Carlo 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.

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.


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.

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