Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, DFASAM, DABAM, President and CEO of the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc.
Louis E. Baxter, Sr., MD, is the president and CEO of the Professional Assistance Program of New Jersey, Inc., a not-for-profit 501c3 organization that manages impaired healthcare professionals. He is program director of the Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program, Howard University Medical School. He also serves as assistant clinical professor of medicine, Rutgers Medical School of New Jersey. He is certified in addiction medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). 
Baxter is past president of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has also served as a director of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. He is a director-at-large of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has served on a number of National Advisory Councils and Committees, including SAMSHA, CSAT, NIDA, and the FDA. He is a current member of the Advisory Council of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He is also a member of the American Medical Assocation, American College of Legal Medicine, and the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Baxter is a consultant to the NFL, NBA, and U.S. Olympic Anti-doping Committee, and has been a White House consultant to the ONDCP beginning with the Clinton administration to the Obama administration. 

Carol Boyer, Community Relations Director for Maryland House Detox, a Delphi Behavioral Health Group Company 

Carol Boyer is the Community Relations Director for Delphi Behavioral Health Group's Maryland House Detox, and is a National Recovery Month Planning Partner for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). A results-oriented team player and professional with over 20 years of leadership, management, communication and community engagement experience, Boyer has also excelled in marketing and event planning for business, including fitness facilities, healthcare and national treatment providers. 

Boyer has been recognized with awards and citations including an honor from Sen. Chris Van Hollen for her work on International Overdose Awareness Day 2017, the Anne Arundel County Policy Department's Citizen Award for 2017 for International Overdose Awareness Day, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency Outstanding Service Aware, the Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce Business of the Year Award and the Anne Arundel County Public School's Business Partner of the Year Award. She also has served on and led committees including the Healthy Anne Arundel Month Planning Committee (Director), the Human Performance Signature Program (Chair) and most recently as the Co-chair for the Maryland Chapter of Addiction Policy Forum and the Howard County Recovery Oriented Systems of Care (ROSC) and as a board member for Hope House Treatment Center and My Life Foundation.

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.
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. 
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.
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.
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.