Announcing NAADAC Executive Committee

For Immediate Release

ALEXANDRIA, VA – NAADAC is proud to announce that the recently elected additions to the NAADAC Executive Committee have taken office. 

Every two years, NAADAC members have the opportunity to select officers who will determine the direction of the Association, and represent their geographical regions on the NAADAC Executive Committee. All NAADAC members are eligible and encouraged to vote for the candidates within their region. All 2016-2018 terms began on October 12, 2016.

The following individuals have begun their terms in their respective Executive Committee positions:

President: Gerard J. "Gerry" Schmidt, MA, MAC, LPC, CAC

President Elect: Diane Sevening, EdD, LAC

Immediate Past President: Kirk Bowden, PhD, LPC, MAC, SAP

Secretary: John Lizy, LICDC-CS, OCPS II, LISW-S, LPCC-S

Treasurer: Mita M. Johnson, EdD, LPC, LMFT, ACS, LAC, MAC, SAP

Mid-Atlantic Regional Vice President: Susan Coyer, MA, AACD-S, MAC, SAP, CCJP

Mid-South Regional Vice President: Matt Feehery, LCDC

Northeast Regional Vice President: William A. Keithcart, MA, LADC, SAP

Northwest Regional Vice President: Malcolm Horn, LCSW, MAC

In addition, we welcome back returning Executive Committee members:

Mid-Central Regional Vice President: Kevin Large, LCSW, LICD, MAC

Southeast Regional Vice President: Angela Maxwell, MS, CSAPC

Certification Board Chair: Kathryn Benson, LADC, NCAC II, QSAP, QSC

To learn more about the NAADAC Executive Committee members, please visit

Media Contact
Kristin Hamilton
703.741.7686 x 131

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals, represents the professional interests of more than 85,000 addiction counselors, educators and other addiction-focused healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and abroad. NAADAC’s members are addiction counselors, educators, and other addiction-focused health care professionals, who specialize in addiction prevention, treatment, recovery support, and education. An important part of the healthcare continuum, NAADAC members, and its 47 state affiliates work to create healthier individuals, families and communities through prevention, intervention, quality treatment and recovery support.

Posted by Jessica Gleason at 9:14 AM
Share |