1 Hon. Karen S. Adam Presiding Judge Pima County Juvenile Court Tucson, AZ Judge Adam has been on the bench since 1981, and was appointed as a Superior Court Judge in She is currently the Presiding Judge at Pima County Juvenile Court Center and also presides over Family Drug Court. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Sociology, and continued on to earn her law degree. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Sharon Amatetti Senior Public Health Analyst Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Rockville, MD Ms. Amatetti is a Senior Public Health Analyst for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and Coordinator of the Center s Women and Families Coordinating Committee. She is responsible for ensuring that women, youth, and family issues are coordinated with the other SAMHSA centers and Federal agencies, and that adequate attention to this population is incorporated throughout all CSAT programs. She also manages the Center s activities pertaining to child welfare and the impact of parental alcohol and drug abuse on children. Her work in this area includes management of an inter-agency agreement with the Administration for Children, Youth and Families to advance cross-system coordination, which in part involved the development and management of the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. Teresa Anderson Family Drug Court Defense Attorney Polsinelli Shughart Overland Park, KS Ms. Anderson handles family court appointments for the firm s attorneys, which primarily includes allegations of abuse and neglect of children in Jackson County. She also has extensive courtroom and bench trial experience in the family law area and is responsible for the preparation and disposition of these cases. She is currently working as a guardian ad litem in multiple child custody cases. Ms. Anderson served as a trial attorney and supervised personnel in the Public Defender Juvenile Office from She also supervised new trial lawyers as co-counsel in over 50 jury trials. Hon. Karen Ashby Presiding Judge Denver Juvenile Court Denver, CO Judge Ashby was appointed to the Denver Juvenile Court bench in September Prior to her appointment, Judge Ashby practiced in the Denver Trial Office of the Colorado State Public Defender for five years and was in private practice specializing in criminal trials, appeals and family law. She hears all types of juvenile cases and presently serves as the presiding judge of the Denver Juvenile Court. She has pioneered the family integrated drug court where charges against parents with both drug and neglect violations are heard jointly. Judge Ashby s goal is to make Denver s Juvenile Court a model for the nation. Judge Ashby graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts and received her law degree from the University of Denver Law School in 1983.
2 Alexis Balkey Program Associate Ms. Balkey currently serves as a Program Associate with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CFF). She assists with project management and reporting tasks to compile and synthesize information on the lessons, results and policy and practice innovations of the FDC TTA Program. Ms. Balkey has over five years of experience in FDC management and provision of TTA. As a Registered Addiction Specialist, Ms. Balkey has a robust knowledge of alcohol and other drug treatment programs, services for women, trauma, co-occurring disorders and recovery support services. Ms. Balkey received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from Temple University. Ms. Balkey is certified by the Breining Institute, College for the Advanced Study of Addictive Disorders. Larry Bennett Professor Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, IL Dr. Bennett is an Associate Professor at Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago where he also received his Ph.D. in He was a co-founder of the Turning Point Domestic Abuse Offenders Program in Dr. Bennett is the author of articles and book chapters on substance abuse and domestic violence, adolescent peer sexual harassment, batterers, and batterer intervention programs, and is co-author of Evaluation of services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault (Sage Press, 2002). Dr. Bennett has served on the domestic violence advisory groups of several public agencies, including the Illinois Department of Human Services and the Chicago Department of Public Health. He also served on the Consensus Panel on Family Violence of the U.S. Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, and since 1997 has chaired the Illinois Substance Abuse - Domestic Violence Interdisciplinary Task Force. Dr. Bennett also practices in Crystal Lake, Illinois, limiting his portion of the practice to court ordered child custody evaluation. Dr. Bennett is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of Illinois. Russ Bermejo Program Associate Mr. Bermejo currently serves as a Program Associate with the National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare at Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CFF). In this capacity, he facilitates technical assistance regarding child welfare and substance abuse related issues for multiple projects. Mr. Bermejo has 12 years of experience in public child welfare practice, including nearly 10 years as a Senior Social Worker with Orange County Children and Family Services. His casework primarily focused on family reunification, family maintenance, or permanency planning. Mr. Bermejo has extensive experience in working with children and families involved in the juvenile dependency court system. Mr. Bermejo earned a BA in Sociology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a Masters in Social Work, from California State University, San Bernardino.
