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NAATP Committees

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Standing Committees

Executive and Governance Committee 

Bob Ferguson, Board Chair - Jaywalker Lodge & Alpha 180, 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
Scott Apgar - Release Recovery, Vice President, Marketing & Development
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
Ashley Neal - Turning Point of Tampa, Public Relations and Media Strategist
Ruth Ann Rigby - BRC Healthcare, Chief Development Officer

Nominations and Elections Committee

Carl Kester, Chair & Past Board Chair- Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, Chief Operating Officer
Bob Ferguson, Board Chair - Jaywalker Lodge & Alpha 180, Founder
Barbara Bennett - Pavillon, Chief Operating Officer
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
Tim Palus - Baymark Health Services, Senior Vice President, Operations
W. Clay Simmons - Bradford Health Services, Chairman

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 and Advisory Committees

Conference Content Committee

Alex Denstman, Chair - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Co-CEO 
Bob Ferguson, Board Chair - Jaywalker Lodge & Alpha 180, Founder
Sherri Layton, Hill Day Chair La Hacienda Treatment Center, DOS & Public Policy
Jaime Vinck, Past Chair - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Barbara Bennett - Pavillon, Chief Executive Officer
Sam Bierman - Maryland Addiction Recovery, Chief Executive Officer
Ward Blanchard - The Blanchard Institute, Chief Executive Officer
Zac Clark Release Recovery, Co-Founder
Nico Doorn - Alpha 180, Executive Director
Brittany Harris - Cirque Lodge, Executive Director
Heather Henretig -Ocean Recovery, Chief Development Officer 
Rick Hubbard - Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Executive Vice President
Joel Johnson - TASC, Chief Executive Officer
Robin Piper - Turning Point of Tampa, Chief Executive Officer
Scott Munson - Sundown M Ranch, Executive Director
Cathy Palm - Tully Hill Treatment & Recovery, Executive Director
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Christina Simos - Friendly House, Executive Director
Zach Snitzer - Maryland Addiction Recovery Corporate Director of Marketing
Elizabeth Steele - New Directions for Women - CEO
Mike Yow - Fellowship Hall, President & CEO

Clinical and Reimbursement Committee

Greg Hobelmann, MD, Chair - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Co-CEO 
John Driscoll - Driscoll Executive Consulting, Founder and CEO
Raymond Garcia, MD Rosecrance Health Network, Vice President of Medical Services
Teresa Jackson, MD Lakeside Milam, Medical Director
Sandra Luna-Gomez, MD (NAATP’s ASAM Liaison) - The Center for Family and Recovery of Fairfield County, Founder and President 
Joesph Lee, MD Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, CEO
Drew McCartney - Praesum Healthcare, CEO
Geshia Ordoyne - Baymark Health Services, Clinical Director
Cathy Palm - Tully Hill Treatment & Recovery, Executive Director
Bill Robbins - Alina Lodge & Haley House, CEO
Christina Simos - Friendly House, Executive Director
Hardeep Singh, MD Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety - Co-Chief, Health Policy, Quality & Informatics Program
Chapman Sledge, MD - Cumberland Heights Foundation, Chief Medical Officer
Jaime Vinck - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Wayne Young - The Harris Center for Mental Health and IDD, 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
Dr. Neeru Bakshi, Headspace Health, Staff Psychiatrist
Tania Bhattacharyya - Lumos Marketing, Founder
Ariel "Air" Britt - ONDCP, Associate Director, Outreach
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, Co-CEO 
Dr. Tori Dudley - The Olori Group, Consultant
Manuel Garcia - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Supervisor of Outpatient Programming
RJ Garcia - Doable Recovery Institute, CEO & Founder
Beck Gee-Cohen - Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers, Director of LBGTQI+ Programming
Shari Hampton - SHE RECOVERS Foundation, Recovery Coach and Anti-Racism Trainer
Josie Herndon - Addiction Therapeutic Services, CEO
Melanie Heu - Lorenz Clinic, Program Manager
Vanina Hockman - Family First Adolescent Services, Family Ambassador
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
Sara Jhanjar - Medical School Student
Felicia Kleinpeter - Imagine Recovery, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Meg Knapp - Fordham University, Adjunct Faculty
Clarise Redding Louis - Hanley Foundation, Chief Recovery Community Officer
Dr. Sara Matsuzaka - Fordham University, Adjunct Faculty
Ester Nicholson - Soul Recovery, Recovery Coach and Author
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Carolyn Coker Ross -The Anchor Program & Institute for Antiracism and Equity Consulting, CEO & Co-Founder
Christina Simos Friendly House, Executive Director
Dr. Damir Utrzan - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Manager of Mental Health Services
Andrew Williams - Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Strategic Planning 2022 - 2025 Committee 

Bob Ferguson, Chair - Jaywalker Lodge & Alpha 180, Founder
Jay Crosson - Cumberland Heights Foundation, Chief Executive Officer
John Driscoll - Driscoll Executive Consulting, Founder and CEO
Greg Hobelmann - Ashley Addiction Treatment, Co-CEO and Chief Medical Officer  
Carl Kester - Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers, Chief Operating Officer
Robin Piper - Turning Point of Tampa, Chief Executive Officer and Clinical Director
Philip Rutherford - Faces & Voices of Recovery, Chief Operating Officer
Jaime Vinck - Recovery Ways, Chief Executive Officer
Marvin Ventrell - NAATP, CEO
Katie Strand - NAATP, COO 
Cissy Mynatt - Consultant 

Workforce Committee

Jim Geckler, Chair - Harmony Foundation, President and CEO
Richard Appert - Acadia Healthcare, Senior VP of Business 
Jen Carvalho - Discovery Behavioral Health, President of SUD Division
Jonathan DeCarlo - C4 Consulting, CEO
Lori Handcock - Fellowship Hall, Directory of Human Resources
Joel Johnson - TASC, Chief Executive Officer
Zina Rodriguez - Z&D Consulting, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Tim Palus - Baymark Health Services, Senior Vice President, Operations
James Witteck - Wellbrook Consulting Group, Senior Partner