Stephanie Bergeron, Executive Director, Serenity Place

Stephanie Bergeron is a life-long New Hampshire resident with over 2 decades of non-profit experience including fundraising, grant writing, and organizational development. She holds a Graduate Degree in Organizational Leadership and is currently the Executive Director of Serenity Place, an integrated behavioral health agency focusing on substance use disorder treatment located in Downtown Manchester. The City of Manchester has been significantly impacted by the opioid epidemic. Stephanie has worked closely with the City and State to establish significant partnerships addressing the needs of the community. The Safe Station program is one of these novel approaches that is currently receiving national and international attention.
Monica Bharel, MD, MPH, Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

Monica Bharel, MD, MPH became Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health in February of 2015. As Commissioner, she is responsible for spearheading the state's response to the opioid crisis, as well as leading the Department’s implementation of health care cost containment legislation, Chapter 224, reducing health disparities, finding public health solutions for health care reform, finding innovative solutions using data and evidence-based practices, and other health care quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Bharel comes to DPH widely recognized for her dedication to health care for underserved and vulnerable populations. She previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, the largest nonprofit health care organization for homeless individuals in the country. Dr. Bharel has served on the faculty of Harvard Medical School, Boston University Medical School, and Harvard School of Public Health. She was previously at Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Medical Center. She has practiced general internal medicine for 20 years in neighborhood health centers, city hospitals, the Veterans Administration, university hospitals and nonprofit organizations. She received her Master of Public Health degree through the Commonwealth Fund/Harvard University Fellowship in Minority Health Policy. She received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed a residency and chief residency in internal medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center.
Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston
Michael Botticelli is the Executive Director of the Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine at Boston Medical Center and a Distinguished Policy Scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Prior to this, Botticelli served as the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for the Obama administration. Prior to joining ONDCP, he served as Director of the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where he expanded nationally recognized prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery services. He also forged strong partnerships with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies; state and local health and human service agencies; and stakeholder groups to implement evidence-based programs. Botticelli holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Siena College and a Master of Education degree from St. Lawrence University. He is also in long-term recovery.
Luke Deboy, MSW LCSW-C

Luke DeBoy’s career as a counselor is deeply rooted in a passion for addictions medicine. From his own experiences to his impressive career in the treatment of co-occurring disorders, Luke is dedicated to a mission of recovery. He first began in addictions treatment while studying at Salisbury University as an undergraduate. During his time, there Luke designed and implemented a substance abuse education and referral program for the student athletics department. His experiences there opened his eyes to the importance of education and person-centered treatment modalities for recovery. After completing his undergraduate studies he chose to advance his knowledge through a Certification in Addictions Counseling in 2010. Once his certification was completed, Luke began a master’s program in social work at the University of Maryland Baltimore, undertaking graduate-level course work and rigorous field placements and graduated in 2013.
C. Scott Dehorty, LCSW-C, Delphi Behavioral Health Group
C. Scott Dehorty is a Licensed Certified Clinical Social Worker (LCSW-C) and therapist who brings over 20 years of experience in the field. Specializing in substance abuse, mental health, and chronic pain management, Scott utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral approach and draws largely from Mindfulness based practices when treating patients in all stages of recovery. Scott received his Master’s degree in Social Work (with a focus on Clinical Mental Health Counseling) from the University of Maryland, and his Bachelor’s degree in Human Services & Psychology from Elon College in North Carolina. Before joining Maryland House Detox, Scott spent the past two decades working in various roles within the field, serving as a Psychotherapist in his own Private Practice, a Pain Recovery Program Manager, Psychiatric Social Worker within a Pain Treatment Program, a Clinical Director, a Crisis/Admissions Counselor, and more. Scott has also played an active role within the mental health and addiction community, servicing as a presenter for various conferences including The Johns Hopkins Hospital Psychiatry Grand Rounds, Senate Employee Assistance Program, Delaware Professional Counselors Association, Addiction Professional Summit, Harford County Trauma Institute, among others. Scott has appeared on various media outlets discussing issues surrounding mental health, chronic pain, and opioid addiction including Fox 45 Baltimore, Straight Talk with Mike Gimbel, and Psychology Today, as well as contributed to the book Love First: A Family’s Guide to Intervention. www.mhdetox.com
Kate Duffy, BS, Recovery Coach & Treatment Coordinator, ADCARE

