Jerria Martin

Faith Track

Proverbs 22.6: Adolescent OUD's 101

Jerria Martin serves as Executive Director of Drug Free Communities of Dallas County and a substance abuse prevention consultant headquartered in historic Selma, AL. As a consultant, Jerria works with a variety of coalitions and organizations including SAMSHA, CADCA, and the Opioid Response Network. As a licensed and ordained minister, her vision, strategies and communication skills have helped influence public policies with programs that reach out across the cultural divide.With a bachelor’s degree in English from Stillman College and a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton, Jerria has preached and presented nationally and internationally, working with a host of world renown leaders. Jerria currently serves as President of the Rotary Club in Selma and Vice President of Leadership Selma.


In 2017, she was elected as an honoree of Birmingham Magazine’s 30 Women Who Shape Alabama and in 2016, as a Top 20 Under 30 Honoree. In 2018, Jerria was named a National TIAA Difference Maker, securing a $10,000 award for her youth coalition. She is a 2020 Graduate of the CADCA Graduate Coalition Academy. In 2020, her youth coalition was recognized and honored by the ONDCP and the former First Lady Melania Trump's Be Best program.