Committee Member Details

Ibis S. Carrion-Gonzalez, PsyD
National Hispanic and Latino ATTC

Biography coming soon.

Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS)

Arlene González-Sánchez, MS, LMSW, was appointed Commissioner of the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS) by Governor Andrew M. Cuomo on Jan. 3, 2011. As Commissioner, González-Sánchez oversees one of the nation’s largest addiction services systems, serving nearly 240,000 individuals each year. González-Sánchez has more than 30 years of experience in the fields of behavioral health services administration, health policy development, and medical research. Under the Commissioner’s leadership, NYS OASAS works to realize her vision for transforming the current system of care for individuals with substance use disorders into a comprehensive, patient-centered and family-focused system. Her charge is to transform this system of care into one that is accessible and proactive in meeting the multiple and complex needs of today’s behavioral health population. González-Sánchez serves on the Governor’s Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Behavioral Health Subcommittee. She is co-chair of the State’s Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council and a co-chair of the Responsible Play Partnership which addresses problem gambling in New York State.

Viannella Halsall, MPH, CHES
Program Manager/Adjunct Instructor
UNKC School of Nursing & Health Services

Viannella Halsall, MPH, CHES, is a research associate at the University of Missouri Kansas-City’s (UMKC) Collaborative for Excellence in Behavioral Health Research & Practice, and the National Clinical Training Center for Family Planning. Throughout the years, she has partnered with detention centers, safety net clinics, urban schools, and the Mexican Consulate to provide culturally sensitive health interventions for vulnerable populations. She advocates for improved health outcomes through her mayoral appointment to the city’s Health Commission, and volunteerism on the Missouri Family Health Council Board of Directors and Jackson County MU Extension Council. Additionally, her adjunct instructor position at UMKC’s School of Nursing & Health Studies allows her to work with tomorrow’s young leaders. Originally from Nicaragua, Viannella received her BA in psychology from New College of Florida, MPH from the University of Kansas, and recently graduated from the Health Care Foundation of Greater Kansas City’s Leadership Academy.

Kristen Harper, MEd, LCDC
Executive Director
Association of Recovery School

Kristen K. Harper, MEd, LCDC, is the Executive Director of the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS). Before joining ARS in January of 2014, she was the Collegiate Recovery Community Replication Coordinator for the Texas Tech University's Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery from 2011-2013 where she also had the opportunity to work with Recovery Africa to create a study abroad program to Ghana, West Africa, for collegiate recovery students. Kristen also founded the Center for Addiction Recovery at Georgia Southern University in 2008. As a person living in long-term recovery, Kristen has dedicated her life to helping others access recovery support services, locally, nationally and internationally. Recovery school/programs creation, implementation and evaluation are her specialty!

John L. Harrison, Sr., DM, SPHR
Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO
Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

John L. Harrison, Sr., DM, SPHR, serves as Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), Alexandria, VA and Project Director of the CADCA “VetCorps”. John served 32 years in uniform with the United States Army in a variety of leadership and management roles. During his first 21 years of service (1968 to 1990), he helped care for the needs of Soldiers and their families around the world. In 1990, John began a decade of service as a special assistant to numerous four-star leaders. Those officials included the Commander in Chief, United Nations Command, Korea; Commander in Chief, United States Army, Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Commander, NATO Peace Stabilization Force, Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Army; and The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr. Harrison was presented the Army Distinguished Service Medal upon his retirement from active duty in April 2001. In May, 2001, John first joined CADCA and served two years as Vice President, Membership & Administration. In October 2003, he took a work ‘sabbatical’ to complete a ten-year teaching experience with first the Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, VA and later with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Arlington, VA. Dr. Harrison holds numerous academic credentials, to include a graduate degree in education and counseling; graduate certificates in leadership studies and defense and security studies; and a doctorate in management and organizational leadership. John is also certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), by the Human Resources Certification Institute, Society for Human Resource Management, Alexandria, Virginia. He continues to teach graduate-level leadership and management courses for Central Michigan University.

Eugene Herrington, PhD, MSW, LCSW, MDiv
Assistant Professor of Psychiarty Co-Project Director
HBCU-Center for Excellence
Morehouse School of Medicine

Eugene Herrington, PhD, MSW, MDiv, LCSW, is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Morehouse School of Medicine, where he teaches first and third year psychiatric residents. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology and a Master's degree in Social Work. Dr. Herrington previously worked as a professor of Clinical Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where he was actively engaged in both addiction counselor education and research and was honored as a Distinguished Professor in the Master’s Degree Addiction Studies Program. He was a founder of the first addiction studies honor society, Delta Phi Beta Addiction Studies Honor Society International. Dr. Herrington is a very committed longtime member of NAADAC and a founding member of the NASAC Advisory Committee. He has served on multiple Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) committees and workgroups and is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award from the National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Substance Abuse Consortium.