Kate Duffy, BS, Recovery Coach & Treatment Coordinator, ADCARE community services is a successful entrepreneur, coach and catalyst for change who has inspired growth for over twenty-five years. She became deeply passionate about changing the language of recovery after facing her own battle with substance abuse. Kate graduated from Lesley University with a BS in Early Childhood Education. Before devoting her time to recovery coaching, she was the Founding Executive Director of Evergreen Day School in Cambridge, MA. She then moved into a consultant and training role in the field of education before becoming a Life Coach. Kate’s strongest skills are engaging individuals resistant to begin recovery and in educating families to understand recovery language, causing them to assist their loved one in a more impactful way. "Kate has a significant amount of enthusiasm, and she really promotes recovery," AdCare Hospital's Dr. Muchowski says, "She is an example of recovery and creates a sense of hope in folks. That is critical in this juncture."
Michael Dennis Hanlon, Ret. Police Lieutenant Worcester, Counselor, AdCare Hospital of Worcester, Inc.
Michael Hanlon is a retired Police Lieutenant from the city of Worcester.  While with the Worcester Police Department, Lieutenant Hanlon’s career brought him through varied assignments including Operations Division, Bicycle Patrol, Service Division and finally the Worcester Court House.  As the Lieutenant at the court house he worked closely with Judges, the District Attorney’s Office, Probation, and the Clerk Magistrate’s office. After retiring from Law Enforcement in 2011 Mr. Hanlon joined AdCare Hospital and returned to school to pursue his passion for working with those caught in addiction.  Mr. Hanlon, like many, was drawn to this field due to his own history of substance abuse.  He has been actively involved, through his church, in inner city homeless outreach for the past 20 years motivated by a desire to bring a message of hope to those trapped by addiction.  He is presently a Per Diem counselor at AdCare Hospital and performs several different functions including working as a Detox, Rehab, Placement, and Milieu counselor.  
John Gale, MS, Senior Health Policy and Services Researcher, Maine Rural Health Research Center, University of Southern Maine

Since joining the University of Southern Maine’s Rural Health Research Center, rural hospital and delivery system issues have formed the core of Mr. Gale’s research. His work concentrates on the operation of rural delivery and safety net systems involving Critical Access and other rural hospitals, Rural Health Clinics and primary care providers, and substance use and behavioral health providers. He has conducted numerous studies of the prevalence of rural substance use (including opioids), substance use delivery systems, and strategies to address rural substance use. He serves on the Board of Trustees of the National Rural Health Association and New England Rural Health Roundtable. He is a Senior Fellow of the Health Research and Educational Trust of the American Hospital Association and an Adjunct Faculty member of the Public Health Program in the University of New England College of Graduate and Professional Studies. He recently completed a rural substance use prevention and treatment toolkit for the United Nations to support policymakers in developing countries.
Senator Maggie Hassan

United States Senator Maggie Hassan is committed to working with members of both parties to represent New Hampshire values and to solve problems in order to expand middle class opportunity, support small businesses, and keep America safe, secure, and free. She is the second woman in American history to be elected both Governor and United States Senator, along with fellow New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen. Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2016, Senator Hassan is working to combat the heroin, fentanyl, and opioid crisis; expand access to job training and make college more affordable for our students and families; help innovative businesses grow and create good jobs; and build a more inclusive economic future where all people who work hard to get ahead can stay ahead.

She is also focused on strengthening national security; protecting Social Security and Medicare; ensuring that veterans get the services that they need and deserve; combating climate change and preserving our natural resources; and protecting a woman's right to make her own health care decisions. Senator Hassan’s committee assignments allow her to focus on these as well as other critical priorities facing New Hampshire’s families, small businesses, and economy. She is a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs; the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP); the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation; and the Joint Economic Committee.

