Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP

Carlo C. DiClemente, PhD, ABPP, received his Doctorate in Psychology at the University of Rhode Island. He directs the MDQUIT Tobacco Resource Center, the Center for Community Collaboration, and the Home Visiting Training Center at UMBC. DiClemente is the co-developer of the Transtheoretical Model of behavior change and the author of over 150 scientific publications on motivation and behavior change with a variety of health and addictive behaviors. He has conducted funded research for over 35 years with funding from NIH Institutes, SAMSHA, and private foundations. His book, Addiction and Change: How Addictions Develop and Addicted People Recover (second edition), published in 2018, offers a view of initiation and recovery using the lens of the human behavior change process.

Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD

Miguel E. Gallardo, PsyD, is a Professor of Psychology and Director of Aliento, The Center for Latina/o Communities at Pepperdine University. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and maintains an independent/consultation practice. Gallardo has published refereed journal articles, books, and book chapters in the areas of multicultural psychology, Latinx psychology, ethics and evidence-based practices, cultural humility, and racial colorblindness. He is currently a Series Editor for Cognella Academic Press’ Advances in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity book series. Gallardo is currently Director of Research and Evaluation for the Multiethnic Collaborative of Community Agencies (MECCA). He is also a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP

Malcolm Horn, PhD, LCSW, MAC, SAP, began working with addictions in 2006 when she started at Rimrock as an inpatient counselor and later as the Clinical Supervisor of the Inpatient Program. Currently, she coordinates the continuing education for licensed staff, coordinates the internship program, and provides clinical supervision for counselors working on advanced licensure. She provides educational lectures and workshops to patients and community members and carries a co-occurring caseload. She is an LCSW and is licensed by the state of Montana as an Addiction Counselor. She also has accreditation from NAADAC as a MAC and SAP. She is the Immediate Past-President of the Montana Association of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, the NAADAC Northwest Regional Vice President, and the President of the Montana Chapter of NASW. She also teaches two courses at Montana State University-Billings. She recently received her Doctorate degree in psychology with a teaching emphasis from Walden University.

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD

Marlene M. Maheu, PhD, has served various national behavioral organizations focused on the development of technology-focused standards and guidelines since 1994. She has addressed more than 26,000 professionals in keynotes, workshops, and panel presentations for topics involving the legal, ethical, clinical, and practical use of technology. As the Executive Director of the Telebehavioral Health Institute, Inc. (TBIH), she currently oversees the development and delivery of digital training to professionals from 79 countries worldwide. Maheu has authored five books, including the Telebehavioral Health: Foundations in Theory and Practice for Graduate Learners (2020), A Practitioner's Guide to Telemental Health: How to Conduct Legal, Ethical and Evidence-Based Telepractice (2017); and numerous book chapters and journal articles, most recently revolving around a series of articles devoted to interprofessional telebehavioral health competencies. Maheu also serves as the CEO for the non-profit Coalition for Technology in Behavioral Science (CTiBS). 


Executive Director, NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, BSW, NCAC II, CDC III, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals. She previously served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to that, she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington serving as the administrator of alcohol/drug centers providing a broad range of services, and a trainer in Domestic Violence/Anger Management and Conflict Resolution. Moreno Tuohy has written on a variety of professional issues, including addiction evaluation, counseling methods, co-occurring disorders, treatment, and recovery. She has served as President of NAADAC, Certification Board Commissioner, International Chair, Treasurer, and Legislative Chair for NAADAC.

Lisa M. Najavits, PhD

Lisa Najavits, PhD, is an adjunct professor, University of Massachusetts Medical School, and was on the faculty of Harvard Medical School for 25 years and a research psychologist at Veterans Affairs Boston for 12 years. Her major areas of work are addiction, trauma, development of new models, and clinical trials research. She is author of over 190 professional publications and various books. She was president of the Society of Addiction Psychology of the American Psychological Association and serves on various advisory boards. Her awards include the 1997 Young Professional Award of the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies, the 2004 Emerging Leadership Award of the American Psychological Association Committee on Women, and the 2009 Betty Ford Award of the Addiction Medical Education and Research Association.


Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker in the addictions field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean and British Islands. He is the author of 5 books on recovery and Curator of the Online Museum of African American Addictions Recovery. You can visit the museum at He has also had two stories published in the New York Times Best Selling Book Series, Chicken Soup for The Soul. Sanders is the recipient of numerous awards including: The Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work Profession as a Loyola University of Chicago alumni, Health Care Alternative Systems Leadership Award and The Professional of The Year Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board. He is past Board President of the Illinois Association of Addictions Professionals and Co-Founder of Serenity Academy Chicago, the only recovery High School in Illinois.

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC

President of NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals

Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC, MAC is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Dakota (USD) School of Health Sciences Addiction Counseling and Prevention Department (ACP), has over 35 years of teaching experience, and is a faculty advisor to CASPPA. In addition to serving as NAADAC President, Sevening is also a member of the SD Board of Addiction and Prevention Professionals (BAPP) and Treasurer of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education (INCASE). Her clinical experience involves 7 years as the Prevention and Treatment Coordinator Student Health Services at USD, Family Therapist at St. Luke’s Addiction Center in Sioux City, IA for 1 year, and 2 years as clinical supervisor for the USD Counseling Center. Sevening has been the Regional Vice President for NAADAC North Central Region, the Chair of the Student Committee for NAADAC, an evaluator for the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission (NASAC), and currently a member of the NASAC board of commissioners.

Janice E. Stevenson, PhD

Janice E. Stevenson, PhD, has been a licensed psychologist since 1984. For over 30 years, Stevenson has worked on the frontlines providing direct care services to people diagnosed with trauma-related and substance use disorders. As a known expert on trauma, she was invited to consult on The Dr. Oz Show and is a consultant to public defender offices across the country. She is a consultant to national and local talk and news shows, having had her own radio talk show at Morgan University. Stevenson has had numerous appearances on 48 Hours, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Montell Williams Show, the Maury Povich Show, and the Sally Jessie Raphael Show. Her legacy in helping to build numerous treatment foster care programs across the country has been a tremendous contribution to the recovery community. As the representative from the Mental Hygiene Administration, she was part of a multi-agency consortium that oversaw the revamp and creation of a multi-agency, multi-level child service system of care.

Samson Teklemariam, MA, LPC, CPTM,

Samson Teklemariam, MA, LPC, CPTM, is the Director of Training and Professional Development for NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. He is an accomplished leader with a history of driving organizational results with learning and development solutions. Known for implementing initiatives that support organizational priorities and produce measurable outcomes, Teklemariam has been a leader in the field of addiction treatment for over ten years. He is a certified lead trainer for Cognitive Behavioral Interventions for Substance Abuse (CBI-SA), Calm Every Storm: Crisis Prevention & Intervention, and experienced in treating trauma-related disorders using TFCBT, Seeking Safety, and Mapping Enhanced Counseling Techniques. Teklemariam previously worked for Phoenix House Foundation as the National Director of Learning & Development; in this role, he managed a training department covering 100+ programs in 12 states.

Phil Valentine, RCP

Phil Valentine, RCP, serves as the Executive Director for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR). An accomplished author, trainer, facilitator, storyteller, and presenter in the recovery community; Valentine and CCAR have received multiple awards. A resilient and steadfast leader within CCAR since 1999, he appears in the ground-breaking documentary “The Anonymous People”. In 2015, Valentine completed a thruhike of the Appalachian Trail, a journey of 2,189 miles, carrying the message of recovery the entire way (#AT4Recovery). For more insight on Valentine’s views and opinions, look to his Coaching Recovery 923 blog at