Program Director

Sarah Hogan, M.Ed., NCC


Sarah Hogan earned a B.S. in Psychology and M.Ed. in Counseling at her beloved alma mater, the University of Montevallo. During her tenure as a student, she developed a passion for the Montevallo community and is happy to call Montevallo her home. She has had the pleasure of working in the field of higher education, event management, local government, marketing, non-profit organization, counseling, and secondary education. Sarah is an enthusiastic life-long learner, resiliently committed to excellence and devoted to contributing to the achievement of others.

Youth Coordinator

Maurice Valentine


Maurice Valentine is a native of Montevallo and has a heart for the youth of the community.  He is a mentor for Teen Challenge and serves as pastor of Life Changing Christian Center.  Maurice has worked with the Boys & Club and been a founding member of Impact Montevallo.

School Resource Officers

Impact Montevallo works closely with our School Resource Officers (SROs), who work diligently to provide safety, mentorship and education to students everyday at our local schools.  The Montevallo Police Department has shown a dedication to building community relationships and providing resources.  Impact Montevallo helps to provide anti-substance and violence curriculum for SROs to teach along with peer groups at each school, provides activities and events such as mentoring groups, video series, red ribbon week engagement, surveys and much more.

Montevallo High School SRO

Officer Holloway

Montevallo Middle & Elementary Schools SRO

Officer Wilhite

Sector Representatives

The DFC program requires funded coalitions to include active participation from 12 sectors of the community.  These identified sectors ensure that the coalition has a diverse group of perspective and participation to establish meaningful and successful strategies to create positive lasting change in our community. The following community members have committed to be an active member in the Impact Montevallo coalition to represent the sector in which they serve.

Kati Simmons, Montevallo Junior City Council

Marrisa Wilson, Parnell Memorial Library

JiJi Davis, University of Montevallo

Law Enforcement:
Officer D. Holloway, City of Montevallo

Adele Nelson, Montevallo Chamber of Commerce

Julie Smitherman, Bradford Real Estate Group, LLC

Youth Serving Organization:
Shane Baugh, Montevallo Parks & Recreation

Religious & Fraternal Organizations:

Civic & Volunteer Groups:
Courtney Bennett, Montevallo Main Street

Healthcare Professionals:
Nicole Heaton, Montevallo Drug

State, Local, & Tribal Agencies:
Rusty Nix, Mayor of Montevallo

Other Organizations:
Zina Cartwell, Central Alabama Wellness

Coalition Members


Impact Montevallo has over 75 members, with an average of 12 attendees per monthly meeting. Active coalition members attend at least one meeting per year and receive information via our email distribution list and participate virtually in surveys and volunteer for the organization in a number of different ways. The coalition members are vital to the success in the community. Input from coalition members is critical to identifying the needs and challenges as well as strategies that are working well. We invite you to join us.

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