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2009 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty

  • Robert J. Ackerman, PhD

    Director, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI) and Professor of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; Co-founder 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.

    Christine Black, PhD

    Professor of Health and Physical Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; health consultant and lecturer.

    Jo Ellen Bowman, MSW, LSW

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

    Isabel Burk, MS, CPP, CHES

    Director, The Health Network, New City, New York; author and lecturer.

    Neil A. Capretto, DO, FASAM

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

    Dennis C. Daley, PhD

    Professor of Psychiatry, Chief of Addiction Medicine Services, and Principal Investigator, Appalachian Tri-State Node, Clinical Trials Network of the National Institute of Drug Abuse; author and lecturer.

    Dana DeStefano, RN, LCSW, CCDPD

    Director of Children and Adolescent Clinical Services, Home Nursing Agency, Altoona, Pennsylvania; Co-Occurring Disorders trainer for the state of Pennsylvania for adult and children; lecturer.

    Kenneth A. Dickinson, MS, RPh

    Director of Marketing, Gaudenzia, Inc., Norristown, Pennsylvania; BDAP Trainer; Adjunct Faculty, Alvernia and Eastern Universities; Co-Founder and Board Member, Secundum Artem Reaching Pharmacists with Help (SARPH), the Recovering Pharmacists program of Pennsylvania; and Board Member, Pennsylvania Recovery Organizations Alliance (PRO-A); pharmacist, educator, consultant, and lecturer.

    Alicia Kozakiewicz

    Co-founder,  AliciaProject, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; victim/survivor; child safety advocate; lecturer.

    Holly Livingston, BA, CAC

    School Based Prevention Services, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; SAP trainer; lecturer.

    John D. Massella, EdD, LPC, CCS, CCDP, NCC

    Regional Program Director, Gateway Rehabilitation Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    Ralph May, PsyD

    Chief Clinical Officer, Community Guidance Center, and licensed psychologist, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

    John McCarthy, PhD, NCC

    Professor of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and licensed professional counselor, Indiana, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Ellen Morehouse, LCSW, CASAC, CPP

    Executive Director, Student Assistance Services, Tarrytown, New York; author and lecturer.

    Tricia Murin, MEd, LPC

    School Counselor, Central Cambria School District, Ebensburg, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Ann Sesti, MA, NCC, LPC

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

    Steve Simms, PhD

    Associate Director, Philadelphia Child and Family Therapy Training Center, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

    Karen Vadino, MSW, LPCC, OCPS II

    Motivational Speaker, Humorist, Trainer, and Consultant, Youngstown, Ohio; lecturer.

    Norbert Wetzel, ThD

    Director of Training, Center for Family, Community, and Social Justice, Inc., www.cfcsj.org; Director, Princeton Family Institute, www.princetonfamily.com; Princeton, New Jersey, New Jersey licensed psychologist and marriage and family therapist; author and lecturer.

    Christine Zernick, MA

    Special Services Coordinator and Student Assistance Program Counselor, Altoona Regional Health System, Altoona, Pennsylvania; Co-Occurring Disorders trainer for the state of Pennsylvania for adult and children; lecturer.