Presenters

 

Presenters

Stacy Charpentier PhotoStacy Charpentier, RCP, CPRS

CCAR

Stacy Charpentier enthusiastically joined CCAR in January 2013.  She brings with her a long history of successful project management, training and facilitation, as well as a deep commitment to serving her community, having worked in a non-profit setting for over 18 years.  As a recovery ally, Stacy hopes that she can bring her experience of having a parent in long-term recovery to her position as the Director of the Center for Addiction Recovery Training.   In her role, she strives to develop and market new, innovative, and high quality training programs for the performance enhancement of both CCAR Trainers and CCAR trained Recovery Coaches.   Stacy is honored to work for an organization that not only strives to provide the recovery community with such high quality services, training and support, but believes that by putting a face on recovery, more people will come forward seeking help through hope and the possibility of sustained long-term recovery.

Dolores Chiechi PhotoDolores Chiechi

Recreational Gaming Association

Dolores Chiechi serves as the Executive Director and Lobbyist for the Recreational Gaming Association (RGA). Ms. Chiechi served on Governor Locke’s Task Force on Problem Gambling in 2004 to develop legislation for a state program to promote problem gambling awareness and provide treatment. She serves on the ECPG Board of Directors and the Board of the National Council on Problem Gambling.

Brian Farr PhotoBrian Farr, MA, LPC

Brian Farr is a Licensed Professional Counselor in private practice in Portland, OR. His work with clients includes financial therapy, individual and couples counseling, and small business development. He has extensive clinical experience with the complex issues of problem gambling. Brian’s interactions with workshop participants are enriched by his successful career in the world of business. During the 25 years prior to becoming a professional counselor, he was a founding partner of an investment management firm, the owner/manager of a personnel agency, and a professional commodity broker. Mr. Farr has an MA in Counseling Psychology from Lewis & Clark College and a BA in History from Stanford University.

Don Feeney Photo Don Feeney, MPP, MS

Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance

Don Feeney is currently President of the Northstar Problem Gambling Alliance, the Minnesota affiliate of the National Council on Problem Gambling.  He was co-founder of the Alliance and has served on its board since its inception in 2001. Don also served on the Board of Directors of the National Council on Problem Gambling from 2002 to 2016 and was President from 2011 to 2013.  From 1991 to 2017, he served as Research and Planning Director at the Minnesota Lottery, where he was responsible for the Lottery’s market research, policy analysis, corporate social responsibility programs, and strategic planning.  He previously worked with the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board, the State Demographer’s Office, the Minnesota State Planning Agency, the Boston Housing Authority, and as a policy advisor to former Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich.  His research interests include the relation between public opinion and gambling policy, public awareness of problem gambling, and gambling and popular culture.  Don holds a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard, a Master’s degree in Statistics from the University of Minnesota, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Brown University. In July 2017, Don was honored with the National Council on Problem Gambling’s Monsignor Joseph A. Dunne award for lifetime achievement in advocacy.

Barbara Gerrior PhotoBarbara Gerrior, MSW

Clark County Department of Community services

Barbara Gerrior is the Program Coordinator for the Clark County Department of Community Services, Alcohol & Drug/Specialty Court Program. Barbara has extensive experience working with individuals in need of substance abuse treatment. Barbara holds an MSW degree from Portland State University. Barbara is skilled in outreach, intervention, end referral, for individuals who have numerous challenges including homelessness, criminal justice involvement, addiction, mental health problems, and family violence. Barbara has worked in Clark County to develop and implement transitional housing, pregnant and postpartum women’s programs, and specialized treatment for individuals with substance abuse and/or co-occurring psychiatric disorders. She has been the Lead Recovery Support Specialist for “Access to Recovery” in Clark County for over 12 years.

 Jon Grant PhotoJon Grant, JD, MD, MPH

University of Chicago

Jon Grant is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Chicago where he directs a clinic and research lab on addictive, compulsive, and impulsive disorders. Dr. Grant is the author of more than a dozen books and 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles, and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Gambling Studies.

