Advisory Committee for Women’s Services Biographical Information

SAMHSA ACWS members' biographies

Anita Fineday, J.D., M.P.A., Managing Director, Indian Child Welfare Program, Casey Family Programs, Seattle, WA

Ms. Fineday became the Managing Director of the Indian Child Welfare Program for the Casey Family Programs in 2011. Previously she served as the Chief Judge for the White Earth Tribal Nation for 14 years. She has also served as an associate judge for the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe and the Grand Portage Band of Chippewa. Ms. Fineday holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Colorado School Of Law. She has taught federal Indian law and policy at the tribal college, university and law school levels. Ms. Fineday is an enrolled member of the White Earth Tribal Nation.

Shelly F. Greenfield, M.D., M.P.H, Chief Academic Officer/Director, Clinical Health Services Research and Education, Division on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, McLean Hospital, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA

Dr. Greenfield is a board certified addiction psychiatrist and is widely regarded as an expert in the treatment of patients with substance use and other co-occurring psychiatric disorders, with a special focus on gender differences and treatment of women. She served as associate clinical director of McLean Hospital's Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program for more than a decade. She currently serves as Principal Investigator and Co-Investigator on federally funded research focusing on treatment for substance use disorders, gender differences in substance disorders, and health services for substance and co-occurring disorders. She is a current recipient of a career award in patient-oriented research from National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and a past recipient of a NIDA-funded early career award. She is the Principal Investigator of a NIDA-funded Stage II trial of a new manual-based therapy for women with substance use disorders. She serves as Co-Investigator of the New England Consortium of the NIDA Clinical Trials Network and is the chair of the NIDA Clinical Trial Network's Gender Special Interest Group. Dr. Greenfield was the training director for the Harvard Medical School/Partners Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship from 2005-2010 and was director of the addiction psychiatry rotations in the Adult Psychiatry Residency of the Massachusetts General and McLean Hospitals from 1995-2008. She was the Founding Scientific Director of National Alcohol Screening Day, is past Chair of the American Psychiatric Association's Council on Addiction Psychiatry, and is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. Dr. Greenfield has served on the Addiction Psychiatry Committee of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She has been elected to the American College of Psychiatrists, the College of Problems on Drug Dependence, and is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

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.

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.

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.

Karen Mooney, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., Manager, Women’s Substance Use Disorders Programs, Office of Behavioral Health, Denver, CO

Ms. Mooney is a licensed clinical social worker and certified addictions counselor now working as a Treatment Field Manager at the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division of the Department of Human Services in Colorado, where she is the Coordinator of Women’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment. She is responsible for administering the Specialized Women’s Services and Special Connections programs, for collaboration with other state systems serving women and children, and for administering those portions of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant that cover treatment for pregnant women and women with dependent children. She provides training and consultation to child welfare casework staff, as well as offering technical assistance to substance abuse treatment agencies dealing with child welfare issues. Ms. Mooney is currently the president of the Women’s Services Network with the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors.

Sarah Nerad, Co-Founder, PTR Associates, Columbus, OH

Ms. Nerad graduated summa cum laude from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s degree in Community, Family and Addiction Services. She was chosen as the Outstanding Student in her major for the 2011-12 academic years. Ms. Nerad was one of the founding members of Young People in Recovery, co-chair of the youth track at JMATE 2012, and a SAMHSA intern in the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Center of Consumer Affairs. She also co-founded her own consulting company, PTR Associates. Ms. Nerad is pursuing a Master’s degree in Public Administration at The Ohio State University. Through her role as the Program Manager at The Ohio State University, she helped create the Collegiate Recovery Community and Recovery House. She also helped establish The Ohio State University Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Prevention and Recovery and serves as the Director of Recovery.

Jeannette Pai-Espinosa, M.Ed., President, The National Crittenton Foundation, Portland, OR

Ms. Pai-Espinosa is currently president of The National Crittenton Foundation (TNCF). She brings more than thirty years of experience in advocacy, education, intercultural communication, public policy, strategic communication, program development, and direct service delivery. Under her leadership at TNCF, the national umbrella for the 27 members of the Crittenton family of agencies, programs and services are provided in 32 states and the District of Columbia on a comprehensive mix of gender and culturally responsive, trauma informed and specific, developmentally appropriate, strength-based services to girls and young women whose lives have been impacted by childhood adversity, violence and trauma. Ms. Pai-Espinosa is a former partner of the Metropolitan Group, an award-winning social change agency specializing in serving social-purpose organizations and businesses, where much of her work focused on creating collaborative approaches to compelling social issues such as poverty, racial and gender disparities in educational outcomes, the disproportional representation of children and youth of color in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, and bias crimes.

Brenda V. Smith, J.D., Professor of Law, American University, Washington College of Law, Washington, DC

Professor Smith is a tenured professor at American University, Washington College of Law and teaches in the Community Economic Development Law Clinic. She also teaches a seminar on Women, Crime and the Law. Professor Smith is the Project Director for the Project on Addressing Prison Rape. In November, 2003, she was appointed to the National Prison Rape Elimination Commission by the United States House of Representatives Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi (D. CA). Professor Smith is a widely consulted expert on issues at the intersection of gender, crime, class and sexuality. She is widely published and received the Emmalee C. Godsey Research Award for her scholarship. Some of her recent articles include, Uncomfortable Places, Close Spaces: Theorizing Female Correctional Officers’ Sexual Interactions with Men and Boys in Custody, 59 U.C.L.A. L. Rev. 1690 (2012) and After Dothard: Female Correctional Workers and the Challenge to Employment Law, 8 FIU L. Rev. 469 (2013). Professor Smith was awarded the Kellogg National Leadership Fellowship and inducted into the D.C. Women’s Hall of Fame for her work on behalf of low-income women and children.

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.

Last Updated: 09/15/2017