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Rebecca Brown, MSW, LCSW

Rebecca Brown is the Director of Social Work Programs and Associate Professor of Social Work at Saint Joseph’s College. Before joining SJC, Ms. Brown was in direct practice and worked primarily in the field of child trauma and behavioral healthcare. Her experience includes the oversight of clinical operations associated with...
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2019.2.1 | Deb Grant, LCSW, RSME

Practicing psychotherapy since 1995, Deb Grant integrates Body-oriented Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness approaches, energy psychology (including EFT) and ego state work in her therapeutic work with clients to help create lasting healing and change. Deb holds an M.S.S.W. degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison...
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Oliver Bradeen

Oliver Bradeen, LCPC-c, MHRT-CSP Oliver is a crisis worker and counselor that has worked in the crisis field since 2013. Oliver is a native of Mid-coast Maine and now resides in Falmouth, ME. Oliver has a master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Southern Maine and...
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Karen Simon, Pharm. D.

Karen Simone, Pharm. D. Dr. Simone is the Director of the Northern New England Poison Center, which serves the States of Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Karen began poison center-related work at the Cincinnati Drug &...
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David Charns

David Charns anchors “Maine’s Total Weather & News This Morning” from 4:30-7 a.m. every weekday. He also provides special reports throughout the year. David has been recognized for his reporting on important issues in Maine, including the state’s drug epidemic and sexual abuse allegations involving two retired Biddeford police officers....
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Brenda Westberry, M.S.

Brenda Westberry, M.S. Brenda Westberry is President and founder of Westberry Consulting where she facilitates workshops, conferences and trainings on a national level for businesses, government and community agencies. Brenda is a retired Chief Probation Officer from the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch. She has over 30 years of experience...
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Eric Haram, LADC

Eric is the owner of Haram Consulting, a health and behavioral healthcare consulting firm. Haram Consulting offers large- and small-scale technical assistance for all aspects of strategic planning, workforce development, and clinical and business systems design for states, institutions, and organizations. In this capacity, Eric is Senior Field Consultant to...
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Christine McKenzie, M.Ed

Christine McKenzie, M.Ed Christine McKenzie earned her BA in Psychology and her Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from University of South Carolina. Christine has three decades of experience in the fields of behavioral health, vocational rehabilitation and cognitive behavior therapy. Christine is the on faculty of Tufts University School of...
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Dr. Kristen Silvia, MD

Kristen B. Silvia, MD is the Primary Care Champion for Maine Medical Center’s new Integrated Medication Assisted Therapy (IMAT) Program. Dr. Silvia became interested in treating patients with substance use disorders while in residency and has been a provider of buprenorphine therapy for the treatment of opiate dependence to more than 120...
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2018.08.23

Bridget Rauscher, PPS Bridget has worked in the field of public health since 2008 and as an employee of the City of Portland since 2010. Bridget has served as the program coordinator for the Public Health Division’s Substance Use Prevention Program since January, 2016. In her current role, Bridget oversees...
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2018.08.17 Dr. John O’Brien Biography

John O’Brien, Ph.D. John received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He is currently in full time private practice in Portland, specializing in substance use disorder, grief, trauma and gay/lesbian issues. In his previous professional life, he was a high school guidance counselor and worked at Spring...
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Sera Davidow

Sera Davidow resides in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts with her family, including her two children, ages 15 and 6.  She has been a part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) since its visioning process, and has served as Director since it became funded in 2007.  She...
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Pat McKenzie

Pat McKenzie is an advocate for the advancement of peer services and the promotion of lived experience as an essential element in recovery oriented mental health services in Maine. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with an advanced certificate of study in individual, couples, and family therapy. Currently,...
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Alison Web TEST

Alison Webb, MPH, PS-C, is an independent public health consultant with over 20 years experience in community outreach and organizing, substance use and overdose prevention, community based substance use recovery supports, and linking community members with healthcare services. Her work in substance use includes creating protocols for primary care physicians...
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Larry C. Williams, CEO, Consultant & Trainer

Larry C. Williams is the CEO Of Williams Training Consultants, LLC. As CEO, he provides staff development, youth and family enrichment trainings for a variety of schools, churches and companies across the country.  In addition to training for Celebrating Families!, Larry is an international trainer for the “Strengthening Families Parenting...
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