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Lonnetta Albright –Director of the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC). Ms. Albright is a highly skilled trainer, leader, speaker and community organizer. She has extensive experience in community-based addiction treatment, criminal justice, and child welfare programs. She is also a member of National TASC, Illinois Drug Policy Coalition, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, NAACP, National Council of Negro Women, and the National Association of Female Executives.

Lewis E. Gallant, Ph.D.
- Executive Director of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD). He has encountered a wide variety of experiences and career highlights across the health care spectrum which include serving as President of NASADAD and participating on the Department of the Army’s Forensic Toxicology Drug Testing Laboratory Inspection Team.

Tom Hill, MSW
–Recovery and community organizer; social worker, skilled trainer, and facilitator in leadership development, addiction and recovery issues, and diversity/cultural competency. He currently serves as the Deputy Project Director providing technical assistance for CSAT’s Access to Recovery (ATR) Programs.

Thomas A. Kirk, Jr., Ph.D. –Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS). An established leader, author, and consultant with expertise in a number of areas including the design and implementation of recovery-oriented systems of care, evidence-based practices, and offender reentry strategies.

Sara Moscato Howe, MS, CHES– Chief Executive Officer of the Illinois Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Association (IADDA). Responsibilities include state and federal policy and legislative analysis and advocacy efforts on behalf of the more than 50 community-based substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery support servicesproviders comprising IADDA’s membership.

Linda Kaplan, MA – Special Expert at CSAT/SAMHSA concentrating on issues around recovery services, including the Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP). Specializing in public policy, workforce development, and advocacy for research and treatment resources, Ms. Kaplan has over twenty years of addiction treatment and recovery services experience.

Joe Powell, LCDC, CAS - Executive Director of the Association of Persons Affected by Addiction (APAA) and a Certified Acudetox Specialist (CAS). He is highly skilled in treating individuals suffering from addictions with co-occurring mental illness and passionate about the message of recovery, promoting overall health and wellness of those progressing beyond the wreckage of addiction.

Onaje M. Salim, LPC, MAC, CCS – Director of the Office of Addictive Disease Services Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Addictive Diseases. He is responsible for the financing of the substance delivery system, which includes state and federal dollars totaling $130 million. He has a perspective on health care grounded in the civil rights movement and draws on more than 25 years of working in the addiction treatment field. 

Patricia Taylor - Executive Director of Faces & Voices of Recovery. Pat is a skilled leader, director, and community organizer who has over 30 years of experience developing and managing local, state-wide and national public interest advocacy campaigns.

William L. White, MA - Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems/Lighthouse Institute. Bill White has served in the addictions field for 40 years. He has authored or co-authored more than 300 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 13 books. His book, Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, received the McGovern Family Foundation Award for the best book on addiction recovery.

Jeff Wilbee, CAE - President of the International Certification &
Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC)
and Executive Director of the Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation. Jeff Wilbee is an international speaker on behavioral health and has over 30 years of recovery and behavioral health experience. He is passionate about clinicians having the competencies to do the job and has a strong interest in workforce development.

 

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