SAMHSA ACWS members' biographies
Kelly Andrzejczyk-Beatty, D.O., Psychiatrist, Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority, McAlester, OK
Dr. Kelly S. Andrzejczyk-Beatty is a board certified psychiatrist currently working at Choctaw Nation Health Services at the McAlester, Oklahoma clinic. Dr. Andrzejczyk-Beatty earned her medical degree from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in psychiatry at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. While there, she served as chief resident during her third year of training. Dr. Andrzejczyk-Beatty regularly lectures for residents and medical students at Choctaw Nation, presented at the Choctaw Nation Suicide Awareness Conference, presented at the Pittsburg County Medical Society, was a speaker at the 2018 Oklahoma Osteopathic Association Convention, and more recently presented at the IHS conference. She is adjunct faculty for Oklahoma State University College of Medicine.
Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph.D., Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Hartford, CT
Dr. Delphin-Rittmon currently serves as Commissioner of the Connecticut State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, where she previously served as Deputy Commissioner, Senior Policy Advisor and the Director of the department’s Office of Multicultural Healthcare Equity. In May 2014, Dr. Delphin-Rittmon completed a two-year White House appointment working as a Senior Advisor to the Administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In this role she worked on a range of policy initiatives addressing behavioral health equity, workforce development, and healthcare reform. Dr. Delphin-Rittmon has also served as an Assistant Professor and Director of Health Disparities Research and Consultation with the Program for Recovery and Community Health in the Yale Department of Psychiatry. Her professional and research interests have included system-level strategic planning and policy development geared towards eliminating health disparities and promoting recovery oriented care; and individual, organizational, and system level cultural competence including training, program design and evaluation. She is a member of the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors; the National Research Institute Board of Directors; and a member of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors. Dr. Delphin-Rittmon received her B.A. in Social Science from Hofstra University, her M.S. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University, and she completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical community psychology at Yale University.
Sparky Harlan, M.A., Chief Executive Officer of the Bill Wilson Center, Santa Clara, CA
Ms. Harlan is currently the Chief Executive Officer of the Bill Wilson Center, a non-profit organization that provides housing and support services for runaway and homeless youth, juvenile justice and foster care youth, and youth with serious mental health illnesses. The Center also focuses on serving LGBTQ youth and young women. Services include individual and family grief counseling, crisis intervention, outreach, health education, mental health services, advocacy, prevention services, and foster care and adoption services. Ms. Harlan previously served as the Executive Director of Youth Advocates, now Huckleberry House, in San Francisco. She has also served as the Commissioner of the Juvenile Justice System Collaboration, San Jose, CA. She serves on several community and state advisory committees and boards that support a wide spectrum of advocacies for youth services across the country. Ms. Harlan has received several social and leadership awards in youth advocacy from prominent organizations across country.
Kathryn Icenhower, Ph.D, Manager, Women’s Substance Use Disorders Programs Office of Behavioral Health, Denver, CO
Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Kathryn Icenhower co-founded SHIELDS for Families with Dr. Xylina Bean and Norma Mtume, MA in the late 1980’s and officially incorporated the agency in 1991.
Kathryn received her BSSW from Ohio State University and her MSW and PhD from the University of Southern California. She has worked in the substance abuse and child welfare fields for over thirty years in both clinical and administrative positions and has remained at the forefront of the field as an advocate for innovative, comprehensive and collaborative services for high-risk communities.
Under Dr. Icenhower’s guidance, SHIELDS programs have been nationally recognized and used as models by federal, state and local entities including HUD, the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), and the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services. In addition, SHIELDS has been recognized in special reports by the Children’s Defense Fund, the Washington Health Foundation, the National Economic Development and Law Center, Little Hoover Commission, and the Rockefeller Foundation for its innovative and effective models of service. SHIELDS has also been featured in articles in the Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine and in local and national television features, including CNN, “Life Moments”, “A Place of our Own”, “48 Hours” and “Vh1’s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew”. SHIELDS has also received numerous awards from notable sources for its cost-efficiency, innovative programming, women’s empowerment, and more.
Kathryn sits on numerous local, state, and federal coalitions and advisory boards. She is a member of the California State Child Welfare Council, and was a founding member of the California Perinatal Treatment Network and the National Family Centered Treatment Director’s Coalition. She was also appointed by the California Speaker of the Assembly as a Commissioner for the State’s Children’s and Families Commission (First 5 CA) in 2011. Dr. Icenhower also serves as a consultant for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMSHA) and the National Registry for Evidenced Based Programs and Practices (NREPP) and has assisted the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) with policy development for Family Centered Treatment, as well as providing technical assistance on child welfare initiatives nationally through Casey Family Programs.