3 Phil Breitenbucher Family Drug Court Program Director Mr. Breitenbucher serves as the Program Director of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Family Drug Court Technical Assistance Program, and the Project co-director for the SAMHSA Children Affected by Meth-amphetamine (CAM) grant program, at He has nearly 15 years of experience in the management of public child welfare and community-based prevention services, including the implementation and management of three FDC sites, four Family Resource Centers as well as various prevention, diversion and early intervention programs. He manages the design and implementation of an effective TAT model, utilizing a wide range of computer-based and communications technologies. He also works with national experts and State FDC Coordinators on the development of FDC Guidelines and Mentor Courts. Mr. Breitenbucher received his Master of Social Work from California State University, San Bernardino and his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California Baptist University. Commissioner Phillip Britt Drug Court Commissioner 35th Judicial Circuit Kennett, MO Phillip Britt was appointed Drug Court Commissioner for the 35th Judicial Circuit of Missouri in July He oversees six separate treatment courts in the 35th Circuit. Commissioner Britt heads the multijurisdictional Southeast Missouri Veterans Treatment Court serving veterans in six counties in Southeast Missouri. Prior to being appointed Drug Court Commissioner, he served two terms in the Missouri House of Representatives, representing the 163rd House district. Commissioner Britt also served as Dunklin County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from and Pemiscot County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney from , prior to being elected state representative. Commissioner Britt received his B.S. in Political Science from Southeast Missouri State University and his J. D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. Commissioner Britt serves as Chairman of the Missouri Supreme Court Committee on of Drug Court Professionals. He is a member of the State Advisory Council for the Missouri Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse. Vivian Brown Founder and Retired CEO PROTOTYPES Los Angeles, CA Dr. Brown is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of PROTOTYPES, Centers for Innovation in Health, Mental Health and Social Services. PROTOTYPES is a multi-facility, multi-service agency with services provided throughout California and Washington, D.C. Dr. Brown has more than 30 years of experience developing innovative, community-based services. Dr. Brown received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Southern California. She is an adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at UCLA and a Fellow of the American Psychological Association. She is a member of the SAMHSA National Advisory Council and the Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Commission. Most recently, she was elected as a Distinguished Practitioner in the National Academy of Practice in Psychology.
4 Shannon Carey Executive VP and Senior Research Associate NPC Research Portland, OR Dr. Carey is an Executive Vice President and Senior Research Associate at NPC Research. She has worked in the criminal justice field for over 15 years, focusing particularly in the area drug courts and cost analyses. She is currently Principal Investigator for statewide cost-benefit evaluations of adult drug courts in the State of California and in the State of Oregon, a statewide study of drug courts in Florida and New Mexico and process, impact and costbenefit studies in Family Treatment Drug Courts in Oregon. Dr. Carey has also led the efforts to create online tools that drug courts can use to determine their own costs and benefits. She has been involved in process, outcome and/or cost evaluations in over 150 adult, juvenile, DUI, reentry and family treatment drug courts nationally. Hon. James Stanley Carmical Chief District Court Judge State of North Carolina, 16B District Court Lumberton, NC Paul Cary Director Toxicology Laboratory, University of Missouri Columbia, MO Mr. Cary is Director of the Toxicology and Drug Monitoring Laboratory at University of Missouri Health Care in Columbia, Missouri. He is actively involved in the management of a nationally-recognized toxicology laboratory (SAMHSA-certified) that performs drug testing. He has authored numerous scientific publications and monographs, has served on a variety of clinical and technical advisory committees, teaches at the university, is involved in drug testing research, and serves as a consultant in toxicology-related matters. Mr. Cary has also provided judicial education and has been certified as an expert and has provided expert testimony in court (local, state, and federal) and in labor arbitration. He serves as visiting faculty for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals, the Center for Court Innovation, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, and the National Drug Court Institute. Judge Carmical has served North Carolina for over twenty years as a District Court Judge presiding in Robeson County and has been a Drug Court Judge for five years. Since his appointment as Chief Judge, Judge Carmical has implemented programs providing avenues for resolving conflict in a less adversarial, more effective way. These include mandatory family financial mediation and child custody mediation programs as well as his district s first drug treatment court. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University, and the University of North Carolina s School of Law.
