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Jan Cairnes to Serve with the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association

(West Palm Beach, FL) – Jan Cairnes, executive director of Hanley Foundation, an organization providing community leadership in substance abuse prevention programming, was recently named to the boards of two agencies where she will serve multi-year terms.

Cairnes spent 17 years working in prevention programming for Hanley Foundation and was most recently director of prevention before assuming the role of executive director in February. She joins the boards for both the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, based in Palm Beach Gardens, and the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association (FADAA), based in Tallahassee.

“I am honored to have been selected to join these prestigious boards,” Cairnes said. “I look forward to working closely with both groups in my role as an advocate for prevention, education and access to quality treatment of substance use disorders, to improve the lives of the citizens in our local community and across Florida.”

Established more than 30 years ago by Mary Jane and Jack Hanley, Hanley Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides programming and grant support for statewide substance use disorder advocacy, prevention, education, and access to quality treatment. Hanley Foundation has changed the conversation surrounding substance use disorders, their prevention, and their treatment. Hanley Foundation is the largest provider of free substance abuse prevention services in Florida, working in 19 counties.

“I have worked with Jan for many years and am looking forward to having her valuable insight on our board,” said Rachel Docekal, board chairwoman of the Palm Beach North Chamber. “Hanley Foundation’s mission to combat substance use disorders dovetails with our members’ goals of a healthy community and productive workforce for the future of our growing northern neighborhoods and Palm Beach County as a whole.”

The Palm Beach North Chamber, led by CEO Beth Kigel, recently launched its five-year Strategic Plan, and will rely on its board members to help guide the implementation phase. The organization, along with its stakeholders in the business, education, government, tourism, and arts and culture sectors, has agreed to a collaborative effort to ensure that Palm Beach North is Florida’s Prosperity Coast, according to Kigel.

Mark Fontaine, executive director of FADAA, echoed Docekal’s praise for Cairnes’ experience: “Our organization has worked closely with Hanley Foundation over the years, and we are excited to have Jan Cairnes join our leadership team,” Fontaine said. “Her extensive experience as a prevention director will be an asset to the work we do through our membership to continue advocating for quality substance abuse prevention and treatment services throughout Florida.”

For more information about Hanley Foundation, or to request free prevention programming for a school, church or youth group, please visit or call 561-268-2355.

About the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce:

The Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organization with approximately 1,000 business members serving the 10 municipalities that make up Palm Beach North. Founded in 2007 through the merger of two previous chambers, the Jupiter Tequesta Juno Beach Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1948) and the North Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce (founded in 1947), the Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce strives to be a dynamic organization that serves as a vital business and community resource. It focuses on the development and retention of businesses by taking an active role in issues that affect the profitability of local companies, protecting and improving the quality of life for residents and, above all, providing superior services and resources to its members.

About the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association:

The Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, incorporated in 1981, is a nonprofit membership association representing over 100 of Florida’s premier community-based substance abuse and co-occurring treatment and prevention agencies, managing entities, community anti-drug coalitions and over 3,000 individual members. Throughout its history, FADAA has been involved in leading industry change to better serve consumers and communities and has been at the forefront in creating responsive systems and tools to facilitate the transfer of evidence-based practices to the field and to initiate and expand continuous quality improvement activities.