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Karen Pershing
Executive Director
Metro Drug Coalition
4930 Lyons View Pike
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-588-5550
Fax: 865-588-0891
[email protected]

By its charter, Metro Drug Coalition (MDC) is a private, non-profit corporation partially funded by local government. The mission of Metro Drug Coalition is to improve the health of the greater Knoxville community by reducing the use of alcohol and drugs through policy, systems and environment change. The affairs, business and property of Metro Drug Coalition are managed and controlled by the Board of Directors.


The Board consists of up to thirty members. Twelve directors are permanent members due to the public office they hold. Other members are from Knoxville, Knox County and surrounding metropolitan counties representing their community, businesses, religious groups and media. These members are elected by the community and business leaders and serve a three-year term.


The Board meets quarterly on the third Tuesday of January, April, July and October at 12 p.m. at Cherokee Health Systems at 2018 Western Ave.