5 Penny Clodfelter Family & Juvenile Drug Court Program Mgr. Jackson County Federal Drug Court Kansas City, MO Ms. Clodfelter is the Program Manager of the Jackson County Family and Juvenile Drug Court, Kansas City, Missouri and also coordinated the Linkage Project for the Court. From , she was employed by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services as a Child Welfare Specialist. Ms. Clodfelter works part-time as a clinical social worker in the Emergency Department of Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City. She serves as faculty for the National Drug Court Institute, and a consultant for the Department of Justice and Health and Human Services. Ms. Clodfelter has a Master's Degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois and a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Legal Studies from Illinois State University. She is a licensed clinical social worker in both Missouri and Kansas. Ms. Clodfelter is a founding director of Amethyst Place and has served on their Board since 2000 and has held the office of Chair, Treasurer, and currently Secretary. Ms. Clodfelter was elected to the Board of the Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals in 2008 and was appointed to the Missouri Supreme Court Alternative Treatment Courts Committee in Stephanie Covington Co-founder Institute for Relational Development/ Center for Gender and Justice La Jolla, CA Dr. Covington has more than 25 years of experience in the addiction field and is recognized for her pioneering work in both the public and private sectors. Educated at Columbia University and the Union Institute, Dr. Covington has served on the faculties of the University of Southern California, San Diego State University, and the California School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Covington has published extensively and authored three books: Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy, Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women, and A Woman s Way Through the 12-Steps. She has authored two treatment curricula titled Helping Women Recover: A Program for Treating Addiction, with a special edition for the criminal justice system; and Beyond Trauma: A Healing Journey for Women. Her newest publication is the curriculum Voices: A Program of Self-Discovery and Empowerment for Girls. Dr. Covington is based in La Jolla, California, where she is the Co-Director of both the Institute for Relational Development and the Center for Gender and Justice. Hon. Jeri Cohen Circuit Court Judge 11th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida Miami, FL Judge Cohen is currently a circuit judge in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Juvenile Dependency Division. She received her JD at Georgetown Law and has presided over a Dependency Drug Court for the last 12 years. Her drug court was an original mentor court for The Center for Substance Abuse Treatment. Judge Cohen received a four-year National Institute of Drug and Alcohol grant, along with University of Miami School of Epidemiology to study motivational casework in family drug court.
6 Sharon Di Pirro-Beard Health Program Coordinator Department of Health and Human Services Sacramento, CA Ms. DiPirro-Beard has over 20 years of experience with Sacramento County Department of Health and Human Services; fifteen years working for Child Protective Services and five years for Alcohol and Drug Services. Currently she is the Dependency Drug Court Program Coordinator and the liaison between all collaborative groups involved with the Dependency Drug Court. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado State University and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Education from California State University. Hon. Leonard Edwards Volunteer Mentor Judge/Retired Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Center for Families, Children and the Courts San Francisco, CA Judge Edwards is the Volunteer Mentor Judge at the Center for Families, Children & the Courts, a division of the California Administrative Office of the Courts. Judge Edwards serves California s courts as a consultant specializing in juvenile and family law, domestic violence, drug courts, mediation, judicial ethics, and other issues relating to children and families within the court system. A graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of Chicago Law School, Judge Edwards served on the Superior Court of Santa Clara County for 26 years before retiring in He has served as the President of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. Judge Edwards was awarded the William H. Rehnquist Award for Judicial Excellence, the only juvenile court judge ever to receive that award. His juvenile court was the inspiration for the book, Somebody Else s Children, by John Hubner and Jill Wolfson. Carson L. Fox Chief Operating Officer National Association of Drug Court Professionals Mr. Fox is the Chief of Operations and Chief Counsel of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. Mr. Fox has a B.A. from University of South Carolina Honor s College (1990), and a Juris Doctor from the University of South Carolina School of Law (1993). Mr. Fox is a former prosecutor and drug court coordinator of the adult and juvenile drug courts in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit of South Carolina. Mr. Fox has also worked with the Justice Management Institute and the National Leadership Institute on developing drug court curriculum. He has served as faculty for the United States Department of State and the Organization of American States, in conducting drug court trainings in Brazil and Barbados. He has authored and co-authored drug court publications including Drug Courts in the United States, an article for the electronic newsletter for the United States Department of State, Office of Democracy and Human Rights; The Drug Court Data Collection Survey Review, (unpublished), which evaluated and critiqued the Department of Justice s drug court grantee surveys from 1997 until 2001; and Family Dependency Treatment Court: Applying the Drug Court Model to Child Maltreatment Cases, a fact sheet for the National Drug Court Institute.
