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Robert J. Ackerman, Ph.D.

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, M.A.

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

Elizabeth Babcock, M.S.W., B.C.D.

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

Gregory Boothroyd, Ph.D., CAAC, LPC

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

Jo Ellen Bowman, M.S.W., L.S.W.

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

Neil A. Capretto, D.O., F.A.S.A.M.

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

Charles P. Erdeljac, Ph.D.

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

Brandon Falkner, B.S.

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

Walter C. Gray, Psy. D.

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

Chuck Jackson, M.A.

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

Jeff Longo, LCSW

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

Jerry Moe, M.A.

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, M.A., N.C.C., L.P.C.

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

Timothy J. Silvestri, Ph.D.

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

Abraham J. Twerski, M.D.

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

Doug Wentz, M.A., O.C.P.S. 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, Ed.D., N.C.C.

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

Kimberly S. Young, Psy. D.

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

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