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NAATP Committees

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Standing Committees

Executive and Governance Committee 

Robert Ferguson, Board Chair - Jaywalker Lodge, Founder
Jay Crosson, Vice Chair - Cumberland Heights Foundation, Chief Executive Officer
Tom Britton, Treasurer - Gateway Foundation, President & Chief Executive Officer
Jaime Vinck, Secretary - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
John Driscoll, Past Chair - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Senior VP of Recovery Services
Marvin Ventrell, ex officio - NAATP, CEO

Finance Committee

Thomas Britton, Chair - Gateway Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer
Jay Crosson - Cumberland Heights Foundation, Chief Executive Officer
Carl Kester - Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, President and Chief Executive Officer
Cathy Palm - Tully Hill Treatment & Recovery, Executive Director

Membership Committee

Rick Hubbard, Chair - Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Executive Vice President
Paul Alexander - Northbound Treatment Services, President and Founder
Jane Barnes - PaRC Memorial Hermann, Chief Executive Officer and Vice President of Operations
Sam Bierman - Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, Chief Executive Officer
Thomas Britton - Gateway Foundation, President and Chief Executive Officer
Eric Button - Burning Tree Programs, Family Support and Referral Specialist
KC Gooding - New Method Wellness, National Director of Business Development
Terri Malenfant - Recovery Centers of America, Director of Public Relations
Ashley Neal - Turning Point of Tampa, Public Relations and Media Strategist
Ruth Ann Rigby - BRC Recovery, Chief Development Officer

Nominations and Elections Committee

John Driscoll, Chair - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Senior Vice President of Recovery Services
Sue Bright - New Directions for Women, Executive Director
Robert Ferguson - Jaywalker Lodge, Founder
Pamela Rodriguez - TASC, Chief Executive Officer
Mike Schiks - Project Turnabout, Executive Director & Chief Executive Officer
Art VanDivier - La Hacienda Treatment Center, Executive Director

Public Policy Committee

Robin Piper, Chair - Turning Point of Tampa, Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director
Scott Munson - Sundown M Ranch, Executive Director
W. Clay Simmons - Bradford Health Services, Chairman

Special Standing Committee

Ethics Committee

Scott Munson, ChairSundown M Ranch, Executive Director
David Gomel - Rosecrance Health Network, Chief Executive Officer
Debbie Sanford - Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services, Chief Executive Officer
Brad Sorte - Caron Treatment Center, Chief Executive Officer

Ad Hoc Advisory Committees

Conference Content Committee

Jaime Vinck, Chair - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
John Driscoll, Past Chair Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Sr. Vice President Recovery Services
Michael Barnes - Foundry Treatment Center Steamboat Springs, Chief Medical Officer
Debra Boeldt - National Mental Health Innovation Center, Senior Instructor
Sue BrightNew Directions for Women, Executive Director
Marcie Chambers - The Rose House, Chief Executive Officer
Alex Denstman - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Sr. Vice President & Chief Growth Officer
Robert Ferguson - Jaywalker Lodge, Founder
James Geckler - Harmony Foundation, Chief Executive Officer
Terri Hayden - Pride Institute, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Hubbard - Origins Behavioral Healthcare, Executive Vice President
Danielle Jackman - Aurora Mental Health Center, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Drew Powers - Sandstone Care, Director of Outreach & Admissions 
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Philip Rutherford - Faces & Voices of Recovery, Chief Operating Officer
​Diane Sanders - Acadia Healthcare, Advanced Treatment Placement Specialist
Cade Saurage - La Hacienda Treatment Center, Dr. of Utilization Review & Strategic Partnerships
Holly Wilson - Women's Recovery, Chief Executive Officer

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee

Terri Hayden, Co-Chair - Pride Institute, Chief Executive Officer
Philip Rutherford, Co-Chair - Faces & Voices of Recovery, Chief Operating Officer
Tania Bhattacharyya - Lumos Marketing, Founder
Rev. Eyglo BjarnadottirHazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Spiritual Care Counselor
Dr. Carol Burrell-Jackson - The Refuge, A Healing Place, Therapist
Dovie Coleman - Cumberland Heights, Counselor
John Crepsac - Ascendant New York, Senior Vice President of Strategic Development
Alex Denstman - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Senior Vice President, Chief Growth Officer
Manuel Garcia - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Supervisor of Outpatient Programming
Beck Gee-Cohen - Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers, Director of LBGTQI+ Programming
Shari Hampton - SHE RECOVERS Foundation, Recovery Coach and Anti-Racism Trainer
Melanie Heu - Lorenz Clinic, Program Manager
Rick Hubbard - Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Executive Vice President
Dr. Danielle Jackman - Aurora Mental Health Center, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Cecelia Jayme - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Director of Clinical Services
Felicia Kleinpeter - Imagine Recovery, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Meg Knapp - Fordham University, Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Sara Matsuzaka - Fordham University, Adjunct Faculty
Ester Nicholson - Soul Recovery, Recovery Coach and Author
Pamela Rodriguez - TASC, Chief Executive Officer
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Damir Utrzan - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Manager of Mental Health Services