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2011 MARTI Summer School Conference Faculty

Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.
Founder, Mid-Atlantic Addiction Research and Training Institute (MARTI), and professor of Sociology, University of South Carolina, Bluffton, South Carolina; cofounder and advisory board member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics; author and lecturer.

Anna Agnew, LCSW-C, LCA, CEAP, SAP
Licensed certified social worker, private consultant, and trainer, Havre De Grace, Maryland; lecturer.

Brian Blasko, M.A.
President, Brian Blasko, and member of National Speakers Association, Youngstown, Ohio; author and lecturer.

Kathryn Bonach, Ph.D., L.S.W., L.P.C., N.C.C. 
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; therapist, author and lecturer.

Jo Ellen Bowman, M.S.W., L.S.W.
Executive director, Helping All Victims In Need (HAVIN), Kittanning, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

Raymond T. Brannon, M.Ed.
Professor, Westmoreland County Community College,Youngwood, Pennsylvania; media consultant, Saltsburg, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

Paul A. Datti, Ph.D., CRC
Assistant professor and director, Counseling and Human Services Undergraduate Program, University of Scranton, Scranton, Pennsylvania; secretary, National Working Positive Coalition; president, Pennsylvania Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues in Counseling; author and lecturer.

Kenneth A. Dickinson, M.S., R.Ph. - HAD TO CANCEL
Director of Marketing, Gaudenzia, Inc., Norristown, Pennsylvania; Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Programs (BDAP) Trainer; adjunct faculty, Alvernia and Eastern Universities; cofounder 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.

Robert Heasley, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Sociology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; adjunct associate professor of Psychiatry, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, New York; adjunct professor of Human Sexuality, Widener University, Chester, Pennsylvania; private clinical practice, Media, Pennsylvania; Marriage and Family Therapy senior intern, Council of Relationships, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

Elizabeth J. Jacob, Ph.D., N.C.C.
Associate professor, Department of Counseling and Human Services, University of Scranton, and licensed professional counselor, Scranton, Pennsylvania, author and lecturer.

Edward Jacobs, Ph.D.
Director, Impact Therapy Associates, and coordinator – Master's in Counseling, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia; author and lecturer.

Kurt Kondrich, M.Ed.
Director, Community and Family Outreach, Early Intervention Specialists, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; chair, Pennsylvania State Interagency Coordinating Council (PA SICC); lecturer.

Ralph M. May, Psy.D.
Chief clinical officer, Community Guidance Center, and licensed psychologist, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

John McCarthy, Ph.D., N.C.C.
Professor of Counseling, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and licensed professional counselor, Indiana, Pennsylvania; consultant, author and lecturer.

Ann Sesti, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C.
Assistant director, Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs Program, Center for Health and Well-Being, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Pennsylvania; lecturer.

Michael D. Smith, Psy.D.
Associate professor, Department of Psychology, Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania; author and lecturer.

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