7 Sid Gardner President Mr. Gardner serves as President of Children and Family Futures, Inc. whose mission is to improve the outcomes for children and families, particularly those affected by substance disorders. He has been Director of the Center for Collaboration for Children at California State University, Fullerton; Program Officer of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; Staff Member on the White House Domestic Council; Director of State and Local Affairs for the Children's Defense Fund; Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Department of Health, Education and Welfare; and Consultant to the National Governors' Association, US Conference of Mayors and National League of Cities. He graduated from Occidental College and was awarded a Master s degree in Public Policy from Princeton University, and a Master s degree in Religious Studies from Hartford Seminary. Nancy Hansen Program Associate Ms. Hansen currently serves as a Performance Management Liaison and is a member of the Technical Assistance and Training Team for She conducts ongoing communication with specific Regional Partnership Grantee Programs to identify implementation or service delivery issues, and facilitates problem solving or delivery of technical assistance. Additionally, Ms. Hansen facilitates technical assistance for the Regional Partnership Support contract both with individual grantees, as well as broader strategies that support program improvement and strengthening collaborative practices. She holds a Masters of Social Work from Arizona State University. Lynne Katz Project Director University of Miami, Linda Ray Intervention Center Miami, FL Dr. Katz, in the capacity as Project Director for the Miami Safe Start Initiative, is responsible for maintaining the collaborative activities of the community partners, including providing support and guidance to the Juvenile Court/Early Head Start early intervention program, coordinating the Safe Start community-wide training component and participating in the development of the Safe Start law enforcement model for a Quick Response Team to Community Violence at the designated Early Head Start site. She serves as the Director of the Linda Ray Intervention Center, University of Miami, a comprehensive early intervention program for infants and toddlers born prenatally exposed to cocaine. An Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology, Dr. Katz teaches graduate level courses in the assessment and intervention process for young children with special needs. Iris Key Assistant Director of Juvenile and Family Law National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges Reno, NV Ms. Key is the Assistant Director of the Juvenile and Family Law Department of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. She serves as Director for the National Juvenile Drug Court Training and Technical Assistance Project and the Improving Juvenile Drug Courts through the Implementation of Evidence-Based Treatment Practices: Training and Technical Assistance Project. She was instrumental in the development of the juvenile drug court model - Juvenile Drug Courts: Strategies in Practice (2003) and her efforts have shaped the way jurisdictions deal with delinquent youth and drug abuse.
8 Marian Kubiak CPS Program Manager/Project Director Department of Health and Human Services Sacramento, CA Ms. Kubiak is the Program Manager/Project Director for the Child Protection Services that provides service coordination, quality assurance, training, technical assistance, CPS liaison and Medi-Cal Administrative Activities (MAA) claiming services on behalf of the Family Resource Center's EPI, HVI and CI Programs in conjunction with the Child Abuse Prevention Council of Sacramento, Inc. and the Family Support Collaborative. Theresa Lemus Program Associate Ms. Lemus has over 20 years of professional experience administering and providing direct clinical services in the Health and Human Services field. Her experience includes working with children, youth, adults and the elderly in various settings including mental and physical healthcare, substance abuse prevention and treatment services, child welfare, early care and education. In her current position as Performance Management Liaison, she serves as an expert advisor and technical consultant to 14 RPG grant sites. She is a skilled facilitator and has served as a peer reviewer for SAMHSA and for the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Ms. Lemus received a Masters of Business from the University of Phoenix and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Washburn University. She maintains her license as a Registered Nurse and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Douglas Marlowe Chief of Science, Law & Policy National Association of Drug Court Professionals Alexandria, VA Dr. Marlowe is the Director of the Division on Law & Ethics Research at the Treatment Research Institute (TRI) and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Medicine. A lawyer and clinical psychologist, his research focuses on the role of coercion in drug abuse treatment, the effects of drug courts and other diversion programs for drug-abusing offenders, and behavioral treatments for substance abusers and criminal offenders. He has published over 80 professional articles and book chapters on the topics of crime and drug abuse and is on the editorial boards of the journals, the Drug Court Review and Criminal Justice & Behavior. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP), on which he serves as Chair of the Research Committee and the Drug Policy Reform Committee.
