Archives for Presenters

Bio | Maya Williams, MSW

Maya Williams is a Black/Mixed Race queer non-binary woman, writer, and suicide survivor based out of Portland, Maine. She moved to Maine from North Carolina in 2017 to get her Masters in Social Work with a Certificate in Applied Arts and Social Justice from the University of New England. They...
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Bio | John Brooklyn, MD

Dr. Brooklyn is Board Certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. He has been a strong advocate for integrating people with substance use disorders into medical homes and conceived of the nationally recognized Hub and Spoke model to seamlessly treat opioid use disorders. He is on the UVM Medical Center...
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Bio | Cathleen Dunlap, MEd, MSW, LCSW

Cathleen Dunlap is Clinical Director at Paramount Behavioral Services, Inc., a mental and behavioral health agency located in Waterville, Maine.  Prior to this, Ms. Dunlap was employed as a social worker at Togus VA Medical Center; as the director for Menswork, a certified batterer’s intervention program in central Maine; as...
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Bio | Peter Jackson, MD

Dr. Jackson is an assistant professor at the University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine and UVM medical center where he specializes in both child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction psychiatry. In both the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry he currently...
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Bio | Kelly Peck, Ph.D.

My research interests are two-fold. I have conducted research focused on the development and evaluation of novel treatments for opioid misuse and use disorder. Most recently, this has included work on two randomized clinical trials evaluating a novel interim buprenorphine treatment for reducing illicit opioid use and other high-risk behaviors...
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Bio | John Burke

John Burke is an Assistant Attorney General in the Maine Attorney General’s office, prosecuting crimes and civil offenses related to fraud and patient abuse in the MaineCare system. He has practiced law for 24 years, the last 16 as a prosecutor....
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Bio | Heath Langevin

Heath Langevin is a Detective in the Maine Attorney General’s Office, assigned to the Healthcare Crimes Unit which focuses on combating fraud, waste, and abuse within the MaineCare system. Heath has been a police officer for 18 years, with the last 4 years in the Healthcare Crimes Unit....
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Bio | Carl Salzman, MD

Dr. Salzman was educated at Union College and the State University of NY, Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse. After internship in pediatrics at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan he entered a Harvard Medical School psychiatric residency at Massachusetts Mental Health Center from 1964 to 1967,  followed by 2 years directing...
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Bio | Judge Mary A. Celeste

Judge Mary A. Celeste (ret.) sat on the Denver County Court bench 2000-2015. She was the Presiding Judge 2009 and 2010 and the co-founder of the Denver County Court Sobriety Court. She is currently a law school professor teaching Marijuana and the Law at California Western School of Law and...
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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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