NEWS-PRESS HOLIDAY FUND : Jenkins honored for work in alcohol, drug abuse

Penny Jenkins, president and chief executive officer of the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for 23 years, knows the effects of drinking all too well. “We deal with some 30,000 people county-wide each year,” says Ms. Jenkins, who has won innumerable awards, including Santa Barbara’s Woman of the Year and the 1999 Westmont Medal for her leadership. “Much of it is tied to gangs and the economy.” more

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