9 Commissioner Molly Merrigan Family Drug Court Commissioner 16 th Judicial Circuit Court of Jackson County Kansas City, MO Commissioner Merrigan has served as the Commissioner of the Family and Juvenile Drug Court of the 16th Judicial Circuit of Missouri since December of Prior to that, she served as the lead attorney on the adult drug court from the Jackson County Prosecutor s Office. She also served as a representative of the private defense bar on the Drug Court Executive committee. She has been involved in various State and National committees for the National Association of Drug Court Professionals and served on the committee that developed the International Key Components for Drug Courts. She has served on the Board of the National Association of Drug Court Professionals. She is a past president of the Missouri Association of Drug Court Professionals and was an organizing member of that organization. Brian Meyer Clinical Psychologist McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center Richmond, VA Dr. Meyer is the Substance Abuse/Post- Traumatic Stress Disorder Specialist at the H.H. McGuire Veterans Administration Medical Center, and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Harvard University and his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Duke University, specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and families. He provides evidence-based treatments for veterans who have problems with substance abuse and PTSD, using his experience as a child welfare administrator and as a clinician. Pamela Miller Collaborative Justice Coordinator Collaborative Justice Program Riverside, CA Ms. Miller has 15 years of experience with drug courts in San Diego and Riverside Counties. She joined the Riverside County Superior Court in 2001 as Collaborative Justice Coordinator to oversee the collaborative court programs. Ms. Miller helped to implement the Dependency and Pre-filing Dependency Family Preservation Court with the assistance of two SAMHSA Family Drug Court grants and serves as director of the CAM grant. Ms. Miller works with all partner agencies and has developed a community outreach campaign in all three regions of Riverside County. She serves as an advisor to the State Collaborative Justice Advisory Committee, Prevent Child Abuse Riverside County, and California Association of Drug Court Professionals. Hon. Tamara Mosbarger Judge Superior Court of Butte County, California Oroville, CA Judge Mosbarger was appointed to the Superior Court of Butte County in California in May of 2007 and re-elected in She has served as a supervising deputy district attorney for the Butte County District Attorney's Office since Previously, she was an assistant district attorney for the Santa Cruz County District Attorney's Office from 1989 to 1990 and was an associate with the law firm Lakin Spears from 1987 to 1989 and Olimpia, Whelan & Lively from 1986 to 1987.
10 Randolph Muck Senior Clinical Consultant Advocates for Youth and Family Behavioral Health Treatment, LLC Harpers Ferry, WV Mr. Muck served as the Chief, Targeted Populations Branch (TPB), at SAMHSA s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment until March of After thirty-three years of federal service, he retired and joined Advocates for Youth and Family Behavioral Health Treatment, LLC as a consultant for youth and family treatment. His publications on substance abuse treatment systems and adolescent treatment have appeared in numerous peer reviewed journals and books. He earned his BA in Psychology and his MEd in Counseling with a focus on family therapy from Boston University. Hon. Nicolette Pach Consultant, Retired Judge of the Family Court Judge Pach was a judge of the New York Family Court from 1993 to She presided over the state's first Family Treatment Court (FTC) opening in She brought together leaders from the court, county agencies and community based organizations to develop the FTC, which has been replicated statewide. Judge Pach is an independent consultant to national organizations. She also serves as a Judicial Hearing Officer in Queens County (NY) Family Court. John Passalacqua Attorney The Law Offices of John P. Passalacqua Ukiah, CA Mr. Passalacqua is an attorney in private practice in Mendocino and Lake Counties in California where he represents children and parents in juvenile dependency proceedings. He is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist by the National Association of Counsel for Children. Mr. Passalacqua is an author and editor for the Dependency Quick Guide, a reference manual for attorneys representing parents and children in dependency proceedings, published by the California Administrative Office of the Courts, Center for Children, Families, and the Courts. Laura Peveto Project Manager Travis County Health and Human Services Austin, TX Ms. Peveto is employed by Travis County Health and Human Services in Austin Texas as the Prevention and Intervention Manager with a focus on child welfare and mental health. Previously she worked for Child Protective services for 13 years. She currently provides grant management to the Parenting in Recovery RPG site. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. Jane Pfeifer Senior Program Associate Ms. Pfeifer has over 20 years of experience working in the criminal justice system and 13 years experience working with drug courts at the local, State and national level. As a Drug Court Program Manager, she oversaw the dayto-day fiscal, programmatic and administrative operations of the Adult and Juvenile Drug Court Programs. She served as Lead Faculty for the National Drug Court Institute, providing TTA to drug court teams across the country on FDCs, and as faculty for other organizations including NCJFCJ and National Judicial Council. Ms. Pfeifer is a highly skilled trainer, providing computer-based and onsite training on a range of drug court models, with a focus on the needs of rural jurisdictions. She is an Adjunct Professor at California State University, Chico, Department of Political Science. At CCFF, she leads the FDC Peer Learning Courts Project and the development of FDC Guidelines. She received her Bachelor s Degree in Social Work and Psychology and a Masters in Public Administration.
