KEVIN MCCAULEY, MD
Kevin McCauley graduated from the Medical College of Pennsylvania (Drexel School of
Medicine) in 1992. He served in the U.S. Navy as Flight Surgeon to an F/A-18 Hornet
squadron at Marine Corps Air Station El Toro. Dr. McCauley now lives in Utah, where
he is the co-directorof a ten-bed recovery management program and a graduate student at the University
of Utah School of Public Health.
GLEN HANSON, DDS, PHD
Dr. Glen Hanson has doctorates in dentistry (D.D.S.) and pharmacology (Ph.D.). He
is the former acting director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and currently
a Senior Advisor to NIDA, a tenured professor in the Department of Pharmacology and
Toxicology at the University of Utah, and the director of the Utah Addiction Center.
He is a widely acclaimed researcher and lecturer on the neurobiology of drugs of abuse.
He has published over 200 papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals and is funded
by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH. He is the senior author on the leading
college textbook concerning drug abuse topics entitled "Drugs and Society." It is
in its 11th edition. He was a member of Governor Huntsman Methamphetamine Task Force
and currently sits on the State of Utah Controlled Substances Advisory Committee,
Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing.
DANIEL J. BAKER
Dr. Baker is the Laboratory Director for STERLING Reference Laboratories, a SAMHSA
certified/ CAP accredited lab providing toxicology services for clients throughout
the United States. Dan holds a certificate of qualification from the State of New
York in toxicology and is the Responsible Person designated by SAMHSA for toxicology
laboratories performing drug testing for federally mandated programs. He has lectured
extensively on drug testing in venues including drug court, addiction medicine, forensic
and clinical toxicology. He is an inspector for the College of American Pathologist's
Forensic Drug Testing and Laboratory Accreditation Programs and has provided expert
testimony in many jurisdictions in cases related to forensic drug testing.
GORDON S. BRUIN
Gordon S. Bruin is an American Board Certified Licensed Professional Counselor who
specializes in the education and treatment of addiction issues. Gordon is a Program
Services Manager for Utah County Division of Substance Abuse and founder of InnerGold
Counseling services which specializes in the treatment of pornography and sexual addiction
issues. He received his graduate degree from John F. Kennedy University in Clinical
Psychology with a specialization in Addiction Studies in 1994. He is also a graduate
of the "Addiction Technology Transfer Center Leadership Institute" and has written
and self-published the Innergold Treatment Manual and a book called "The Language
of Recovery." Gordon has been working in the addictions field for the past 20 years.
Bruce Chandler, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, has had the honor of working in the
substance abuse/ mental health treatment field since 1982. This has included experience
working in both the private (St Benedicts Hospital, IHC Behavioral Health) and public
(Utah State Prison, Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment)
sectors. He has been with Utah County for 17 years. His work with addiction and recovery
has been as wondrous as all of the above and continues to be a source of great joy.
Dave is a Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor (LSAC), holds a CCDC (Certified Chemical
Dependence Counselor, NCAC I (National Certified Addiction Counselor), and a SAP (Substance
Abuse Professional). Mr. Cox stays involved in organizations that support his field
and society. He was recently President Elect for AUSAP (Association for Utah Substance
Abuse Counselors), which is the state affiliate for NAADAC (National Association of
Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors). He teaches and instructs many of the continuing
education classes required for recertification and state licensing. Dave is also a
certified instructor for the state mandated DUI education and prevention program as
well as a Certified Tobacco Cessation Facilitator.
DICK DILLON, PRESIDENT, INNOVAISION LLC
Dick Dillon has held many positions in his 30 year+ involvement with the behavioral
health field, including Counselor, Clinical Team Leader, Program Director, and Chief
Operating officer. Most recently he completed 12 years as Senior VP of Planning and
Development with a large, Midwestern nonprofit behavioral health organization. In
November, 2011, Dick formed his own consulting organization - Innovaision, LLC - devoted
to helping behavioral health and other human services organizations become more innovative
and effective by combining common sense, vision, evidence-based practices and cutting-edge
Dick's philosophy is simple, "Make the seemingly impossible, possible, by blending
unbridled passion for the success of others with concrete research and solid clinical
practice." He has a keen interest in the development and use of innovative ideas,
digital tools and the internet to accomplish organizational and clinical goals.
BENJAMIN ERWIN, PHD
Ben Erwin completed his master's degree in Counseling from the University of Hawaii,
and his Doctoral degree in marriage and family therapy from Brigham Young University.
