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Bio | Curt Cyr, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Dr. Cyr is a native of Maine and went on to the University of Rhode Island completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and Zoology. He obtained a masters in Cell Biology and a doctoral degree in Pharmacology from New York University while studying the desensitization of Endothelin receptors....
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Bio | Carla J. Rash, Ph.D.

Carla Rash, Ph.D., earned her doctorate in clinical psychology at Louisiana State University in 2007. She completed a National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) postdoctoral research fellowship at UConn Health with Dr. Petry. Currently, Dr. Rash is an assistant professor of medicine in the Calhoun Cardiology Center, Behavioral...
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Bio | Helen Harberts, MA, JD

Helen Harberts has worked in drug court systems since 1994 as both a prosecutor and a Chief Probation Officer. She drafted the protocol and implemented the Butte County Drug Court (Adult and Juvenile), the DUI Court, the Mentally Ill Offenders Court, the Domestic Violence Court, and the Comprehensive Treatment Court...
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Bio | Alane O’Connor, DNP

Dr. Alane O’Connor specializes in addiction medicine. For the past 15 years, she led MaineGeneral Medical Center’s efforts to expand access to substance use treatment including rapid access buprenorphine in the ED, implementing the high-acuity step down program, Outpatient Plus, expanding access in primary care and developing an inpatient substance...
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Bio | Eric R. Brown, MD, FAAFP, FASAM

A graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and the Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency Program, he initially worked in role of Family Physician /Medical Director at the Penobscot Nation Health Center and The Penobscot Nation Substance Abuse Program and became duel boarded in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He continues...
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Bio | Eva Quirion, NP, Ph.D.

Dr. Quirion is a graduate of The University of Maine, Orono and the University of Phoenix. She joined an interventional pain practice after receiving her FNP certification. She then joined St. Joseph Healthcare in 2014 as a Pain Care provider embedded in primary care. Eva has been working with patients...
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Bio | Steve Morgan

Steven Morgan has worked in peer support for twelve years. He was originally trained as a Georgia Certified Peer Specialist and worked in traditional service agencies, where he became intimately familiar with the difficulties of practicing peer support within a medical model. This led to an interest in developing alternative...
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Bio | Louie Diaz

Louie Diaz is a person in long-term recovery. He works as a reentry and outreach specialist at the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Department.  His job takes him inside prisons and jails preparing men for release. He is a support system for returning citizens when they are released to the community. Louie...
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Bio | Georgana Prudhomme, LCSW

Upon completion of her Masters in Social Work from Louisiana State University, Georgana has worked in the field of social services for 30 years in varying roles within the corporate industry and non-profits. Currently Georgana works at Kennebec Behavioral Health as the Clinical Training and Quality Manager where she oversees...
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Bio | Catherine Chichester, APRN

As Executive Director of the CCSME, Kate Chichester has led CCSME for the past 25 years, during which time it has been recognized both statewide and nationally for its work to advance co-occurring mental health and substance use integration. Kate has written, directed, and participated in multiple grant-funded projects spanning...
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Bio | Tonya Bailey-Curry, LMSW

Tonya Bailey-Curry is a Licensed Social Worker with Bates College Counseling and Psychological Center. Prior to her role with Bates College, Tonya served as the Director of Peer and Family Programs with NAMI Maine serving individuals and families impacted by mental health challenges across the state. With NAMI Maine, Tonya...
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Bio | John F. Kelly, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Kelly is the Elizabeth R. Spallin Professor of Psychiatry in Addiction Medicine at Harvard Medical School – the first endowed professor in addiction medicine at Harvard. He is also the Founder and Director of the Recovery Research Institute at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), the Associate Director of the...
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Bio | Corinne Cather, PhD

Dr. Corinne Cather is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School and Director of Psychology Services for the Schizophrenia Clinical and Research Program at the Massachusetts General Hospital Schizophrenia Program in Boston. Dr. Cather earned her undergraduate degree in biopsychology at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and her...
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Bio | Brandy Brown, LCSW (she, her, hers)

Brandy is the Program Manager for The Gender Clinic Program at Maine Medical Partners/ The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. She provides assessment, therapy, coordination of medical and mental health services, and program development within a multidisciplinary setting. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry for Tufts University School of...
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