11 Lynette Quaid Riverside Center for Change Alumni Riverside Family Preservation Court Riverside, CA Ms. Quaid graduated from Riverside Center for Change in She continues to be involved with many of the alumni activities, which helps engage new families and raise funds to support Riverside Center for Change. Ms. Quaid takes an active role in coordinating the program s annual family picnics, monthly alumni meetings and fundraisers. Through her volunteer work with the Riverside Center for Change, she continues to contribute to the program and the clients that it serves. Brenda Roche Program Evaluator Second Chance Homes/Center for Children and Families Billings, MT Dr. Roche is Director of Research at the Wellesley Institute. Trained in medical anthropology and public health, her research experience includes community-based research on social and health issues in urban settings, such as homelessness, sexual health, violence and psychological trauma. Dr Roche s doctorate, through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, examined discourses on trauma that operate within the context of refugee resettlement, and how these influence health and social care practices for women (and their families) seeking political asylum in the United Kingdom. Her current work with the Wellesley Institute focuses upon practical and theoretical issues in communitybased research. Julia Roguski Director Child Protection Services at Savio House Denver, CO Ms. Roguski, MA, LPC, CACIII is the Director of Child Protection Services. She has expertise in child protection and in-home counseling with substance abusing parents. Roguski is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Certified Addictions Counselor Level 3, providing an understanding of the co-occurring disorders of mental health and substance abuse. She has been a key person in developing two specialized family treatment drug courts in Colorado. She is an Expert Child Protection Consultant for the State of Colorado and a trainer for the National Drug Court Institute. Alisha Saulsbury T.A.M.A.R. Trauma Specialist / Clinical Supervisor For All Seasons Mental Health Clinic Easton, MD Ms. Saulsbury has over 10 years of experience working in the trauma treatment field. She is currently working with the T.A.M.A.R. Program and provides group and individual counseling for women involved in the criminal justice system who have trauma, mental health and substance abuse issues. Additionally, Ms. Saulsbury provides outpatient psychotherapy services at a community clinic. She is also an adjunct professor at Chesapeake College. Ms. Saulsbury has spoken nationally and internationally about her work in the T.A.M.A.R. Program. She holds a Master s Degree in Social Work from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and is a licensed social worker in the state of Maryland.
12 Beverly Snow FMJ Multi-County ASAC Coordinator Multi-County Problem Solving Courts of Minnesota Fairmont, MN Ms. Snow recently retired as the Adult Felony Multi-County Drug Court Coordinator for Faribault, Martin and Jackson Counties and Family Dependency Treatment Court. She is a graduate of Winona State University with a BS in Social Work and has worked for Dodge County as a Child Protection and Chemical Health Social Worker for 7 years. From she developed and implemented the Chisago County Juvenile Drug Court program. In addition to involvement in drug court, Ms. Snow was appointed in April 2006 to the State Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Citizen s Advisory Council and is currently the chair of the Policy Committee and Chair of the committee as a whole and Past Chair of the Board of Directors for the Center for Reducing Rural Violence. Ms. Snow has also served as Mayor of her community; City Clerk and is currently the Chairperson of the Cities Utilities Commission. Erin Telford Clinical Psychologist Children's Research Triangle Chicago, IL Dr. Telford is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been with Children s Research Triangle since She is currently the Project Coordinator and Clinical Director of Family and Child Treatment Services (FACTS), a clinic in Belleville, Illinois funded by a 5-year grant from the Administration for Children and Families. FACTS provides assessment and therapy services to a wide range of children and adolescents impacted by prenatal and environmental substance exposure, trauma, and disrupted placements. Commissioner Tamara Wagner Family Preservation Court Commissioner Riverside County Superior Court Riverside, CA Commissioner Wagner began her legal career as an associate with the law firm of Julander, Brown & Bollard in Irvine, California from 1997 until In 1999, she joined the Riverside firm of Wallin & Klarich, where she handled juvenile criminal matters and family law cases. During this time, she also served as a temporary judge for the Riverside County Superior Court for five years. Commissioner Wagner took the bench in December of 2007 and has been actively participating in several Court committees. Commissioner Wagner also volunteers for Youth Court and Mock Trial. Commissioner Wagner earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees, in Criminal Justice and Psychology, from California State University, Fullerton, and a Juris Doctorate degree from Whittier Law School in Los Angeles. Meghan Wheeler Independent Consultant Collaborative Solutions Lexington, OH Ms. Wheeler is an independent Training and Technical Assistance (TTA) Consultant in the justice, treatment and social services fields. Currently, she serves as a Senior Consultant for the National Drug Court Institute, Adult Drug Court Planning Initiative, Adult Drug Court Training Initiative and Family Drug Court Training Projects. She serves as a FDC TTA expert consultant for Children and Family Futures, Inc. (CFF) to provide on-going consultation, assists in the development of training material and provides direct TTA. Ms. Ms. Wheeler received her Master of Science degree in Administration of Justice and Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Mercyhurst College, Erie, Pennsylvania.
