In Congress, Mary was known for her skill and passion for building bipartisan consensus and developing win-win solutions that benefitted all parties. As a result, legislation she authored was signed into law by Presidents Clinton, Bush and Obama. At FaegreBD Consulting, Mary utilizes the same results-focused approach to help organizations achieve their policy objectives. She has particular expertise in the telecommunications, energy, health care, land management and water policy sectors.
In 2007 Ben left his position as a HR director inside of a Denver based S&P 500 firm to help start the Colorado based nonprofit, Phoenix Multisport (PM). As an original board member and then their first full time employee, Ben was instrumental in building this organization that has received frequent national recognition for their innovative approach to building sober communities around sport and healthy activities.
Ben joined the drug policy conversation at the national level in 2012 after leaving PM to be a part of the “No on 64” Campaign. Following the passage of A64 he has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana) As well as NALGAP (the National Association of Lesbian, Gay, and Transgender Treatment Providers and their Allies). Ben’s passion about the intersection of recovery and public policy makes him frequent guest in the media.
His first book, Stirring the Pot – A book about weed, published by HCI is due out in 2017. Ben resigned from his position with the University of Colorado Hospital inside of their chemical dependency treatment service line in January 2017 to focus on marijuana education and consulting inside of the substance use disorder treatment field.
With more than 20 years experience in technology management, operations, finance and investment banking, and 18 years of political and government knowledge, Matthew Dorman has driven Credible from a start-up with a mission to improve the quality of care in behavioral health to a profitable, financially stable company with over 240 contracts and annual revenues exceeding $20 million.
Prior to starting Credible, Matthew managed a $40 million e-Commerce division for Lockheed Martin. Matt also has work experience in the private sector managing turn-arounds and proving investment banking and management consulting. Prior to earning his MBA, he worked in county and state government in Maryland as well as on Capitol Hill. He earned his MBA in Finance from the University of Maryland and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Delaware.
Jef is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Waters Edge Recovery, and was formerly the Head of Training and Development at PROMIS clinics and the Mind Campus, where he was responsible for programme and staff development. He is a founder member of the National Skills Consortium for Sustance Misuse, a primary advisor body to the British Government. He has, in earlier life, been the Principal of a large language school and the Program Director for an Arts Festival. He was the Treatment Director at TTP - Europe's largest private provider of addiction treatment - and was responsible for the implementation and design of treatment programs nationally as TTP grew from 1 clinic to 16. Jef’s role was principally focused on maintaining quality of treatment delivery, the implementation of strong systems and structures required for company growth and spearheading TTP’s expansion. Jef is also the Vice President of Creating Tomorrow’s Leaders, a non-profit organization which supports children from the African-American community of Fort Piece to stay in school and gain important and life-changing employability skills, confidence, social inclusion and self-esteem. He is also the Director of the Overdose Prevention Initiative.
After successfully selling that company to a large publicly traded company in 2010, Kevin has been selling healthcare companies. Kevin has been invited to speak at several national and regional healthcare conferences with topics ranging from the process of selling a healthcare company to maximizing value prior to a sale.
Mr. Tieman has been the President and CEO of Caron Treatment Centers since 1995. Under Mr. Tieman's direction, Caron has taken leadership roles in treating addiction in young adults and adolescents, sponsoring research, and participating in national conferences on addiction and recovery. Caron has developed, and provides, gender- separate and gender-specific treatment in both its adolescent and adult programs, from primary through extended care. He also established regional centers in Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA, New York, Boca Raton, FL, Boston, MA, and Washington, DC. Since Mr. Tieman joined Caron, its revenue has grown more than ten-fold, making it one of the largest nonprofit residential addiction treatment center in the nation. Mr. Tieman is a strong advocate for both research and prevention. Caron participates in studies with leading research universities including the University of Pennsylvania, Thomas Jefferson University, Brown University, and Treatment Research Institute, and conducts on-campus training for physicians and other health care professionals. Caron's Student Assistance Professionals work on alcohol and drug prevention in 500 schools.
Jordan Watson is the Director of West Coast Outreach for Monte Nido and Affiliates, an industry leader in eating disorder and exercise addiction treatment with over twenty facility sites nationwide within three distinct brands: Monte Nido, Oliver Pyatt Centers, and Clementine Adolescent Programs. Jordan brings a spirited leadership style to outreach and marketing efforts characterized by authenticity, integrity, and passion. He has worked in the field of eating disorder treatment for five years in outreach and marketing as well as related roles in admissions and mental health counseling. Jordan has also served as the Marketing Chair for the Board of Directors of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Los Angeles Chapter.