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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
Jaime Vinck, Treasurer - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Robin Piper, Secretary - Turning Point of Tampa, Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director
Carl Kester, Past Chair - Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, Chief Operating Officer
Marvin Ventrell, ex officio - NAATP, CEO

Finance Committee

Jaime Vinck, Chair - Recovery Ways, 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
Sam Bierman - Maryland Addiction Recovery Center, Chief Executive Officer
Eric Button - Burning Tree Programs, Family Support and Referral Specialist
Jim Geckler - Harmony Foundation, President and CEO
KC Gooding - Jaywalker Lodge, Chief Marketing Officer
Brittney Harris - Cirque Lodge, Executive Director
Terri Malenfant - Recovery Centers of America, Director of Public Relations
Ashley Neal - Turning Point of Tampa, Public Relations and Media Strategist
Ruth Ann Rigby

Nominations and Elections Committee

Carl Kester, Chair - Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, Chief Operating Officer
Barbara Bennett - Pavillon, Chief Operating Officer
Robert Ferguson - Jaywalker Lodge, Founder
David Gomel - Rosecrance Health Network, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Hubbard, Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Executive Vice President
Jaime Vinck - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Nanette Zumwalt - Hired Power, Chief Executive Officer

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, Co-Chair - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Paul Alexander, Co-Chair - Northbound, Chief Executive Officer
Sam Bierman - Maryland Addiction Recovery, Chief Executive Officer
Brian Couey - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Director of Outpatient Services
John Curtiss - The Retreat, Chief Executive Officer
Jonathon DeCarlo - C4 Consulting, Chief Executive Officer
Alex Denstman - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Co-CEO & President
Amy Durham - Brookdale, Chief Executive Officer
Rick Hubbard - Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Executive Vice President
Chuck Ingoglia - National Council for Behavioral Health, President and CEO
Joel Johnson - TASC, Chief Executive Officer
Jason Perillo - High Watch, VP of Communications & Chief Marketing Officer  
Robin Piper - Turning Point of Tampa, Chief Executive Officer
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Christina Simos - Friendly House, Executive Director
Nanette Zumwalt - Hired Power, 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
Christina Simos - Friendly House, Executive Director
Dr. Damir Utrzan - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Manager of Mental Health Services