13 Gwendolyn Williams Program Manager The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Washington, DC Ms. Williams is the lead staff and program leader for the juvenile and family drug court programs. She also plays a major role in developing and implementing the OJJDP juvenile mentoring programs. Prior to joining the Department of Justice, she served as a consultant to the District of Columbia Housing Authority where she provided guidance and technical assistance in organizational development to nonprofits serving public housing residents. Ms. Williams has also directed a national program that provided grants, training and technical assistance to community and faith-based organizations across the country, assisted in the development of a national training institute that served national grassroots leaders and has developed a national model for a community-based grant programs. Ms. Williams holds a B.S.W. and M.S.W. from Howard University. Charles Wilson Senior Director Chadwick Center for Children and Families San Diego, CA Mr. Wilson is the Executive Director of the Chadwick Center for Children and Families and the Sam and Rose Stein Endowed Chair in Child Protection at Children s Hospital in San Diego. He serves as the Director of the California Child Welfare Clearinghouse on Evidenced Based Practice. He co-chairs the Child Welfare Committee of the National Child Traumatic Stress Network and currently serves on the board of the California Chapter of the National Children s Alliance. Mr. Wilson was formerly the executive director of the National Children s Advocacy Center in Huntsville, AL. He served in a variety of roles in public child protection including state child welfare director. Mr. Wilson is the author or co-author of numerous publications, articles, book chapters, and Team Investigation of Child Sexual Abuse: The Uneasy Alliance.
14 Hon. Erica Yew Presiding Judge Santa Clara Superior Court, California Santa Clara, CA Judge Erica Yew was appointed to the Santa Clara County Superior Court in October Currently she is in the Juvenile Dependency division of the Court and presides over the Family Wellness Court. Judge Yew has been recognized for her volunteerism and leadership in areas such as family violence and diversity. Most recently, the San Jose Business Journal named Judge Yew a 2009 Women of Influence in the Silicon Valley. She received an Opening Doors to Justice Award from the Public Interest Clearinghouse and an Unsung Heroes Award from the Santa Clara County Bar Association. In October 2009, Judge Yew was appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the California Courts, the largest court system in the United States. Judge Yew received her undergraduate degree with honors from University of California at Berkeley in 1982 and her law degree from Hastings College of the Law in Nancy K. Young Director National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare (NCSACW) Dr. Young is the director of Children and Family Futures, Inc., a California-based research and policy institute whose purpose is to improve outcomes for children and families affected by substance use disorders. Dr. Young also serves as the director of the Federally-funded National Center on Substance Abuse and Child Welfare. She has extensive experience in nearly all States and many communities on children s policy, treatment services, judicial systems affecting children and most importantly, how systems can effectively work together to improve family outcomes. Dr. Young directed a CSAT-funded multi-site evaluation of Family Drug Treatment Courts, and served as the evaluator for an Orange County-based demonstration project on the impact of recovery mentors on child welfare and substance abuse treatment outcomes. She has authored many policy analyses and evaluations reports on substance abuse, welfare, and child welfare. She received her MSW and PhD from the University of Southern California, School of Social Work.