Maureen Greeley Photo Maureen Greeley, BS

Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Maureen Greeley is the Executive Director of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling (ECPG), has worked with and for ECPG since 1998, and became Executive Director in November 2006. At the national level, she holds an Affiliate seat on the Board for the National Council on Problem Gambling and has also served as the Board’s President.

Maureen has presented on Problem Gambling, Process Addictions, Responsible Gaming, Gambling Counselor Certification, Social and Internet Gaming Standards and more across the United States. In Washington State, she serves on the Problem Gambling Advisory Council for the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services’ Behavioral Health Administration.

David Jefferson

David Jefferson, MSW, CDP

Skagit County Public Health

David Jefferson has been a recovery advocate since 1988. He trained with Bill White on Recovery Oriented Systems of Care. He was employed by DBHR and the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center to provide numerous trainings to Washington counties on how to make treatment more recovery-oriented and how communities can strengthen their recovery capital. David is trained in the CCAR Recovery Coach model and provided an adapted training for Pacific Islanders. He is one of the founders of the North Sound Recovery Coalition and chaired the group for three years. David helped secure funding for the first regional Substance Abuse and Mental Health Recovery conference in 2017, and helped organize the Solution to Addiction Symposium in 2019. He currently works for Skagit County Public Health and has helped to start the first Recovery Care Coordination program to help people stabilize, initiate treatment, and get support achieving long-term recovery.

Daniel Kaufmann Photo

Daniel Kaufmann, PhD, LMHC, BACC, ICGC-II

Grand Canyon University

Daniel Kaufmann is a full-time faculty and current Content Development Lead for graduate programs in Mental Health Counseling and Counselor Education and Supervision at Grand Canyon University. Dr. Kaufmann also serves as the Clinical Director for the Florida Council on Compulsive Gambling and has focused on treating a wide range of clinical issues with a focus on the process addictions of problem gambling as well as video game disorders. His research covers areas from gambling addiction, video games, personality theory, online education, and counselor development. He is a Board Approved Clinical Consultant through the IGCCB and is currently involved in the training process for gambling-specific certification for clinicians across the country.


Heather Kleckinger-Craven PhotoHeather Kleckinger-Craven, LPC, ICGC-II

Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling

Heather Kleckinger-Craven has been with the Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling (LACG) since 2011. Before being selected as the Director of Clinical Services for LACG in July 2017, she served as first the family counselor, and then the Program Director for the Center of Recovery (CORE), which is a residential gambling disorder treatment program through LACG. She has worked as a counselor, trainer, and administrator in the field of behavioral health for more than 17 years. She provides training and educational sessions for clinicians throughout the country on gambling disorder.

Ken Litwak PhotoKen Litwak, BA, ICGC-I, CCTP, DRCC

Council on Compulsive Gambling of NJ

Ken Litwak is a Problem Gambling Prevention Specialist for the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey. He graduated from City University of Seattle with an AS in General Studies and a BA in Management with certificates in Child and Adolescent Development and Gerontology. He is working toward an MS in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Ken is an Internationally Certified Gambling Counselor and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Additionally, Ken works as an alcohol and drug counselor and has spoken at various events in the State of New Jersey and nationally about the similarities and differences between substance use disorder and disordered gambling and gambling and trauma. Ken is a US Navy Veteran.

Marlene Maheu PhotoMarlene Maheu, PhD

Telebehavioral Health Institute

Marlene Maheu, PhD has been a telebehavioral health pioneer since 1994. As the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc., she has overseen the development and delivery of online training to professionals from 73 countries worldwide. Including in-person keynotes, workshops and panel presentations, her total telehealth-related audiences for training related to the legal, ethical, clinical and practical use of technologies in behavioral health have numbered more than 25,000 professionals.

