WHITE PLAINS - Lowes Moore, Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the National Council for Alcoholism and Drug Dependence/ Westchester (NCADD). The announcement was made by Joan Bonsignore, Executive Director of NCADD/Westchester.
"We are very pleased to have Lowes Moore as a Member of our Board of Directors," said Joan Bonsignore. "Mr. Moore has been instrumental in guiding young people in positive directions and through his support and advocacy has helped many prepare for college and their future."
"I am very proud to have been selected to the Board of Directors of NCADD," said Mr. Moore. "NCADD has been in the forefront of education, prevention and treatment of drug addicted persons and their families and I hope to be able to contribute my skills together with the other Board Members and staff to reduce the incidence of drug use throughout Westchester County."
Mr. Moore graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1976 and West Virginia University in 1980. After receiving Basketball All-American Honorable Mention in his sophomore and junior years and All-American Honors in his senior year, he was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. He played three years in the NBA with the Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Diego (Los Angeles) Clippers. He also spent five years in the Continental Basketball Association on two championship teams with the Albany Patroons. He was coached by the legendary Phil Jackson and the controversial Bill Musselman. He has coached basketball on the high school, college and professional level.
Moore has been a leader of men in the Mt. Vernon Community for many years. Over the past several years he began bringing male mentors into the school district initiating the 100 Positive Men. His work with young men also led him to the Nepperhan Community Center in Yonkers. This passion also led to his desire to work with the Peacekeepers of Mt. Vernon which began May 2010. A leader in the organization, Mr. Moore is often marching, organizing and working with the men of Mt. Vernon.
NCADD works at the national level on policy issues related to barriers in education, prevention and treatment for alcoholics and other drug dependent persons and their families. NCADD provides education, information, help and hope to the public and operates a toll-free Hope Line (800-NCA-CALL) for information and referral and a National Intervention Network (800-654-HOPE) to educate and assist the families and friends of addicted persons.