In 2005, Dr. Icenhower was given an “Innovator Award” from CSAT for her work in Family Centered Treatment. In 2009, she received the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award for her piloting efforts in the child welfare and substance abuse fields. In 2011, Dr. Icenhower was recognized by Los Angeles Magazine as one of the 50 most influential women in Los Angeles.
Hendree Jones, Hendree Jones, Ph.D., Executive Director, UNC Horizons, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Dr. Jones is an internationally recognized expert in the development and examination of both behavioral and pharmacologic treatments for pregnant women and their children in risky life situations. She has received continuous NIH funding since 1994 and has published over 145 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Jones has authored two books, one on treating patients for substance use disorders and a second book focused on comprehensively caring for women who are pregnant and have substance use disorders. She has written multiple textbook chapters on the topic of pregnancy and addiction as well as editorial letters and non-peer reviewed articles for clinicians. In 2012 she won the Betty Ford Award from the Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse for her scientific contributions in advancing women's addiction treatment. She is a consultant for the United Nations and the World Health Organization. Dr. Jones leads or is involved in projects focused on improving the lives of children, women and families in Afghanistan, the Southern Cone, the Republic of Georgia, South Africa, and the United States. UNC Horizons is a substance abuse treatment program for pregnant and/or parenting women and their children, including those whose lives have been touched by abuse and violence. It is a program of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Cortney Lovell, Founder and CEO of WRise, LLC., North Chatham, NY
Cortney Lovell is the founder and CEO of WRise, LLC in North Chatham, NY, a startup consulting firm that provides solutions in the addictions, mental health, wellness and recovery fields. She has six years of business development, clinical, case management, community outreach and administrative background in the substance use field. She has served as the Director of Recovery Education and Training for the Friends of Recovery, New York, and served as the 2015 Young People in Recovery National Chapters Director. Ms. Lovell is a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate (CRPA), 2017 NY Certification Board, a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach (CARC), a Recovery Coach Profession (RCP). She is a member of Governor Andrew Cuomo's Opioid Crisis Task Force and the recipient of the 2015 Commissioner's Special Recognition Award for Drug User Health of New York, and the 2015 Outstanding Youth Advocate Award.
Dan Lustig, Psy.D., President of Clinical Services, Haymarket Center, Chicago, IL
Dr. Lustig serves as Vice President of Clinical Services and heads clinical programs at Haymarket Center, a nationally recognized substance abuse treatment facility in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Lustig has more than 20 years of experience in the field of addictions. In 2005, he completed a research study examining the Factors Related to Changes in African American Women Participating in Substance Abuse Treatment. He currently sits on numerous committees evaluating methamphetamine and its clinical interventions statewide. In addition to his advocacy, service work, and expertise in psychology, Dr. Lustig holds certifications in mentally ill substance abusers (MISA II), and is a certified substance abuse counselor (CADC). Dr. Lustig also served as a CAADC Past President.
Judge Duane Slone, Fourth Judicial District, State of Tennessee, Dandridge, TN
Judge Slone currently serves as a circuit court judge in Dandridge, TN. He established Drug Recovery Court in his district, has created the TN Recovery Oriented Compliance Strategy specifically to address the needs of addicted pregnant women with OUD, co-founded the Boys & Girls Club of Dumplin Valley, was a partner for the implementation of a NAS Primary Prevention Initiative, and established a safe home in his rural district for opioid addicted pregnant women. He’s received multiple awards, such as TN Public Health Association “Visionary Award”, The TN Association of Alcohol, Drug, and other Addiction Services “Voice of Recovery Award” and “Jefferson Countian of the Year, the TN Association of Recovery Court Professionals “Judges Making a Difference Aware” and more. Judge Slone is also the father of three adopted children, one with SED and one who was born with NAS.
Carole Warshaw, M.D., Director, National Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health, Executive Director, Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative, Chicago, IL
Dr. Carole Warshaw is the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence & Mental Health Policy Initiative and Director of the National Training and TA Center on Domestic Violence, Trauma & Mental Health. She chaired the committee that wrote the AMA Guidelines on Domestic Violence and was a member of the National Research Council Committee on the Assessment of Family Violence Interventions. She is also a member of the Chicago DV Advocacy Coordinating Council, the AMA Advisory Council on Family Violence, the Family Violence and Abuse committee of the American Psychiatric Association and the Illinois Psychiatric Society Executive Council. She is on the faculty in the Department of Medicine at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Illinois.