Archives for Presenters

Bio | Ruby Parker, MS

Ruby Parker is the Engagement & Education Director for the Maine Resilience Building Network (MRBN). Ruby provides education across the state to build awareness of the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the importance of protective factors in building resilience.  Ruby provides opportunities for learning to parents, policy makers,...
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Bio | Ryan Folwer

Ryan Fowler is a New Hampshire native and the Harm Reduction Coordinator for the HIV/HCV Resource Center in Lebanon, NH. He is a former injection drug user and credits being alive and his clean bill of health to harm reduction and evidence-based treatment. He helps operate the peer-led mobile secondary...
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Bio | Kelli Fox, MSW, LCSW, LADC, SSC

Kelli earned a bachelor’s degree at Rutgers University in NJ and a master of social work degree at the University of New England in Maine. I have been teaching in higher education since 1994. Throughout her clinical work, Kelli has learned from mentors and her own experiences to recognize the power of positive...
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Bio | Nicole Kosanke, Ph.D.

Nicole Kosanke, PhD, is a Clinical Psychologist and Director of Family Services at the Center for Motivation and Change’s outpatient division in NYC, where she specializes in working with family members of people abusing substances and in the assessment process for families and individuals. Dr Kosanke has been working in...
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Bio | Jessica Cance, Ph.D.

Jessica Cance is a Research Public Health Analyst in RTI’s Substance Use, Prevention, Evaluation and Research Program with over 20 years of research and practice experience in adolescent and young adult health. While her work focuses on substance use and misuse (including but not limited to alcohol, marijuana, opioids, prescription...
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Bio | Bob Kenney, Ph.D.

President of Partners Through Training based in Richmond Virginia, has been delivering training and consultation since 1993. Bob has worked nationally and internationally helping people develop practice business skills in the areas of leadership, management, and collaborative teamwork. He has partnered with 19 centers for continuing and executive education at...
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Bio | Francine Garland Stark

Francine Garland Stark began her career in the movement to end domestic violence in 1985 as a volunteer for Women Helping Battered Women in Burlington, VT. She served as the Administrative Coordinator and later Community Response and Training Coordinator for Spruce Run Association (now Partners for Peace) in Penobscot County...
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Bio | Brian L. Meyer, Ph.D., LCP

Dr. Meyer is a Clinical Psychologist and the Psychology Program Manager for Community-Based Outpatient Clinics at the Central Virginia VA Health Care System and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Virginia Commonwealth University.   He obtained his A.B. from Harvard University in 1980 and his Ph.D. in clinical...
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Bio | Duncan Dwyer

Duncan is a public health educator and harm reduction community organizer with Maine Health Equity Alliance. He has over two decades of experience as an educator and organizer for healthcare, social services, and academic organizations. Duncan has worked as a Technical Training Coordinator for MaineHealth and as both an Employment...
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Bio | Nicholas Chadi, MD

Nicholas Chadi is a pediatrician specialized in adolescent and addiction medicine. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Montreal as well as a clinician-scientist at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal. Dr Chadi completed a Master of Public Health at Harvard University and was the first pediatrician...
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Bio | Sharon Levy, MD, MPH

Dr. Levy is a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, Addiction Medicine specialist, Director of the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.  Over the past 20 years she has evaluated and treated thousands of adolescents with substance use disorders, and she has written...
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Bio | Amanda Saake, LMSW, CPRP, NYCPS-P (she, her, hers)

Amanda Saake is currently the Special Assistant to the Commissioner at the New York State Office of Mental Health. In this role, she serves as the interface between individuals and families served by the public mental health system and OMH staff responsible for programmatic and policy decisions. She also provides...
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Bio | Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Dr. Levounis serves as professor and chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, and chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as director of the Addiction Institute of New York from...
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Bio | Mary Ann Roy, Psy.D., CCS

Dr. Roy is a licensed psychologist and certified clinical supervisor who has expertise in the co-occurring treatment of women with addiction.  Her extensive career in the mental health and addiction field has provided her with the expertise and knowledge necessary to provide strong leadership and direction throughout Crossroads’ continuum of...
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Bio | Jonathan C. Fellers, MD

As a board-certified Addiction Psychiatrist, Dr. Fellers serves as the medical director who works with our clients, their families and health care system to promote high-quality evidence based screening, assessment, and treatment for substance use disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders. Addiction involves both biology and psychology, and Dr. Fellers...
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