ATLANTA, Nov. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Joining the Board of Directors of the Council on Alcohol and Drugs are Steven Converse and Dr. Karen Kuehn Howell. "These two newest Board members bring a great deal of talent and a passion for preventing substance abuse to the Council. Our 48 year-old nonprofit drug and alcohol prevention agency is fortunate to have them giving of their time, talent and treasure to the organization." ~ Chuck Wade, Executive Director. Karen Kuehn Howell, Ph.D., the Council's newest Board member, is an Assistant Professor for Emory University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Center for Maternal Substance Abuse and Child Development. Steven Converse, CFPS is a Senior Loss Control Consultant with Frankenmuth Insurance Company based in Frankenmuth, Michigan. In his new capacity, Steven will promote and assist various companies to become a Certified Drug-Free Workplace. He has more than 25 years' experience in the safety industry and works with various clients to assess loss control and safety programs for both General and Construction industries. The Council on Alcohol and Drugs is a 48 year-old nonprofit, 501(c)3 substance abuse prevention and education agency that develops programs and materials based on the most current research on drug use and its impact on community. The Council is an official affiliate of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.