Cheryl Branch, BS CSAT Travel Award Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches , Los Angeles, California.
Cheryl leads a network of faith & community providers called African American Alcohol & Other Drug Council of Los Angeles County (AAAOD). AAAOD has 200 active members serving 70,000 patients annually. Cheryl is Executive Director of Los Angeles Metropolitan Churches.
Tom directs two primary centers for residential substance abuse services for adults / adolescents, including piloting an advocacy model for the substance user, their family, the community + the provider network to improve best practices. Recently appointed as a CARF Program Surveyor, Tom reviews service providers in process of meeting stringent clinical accreditation requirements.
Sharon manages an outpatient clinic providing treatment, prevention, education, assessment + referral services for individuals suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. The clinic provides individual + group counseling services to adults and adolescents. It is responsible for Drug Court assessments, staffing and counseling for two parishes in north central Louisiana. It educates and provides supportive services for adult family and friends of addicts, as well as their children.
Over his career, Randy has served in a variety of direct service and supervisory positions including as Clinical Administrator of Criminal Justice Services for at Act Corporation, a community mental health center. As Executive Director, he oversees a comprehensive substance abuse / mental health organization specializing in services to the homeless, veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder and the dually diagnosed.
Anna is the Addictions Coordinator at a private, non-profit FQHC . She is responsible for the day-to-day operations of CBHS’ intensive outpatient addictions clinic and provides clinical supervision to all addictions staff.
Jennifer is the Program Coordinator of the Addictions Recovery Services at CPC Behavioral Healthcare. She is also the Principal Investigator, Data Coordinator + Clinical Supervisor of a 3-year SAMHSA EAT grant for early substance abuse intervention with adolescents.
As Program Director, Kim administers Missouri’s largest publicly funded provider of substance abuse treatment services. She provides direct oversight of all adult services in St. Louis which includes outpatient and residential treatment services as well as adult corrections.
Amy is the Prevention / Intervention Supervisor for drug and alcohol services at Mercy Behavioral Health. Her duties involve managing the Underage Drinking, School-Based Prevention, Driving Under the Influence, Parenting Support, Early Head Start Addiction Services and Community Prevention programs.
John’s current research interests include use of buprenorphine / naloxone with opiate analgesic dependent individuals, examining the integration of substance abuse and mental health treatment within primary medical care, and training and implementation issues with respect to evidence-based substance abuse treatment approaches.
In her dual Director roles, Dana assists women and their families who are in need of services stemming from an addiction to alcohol and/or drugs. The program incorporates the latest research based principles of addiction treatment. Due to its success, she is currently seeking to implement these practices in a true outpatient setting in an effort to develop a program that is quality-driven, customer-centered, and outcome-focused.
Jim works with an incredible team of professionals to provide comprehensive alcohol and other drug treatment through several programs: Drug Treatment Court for both adults and adolescents, Corrections Parole & Probation, and Adult Outpatient. In addition, he manages a wraparound mental health program for youth and families, experiencing mental health issues to help maintain youth in their families, schools, and communities. Jim also is adjunct faculty at Oregon State University in the Masters of Counseling Program.
Ike is the founder and Executive Director of Recovery Connections, a 7-bed, co-ed Residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program offering a full continuum of individualized care. Ike is currently completing his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University.
As the Developer, Administrator and Clinical Director, Ingrid assists adults who have substance abuse-dependence and / or co-occurring diagnoses to build a foundation for lifetime recovery. Through a curriculum-based program which incorporates evidence-based practices, her goal is to provide consistency, acceptance, and encouragement. She also serves as the agency’s Quality Improvement Coordinator and Clinical Internship Supervisor.
Keith’s statewide focus initiates a “no wrong door policy” whereby any client with a co-occurring disorder can receive appropriate treatment. Primary diagnosis of mental health or substance dependence are treated simultaneously and equally.
Tara is the Administrator of the Chesterfield / Colonial Heights Drug Court. As Administrator, she oversees the daily operations of the drug court which serves approximately 60 offenders per year.
Wilfred’s research interests include family + mental health factors associated with HIV risk behaviors among Latinos substance abusers, and factors associated with residential treatment drop-out + relapse rates among Latina/os in a culturally focused treatment setting. In addition, he facilitates implementation issues of evidence-based treatment practices in Latino focused programs.
Nancy’s current focus is on the treatment of women substance abusers with a combination of clinical, research and public policy. She directs a women’s substance abuse treatment program + is a therapist / consultant in a women in recovery parenting study. In addition, she lends her expertise to Connecticut ‘s Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services guide team and best practices committee that is developing the standards for women’s substance abuse treatment across the state.
Dick serves as primary administrative and clinical supervisor of the substance abuse services for a 9-county community mental health agency. He supervises 5 site administrators and their staff in the provision of addiction treatment services. Further, he serves on the corporation administrative & management team who plans and develops evidenced based programs for the provision of quality intervention services.
Rommark coordinates and oversees Community Service Office (CSO) Outreach Project activities and services provided by out-stationed chemical dependency counselors at Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) CSOs in the greater Seattle area.
In her dual director roles, Lynn oversees treatment and clinical supervision at the Charleston Center - the County alcohol and drug abuse commission responsible for providing detox, co-ed and women specific inpatient, day treatment, co-ed, women + adolescent specific IOP, outpatient, intensive family services and therapeutic child treatment. Lynn is a regional trainer for Motivational Interviewing, national trainer for art therapy + addictions, and recently published an AITP curriculum for SC DAODAS.
Susan is Program Coordinator for Substance Abuse Programs at Lake County Health Department, President of The Illinois Association for Medication Assisted Addiction Treatment and the Illinois' representative to the American Association for Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
Charlie is presently Program Manager of Regions Hospital Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, managing all outpatient and residential services and supervising staff, who are seeking to implement Evidence Based Practices to provide quality chemical health and integrated MI-CD services.
Ray is Program Manager for Substance Abuse Recovery Services, a large SA/MH agency. Ray also has oversight of several agency contracts: The Department of Children & Families, Court Support Services Division (Probation), Latino Outreach and Older Adults Outreach. Ray implemented evidence-based programming in Wheeler’s Adult Programs.
Patricia directs agency research and the program evaluation department, which she developed. She has received federal and state research funding for her work in co-occurring disorders. The Center is a member of the NIDA CTN and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network.
Jemece is Inpatient Facility Manager at Briscoe Treatment Center, a substance abuse facility which contains a detoxification and inpatient rehabilitation program.
In his role as Clinical Director, Wrenn oversees the clinical and administrative operation of more than 25 intervention and treatment programs with the NC Division of Prison Facilities. He serves on the board of the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, and is a member of the Standards Committee for the NC Substance Abuse Professional Practice Board.
Erikis Director of Compliance and Quality Improvement at Signal Behavioral Health Network, a Colorado managed service organization. He is responsible for quality management activities such as provider credentialing and site visits, training and technical assistance, satisfaction and access surveys, and review of critical incidents and consumer complaints.
Win’s passion is bringing research into practice throughout the US. He has participated on expert panels for Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the New York Times and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) to develop educational and briefing documents concerning youth and substance abuse treatment and policy change. He recently co-authored “Taking Charge” A Guide to Evidence Based Treatment for Youth in a System of Care.
Ernie is the Clinical Director for the RRPD Substance Abuse Treatment Program. He conducts Cognitive Intervention Training and Therapeutic Community Experiential Training Models for TDCJ in several different states including Louisiana, Kansas, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Utah and Arkansas.