Senator Hassan was drawn to public service as an advocate fighting to ensure that children like her son Ben, who experiences severe disabilities, would be fully included in their communities and have the same opportunities that all parents want for their children. In 1999, then-Governor Shaheen asked her to serve on the Advisory Committee to the Adequacy in Education and Finance Commission. Her experience as a business attorney and as a parent of a child who experiences disabilities enabled her to provide a unique perspective as the commission did its work.

Senator Hassan was first elected to the New Hampshire Senate in 2004, serving the people of the 23rd District, which included ten Seacoast towns. During her six years in office, she was selected by her colleagues to serve as President Pro Tempore and Majority Leader of the State Senate. In 2013, she was sworn in as the 81st Governor of New Hampshire. Throughout her two terms as Governor, she responsibly balanced the state budget; created a business-friendly environment that encouraged innovation and saw New Hampshire’s unemployment rate drop to among the lowest in the nation; worked to implement a comprehensive, hands-on approach to the heroin, fentanyl and opioid crisis; and froze in-state tuition at state universities for the first time in 25 years while lowering tuition at community colleges.
John F. Kelly, PhD, ABPP
Elizabeth R. Spallin Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Director, MGH Recovery Research Institute
Program Director, MGH Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS)
Associate Director, MGH Center for Addiction Medicine
John Kelly, PhD, is the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Program Director of the Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) and Associate Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine at MGH. Kelly is a former President of the American Psychological Association (APA) Society of Addiction Psychology, a Fellow of the APA, and a diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He has served as a consultant to U.S. federal agencies and non-federal institutions, and foreign governments. His clinical and research work has focused on addiction treatment and the recovery process, mechanisms of behavior change, and in reducing stigma and discrimination among individuals with addiction disorders.
Robert Matylewicz, DO, FASAM, Medical Director, Clarity Way, Inc.

Robert Matylewicz is a board-certified addiction medicine physician and Medical Director at Clarity Way, Inc. (Elements Behavioral Health), in Hanover, Pennsylvania. He is also a board-certified family physician and a Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has over 15 years of experience in residential and outpatient addiction treatment. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton and graduated from The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he received a U.S. Army Health Professions Scholarship. Prior to medical school, he served with the U.S. Army. Matylewicz specializes in the treatment of medically complex addiction cases and works closely with the clinical director and therapy team developing a individualized treatment plan.
Pamela A. Mautte MS, MCHES, CPS-R, Director Alliance for Prevention & Wellness, A Program of BHcare
Pamela A. Mautte, MS, a certified prevention specialist, is the director of BHcare’s, Alliance for Prevention and Wellness (formerly the Valley Substance Abuse Action Council).  Ms. Mautte has more than 20 years of experience in the area of health, wellness, and prevention. Ms. Mautte’s dedication to the field of substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion prompted her to develop, obtain funding, and implement specialized programs to reduce risk of substance abuse and promote good mental health among various populations. In addition to developing programs, she builds and leads coalitions and task forces that address critical behavioral health issues. She also assists and develops policies, implements organizational and community change models, and engages in legislative advocacy for critical prevention issues. Ms. Mautte has extensive education and training in several evidence based curriculums, has been featured in national drug educational videos and assisted in developing curriculum modules. Ms. Mautte has presented prevention/information/training sessions to professionals across the state and nation. She is respected for her expertise in the field, and is a former adjunct professor.
Clifton Mitchell, PhD, Professor Emeritus, East Tennessee State University
Clifton Mitchell received his PhD in counseling psychology from Indiana State University and is currently a Professor Emeritus at East Tennessee State University where he received the teacher of the year award in 2002. His ideas and writings have been published in Men’s Health Today, Barron’s Financial Weekly, as well as in numerous professional journals. His research includes investigations of subliminal messages, stress and personality styles. For the past 20 years, Mitchell has spoken to hundreds of mental health organizations and leadership groups on effective techniques for improving communications and creating change through an understanding of how the mind works. Mitchell’s teachings and programs have also been used in Tennessee’s Families First welfare reform initiative to empower women to develop the skills and attitudes necessary for life changes.
Aldo Morales, MD, FASAM
Dr. Aldo Morales, the Medical Director for Retreat at Palm Beach, was born in Havana, Cuba. His interest in pharmacology and addiction stems from his undergraduate degree from Rutgers College of Pharmacy. After studying abroad for his medical degree, he completed a psychiatry residency at Rutgers’ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He is double boarded in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is a Charter Member of the American Board of Addiction Medicine. He has practiced for more than 25 years in Palm Beach and Broward Counties, and has promoted that addiction is a treatable condition, not a moral failing.
Chief Frederick Ryan, Arlington, Massachusetts Police Department

