising City Officials, Advisory Board Members, and City Employees in various legal matters including but not limited to: Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights, Contracts, Eminent Domain, Employment, Ethics, Fair Housing, First Amendment, Land Use and Zoning, Personal Injury, Procurement and Public Finance, Real Estate, Public Records, Sunshine Law, and Wrongful Death. She also has experience in drafting ordinances and land development regulations and agreements, and has handled civil litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts.

Ms. Pyburn received her B.A. with honors from Florida State University and her J.D. from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law.

Ms. Pyburn is a recipient of the Florida League of Cities Hometown Home Rule Hero Award for 2013 for her assistance with drafting state legislation regarding sober homes. She has also spoken to numerous neighborhood homeowner’s associations and civic groups as well as the Palm Beach and Florida League of Cities, testified at state legislative hearings, and presented to Congressional staff on Capitol Hill regarding the topic of sober homes.