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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.

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