About Us

MSTEPP was established in 2007 to unite citizens throughout Mohave County in finding solutions to the substance abuse epidemic pervasive throughout our communities. At the time of MSTEPP’s formation, substance abuse was considered “out of control”. Unfortunately, current indicators suggest the problem has become significantly worse. MSTEPP seeks to break this unhealthy and heartbreaking trend by facilitating drug and alcohol education opportunities, encouraging substance abuse prevention programs and encouraging the development of high quality treatment programs which are accessible and affordable to all Mohave County residents.

The Executive Board

Co-Chair: Chief Robert DeVries, Chief of Kingman Police Department

Co-Chair: Dr. Sarah Knievel, MD. Pain Management at KRMC

Treasurer: Dr. Katie Auer, DO. Spine and Sports Injury Clinic at KRMC

Secretary: Michelle Valandingham, BHSc, MHA, Mohave County Department of Public Health

Board of Directors & Members


Susan Williams

Denise Casson


Becky Fawson

Dr. Donald Morgan

Lorrie Duggins

Trish Ford

Zen Mocarski

Marcia Joslin

Corin Chamberlain

Karen Cabrera

Dr. Ben Tacheron


General Purpose: To work with organizations and individuals throughout Mohave County who endeavor to decrease substance abuse in our communities and improve treatment options and outcomes for our citizens. 

Goal #1: To facilitate and promote the development of adequate and appropriate substance abuse treatment and after-care options for Mohave County. 

Goal #2: Identify and secure sustainable funding for substance abuse treatment and aftercare programs and/or facilities in Mohave County. 

Mission: To decrease substance abuse and ensure adequate and accessible substance abuse treatment services in Mohave County.

bylaws (pdf)


Conflict of Interest Policy

The purpose of the conflict of interest policy is to protect MSTEPP’s interest when it is contemplating entering into a transaction or arrangement that might benefit the private interest of an officer or director of MSTEPP, Inc. or might result in a possible excess benefit transaction. This policy is intended to supplement but not replace any applicable state and federa

Conflict-of-Interest (pdf)