He has worked with families, and individuals for over ten years. His clinical specialties
include marriage counseling, addictions, same gender attraction and adolescents. He
has worked in private practice, wilderness therapy, and in an intensive outpatient
program. Currently, he is the program coordinator for the LDS Family Services Addiction
BENTON W. GRANVILLE, MA
Benton W. Granville has worked in the field of health and human services for more
than 25 years. Positions he has held include: CEO/Administrator of Solano Park Hospital
in Fairfield, CA; Director of the Child and Adolescent Program at Centennial Peaks
Hospital in Louisville, CO.; Administrator of the Behavioral Health Center in Idaho
Falls, Idaho and Director of the Family Peace Center in Wailuku, Hi. He also recently
worked as the Director of Marketing for Keystone Treatment Center in Sioux Falls,
SD and as the Western Region Marketing Director for the Aspen Education group. He
is a graduate of Northern Illinois University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Counseling
and a Master of Arts Degree in Public Administration. He has spoken at numerous national
and international conferences on a variety of topics.
ANGELA M. HALVORSON
Angela M. Halvorson is a Senior Program Associate for AHP Healthcare Solutions, the
health and behavioral health care consulting division of Advocates for Human Potential
(AHP). Ms. Halvorson is a behavioral health consultant on substance use disorders
prevention, treatment and recovery support services, trauma-informed care, workforce
development, and recovery-oriented systems of care. She has also provided expert consultation
to non-profit organizations on strategic and communications/media planning. Over the
course of more than 15 years in the behavioral health field, she has held various
roles that have allowed her to gain a unique and varied perspective of the behavioral
health field and the multiple vulnerable populations served by behavioral health providers.
This perspective informs her ability to provide comprehensive analyses and recommendations
that address the needs of providers, consumers, and stakeholders. Ms. Halvorson is
an 18-year veteran of the Army, an Iraq war veteran, and an active Army spouse who
has used her extensive personal and professional experience with the military to provide
technical assistance and training to state and Federal agencies, including SAMHSA,
communities, providers and employers working with service members, veterans and their
families. Her consulting background over the past five years includes roles as a senior
advisor, senior consultant, and project director/manager. Her specific expertise includes
behavioral health policy, system design, and military/veterans issues.
DR. VANCE HILLMAN, PHD
Dr. Vance Hillman has been a Professor at Utah Valley University for 18 years. He
previously taught for 10 years at Western Illinois University (WIU), Macomb, Illinois.
While a professor at WIU he worked 5 years part time as a substance abuse counselor.
He has given numerous presentations at State and National Conventions. He is also
a Certified Health Education Specialist.
RANDY HUNTINGTON, LCSW
Randy Huntington, LCSW is a clinician and Program Manager both at residential and
outpatient settings. One of his specialties is focused on the treatment with people
who suffer from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Over the past 16 years, he
has treated clients both in individual and group psychotherapy. He has presented several
times on the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness on Local, State, and National
levels. His background and expertise consists of mental health, couples therapy, medical
social work, substance abuse and dual diagnosis treatment. He also maintains a successful
private practice in the community. Over the past 4 years, he has been trained as in
instructor in a self-assessment measure to optimize relationships and communications
JASON H. KING, LPC
Jason H. King, LPC is Clinical Director of Life Enhancement Center (www.lecutah.com),
an outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment facility in Utah County
servicing adolescents and adults. Jason serves as Chair of the Utah DOPL board for
Professional Counselors and as DSM-5 Revision Task Force committee member for AMHCA
and ACA. Jason received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
from the University of Utah and a Master of Counseling in Mental Health Counseling
from the University of Phoenix; he is a doctoral candidate at Capella University specializing
in Counselor Education and Supervision. His practice is an approved site for DSM-5
Clinical Research Field Trials.
JUERGEN KORBANKA, PHD
Dr. Korbanka serves as the Executive Director of Wasatch Mental Health, a community
mental health center in Provo, Utah. His research interests include evidence-based
and outcome oriented time-limited treatment programs, program effectiveness, and treatment
efficiency. He has presented numerous times at local, statewide, and national conferences,
including the American Counseling Association Conference (2002 & 2003), the Utah State
Mental Health Conference, and the Utah Domestic Violence Conference. In his clinical
practice, Dr. Korbanka worked extensively with perpetrators of domestic violence and
individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder. In addition to administrative and
clinical responsibilities, Dr. Korbanka teaches for the College of Social Sciences
at the Utah Campus of the University of Phoenix.
DR. MICHAEL O. MEASOM
Dr. Measom attended the University of Utah where he earned a Bachelor of Science in
Psychology and a Doctorate in Medicine. He also took a year off from medical school
to do research at the National Institutes of Health ("NIH") as a Howard Hughes Medical
Institute Research Scholar. He did his Residency in Psychiatry at the University of
Wisconsin-Madison and then did a Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at The Medical
University of South Carolina. After the fellowship, he spent the next 8 years as an
academic faculty member in the department of psychiatry before moving to Salt Lake
City. He left academics having been an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University
of Utah. He currently works in Salt Lake City at a Community Mental Health Center
and has private practice with a focus on Addiction Psychiatry.
