Dick Dillon has over 30 years’ experience in organization management, working with both for profit and nonprofit behavioral health organizations. From his early role as founder of the Cox CARE Center, to his co-creation of the Web of Addictions (one of the very first websites to provide accurate information about addiction), to his creation of Avatar Assisted Therapy, Dick has continuously maintained a forward focus by creating, identifying, and implementing new strategies to strengthen organizations and improve the quality of services they deliver.
Stuart Gitlow, MD, is Executive Director of the Annenberg Physician Training Program in Addictive Disease, which he started in 2005 to ensure medical student access to training that stimulates them to develop and maintain interest in working with patients with addiction. He serves as the Immediate Past President of the American Society of Addiction Medicine, and as ASAM’s Delegate to the American Medical Association’s House of Delegates. Dr. Gitlow is the Chair of the AMA Council on Science and Public Health, as well as Courtesy Associate Professor at the University of Florida. His educational training took place at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, and Harvard Medical School. He formerly produced Health Channel and ABC programming for America Online.
Ray Tamasi is President and CEO of Gosnold on Cape Cod,
Mr. Tamasi is President and CEO of Gosnold on Cape Cod, a diversified addiction and mental health program. Mr. Tamasi has forty years of experience developing and managing treatment, intervention, and prevention services. The Gosnold continuum of care includes 175 beds that include acute, sub-acute, extended care, and assisted sober living. Seven outpatient clinics provide partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, ambulatory detoxification, medication assisted treatment, and a full range of mental health and addiction services. Supporting and extending these core services are a primary integration program that embeds clinicians in medical practices, hospital based consultation services, school based services, recovery coaching, and the use of Smartphone technology to maintain engagement with patients. Gosnold employs more than 400 professional and support staff.
Mr. Tamasi has been recognized nationally for the development of innovative approaches and programs. He is a frequent speaker on issues of policy and a redefining of the addiction treatment and prevention system.
Mr. Tamasi is on the Board of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment, the Cape Cod Hospital Board of Incorporators, and the Association for Behavioral Health. Mr. Tamasi has a Bachelor's of Arts in Economics and a Masters in Education with a concentration in Counseling and Healthcare Administration.
Mary is the Chief Executive Officer and Treasurer of WestBridge and a member of the leadership team. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 20 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. She received her nursing diploma from St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira, NY, her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Service Administration from Springfield College in Massachusetts. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. In addition, Mary has provided consultation services to Serenity Place – NH, Ohio County Boards and Camden and Islington Health Trust, UK. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary is the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals from 1998 – 2002. She is the past president of NAADAC.