About The Recovery Village Contributors

As a leader in the behavioral health field, The Recovery Village hosts and supports a variety of continuing education events, online resources and other community outreach efforts. Along with an editorial team, our contributors offer comprehensive information in a range of mediums for medical professionals and patients alike.

This work expands beyond TheRecoveryVillage.com with in-person demonstrations and events presented by our parent company, Advanced Recovery Systems, LLC. With a network of medical specialists, speakers and experts on addiction and mental health, The Recovery Village provides valuable resources to local and national healthcare communities.

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Alex Castro

Alex Castro

Community Education Speaker

MALACLPCATP
Mr. Castro holds a CACIII, and is currently working on his Ph.D. in Depth Psychology. Mr. Castro is the Clinical Director and President of Life Recovery Center in Northglenn and Denver, Colorado. Mr. Castro has over 10 years of combined experience as a Drug Court Probation Officer, EMDR, DUI...

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Athena Phillips

Athena Phillips

Community Education Speaker

Athena Phillips is the owner of Integrative Trauma Treatment Center in Portland, OR. Athena continues to practice out of her Portland location and provides professional training’s on the subjects of Trauma and Dissociation Disorders locally and nationally.

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Chris Cortman

Chris Cortman

Community Education Speaker

Dr. Christopher Cortman has been a licensed psychologist in Florida for 30 years (he was eight at the time). He has facilitated over 70,000 hours of psychotherapy. He is the co-author of Your Mind: An Owner's Manual for a Better Life and Take Control of Your Anxiety. He has another book coming...

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Greg Crosby

Greg Crosby

LPCMA
Greg Crosby has served the Marylhurst community since 1980 and is a sought after trainer in community mental health and managed care organizations, residential treatment, drug and alcohol prisons and within continuing education. When not teaching, Greg maintains a private practice in therapy...

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Jill Haire

Jill Haire

MALMHCCAP
Jill Haire is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, she empowers clients by teaching skills and practicing with them in order to allow freedom of personal choice. As a Certified Addictions Professional, Jill provides psychotherapy that adds dimension to 12-Step recovery. As a former hospice...

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Joann Hendelman

Joann Hendelman

PHD
Dr. Joann Hendelman is the Clinical Director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness. She is also Clinical Director of The Alliance Psychological Services which provides therapy for those who are uninsured or underinsured, those who historically have not had access to care. The program is...

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Jeff Jones

Jeff Jones

Community Education Speaker

LPC
Jeff is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and holds certifications of Certified Addiction Counselor III, Certified ARISE Interventionist, and Certified Intervention Professional. The focus of his private practice is trauma, addiction, and families. He has created an online family recovery...

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Kevin Kraska

Kevin Kraska

Community Education Speaker

MSWLISW-SBFA
Kevin Kraska, BFA, MSW, LISW-S has created and/or facilitated mindfulness-based seminars and retreats in the Central Ohio area since 2010, including: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) The Art & Practice of Letting Go: a day of mindfulness A Light on the Path: mindfulness for...

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Lori Johnson

Lori Johnson

Professional Education Speaker

LACLPCMA
Lori Johnson is a Licensed Addiction and Professional Counselor with a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health from The University of Colorado. Lori’s practice, In Focus Counseling LLC, is a group practice located in Lakewood, CO and the team specializes in working with individual teens,...

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Lindsey Kathleen

Lindsey Kathleen

Community Education Speaker

LPCMA
Lindsey Chadwick, MA, LPC, has worked for the Betty Ford Center Children's Program in Aurora, Colorado since 2008. She began working at the Betty Ford Center after completing her undergraduate degree in Sociology at Colorado State University. She completed her master's degree in Couple and Family...

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Ramona Peel

Ramona Peel

Community Education Speaker

As the Lead Trainer for The Institute for LGBTQ Health Equity, Ramona collaborates on creating The Institute’s training programs and leads the delivery of training to internal and external audiences. As Trans Health Navigator, Ramona is a resource and an advocate for trans and gender...

