Jack Abel MDiv, MBA
MDiv, MBA, Senior Director of Spiritual Care
Caron Treatment Centers
Rev. Jack Abel, MDiv, MBA is senior director of spiritual care for Caron Treatment Centers. In this role, Abel leads Caron’s integrated spiritual care team and represents Caron on the subject of spirituality in addiction and other behavioral health care. Co-founder and current president of Spiritual Care Addiction Treatment Professionals, Abel also serves in a volunteer role as CFO of the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and has pursued advanced studies at Catholic University and The New Seminary. An ordained interfaith minister with past service as an endorsed substance abuse chaplain and pastor in the United Methodist Church, he is the principal presider for Caron’s weekly chapel service. He is also a member in good standing of the North American Academy of Liturgy and A World Alliance of Interfaith Clergy.

Harlan Austin
PhD, LP, MAC, CMPC, Director of Clinical Quality at the Center for Dependency, Addiction, and Rehabilitation
University of Colorado Health System
Austin Harlan received his Master of Arts in counseling from New Mexico State University and his Doctorate of philosophy in counseling psychology at the University of North Texas. Harlan has specialty training and certifications in addiction, sport and performance psychology, and psychological assessment. He began working in addiction in 2008 and has had multiple roles in the field, including: addiction counselor, team supervisor, psychologist, and director of clinical quality. He has lectured and presented at national conferences on addiction and sport and performance psychology.

Andrea Barthwell
Director and Founder, MD, DFASAM
Two Dreams
Dr. Andrea Grubb Barthwell is Founder and CEO of Two Dreams, a comprehensive wellness center for the treatment of alcoholism and substance use disorders. She is also the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Washington, D.C.-based global healthcare and policy-consulting firm EMGlobal LLC. Barthwell served as Deputy Director for Demand Reduction in the Office of National Drug Control Policy under President George W. Bush from 2002 to 2004. Her current work is focused on developing strategies to expand access to treatment for opioid dependence disorder, expanding practitioner knowledge of urine drug testing in the identification and treatment of substance use disorders, and helping individuals and families prevent substance use disorders with the lecture series, “The Parents Academy.” Barthwell received a bachelor's degree in psychology from Wesleyan University and a medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School. In 2003, she received the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse. In 1997, her peers named her one of the "Best Doctors in America" in addiction medicine.

Claudia Black
Claudia Black
Claudia Black is the recipient of numerous national awards including the 2014 Father Joseph C. Martin Professional Excellence Award, the NAADAC 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2004 Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Washington School of Social Work, the 2010 Conway Hunter Award for excellence in the field of addictions and the 2012 Robert Rehmar Addiction Professional Award. She has been a keynote speaker on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., as well as on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Canada. Her workshops have been presented to a wide range of audiences including military academies, prison systems, medical schools and mental health and addiction programs. Black has extensive multi-cultural experiences working with agencies and audiences in Japan, Brazil, Australia, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, England and Canada. She is the author of: It Will Never Happen To Me, Changing Course, My Dad Loves Me, My Dad Has A Disease, Repeat After Me, Relapse Toolkit, A Hole in the Sidewalk, Depression Strategies, Straight Talk, Family Strategies, Anger Strategies, Deceived: Facing Sexual Betrayal, Lies and Secrets, The Truth Begins With You, Intimate Treason and her most recent book, Unspoken Legacy.

Dr. Kenneth Blum
BSc, MSc, PhD, DHL, Chairman of Board and Chief Scientific Officer
Geneus Health, LLC
In 1995 Kenneth Blum retired from the University of Texas Health Science Center to enter the world of business and biotechnology. Blum continues to publish research articles and books and is actively pursuing numerous patents in the field of molecular genetics and nutrition. He is an active scientific director of the Path Medical Foundation. His concept of “reward deficiency syndrome” is being embraced in science and is part of the DSM-5. He serves as Editor in Chief of The Journal of Reward Deficiency Syndrome & Addictive Sciences and is currently serving on 12 other editorial boards. Additionally, he teaches at the department of psychiatry and McKnight Brain Institute of the University of Florida College of Medicine, at the University of Vermont Center for Clinical and Translational Science and at the department of psychiatry for the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Blum also has been named honorary lifetime full professor in the department of psychology at Eötvös Loránd University, located in Budapest, Hungary. He currently serves as neuroscience advisor for Dominion Diagnostics.

Art Bowler
PsyD, Private Practice
Dr. Art Bowler
Art Bowler, PsyD, is an expert in trauma and substance abuse treatment. He has worked in treatment facilities for addictive disorders related to drugs, alcohol and food. Bowler was the addictive behaviors specialist at AIDS Project Los Angeles and works in private practice in Los Angeles, California.

Angie Bryan MA, MEd, MFT
MA, MEd, MFT, Recovery Program Manager
UC Santa Barbara
Angie Bryan, MEd, MA, MFT, is a counselor, recovery specialist, and recovery program manager for the Alcohol &Drug Program at University of California, Santa Barbara, where she provides individual and group therapy. Bryan founded the Gauchos for Recovery program in 2012 and has been involved with the collegiate recovery movement both in the UC system and nationally.