Joel has worked in the addiction field as a therapist, clinical supervisor, consultant
and administrator for over 4 decades. He is currently Executive Director of Project
Reality, teaches a substance abuse practice class in the U of U College of Social
Work MSW Program, is a member of the USAAV council and a member of the board of directors
of the American Association for the Treatment of Opioid Dependence.
RICHARD NANCE, MSHHA, MSW, LCSW
Richard Nance has been the Director of the Utah County Department of Drug and Alcohol
Prevention and Treatment since 1998. He holds a Masters Degree in social work from
Brigham Young University, and a Masters in health administration from the University
of Alabama in Birmingham. He was co-author of "Promoting Benchmarking in Addiction
Treatment" published in the journal Behavioral Healthcare in April 2009. Mr. Nance
is also a member of INCASE – the International Consortium of Addictions Studies Educators.
Debbie Robertson graduated with a PhD in Social Work from the University of Utah.
She is the Program Manager of the Substance Use Disorders Clinic at the George E Wahlen
VA Medical Center, serving veterans along the full continuum of care from early intervention
to residential ASAM 3.7 level care. She has a great deal of experience in treating
veterans with co-occurring disorders, including veterans recently out of the combat
theatre. She additionally enjoys teaching clinical practice to MSW students at the
University of Utah.
Martin Roundy is currently the Regional Training Manager for Western Region of the
Utah Division of Child and Family Services. He is responsible for the design and delivery
of training for region workers. He also carries a child welfare caseload for DCFS.
Martin has a B.S. and M.Ed. from Brigham Young University. He has also completed extensive
coursework toward his Ph.D. He maintained a private practice in psychotherapy in Massachusetts
for 15 years, specializing in the treatment of adult survivors of child sexual abuse.
Martin created and directed a private non-profit agency in Utah for eight years, providing
group treatment for sexual abuse survivors, offenders and other family members. He
co-edited The Incest Perpetrator: A Family Member No One Wants to Treat, and is co-author
of the chapter, "Professional and Treatment Issues for Therapists Who Work with Incest
Perpetrators." Martin also authored "Incest: Sexual Abuse in the Family" in Confronting
Abuse: An LDS Perspective on Understanding and Healing Emotional, Physical, Sexual,
Psychological, and Spiritual Abuse.
DR. TERRY SELLERS
Dr. Sellers has a Bachelor's degree in Zoology and a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology,
both from Brigham Young University. He graduated from medical school at St. Louis
University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. He then completed a residency
in Obstetrics and Gynecology at William Beaumont Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. Dr.
Sellers moved to Utah in 1995 and practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology until 2005,
the last few years having one of the busiest practices in Utah County. Since 2005,
Dr. Sellers has worked in the field of addiction medicine in many different capacities,
including aftercare coordinator and running an intensive outpatient treatment program
at A/D Psychotherapy and Clinical Consulting in Sandy, Utah, Medical and Clinical
Director at Steps Recovery Center in Payson, Utah. He currently has his own outpatient
medical practice seeing exclusively addiction patients and he also serves as Clinical
Director at Nexstep Medical Detox. He has published many scientific articles in the
fields of Exercise Physiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and addiction. Dr. Sellers
is himself a recovering addict and he works a vigorous recovery program. He brings
a wealth of clinical and medical knowledge as well as personal knowledge and experience
about what it takes to live life clean and sober.
MICHELE SIMON, JD, MPH
Michele Simon is a public health lawyer who has been researching and writing about
the food industry and food politics since 1996. She specializes in legal strategies
to counter corporate tactics that harm the public's health. Also an expert in alcohol
policy, for 4.5 years she served as research and policy director for Marin Institute
(now Alcohol Justice), an alcohol industry watchdog group based in Northern California.
Her groundbreaking 2007 report on alcoholic energy drinks led to federal action to
ban the dangerous products. Simon has taught Health Policy at the University of California,
Hastings College of the Law, and lectures frequently on corporate tactics and policy
solutions. She has written extensively on the politics of food, and her first book,
Appetite for Profit: How the Food Industry Undermines Our Health and How to Fight
Back, was published by Nation Books in 2006. NYU Professor Marion Nestle (who calls
the book "brilliant") has made it required reading for her nutrition students. Simon
has a master's degree in public health from Yale University and received her law degree
from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.
JASON WEBB, LSAC, LCSW
Since 2010, Jason Webb has served as the clinical directory of Steps Recovery Center.
He has spent his career working as a counselor, and specializes in the field of addiction
recovery. He received his MSW from Utah State University, and is also a certified
DAVID YELLS, PHD, DEAN - COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES & SOCIAL SCIENCES, UVU
David Yells has served as Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at
Utah Valley University since 2008. He received a Ph.D. In Developmental Psychobiology
from the University of Nebraska in 1995. His teaching and research interests include
Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology. He has lived in Utah since 1999 when
he began work at UVU as a faculty member in Behavioral Science.