Frederick Ryan has been a police officer since 1984 and has served as Chief of Police in Arlington, Massachusetts since 1999. He holds a master’s degree in public administration from Framingham State University and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Western New England University. He is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, Va., an honor only claimed by less than 1 percent of police officers nationwide. Chief Ryan has studied at the Law Enforcement Command Institute at Babson College, and in 2013, he completed the State & Local Government Executive Education program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Chief Ryan is an Arlington native and a graduate of Arlington High School, where he was a student athlete and Greater Boston League Football All-Star. In 2015, Chief Ryan launched a revolutionary drug addiction recovery program, the Arlington Outreach Initiative, which pairs police officers with a public health clinician to conduct outreach to those suffering from addiction – particularly those in the grip of the current opioid and heroin epidemic. He then became a member of the Executive Board of the Police Assisted Addiction Recovery Initiative (P.A.A.R.I.), which works to help other police departments throughout the nation replicate similar addiction recovery programs in their communities. Recently, he was chosen to chair the organization’s Police Advisory Council, a group of law enforcement leaders from around the country who advise P.A.A.R.I. on policy and law enforcement trends. Chief Ryan also sits on the Board of Directors for Communities for Restorative Justice, working to further the organization’s mission by assisting victims and offenders of a crime through a healing approach outside the court system. He is an active member of the F.B.I. National Academy Associates, Vice-President of the Massachusetts Major City Chiefs of Police Association, Incorporator with Cambridge Savings Bank and serves on the board of the Greater Boston Police Council.
Malory Shaughnessy, Executive Director, Alliance for Addiction and Mental Health Services, Maine; Member of the Maine Task Force to Address the Opioid Crisis in the State

Malory Shaughnessy, MPPM, has over 35 years of advocacy and public policy experience. She has worked at all levels of government from legislative staff in the office of Congressman Tom Andrews in the early 1990s, to working on projects for the Maine Legislature’s Office of Policy and Legal Analysis, and serving as a Cumberland County Commissioner. As a Commissioner, she served as President of the Maine County Commissioners Association and represented Maine Counties on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Counties. She was also a founding member of the Cumberland Public Health District. Nominated to Chair the Maine State Sentencing & Corrections Practices Commission by Governor Baldacci, she worked to make positive changes to Maine’s sentencing practices. Malory received her Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the Muskie School of Public Service, and her BA in political science and economics from the University of Missouri. Malory serves on the Board of Visitors for the Muskie School of Pubic Service and the Board of Directors for the Maine Women’s Lobby.
Susan A. Storti PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP, President/CEO of the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council

Susan A. Storti PhD, RN, NEA-BC, CARN-AP is the President/CEO of the Substance Use and Mental Health Leadership Council of RI. Dr. Storti has held a significant number of senior positions in working with Federal, state, and local agencies over the course of her distinguished career and has been recognized as national leader who understands and articulates complex behavioral healthcare issues, identifies pragmatic and workable solutions, and forges productive local, state and national partnerships among various constituent groups. Dr. Storti is Board Certified as an Advanced Nurse Executive and Advance Practice Addictions Registered Nurse. She earned a B.S in nursing and an M.A. in counseling from Rhode Island College, and a PhD in nursing/behavioral health and health policy, from the University of Connecticut.
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.