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2018.08.17 Dr. John O’Brien Biography

John O’Brien, Ph.D. John received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. He is currently in full time private practice in Portland, specializing in substance use disorder, grief, trauma and gay/lesbian issues. In his previous professional life, he was a high school guidance counselor and worked at Spring...
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Sera Davidow

Sera Davidow resides in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts with her family, including her two children, ages 15 and 6.  She has been a part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community (RLC) since its visioning process, and has served as Director since it became funded in 2007.  She...
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Pat McKenzie

Pat McKenzie is an advocate for the advancement of peer services and the promotion of lived experience as an essential element in recovery oriented mental health services in Maine. She is also a licensed clinical social worker with an advanced certificate of study in individual, couples, and family therapy. Currently,...
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Alison Web TEST

Alison Webb, MPH, PS-C, is an independent public health consultant with over 20 years experience in community outreach and organizing, substance use and overdose prevention, community based substance use recovery supports, and linking community members with healthcare services. Her work in substance use includes creating protocols for primary care physicians...
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Larry C. Williams, CEO, Consultant & Trainer

Larry C. Williams is the CEO Of Williams Training Consultants, LLC. As CEO, he provides staff development, youth and family enrichment trainings for a variety of schools, churches and companies across the country.  In addition to training for Celebrating Families!, Larry is an international trainer for the “Strengthening Families Parenting...
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Betty J. Weymouth Conger, CPC, CAADC, LMSW

Betty J. Weymouth Conger is a graduate of the University of Michigan, School of Social Work and for many years, coordinated Henry Ford Behavioral Health’s Maplegrove Children and Family Programs, in the Detroit, Michigan area. In the early 1990’s, Betty and colleagues designed, implemented and managed the award winning Maplegrove...
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Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D.

Stephanie Stein Leite, Psy.D. has been a forensic psychological evaluator for over 15 years, focusing on juvenile court, family court and threat assessment. She most often works with complex situations.  In addition to evaluations, Dr. Leite consults, providing insight into sticky cases, up-to-date research, and material analysis. Dr. Leite has...
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Beverly J. Haberle, MHS, LPC, CAADC, CIP

Ms. Haberle served for 40 years as the Executive Director of The Council of Southeast Pennsylvania, Inc., a non-profit education advocacy association. For the past 20 years, Ms. Haberle served as the Project Director for the Pennsylvania Recovery Organization-Achieving Community Together (PRO-ACT), a grassroots advocacy initiative that promotes the rights...
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Ronald Schouten, MD, JD

Ronald Schouten, M.D., J.D., is the Director of the Law & Psychiatry Service of the Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Schouten practiced employment law in Chicago before attending medical school and has combined his legal and medical training to provide consultation and...
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Roger Przybylski

Roger Przybylski is a consultant and founder of RKC Group, a company that provides applied research, program evaluation and related training and technical assistance services to organizations working on public safety issues. Since May, 2017, Mr. Przybylski also has served as research director for the Justice Research and Statistics Association....
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Bio | Roger Paul

On a secluded Down-east Indian reservation in a community of traditional language speakers, Roger Paul was born the 14th child of a Passamaquoddy mother and a Wolastoq father. Around 6 years of age, Roger, his siblings, and the other Native children in his community were required by the Catholic church...
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Debra Papps, LCSW, LLC

Debra Papps has 19 years of experience as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked in the social work field for more than 25 years. This includes residential settings, community mental health centers and a psychiatric emergency department. She specializes in working with adults who experience symptoms of depression,...
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Brandy Brown

Brandy Brown, LCSW, is the Gender Clinic Coordinator at the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital/ Maine Medical Center and is one of the therapists at Maine Medical Center’s Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry practice. Brandy has worked within different systems of care including psychiatric inpatient hospitalization, residential settings with vulnerable populations...
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Benjamin Crocker, MD

Benjamin Crocker, MD, went to Medical School on the GI bill at Ohio State University, and completed his training in psychiatry at LAC-USC medical center in Los Angeles, where he participated in several studies regarding the treatment of anxiety disorders. For about a decade before moving to Maine he had...
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William Allen Schaffer, MD

Dr. Allen Schaffer is a Physician practicing in Bangor, Maine. His interests include Collaborative Care Psychiatry, Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Co-occurring Substance Use Disorders, and Treatment of Impaired Professionals. Dr. Schaffer has a unique set of clinical and administrative skills bridging many of the delivery sectors in health care. He is...
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