Osvaldo Cabral
MA, LPC, LAC, Director of Operations
New Health Pain Treatment Center
Ozzie Cabral has worked in addictions and mental health since 2002. Areas of expertise include dialectical behavior therapy, skills training and treating dually diagnosed clients. Additional areas of specialization include aggression replacement training, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma-focused therapies and co-occurring disorders. His experience spans a range of treatment settings including residential and outpatient treatment facilities, domestic violence and sex offender clinics, and community mental health centers. Cabral, along with Bari Platter, published a comprehensive curriculum with Hazelden Publishing, focusing on the integration of dialectical behavior therapy with 12-Step philosophy. In addition, he founded and operates Song of the Wolf Healing Center, a wolf and wolf-hybrid rescue located in Bailey, Colorado.

Deni Carise Ph.D.
PhD, Chief Scientific Officer
Recovery Centers of America
Deni C arise is a Clinical Psychologist and has been part of the recovery community for over 30 years. She is currently Chief Clinical Officer of Recovery Centers of America (RCA), and helped raise $350 million for this start-up company. Previously she held similar positions at CRC Health Group, Sierra Tucson, Phoenix House, and was a National Institutes of Health-funded scientist. Carise has published over 100 articles, books and chapters and has been an Adjunct Clinical Professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine. She has worked internationally with treatment providers in Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Greece, Singapore, Brazil and China to develop national systems of clinical treatment delivery

Stefanie Carnes PhD, LMFT, CSAT-S
International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals
Stefanie Carnes, PhD, is the president of the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals, and a senior fellow for Meadows Behavioral Healthcare, where she works with sexually addicted clients and their families. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy-approved supervisor. Carnes is also a certified sex addiction therapist and supervisor. She is the author of numerous publications including, “Mending a Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts,” “Facing Heartbreak: Steps to Recovery for Partners of Sex Addicts,” and “Facing Addiction: Starting Recovery from Alcohol and Drugs.

John Clapp PhD
Ph,D Professor and Executive Vice Dean
Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California
JOHN D. CLAPP is a professor and executive vice dean of the Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work at the University of Southern California. Clapp is known internationally for his research and translational work in the field of alcohol problem prevention. A fellow in the American Academy of Health Behavior, Clapp is currently studying the system dynamics of drinking events with a team of engineers and computer scientists with the goal of developing “smart” real-time prevention applications. He has published more than 100 journal articles, with his work appearing in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Addiction, Drug and Alcohol Dependence, among numerous other top research journals. Clapp has been awarded more than $32 million in grants and contracts (NIAAA, NIDA, U.S. Department of Education, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation) and has been principal investigator on over 20 funded projects. Clapp was the founding co-editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research. As a leader in the prevention of alcohol-related problems experienced by college students, he served six years as the director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery. He also served on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention National Advisory Council. Clapp’s work and expertise has been featured in numerous international media outlets, with coverage in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Daily Telegraph, ABC National News, among numerous others.

Nicole Corbin
LPC, Adult Behavioral Health Services Manager
Oregon Health Authority
Nicole Corbin, LPC, is in her 25th year in the behavioral health specialty. Corbin has served in many roles in the treatment, prevention and policy worlds including: mental health and addictions treatment for children, families and adults; training and supervision of clinicians seeking certification and licensure; clinical and administrative oversight of behavioral health programs; and prevention education and outreach. Additionally, she was program manager for Oregon's Addictions and Problem Gambling Services.

Ben Cort
Author, Counsultant
Ben’s passion for recovery, prevention and harm reduction comes from his own struggle with substance abuse. Sober since 6/15/96, Ben has been a part of the recovery community in almost every way imaginable; from a recipient to a provider to a spokesperson Cort has a deep understanding of the issues and a personal motivation to see the harmful effects of drug and alcohol abuse minimized.
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, Weed INC. published by HCI was released in September 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.

Gina Crowley CRADC, MRSS-P, MARS
CRADC, MRSS-P, MARS, Substance Use Disorders Counselor
FCC Behavioral Health
Gina Crowley has worked at FCC Behavioral Health in Cape Girardeau for 4 years. After 32 years of active addiction and coming to FCC Behavioral Health as a client, Ms. Crowley has maintained her sobriety for 6 years. Returning to FCC Behavioral Health, Ms. Crowley began her career in substance use disorder treatment as a Treatment Technician, working with the women in a residential setting. Ms. Crowley moved to classroom instructor and then her current position as a full-time Substance Use Disorders Counselor. Working with the Missouri Credentialing Board, Ms. Crowley has received her MRSS-P, CRADC, and MARS certifications. Ms. Crowley now teaches MRSS-P classes, is active in Alcoholics Anonymous groups, and a leader of Celebrate Recovery.

