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Karen Simone, PharmD, DABAT, FAACT

Dr. Karen 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 & Poison Information Center...
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Bio | Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP

Dr. Stephanie Nichols is an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the University of New England College of Pharmacy, Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Tufts University School of Medicine, and a Psychiatric and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Pharmacist at Maine Medical Center in Portland.  She graduated from...
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Joann Schladale, MS, LMFT

Joann Schladale, MS, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in positive youth development, sexual health, trauma, violence prevention, problem sexual behavior, and teen pregnancy prevention since 1981. She created the first Counselor Certification Programs at the University of Louisville for addressing violence and sexual harm by youth...
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Gia Drew

Gia Drew is an LGBTQ Advocate, Speaker, Educator, and Writer. Originally from Boston, Gia has called Maine home for the past sixteen years. Currently she works as Program Director at EqualityMaine advocating on behalf the LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, and Queer/Questioning) community across the state. At EqualityMaine, she oversees...
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Frederic Reamer, PhD

Frederic G. Reamer is Professor in the graduate program of the School of Social Work, Rhode Island College, where he has been on the faculty since 1983.  His research and teaching have addressed a wide range of human service issues, including mental health, health care, criminal justice, public welfare, and...
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Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW

Nick Szubiak has over 15 years of experience in direct service, administration and clinical supervision. As Integrated Health Consultant for the National Council, he provides technical assistance, consultation, and training toward the integration of behavioral health and primary care, SBIRT, and substance use treatment such as medication-assisted treatment (MAT), and...
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Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD

Dr. Kimberly Johnson was appointed as the Director of SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) in February 2016 and leads the center’s activities to improve access, reduce barriers, and promote high quality, effective substance use disorder treatment and recovery services. Previously, Dr. Johnson was the Deputy Director for Operations...
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Teresa Valliere, LCSW, LADC, CCS

Teresa Valliere is an individual therapist, group facilitator, clinical supervisor and trainer with 19 years of experience in a variety of settings. She was director of inpatient services for a women’s substance abuse and co-occurring disorders residential programs; led an Assertive Community Treatment team; supervised a large detoxification and rehabilitation...
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Bodhi Simpson, LCPC, ATR

Bodhi Simpson is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the state of Maine and a Registered Art Therapist with the Art Therapy Credentialing Board. She earned her graduate degree in Clinical Art Therapy at Springfield College. She currently serves as the President of the Maine Mental Health Counselors Association. She...
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Kate Beever, MA, MT-BC

Kate Beever, originally from Gorham, Maine, studied at the USM School of Music and then worked for Frank Glazer before moving to New York City. She is now a Board Certified Music Therapist with a Master’s degree in Music Psychotherapy from New York University. While in New York, she interned at Beth...
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Stephen R. Andrew, LCSW, LADC, CCS, CGP

Stephen Andrew is a storyteller, trainer, and the Chief Energizing Officer of Health Education Training Institute. He maintains a compassion-focused private practice in Portland, Maine, USA where he also facilitates a variety of young person, men’s, co-ed, couples, and caregiver groups. Stephen has been a member of the International Motivational...
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Patricia A. Burke, MSW, LCSW, BCD

Patricia Burke is a Board Certified Diplomat in Clinical Social Work, a Certified Clinical Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Social Worker and a Certified Clinical Supervisor with over 30 of clinical and teaching experience. Patricia is a nationally recognized trainer and currently on the faculty of Union Institute & University...
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Rachel Henderson

Rachel Henderson has 40+ years of experience in the field of addictions and mental health in Ohio and Maine. She holds a Masters degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and has completed a major portion of the course work for a Ph.D. She developed a program for services to off-shore islands that...
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Jeri W. Stevens, PhD, LCPC, CCS

Jeri Stevens, owner of Chandler Bay Resources, is a psychotherapist practicing mental health for nearly 40 years. In addition to her private practice, Jeri is an assistant professor at Husson University, provides clinical supervision to both school and clinical counselors, facilitates stress resilience training and coaching and delivers on-going ethics...
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