David Chernof, MSW, LCSW, MBA, VP, Addictions Services, Great Circle
 
David has been working in the behavioral health field for over 20 years, and has 10+ years’ experience working with people who have sought substance use treatment. David earned his Masters of Social Work degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in 1995 and then his Masters of Business Administration from Webster University in 2004. David returned to Bridgeway in November of 2008 to work as the Director of Quality and Standards after spending time working at Anthem and Christian Hospital. He and his wife, Betsy, moved to the St. Louis area in 2000 so she could attend Washington University and fell in love with the city. They enjoy the active lifestyle of St. Louis with their two children Nate and Max.
Mary P. Hauser, MA, Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development
 
Mary P. Hauser joined Dominion Diagnostics in 1999 and serves as Vice President of Addiction Services and New Market Development.  Ms. Hauser has over four decades of experience in addiction medicine, behavioral health, mental health, and psychology.  Her experience extends from directing addiction prevention, intervention, treatment, and research programs; to serving as adjunct faculty at multiple universities; to serving as a consultant at the State, Federal and Inpatient/Outpatient program level. Over her tenure at Dominion Diagnostics, Ms. Hauser has exclusively focused on aligning Dominion’s science and service model with the unique, ever-growing needs of addiction medicine. She was a leading instrumental voice in the development and clinical application of Dominion’s Scientifically Accurate Medication Monitoring (SAMM)® and Comprehensive Analysis of Reported Drugs (CARD)® reports and trend data that offer next-generation clinical insight into medication adherence and patient self-reported drug use to support assessment, treatment planning, and outcomes in a number of medical specialties. Further, Ms. Hauser assembled a world-class team of thought leaders to represent Dominion as its Scientific and Addiction Advisory Board.  She has lectured and trained extensively around the country in support of continuing education for addiction and behavioral health professionals. Ms. Hauser holds a Masters Degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin.
Gary Kushner, MA, LPC, CAC III, CeDAR – Executive Director, CeDAR
 
Gary Kushner has over twenty-seven years’ experience managing various forms of behavioral health treatment services through hospital programs. He has been with the University of Colorado Health for over 16 years as Manager of Outpatient and Community Based Psychiatric Programs, Director of Operations and now Executive Director of CeDAR. Gary has been involved in several start-up programs for inpatient psychiatry, substance use disorder, partial hospitalization programs, outpatient and community programs, as well as private practice. Gary has a MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Addiction Counselor. Gary is committed to developing and managing evidenced based – behavioral health programs that are effective, innovative, accessible and patient centered by integrating a variety of treatment models in concert with proven support systems to meet patient needs.
Mary Jo Mather, Executive Director, IC&RC
 
Mary Jo Mather is the Executive Director of the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium, Inc. (IC&RC), which is the international association of addiction certification and licensing boards.  IC&RC sets standards for addiction-related credentials and develops examinations for 76 credentialing and licensing boards worldwide.  Prior to her appointment as IC&RC Executive Director, she was co-chair of the IC&RC’s CPM Oral Examination Committee, chair of the Administrators Committee, and served on the Executive Committee as Secretary for two years.  She oversees all aspects of IC&RC and its operations.  She currently serves on the Advisory Councils of the National Hispanic & Latino ATTC and the Central East ATTC.
 
Mary is also the Executive Director of the PA Certification Board (PCB).  PCB certifies addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, prevention specialists, co-occurring disorders professionals, case managers, ancillary addiction workers, and recovery specialists.   As Executive Director of PCB, she oversees all aspects of the certification process including the development of new credentials and serving as ethics investigator in disciplinary proceedings. 
Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC, Health Educator at Rutgers School of Public Health. President of NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Addiction Professionals and their Allies
 
Mr. McCabe serves on the Board of Directors of NALGAP: The Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Addiction Professionals and their Allies, and holds the position of President. He contributed to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment’s “A  Provider’s Introduction to Substance Abuse Treatment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and  Transgender Individuals” as a principal writer on family issues and for the “Healthy  People 2010 LGBT Companion Document.”  In 2009, he was selected as a Master Trainer for the SAMHSA/CSAT Addiction  Technology Transfer Center Curriculum on LGBT Clients.  He was appointed by Governor Christie to the  New Jersey Board of Social Work Examiners.  He has presented workshops at various local, state and national events and also in the  United Kingdom.
Zach Snitzer, Co-Founder and Director of Business Development of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center
 
Zach Snitzer is the Co-Founder and Director of Business Development of Maryland Addiction Recovery Center. As a person in long-term recovery and an accomplished professional in the areas of marketing, communications, branding, public relations, business development and media, Zach co-founded MARC in 2013 right outside his home town for the purposes of bringing comprehensive extended care treatment services to the Mid-Atlantic area. He believes in treating addiction as a chronic disease and that family engagement, long-term care, evidence based approaches and collaborative, community-based relationships are the keys to an effective treatment program. Zach also serves on the Board of Directors of the Nikki Perlow Foundation and the D.C. Maryland Virginia Professional Liasion's Association.

Ray Tamasi, 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 Ryan Woods, RNC, LADC, MSHS, CEO, WestBridge
 

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.