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Michael Hunter

Michael Hunter

Professional Education Speaker

Michael Hunter has been helping those struggling with addiction for over twenty years. In addition to providing direct client care, he has worked in executive roles across a variety of health care settings. He has helped integrate behavioral health care into primary medical care facilities,...

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Dorinda Burnham

Dorinda Burnham

Community Education Speaker

LMHCMSCCTP
Dorinda Burnham is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in private practice at Changing Perspectives Counseling Group for individual, couples, and group therapy. Dorinda is an IATP Certified Clinical Trauma Professional and Specialist in Critical Incident Stress Management and Incident Debriefing....

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Dwight Bain

Dwight Bain

Professional Education Speaker

LMHCNCCCLC
Dwight guides people in rewriting their story through the power of personal change as a Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Life Coach and Communicator. He has over 58,000 hours of clinical experience. Bain is Nationally Certified by NBCC, licensed by the state of Florida as a Mental Health...

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Tralonda Triplett

Tralonda Triplett

Community Education Speaker

PHDMPH
Dr. Tralonda Triplett is the Co-Owner and Director of Operations for the Institute for Successful Leadership (ISL). She leads ISL’s drive to foster comprehensive wellness - not just the absence of disease - in diverse populations around the globe. Over the years, Dr. Triplett has provided...

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Erin Saintil

Erin Saintil

Community Education Speaker

LCSWMSWBCBA
Erin received her undergraduate degree from the College of New Rochelle and her MSW at Fordham University. She has been licensed as a social worker to practice in New York and Massachusetts and is currently actively licensed in Florida. Through the Florida Institute of Technology, Erin completed...

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Sandee Nebel

Sandee Nebel

Community Education Speaker

LMHCMSRYTCEDS
Sandee Nebel is a licensed mental health counselor, practicing in central Florida and Tampa-Clearwater. She is a specialist in the treatment of adult populations with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, substance abuse, and relationship issues. Along with her work with individual clients, she...

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Corrie van Amerongen

Corrie van Amerongen

Professional Education Speaker

LISW-S
Corrie van Amerongen is a Licensed Independent Social Worker with Supervisory designation in the state of Ohio. She completed her Master's in Social Work at the Ohio State University and has worked in healthcare for the past seven years in Columbus, Ohio. She is currently a social worker in the...

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Yshai Boussi

Yshai Boussi

Professional Education Speaker

LPC
Yshai Boussi is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 15 years of experience and licensed through the Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. He graduated with a Master's degree in Applied Behavioral Science from Bastyr University in Seattle in 2003, with a focus in...

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Amanda Marino

Amanda Marino

Community Education Speaker

BSCLCCRC
Amanda Marino is a certified Recovery and Life Coach, certified Interventionist who holds a Bachelor of Science in Alternative Medicine. She works extensively with individuals, who are hurting from low self-esteem, addiction, and mental and emotional barriers. In the past, she has dealt with her...

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Kevin Petersen

Kevin Petersen

Community Education Speaker

LMFTMA
Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, is a dedicated, caring, and understanding professional who works with families in crisis. Kevin was born and raised in Palo Alto, CA and earned a bachelors from USC in 1994, and enjoyed a prosperous career in Sales and Marketing before he decided to return to school in...

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Timothy Wienecke

Timothy Wienecke

Professional Education Speaker

MALPCC
I have spent the last decade training and educating in a variety of settings on a broad range of topics. I got my start as a primary trainer for various technical positions as a Signals Analyst working with the NSA. That is where I realized I enjoy giving people the skills and knowledge they need...

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Johanna Leal

Johanna Leal

Community Education Speaker

Johanna Leal has 20 years of experience designing and implementing innovative programs for criminal justice and human services agencies, courts, schools and non-profit organizations. Some of these programs include reentry programs in prisons, parole and jails, justice reinvestment programs in the...

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Camille Schrier

Camille Schrier

Community Education Speaker

Camille Schrier, grew up In Bucks County, Pennsylvania, before moving to Virginia to pursue her undergraduate degrees. In 2018, Camille graduated with honors from Virginia Tech with dual Bachelor of Science degrees in Biochemistry and Systems Biology, and is currently pursuing a Doctor of...

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