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Event Speakers

Shelly Young, CAI-II

Mother, Speaker, Guide and Founder
THE FAMILY RECOVERY CONFERENCE
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Creating an Environment That Supports Recovery

Pam Lanhart

Author, Praying Our Loved One Home
Founder, Thrive Family Support
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Stepping Out of The Cycle of Chaos

Crystal Collier, PhD, LPC-S

PRESENTATION TITLE: The Neuroscience of Addiction: Implications for Individuals & Families

Sam Bierman, CAP, ICADC, IC&RC

Executive Director
MARYLAND ADDICTION RECOVERY CENTER
PRESENTATION TITLE: Medication Assisted Treatment & Recovery

Tom Bannard, CADC, MBA

Program Coordinator
RAMS IN RECOVERY
PRESENTATION TITLE: 10 Things Your Loved One Wishes You Knew About Substance Use Disorder (But would never tell you)

Dave Cooke

Author, The Addicted Child: A Parent’s Guide
Business Strategist/Executive Coach
PRESENTATION TITLE: Healing through Listening

Kris Kelly

PRESENTATION TITLE: Many Pathways to Recovery: Taking a Person-Centered Approach

Jeff Jones, LPC, CACIII, CAI

Founder
Family Recovery Solution
PRESENTATION TITLE: Family Recovery: Before, During and After Treatment

Marc Pimsler, MA, MAC, CCS, CYT, RRT-P

PRESENTATION TITLE: Uncovering Shame and the Process of Recovery 

Lynne Pedersen, CADC-II, ICADC

Founder
ONE RECOVERY
PRESENTATION TITLE: Early Intervention Through Human Connection

Kathy Wrenn

PRESENTATION TITLE: Finding my Lifeline

Jean M. Campbell, LCSW, CPC, CIPP, TEP

Founder
The Action Institute
PRESENTATION TITLE: Warming Up The Family For Lasting Change

James Tracy, DDS, LMFT, LAADC, CP, PAT, CIP

Founder
Tracy Intervention and Consulting Services, Inc.
PRESENTATION TITLE: Warming Up The Family For Lasting Change (Jean M. Campbell)

Maureen Cavanagh MPA, M.Ed

Author, If You Love Me
Founder, Magnolia New Beginnings
PRESENTATION TITLE: Recovery Basics for Loved Ones: Taking Back Your Life While Loving Your Child

Sam Anthony Lucania

Keynote Speaker, Recovery Advocate, Author, Hands Like You’re Praying
PRESENTATION TITLE: People are not Disposable

Laurie Healy

PRESENTATION TITLE: From Sibling Rivalry to Sibling Recovery: How brothers and sisters can make a difference

Beverly A Buncher, MA, PCC, CBC, CTPC

Author BALM, Be A Loving Mirror
CEO and Program Director, Family Recovery Resources, LLC/BALM Institute
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: The Loving Path for Families

Michelle Bonsignore, M.S., LMFT

PRESENTATION TITLE: From Protection to Connection: What Addiction Teaches Us About The Healing Power of Relationships

Patty McCarthy Metcalf

Executive Director
Faces and Voices of Recovery
PRESENTATION TITLE: Speak The Language of Recovery in Your Family

Ryan Hampton

Activist and Author, American Fix
PRESENTATION TITLE: Love Saved Me

Andrew Burki, MSW

Founder and Director of Public Policy
Life of Purpose Treatment Centers
PRESENTATION TITLE: Adolescent and Young Adult Recovery Success Models

Kathryn Schrader

Superior Court Judge
PRESENTATION TITLE: Addressing Substance Abuse and Mental Health in the Justice System to Build Safer, Healthier Communitiess

Cara Bradley, B.A., M.A., CMS, CCC, CSEI

Training Manager
ARISE® Network
PRESENTATION TITLE: Emotional Chaos to Emotional Resilience

Lynn Kelley Bs Ed; Ms Ed Leadership; CCAR

PRESENTATION TITLE: Finding Freedom in Forgiveness: How Recovery Healed a Broken Family

The Rev. Jan M. Brown, MSc

Executive Director
SpiritWorks Foundation Center for the Soul
PRESENTATION TITLE: Never Doubt That a Small Group of Thoughtful, Committed Parents (citizens) Can Change the World: Indeed it’s the Only Thing That Ever Has

Kristine De Jesus, Psy.D.

Founder
THE WELLNESS COOPERATIVE
PRESENTATION TITLE: Recovery After Treatment

Lauryn Wicks and Keegan Wicks

PRESENTATION TITLE: Addiction and Recovery—A First-hand, Family Perspective: Regaining Wellness in an Ill-equipped Community Environment