Dr. Maheu has served various organizations to develop telebehavioral health standards and guidelines, including the American Telemedicine Association, the American Psychological Association and the American Counseling Association. She now serves as the CEO for the non-profit Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). She has published four textbooks in the field, written numerous book chapters and journal articles including an article developing a framework for telebehavioral health competencies. Her books include the APA-published, A Practitioner’s Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice (2016) and Career Paths in Telemental Health (2016).

Dr. Maheu also consults with technology start-ups to develop products and find trained clinicians for behavioral health. She consults and often provides and competency-trained clinicians to medical groups, clinics, agencies, schools, community mental health clinics and group practices seeking to include telehealth services.

Cheryl Moss PhotoCheryl Moss, JD

Clark County Court

Judge Cheryl Moss was elected in 2000 and has served as a Family Court Judge in Las Vegas, Nevada for over 18 years.  In 2001, Judge Moss was the first judge to implement a program for referring parents in custody cases for problem gambling assessments.  In 2018, Judge Moss was appointed to serve as the first judge to preside over Nevada’s first Gambling Treatment Diversion Court and the second in the United States.  Judge Moss’s late mother, Dr. Rena M. Nora, Chief of Psychiatry, Las Vegas Veterans Administration Medical Center, was her biggest mentor.

Glenn Osowski PhotoGlenn Osowski, ICGC-II, CPSS

Veterans Administration

Glenn Osowski  currently provides and oversees the Vocational Development and Therapeutic Employment Services Program for the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans team at the Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System,  since 2015.Prior to his current position, Glenn was a Readjustment Counseling Therapist for 4 years at the Brecksville VA Gambling Treatment Program.

He is an International Certified Gambling Counselor-II and is certified in Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP).  He has more than 9,000 clinical hours counseling gamblers both as inpatients and outpatients.

Prior to his VA career, he served 13 years as a U.S. Marine. He is also a recovering compulsive gambler.

Denise Quirk PhotoDenise Quirk, MA, MFT, LCADC, ICGC-II CPGC-S

Red Hawk Counseling

Denise Quirk is certified as a clinical supervisor and gambling counselor specializing in treatment for families. She is the CEO and Clinical Director of the Reno Problem Gambling Center, a nonprofit outpatient treatment center. Denise created and teaches an online problem gambling course for the University of Nevada, Reno. She serves as a Board member for the Nevada Council on Problem Gambling and is a member of the Nevada Governor’s Advisory Committee for Problem Gambling. Denise is co-author of Gambling Patient Placement Criteria, and was a field reviewer for The ASAM Criteria.

Commissioner Chris Stearns

Chris Stearns

Washington State Gambling Commission

Commissioner Chris Stearns is an attorney specializing in Indian law. He previously served four years as Counsel to the US House Committee on Natural Resources and was the first Director of Indian Affairs for the US Department of Energy. He is also the past Chairman of the Seattle Human Rights Commission.

He was appointed by Governor Inslee to the Washington State Gambling Commission in July 2013.  In October 2014, Commissioner Stearns was unanimously elected Chair of the Commission.  He has been instrumental in keeping gambling legal and honest in the state of Washington.

Ruby Takushi PhotoRuby Takushi, PhD

Seattle Recovery Café

Ruby Takushi is a clinical psychologist and serves as Director of Programs for the Recovery Café.  She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary in 1990.  While training at the University of Washington Addictive Behaviors Research Center from 1996-1999, Dr. Takushi conducted research on problem gambling addiction.  Prior to arriving in Seattle, she lived in Washington D.C. and completed her post-doctoral training at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital with a specialization in Group Psychotherapy.  She served on the faculty of Howard University from 1992-1996 during which time she also worked as a staff psychologist at the D.C. General Hospital Methadone Clinic for women.  She has served on the Board of the Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling and currently serves on the Board of the Recovery Café (www.recoverycafe.org).   Dr. Takushi maintains a private practice in Seattle.