Category: Speakers

Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris

Monday, May 4, 2020 2:20 – 3:50 PM Title: Conversations with Legislators Bio: Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris represents the 74th Assembly District which includes South Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Woods, Costa Mesa and most of Irvine. Cottie is a successful businesswoman, community leader, wife and mom. Cottie grew up in San Diego County…
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Janelle Ito-Orille

Monday, May 4, 2020 11:55 AM – 12:25 PM Title: DHCS Updates Bio: Janelle has over 12 years of State of California experience, and is currently serving as the Division Chief of the Licensing and Certification Division for the Department of Health Care Services. In this capacity, she is responsible for engaging with various stakeholders…
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Sherry Daley

Monday, May 4, 2020 2:20 – 3:50 PM Title: Conversations with Legislators Description: Sherry is hosting Conversations with Legislators Bio: Sherry Daley is a leading governmental advocate in California where she has been instrumental in policy development for the alcohol/drug addiction profession for more than 20 years. Her experience in law and regulation includes engagement…
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Dexter Braff

Monday, May 4, 2020 10:55 – 11:55 AM Title: Substance Use Disorder M & A: The Deals, The Date, and What It All Means Description: In this session, we will take a deep dive into the most recent trends in mergers and acquisitions activity in substance use disorder.  By segmenting the data into narrowly defined…
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Harry Nelson, J.D.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 9:15 – 10:45 AM Title: Addiction Treatment in Times of Trouble Description: The COVID-19 pandemic has created a series of new challenges for addiction treatment programs, including managing staffing, intake, ensuring staff and resident health to avoid contagion, dealing with contagion, increasing use of telehealth, and concomitant payor denials. This presentation…
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Allen Berger

Allen Berger, Ph.D.

Monday, May 4, 202012:40 – 2:10 PM Title: Emotional Sobriety: Clinical Consideration and Interventions Description:   Emotional sobriety is the ultimate goal of sobriety. Bill Wilson clearly stated this when beginning his discussion of Step 12 in the 1952 publication Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions. He stated that if we practice these principles (the one’s…
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