Board of Directors
Richard W. Perry, Sr.
Founder, President NOPE Task Force
With more than 20 years of experience in the security alarm industry, and is currently the President and CEO of Security Networks, LLC, one of the fastest growing electronic security companies in the U.S. Mr. Perry founded Security Networks in 2000 to create a leading, full-service provider of security and fire alarm services through acquisitions, strategic partnerships and organic growth. In 2006, RMR at Security Networks grew by 85% to more than $1.1million. Prior to founding Security Networks, Mr. Perry was a Managing Director and partner at SLP Capital, a leading specialty finance company serving the security alarm industry. In 1991, Mr. Perry founded Digital Detection Systems Ltd., which, through a strategic alliance with Sears & Roebuck, quickly became their largest security licensee in the U.S. Mr. Perry holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees, both from Pennsylvania State University. He is a licensed alarm contractor in the state of Florida, a member of CSAA, AAF and NFPA, and sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of Security Systems News. In addition, Mr. Perry is the President of N.O.P.E. Taskforce, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to narcotic overdose prevention.
Karen H. Perry
Founder, Executive Director, Secretary NOPE Task Force
After the loss of her oldest son, Rich, to an accidental drug overdose, Mrs. Perry co-founded NOPE Task Force, (Narcotics Overdose Prevention and Education) and has served in a voluntary capacity as its Executive Director, Director of Development and board member since its inception in 2004. She has been the driving force behind NOPE’s expansion, creating and implementing major initiatives including the development of middle and high school presentations that are currently serving more than 50,000 students annually, creating and organizing fundraising events totaling more than $1.5 million to date, creating and implementing the annual NOPE National Candlelight Vigil which is held simultaneously in locations across the nation, establishing the NOPE Treatment Fund, creating the NOPE Support Group and advocating for numerous legislative initiatives.
In addition to her commitments to NOPE, Mrs. Perry also serves as Chairperson of the Palm Beach County Prescription Drug Task Force, Secretary of the Palm Beach County Substance Abuse Coalition and Secretary of the Department of Juvenile Justice Circuit 15 Board of Directors. Mrs. Perry is a member of the Florida Office of Drug Control Drug Related Death Workgroup, the Palm Beach County Safe and Drug Free School Advisory Council, The Palm Beach County Underage Drinking Task Force, the Broward County Prescription Drug Task Force, and is an active member of the Palm Beach County and Broward County Substance Abuse Coalitions.
Mrs. Perry received a B.A. degree from Rosemont College in 1980 and currently resides in Tequesta, Florida with her husband, Richard, and three children.
Dr. Gary Martin
Founder, Vice President NOPE Task Force
Dr. Gary Martin served as a psychotherapist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Lynn University from 1995-2001; as Director of the Mental Health Counseling Center from 2001-2005 and currently serves as the Associate Dean For Student Wellness overseeing the Wellness Department , Mental Health Counseling Center, Campus Ministries, Department of Fitness/Intramurals/Recreation, the Health Center and Substance Abuse Prevention Office.
Gary has 26 years experience as a state certified law enforcement officer, including 14 years experience as a homicide investigator and 7 years experience as an undercover drug agent. Gary currently plans and implements the Overdose Death Suppression Project at the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office- Violent Crimes Division.
Gary is a nationally certified and Florida licensed Psychotherapist. Gary has designed and instructed university level courses on Personality Theory, Interpersonal Communications, Peer leadership, Current Perspectives in Substance Abuse, and Introduction to Psychology. Gary has designed and instructed professional seminars on Investigating Overdose Death and Understanding the Suicidal Mind. Gary designed, implements and assesses the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Overdose Death Suppression Project. Gary initiated and Coordinates the NOPE Task Force Support Group, assisted with design and implements the NOPE for Parents Program and the NOPE University Presentation.
Captain Jeffery Lindskoog
Founder, Treasurer NOPE Task Force Director
Captain Jeffery Lindskoog, born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Captain Jeff Lindskoog is a 35+ year law enforcement professional currently assigned to Law Enforcement Operations as a Command Duty Officer of the Palm Beach County Sheriffs Office. Captain Lindskoog has served on police agencies in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida, in positions including road patrol, investigations, supervision, command and has served as Chief of Police for 13 years of his career. A graduate of the prestigious Aurora University Criminal Justice Management Instituted, Captain Lindskoog also holds a BA from the same University in Criminal Justice management. Amongst his assortment of career highlights, Captain Lindskoog has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, being named a Chicagoland Hero for a life saving incident and is the recipient of 100's of letters of commendation. Married to his lovely wife Cindy with 2 children, in his off time, Captain Lindskoog enjoys competing in a variety of sports and leisurely activities. Captain Lindskoog is a vocal advocate for juvenile justice related matters and represents the interests of law enforcement on a number of boards on this issue.
Captain Lindskoog is an active presenter on the NOPE Task Force and currently serves as Chair of the NOPE Expansion Committee, as well as the NOPE Community Relations Committee. He is also a member of the NOPE Program Review and Fundraising Committees.
Founder, NOPE Task Force
Maryann Carey moved from a small town in Massachusetts to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1974. She became an active participant in a Pompano Beach Women's club, Bata Sigma Phi Sorority, volunteering to raise funds through various events to help needy families.
Maryann Carey had been a homemaker while raising her four sons. She is currently devoted to loving and supporting her eleven grandchildren and her large extended family.
Her professional experience includes bookkeeping and office administration in the construction industry. She also worked in the management of household affairs for a prominent Palm Beach family.
After the death of her son Steven in 2001, Maryann was called upon to co-found the NOPE Task Force in an effort to prevent further overdose deaths in Palm Beach County.
Maryann held the position of program coordinator for the NOPE Task Force from 2006 thru 2008. Her duties included the scheduling and coordination of the various NOPE programs and events, including School Presentations, Support Group, Training Seminars, Annual Candlelight Vigil, annual fundraising events and legislative efforts.
Maryann Carey currently serves as Treasurer on the Board of Directors of the NOPE Task Force.
Nancy P. Graham
Director NOPE Task Force
Nancy Perry Graham, is Editor and Vice President of AARP The Magazine, the world's largest circulation magazine, in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining AARP as Deputy Editor in 2003, she spent 17 years as a journalist for Time Inc., serving as Los Angeles Bureau Chief for Fortune, senior political editor for Money, and Insider columnist for People. During that time she appeared frequently on ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN and Fox networks as a news and entertainment talk show guest. Graham has won numerous journalism awards, including an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in 1997 for editing Money's investigative report: "Why You May Be Getting The Wrong medicine." Graham is currently a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors; on the board of Narcotic Overdose Prevention and Education (NOPE); a volunteer for Kidsave International; and is a regular television talk show guest. She lives with her family in northern Virginia.