Robyn Cruze MA
Eating Recovery Center
Born and raised in Australia, Robyn Cruzes’ first profession was as a successful film, TV and theater actor. With a master's degree in Solo Performance (Acting) from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, today, Robyn utilizes her performance skills across the United States to inspire/motivate others.She is the co-author of Making Peace with Your Plate, and a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center (ERC.) She is an educator and writer, covering topics of body image, eating disorder recovery (including comorbidity of substance use) and The Body Conversation and breaking stigma surrounding mental illness. Robyn is a National Recovery Advocate for Eating Recovery Center (ERC.) and ERC’s online Facebook host within two online communities 150K followers): Eating Recovery and Binge Eating Connection. She contributes in numerous publications such as; Refinery29, Yahoo Style, Psychology Today, and The Mighty. Robyn is the co-author of Making Peace with Your Plate, with Espra Andrus, LCSW, and the author of a children's affirmation book Lovely Dreams. She is a popular keynote speaker and educator, covering topics of; body image, eating disorder recovery (including comorbidity of substance use) and aging in an unrealistic body culture.

Matthew Dorman
Credible Behavioral Health
With more than 30 years’ experience in technology management, operations, finance and investment banking and 18 years of political and government understanding and knowledge, Mr. 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 375 Partner Agencies spanning 34 states, annual revenues exceeding $30,000,000 and more than 150 staff nationwide. Prior to starting Credible and growing Credible to a leadership role in the Behavioral Health Enterprise software market, Mr. Dorman managed a $40 million E-Commerce division for Lockheed Martin. Previously, Mr. Dorman worked in the private sector managing turn-arounds and providing investment banking and management consulting. Prior to his MBA, Mr. Dorman worked in county and state government in Maryland, as well as on Capitol Hill for US Senator Paul Sarbanes and for Senator Al Gore’s Vice Presidential campaign in 1988.

John Driscoll MBA LADC
Senior Vice President Recovery Services
Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation

John Driscoll has worked in the treatment field since 1991 and at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation since 1999. He has served as a counselor, manager, and director in Recovery Services and was named senior vice president of recovery services in 2016. Prior to his time at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Driscoll started and directed a long-term treatment program for women and their children in Chicago. Driscoll is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from Northern Michigan University, and attended the clinical psychology graduate program at Marquette University in Milwaukee where he completed all but his thesis for his master's degree in clinical psychology. In 2008, he earned an MBA from Hamline University.

Ines Eaton
MS, Program Manager
Connecticut Department of Children and Families
Ines Eaton, MS, is the program manager for the Connecticut Department of Children and Families’ (DCF) substance use treatment and recovery unit. She joined the department in 1997 working in sexual abuse/high risk treatment and investigation units and later served as the first detention liaison at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center. She became the supervisor for the DCF court and community liaison, where she worked on interagency coordination efforts for court-involved children as well data dashboards for juvenile justice involved youth. Inés currently works in the clinical and community consultation and support division managing substance abuse programs for youth and caregivers.

David Fawcett
PhD, LCSW, Sex Therapist
David Fawcett PhD, LCSW, is a social worker and sex therapist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, specializing in gay men’s health. He is the author of “Lust, Men, and Meth: A Gay Man’s Guide to Sex and Recovery,” which explores the intersection of gay men, drug use and high-risk sexual behavior. Fawcett is currently consulting on a variety of diverse projects, including a documentary on chemsex, capacity building for addictions treatment among LGBT youth in Hong Kong, and the development of treatment protocols for stimulant misuse among MSM for the European Union. He frequently presents workshops on LGBT health, addiction, HIV, and co-occurring disorders, and has served on the Project Coordinating Committee for SAMHSA’s HIV and Mental Health Training and Resource Center. He has also been featured on SAMHSA’s “Road to Recovery” television series.

Rebecca Flood
President & CEO
Ashley Addiction Treatment
In more than 4 decades of experience in the health care industry, Becky Flood has demonstrated expertise in program development, clinical oversight, business development and fiscal management. As Vice President of Treatment Services at Seabrook in New Jersey, where she served for 26 years, she oversaw the organization’s residential treatment programs and the planning of specialized treatment for women, adolescents, and individuals with co-occurring disorders. While serving as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of New Directions for Women for over 14 years, her expertise was used exclusively on issues relating to women of all ages, pregnant women in any trimester, and women with dependent children affected by addiction. As President and CEO of Ashley Addiction Treatment, Becky will have a central role in guiding Ashley to adapt and evolve to meet the ever growing addiction and mental health epidemic. Ms. Flood earned her Master’s degree in Human Services from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, is a Nationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor (NCAC II), Board Registered Interventionist 2 (BRI II), and a Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC). Additionally she has always been committed to giving back to the field and has given of her time, talent, and treasure by serving on boards, providing training at national conferences, and serving as a CARF surveyor. She currently serves as a member of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (NAATP) Board, TRIAD Addiction Recovery Services Board, and President and Co-Founder of the Women’s CEO Global Alliance (WCEOG); a behavioral health rountable.