April retired from Lucent Technologies as a National Program Management Director in 2001 after a 30 year career in telecommunications. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Masters Certificate in Program Management from Stephen's Institute of Technology. April founded NCAPDA shortly after her son Joey, a senior attending Arizona State University, died from an accidental overdose of alcohol that he mixed with medications he had been prescribed just nine days before. NCAPDA is primarily focused on prescription drug abuse/misuse prevention through community awareness education and legislative and policy change advocacy. April was recognized as San Ramon Chamber of Commerce’s “Citizen of the Year” in 2010 and as one of Contra Costa County’s “People Making a Difference” in 2012. She has appeared in a “The Doctors” segment focused on prescription drug abuse, in two documentaries on this topic and numerous Community TV and major station news segments. She has testified in a Congressional Hearing and participated in a working SAMHSA committee focused on prescription drug abuse on America’s college campuses. Most recently, she organized a statewide “Prescription Drug Abuse Awareness” rally at California’s Capitol building and testified in the Sunset Review Committee Hearing for the California Medical Board in an effort to stimulate changes in the way overprescribing physicians are ferreted out and disciplined in California.