Gregg Sellers has served as Executive Director of Palmer Drug Abuse Program since 2004. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University and volunteered with PDAP in 2003. His relationship with PDAP goes back to the 80's and he concentrates his efforts raising funds for PDAP to remain the only free adolescent support program in Austin. Gregg has four children, 2 grandchildren and has additionally worked in the real estate industry since 1983.
Harley's full name is Jesse Harley Steen, but everyone who knows him, calls him Harley. Harley attended Saint Edwards University and was awarded a master of counseling psychology. In addition to being the director of programming at PDAP, he has vibrant private practice counseling teens, adults, couples, individuals and offers group psychotherapy. In 2009, Harley started volunteering with PDAP in the spring and by mid-summer was a full-time staff. Harley oversees the implementations of all services and in particular facilitates two weekly ongoing support meetings for the parents of our teens.
My sobriety date is September 28, 2013. I joined an APG in June of 2013 and became the first graduate of that APG in 2014. I have been working under Harley at PDAP since the start of 2016. My life and work experience have led me to learn a lot about how APG's work. I have been able to experience not only how Palmer Drug Abuse Program has helped to change my life but has done the same for countless others I've gotten to know throughout the years. I am currently working to get my LCDC at Austin Community College.
Emily Starkey began volunteering for Palmer Drug Abuse Program in August of 2017. She attends Texas State University in pursuit of a degree in English with a teaching certificate for 7-12th grade. Due to her firsthand experience with adolescent recovery, emotional, and mental struggles, her aim is to always help adolescents and their families to discover a way of living that is beneficial, healthy, fulfilling, and enjoyable.