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Federal, State, and/or County funding has been provided through the Oakland County Health Network to support the project costs.

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248-956-0151

 

PO Box 813

Walled Lake, MI  48390

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COMMUNITY CHAMPIONS 

With the support of our community champions, we are creating a healthy, vibrant, drug-free community.

 

Gabriel Costanzo

Walled Lake City Council

Gabriel Costanzo is a people centric leader. He is a proven professional manager with a broad-based background in sales management and community involvement both professionally and personally.  His career community highlights include the following: Volunteer coach for both little league baseball and high school wrestling, Southfield Community Awards for mentoring high school students and supporting the Southfield Fire and Police departments, served as City of Walled Lake Parks and Recreation Commissioner, served on the Walled Lake Zoning Board of Appeals, Chairman of the 11th Congressional District Community Outreach. Over a long and distinguished career, Gabriel has received numerous awards and recognition for his leadership skills. These leadership skills are what he has brought to the Walled Lake Community and his current role as a Walled Lake City Councilman". Gabe has been a huge support in our effort to educate the community about the dangers of marijuana by volunteering on our Marijuana task force.  He goes above and beyond to keep the Walled Lake community informed and continues to share our information with his constituents.

David Scott

Supervisor, Charter Township of Commerce

Since 1979, David Scott has served his Community as a Deputy Sheriff and then in retirement, as an embedded Law Enforcement Officer with the U.S. Army in Iraq.  Today he serves as the the Supervisor of Commerce Township. David is a leader you can count on seeing at community events.  He supports the mission of the Lakes Area Community Coalition by maintaining an open line of communication between the coalition volunteers and the township.  

Ronald W. Moore

Director of Public Safety and Chief of Police
Director Moore began his civilian police career and career in public safety in Wixom in 1995. He is a graduate of Michigan State University where he was awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice, and he is a graduate of Wayne State University where he was awarded a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Relations.

Director Moore is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command, the Michigan Police Executive Development Seminar and the Law Enforcement Executive Leadership Institute. He is a Michigan Certified Law Enforcement Officer and Firefighter I/II, and he has served the Police Department in various leadership roles that have included being the Officer-In-Charge of Police Administration, Criminal Investigations, and Patrol Operations.

Director Moore is an active member of the FBI National Academy Associates and the Michigan Association of Chiefs of Police. His network of colleagues demonstrates his commitment to the principles of contemporary public safety.

On March 27th Ron partnered with the coalition on an Opiate panel at Lakes Bible Church. He, along with the Wxom Police Department invited the coalition to host a DEA Prescription Take Back event at the police station.  The Wixom Police Department was the first int the lakes area to become a Hope Not Handcuffs partner and placed its first participant into treatment earlier this month. Ron continues to support the coalition by attending board meetings and community events.

The Honorable Travis Reeds

52-1 District Court

Judge Travis Reeds was elected District Judge in 2014.  He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University in 1994, and his Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School in 1997. During his years as a practicing attorney, he worked with his father, Michael at the law firm of Reeds & Reeds in Walled Lake, handling a variety of cases from real estate and probate estates, to family law and criminal law.   

He has lectured on various legal topics for the Oakland County Bar Association, and has lectured and written extensively for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.  He is a former member of the Oakland County Criminal Justice Coordinating Council and currently is a member of the ICLE Criminal Law Advisory Board, as well as the Michigan District Judges Association Court Rules Committee.  He has contributed to the ICLE as a Champion of Justice, including extensive work as the co-editor and co-author of two legal treatises, Michigan Criminal Procedure and Michigan Drunk Driving Law and Practice. He is also on the advisory board and contributor to the Michigan Model Criminal Jury Instructions.  In 2013 and 2014 he was named a Michigan Super Lawyer and was selected as one of the Top 100 National Trial Lawyers.

Travis is a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in South Lyon, and is a former member of the Walled Lake Rotary club. He often donates his time and participates in various local charitable organizations in the community, including Kiwanis, Adopt a Highway program, Novi Youth Assistance, among others.   

In both June and October of 2017, Judge Reeds facilitated  our Choices program at Walled Lake Northern high school which included adjudicating live court cases involving alcohol and marijuana.  He has continued to champion the efforts of our coalition by attending our board meetings and providing much need perspective from the criminal justice arena.

Dr. Christopher Delgado

Deputy Superintendent, Walled Lake Consolidated Schools

Dr. Christopher Delgado is in his 8th year serving as the Deputy Superintendent of Schools in Walled Lake.   His responsibilities include oversight of all 19 schools, conducting principal evaluations, monitoring school safety measures in the District and holding due process hearings related to expulsion recommendations.  His responsibilities include oversight of K-12 elective programs and the secondary schools’ guidance counselor programs.


After graduating from Michigan State University, he began his career as a high school and middle school Spanish teacher in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  Six years later he returned to Michigan as a high school Spanish teacher in Birmingham, followed by 15 years in administration, including roles as high school associate principal and middle school principal.  He completed his Masters of Educational Administration from Michigan State University, and his Educational Specialist and Doctorate from Oakland University.

Prior to joining Walled Lake Schools, Dr. Delgado served for 8 years as Vice President of the Birmingham Bloomfield Community Coalition, and worked with the coalition’s Youth Action Board as well.

He has been married for 25 years to his wife, Leslie, who is a 5th grade teacher in Birmingham.  They have three children: Antonio, a senior at Michigan State; Casandra, a sophomore at New York University; and Dominic, a junior in high school.

With the support of Dr. Delgado, the coalition has been able to bring a number of programs into the Walled Lake school district including:

  • Keep them safe, keep them healthy! - Geisler Middle School

  • Choices - Walled Lake Northern

  • SLS (Students Leading Students) - Walled Lake Northern

 

He has invited coalition representatives to speak to principals, counselors and even the school board to ensure that the school district network is aware of our services.

He has coordinated the donation of office space including Walled Lake Western for our summer program Camp CREATE, the administration building for our board meetings and permanent office space at Walnut Creek Middle School.

Angel Wings for Angie - David & Liz Martin, Kelly Angelosante

After losing their oldest daughter Angie to an accidental heroin overdose in July of 2014 Dave and Liz Martin formed the organization Angel Wings for Angie to raise money for several local non-profit organizations who support their mission by providing rehabilitation to those suffering from addiction as well as creating awareness and prevention of the dangers of opiates within our community. Along with their daughter Kelly Angelosante, they have hosted 4 fundraisers at Uptown Grill and raised a total of almost $125,000.

Liz Martin served as the Vice President of the coalition from April of 2016 through August of 2018.  She and her family have been great supporters of the coalitions mission over the past couple years.