2008 MARTI Summer School Faculty

  • Robert J. Ackerman, PhD

    Director, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute and Professor of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Cofounder and Advisory Board Member the National Association for Children of Alcoholics; author and lecturer.

    Terry Appolonia, MA

    Dean of Students and Chair, Crisis Assessment and Response Team (CART), Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Elizabeth Babcock, MSW, BCD

    Licensed Clinical Social Worker, private practice; McMurray, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Kathryn Bonach, PhD, LSW, LPC, NCC

    Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Gregory Boothroyd, PhD, CAAC, LPC

    Professor Emeritus, University Substance Abuse Services, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan; author, trainer and lecturer.

    Jo Ellen Bowman, MSW, LSW

    Executive Director, Helping All Victims In Need (HAVIN), Kittanning, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Neil A. Capretto, DO, FASAM

    Medical Director, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Charles P. Erdeljac, PhD

    Superintendent of Schools, Riverview School District, Oakmont, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Brandon Falkner, BS

    Outreach Specialist, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania; Advisory Board member, Transitions High School; lecturer.

    Walter C. Gray, PsyD

    Semi-retired Psychologist, private practice, Indiana, Pennsylvania; author, consultant, and lecturer.

    Chuck Jackson, MA

    Educator, child advocate; consultant, Tulsa, Oklahoma; lecturer.

    Jeff Longo, LCSW

    Student Assistance Program Coordinator, North Allegheny Senior High School, Wexford, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Jerry Moe, MA

    Vice President, National Director of Children’s Programs, The Betty Ford Center, Rancho Mirage, California; Advisory Board Member, National Association for Children of Alcoholics; author and lecturer.

    Deborah Sagan, LCSW

    Student Assistance / Project Impact Coordinator, North Allegheny School District, Wexford, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Ann Sesti, MA, NCC, LPC

    Assistant Director, Center for Student Life, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Timothy J. Silvestri, PhD

    Coordinator of Drug and Alcohol Services, Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Abraham J. Twerski, MD

    Founder and Medical Director Emeritus, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Doug Wentz, MA, OCPS II

    Community Services Director, Neil Kennedy Recovery Clinic, a subsidiary of Gateway Rehabilitation Center, and prevention specialist, Youngstown, Ohio; lecturer.

    Stephen M. Wilson, D. Min.

    Senior Pastor, Oakmont Presbyterian Church, Oakmont, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Robert Witchel, EdD, NCC

    Professor of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and licensed psychologist, Pittsburgh and Indiana, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer..

    Kimberly S. Young, PsyD

    Executive Director, Center for Internet Addiction Recovery; licensed psychologist, Bradford, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.