Ford H. Kuramoto, DSW, LCSW
National Director, Emeritus
National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA)

Ford Kuramoto, DSW, LCSW, is President of Magna Systems and National Director Emeritus of National Asian Pacific American Families Against Substance Abuse (NAPAFASA) with 35 years in the field of substance abuse and mental health services, research and training and cultural competence. Dr. Kuramoto served on President Carter’s Commission on Mental Health, the SAMHSA National Advisory Council, and as a consultant to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy as a member of the Behavior Change Expert Panel for the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Media Campaign. He is the former National Director of NAPAFASA, a private, non-profit national AANHPI substance abuse prevention, treatment and recovery organization focused on the Continental U.S., Hawaii and the Pacific Island Jurisdictions. He earned a BA in Psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles and a Doctor of Social Work degree at the University of Southern California and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC
President, National Association of Lesbian & Gay Addiction Professionals (NALGAP)
Faculty Member, Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies

Philip T. McCabe, CSW, CAS, CDVC, DRCC, is a Certified Social Worker, Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist in the areas of Compulsive Gambling, Alcoholism, Tobacco, Other Drugs and Sex Addiction. He is a Health Educator for Rutgers School Of Public Health, in the Office of Public Health Practice, and an instructor for Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and Rutgers School of Nursing providing training on Cultural Competency, working with Lesbian Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Individuals. Additionally he is an adjunct faculty for Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies.

Vicki Michels, PhD
Minot University Dept. of Addictions Studies, Psychology, and Social Work

Vicki Michels received her doctorate degree from the University of Wyoming in clinical psychology. She is a licensed psychologist, professor, and the chair of the Department of Addiction Studies, Psychology, and Social Work at Minot State University (MSU) in Minot, North Dakota. She has been the director of the Addiction Studies Program at MSU since 2001. She is the past president of the International Coalition for Addiction Studies Education, past president of the North Dakota Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners, and chair of the National Addiction Studies Accreditation Commission Board.

Robert Morrison
Executive Director
National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD)

Robert Morrison first came to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) in 1998 when he worked on legislative and regulatory affairs as Public Policy Associate. Robert then broadened his health care portfolio by serving as Associate Director of Government Relations at Smith, Bucklin and Associates from 1999 to 2001 where he directed government affairs programs for a variety of organizations, including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Ron Pritchard, BS, CSAC, CAC
Business Owner/Manager
T/A Addictions Program Consultants

Robert Morrison first came to the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) in 1998 when he worked on legislative and regulatory affairs as Public Policy Associate. Robert then broadened his health care portfolio by serving as Associate Director of Government Relations at Smith, Bucklin and Associates from 1999 to 2001 where he directed government affairs programs for a variety of organizations, including the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.

Nancy A. Roget, MS, MFT, LADC
Executive Director 
Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT)

Executive Director of the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies (CASAT) at the University of Nevada, Reno, a grant-funded organization providing training and technical assistance in substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery with an annual budget over 4 million dollars. She is the Project Director for several federal (CDC, and SAMHSA) and state grants. In 2012 she was awarded the National Frontier and Rural ATTC grant with a focus on telehealth technologies. During her tenure she has created innovative initiatives, including an online minor in addiction counseling and prevention services. Previously, she directed community-based substance abuse treatment programs for adolescents and their family members for 15 years. She has written training manuals and peer-reviewed journal articles. Ms. Roget has devoted her entire professional career (37 years) to the substance abuse treatment and recovery profession working as a clinician, grant writer, trainer, educator, and administrator.

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
Business Owner
On The Mark Consulting

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker and consultant in the addictions field, whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and the Caribbean Islands. He is the author of five books on addictions recovery and has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, "Chicken Soup For The Soul". He has 25 years of University teaching experience and is currently a lecturer at The University of Chicago.

Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD
Native America/Alaskan Native ATTC

Anne Helene Skinstad, PhD, is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Community & Behavioral Health, College of Public Health, at the University of Iowa. She is the Project Director of the  rst National American Indian and Alaska Native Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Prior to her new project, she directed the Prairielands ATTC, serving, IA, NE, ND, SD, WI, & MN, also funded by SAMHSA. Skinstad is also the Co-Director of the Center of Excellence in Racial and Minority Y-MSM and other LGBT populations. Skinstad received both her PhD and her Cand.Psychol. degree (equivalent to PsyD) from the College of Psychology, University of Bergen, Norway.

Kathryn McCutchan
CEO & President
Pacific Resources Development
Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council & Certification Board

Kathryn M. McCutchan currently serves as the CEO/President of Pacific Resources Development, an independent, minority woman-owned small business providing consulting and project management services in the Pacific Region. She is the Executive Director with oversight of the Pacific Behavioral Health Initiative – a Pacific Region workforce development project awarded to Pacific Behavioral Health Collaborating Council by HRSA/SAMHSA. She serves as Principal Investigator for multiple federally funded projects which focus on building local capacity through training and certification. Her government experience includes serving as Chief of Staff to the First Lady and Special Projects Director to former Governor Togiola T.A. Tulafono and DHSS Assistant Director. Her focus is advancing workforce development, technology expansion and building local capacity for the Territory of American Samoa and the Pacific Region.

Bill White, MA (Emeritus)
Emeritus Senior Research Consultant
Chestnut-Health Systems

William (“Bill”) White is Emeritus Senior Research Consultant at Chestnut Health Systems, past-chair of the board of Recovery Communities United, and a volunteer consultant to Faces and Voices of Recovery. He has a Master’s degree in Addiction Studies from Goddard College and has worked in the addictions field since 1969 as a streetworker, counselor, clinical director, trainer and research consultant. Bill has authored or co-authored more than 400 articles, monographs, research reports and book chapters and 18 books, including Slaying the Dragon - The History of Addiction Treatment and Recovery in America, Alcohol Problems in Native America (with Don Coyhis), Addiction Recovery Management (coedited with John Kelly), and The History of Addiction Counseling in the United States. Bill’s sustained contributions to the treatment field in the US have been acknowledged by the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, & the American Society of Addiction Medicine.