Sarah Potter is the Executive Director of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina (APNC), and is the former Team Leader for the Prevention and Early Intervention section of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse Services. She also previously she served as President of Creative Alliance where she specialized in program development and evaluation, strategic planning, and resource development. She has also served as Director of Program Development for the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association and Policy Specialist for Illinois Office of the Attorney General. Mrs. Potter’s experience has involved successful collaborative public-private partnerships between workforce development, education, economic development, and business communities as well as working partnerships with courts, law enforcement, public health and mental health agencies. Mrs. Potter received her Master’s Degree of Public Administration and Undergraduate Degree of Social Work from Southern Illinois University.