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SAMHSA CSAP National Advisory Council Members Biographies


David S. Anderson, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, George Mason University, Celebration, Florida (Term ending 2024)

David Anderson, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Education and Human Development at George Mason University (Mason). He served on the faculty at Mason for 28 years, finishing his career there as Professor and Director, Center for the Advancement of Public Health. He served as project director and researcher on over 180 grants and contracts; these encompassed a range of national, state and local projects, and included needs assessments and evaluation, curriculum, research and program implementation. He conducts needs assessments; prepares evaluation and analysis; and assists with strategic planning. His work emphasizes college students, youth, school and community leaders, program planners, and policy makers. Specialty areas include drug/alcohol abuse prevention, strategic planning and mobilization, communication and education, health promotion, and needs assessment and evaluation. At Mason, he taught graduate and undergraduate courses on drug and alcohol issues, community health, and health communications.

Philip D. Atkins, Ph.D., LICDC-CS, OCPC, Chief Care Coordination Officer, Harbor, Toledo, OH (Term ending 2027)

Dr. Philip Atkins received his Ph.D. in Human Services Administration from Capella University in 2014 and has a post-graduate certificate from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University in Mental Health Executive Leadership. He is a licensed independent chemical dependency counselor (LICDC-CS) and an Ohio Certified Prevention Consultant (OCPC), and serves on the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board (OCDP), also serving as the OCDP’s hearing officer.  He has worked in behavioral health since 1988 and served as a clinician, prevention educator, administrator and consultant. He currently serves as the Chief Care Coordination Officer for Harbor, headquartered in Toledo, Ohio.  Most recently, he was the Executive Director of the Mental Health & Recovery Board of Union County (ADAMH). Dr. Atkins was also prevention services administrator for the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services.  He coordinated and promoted the governor’s state-wide Start Talking! Campaign, and provided management for multiple allocations and grants for prevention and wellness grantees. He teaches at the doctoral level, focusing on human services, program evaluation, qualitative research and community-based research. He was recently appointed to the National Advisory Council for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). He has extensive experience with behavioral health treatment and prevention services for adults, children and youth.

Cady Berkel, Ph.D., Associate Research Professor, REACH Institute, Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ (Term ending 2024)

Dr. Cady Berkel received her B.A. from the George Washington University and Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Dr. Berkel focuses on reducing health disparities (including substance use, mental health, HIV and other STIs, and obesity) through research on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based programs. She studies the implementation of evidence-based programs in community settings, including healthcare and court systems. Her work evaluates implementation mechanisms that promote positive outcomes for programs delivered in community settings, through behavioral observations and machine learning. She also conducts basic research on risk (e.g., discrimination and poverty) and resilience (e.g., racial/ethnic socialization, identity, and cultural values) mechanisms associated with health disparities.

Tammy L. Collins, Ph.D., WVPSII, OCPC, Associate Director, Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery, Huntington, WV (Term ending 2027)

Tammy L. Collins, Ph.D., has more than 25 years of experience in translating research into practice and policy in the fields of behavioral health, justice, and education. She currently conducts applied research and education as Associate Director for the Marshall University Center of Excellence for Recovery and is an evaluation consultant for prevention and youth systems of care projects in Ohio. Her doctorate of philosophy in human development and family science with a cognate area of adolescent behavioral health risk and protective factors was earned from The Ohio State University. She holds a Master of Arts in Counseling and a Bachelor of Arts in journalism/public relations from Marshall University. Dr. Collins has led administrative and applied research teams at Ohio and WV state agencies including being Deputy Director at the Ohio Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services, Senior Research Analyst at the WV Supreme Court of Appeals, and Policy and Planning Coordinator at WV Division of Criminal Justice Services; as well as leading research and evaluation teams at The Ohio State University and Marshall University. Dr. Collins has served as a subject matter expert for national, state, and local prevention, youth and community development, and applied research projects. She is credentialed in prevention in both WV (Prevention Specialist II) and Ohio (Certified Prevention Consultant).

Curtis Hanock, Coalition Coordinator, Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition, Highlands Ranch, CO (Term ending 2027)

Curtis Hanock currently serves as coordinator for the Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition.  He has over 25 years of community mobilization and youth public health experience at the local, state, and federal levels.  His work has focused primarily on the prevention of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.  In these roles, Mr. Hanock has amassed extensive experience in working with urban, rural, and frontier communities in Arizona, Missouri, and Colorado.  Through this experience, he has developed expertise in coaching communities at the national and local levels to tackle challenging population level problems through comprehensive, collaborative, and sustainable efforts. His national experience and recognition was accomplished while serving as Program Manager for the National Guard Counter-drug Civil Operation program.  This national program provided trained military and civilian professionals in support of state/local substance abuse prevention efforts in 54 states and territories.  In this role, Mr. Hanock coordinated the training, professional development and coaching of over 100 Civil Operators and their communities.  Before accepting the position as the Douglas County Healthy Youth Coalition coordinator, Mr. Hanock served as a prevention specialist/project coordinator at the Colorado Department of Human Services/Office of Behavioral Health, where he oversaw over 25 community grantees focused on reducing the impact of substance misuse.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Human Services and is a certified prevention professional.

Jim Kooler, Dr.P.H., Administrator, Friday Night Live Partnership, Visalia, CA (Term ending 2024)

Jim Kooler, Dr.P.H. serves as the Assistant Deputy Director of Behavioral Health at the CA Dept. of Health Care Services. In this role he is responsible for leading the policy efforts to see that youth receive the behavioral health services they need. He previously served as the Administrator for the California Friday Night Live Partnership and the California Center for Youth Development and Health Promotion. He has designed and implemented effective alcohol and other drug prevention and youth development programs at the County and State level for over 36 years. He helped to pioneer the Friday Night Live (FNL), Club Live (CL), FNL Kids, and FNL Mentoring programs. He helped create the Betting On Our Future (BOOF) problem gambling prevention program. He champions youth development in multiple settings and was responsible for developing the Quality Assurance Standards for the California Mentor Initiative and the California Governor’s Mentoring Partnership.

Sally Manninen, M.A., Director of Community Health, York Hospital, York, ME (Term ending 2024)

Sally Manninen has 20+ years in education and substance use prevention and 11 years’ experience working with community partners in southern Maine on a full continuum of substance use prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery projects. She is Director of the Community Health team at York Hospital, a small non-profit hospital serving southern York County Maine. She has worked at York Hospital since 2008, becoming the Coalition and Community Health Director in 2017.

Ms. Manninen is an experienced Prevention Specialist, trainer and grant writer. She spent ten years in the public health system of Massachusetts, providing training and technical assistant to community coalitions across the northeast region. She has written several successful SAMHSA grants and served as a reviewer of both Drug Free Communities and Partnerships for Success grants. She also helped write a Maine Health Access Foundation grant for York Hospital that has provided $150,000 to help create a new medication assisted treatment program for people with opioid use disorder.

Sarah Mariani, CPP, Section Manager, Washington State Healthcare Authority, Olympia, WA (Term ending 2024)

Sarah Mariani currently is the Section Manager overseeing substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion services for the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery. Sarah has a strong commitment to serving youth and families in high need communities in all of the Section programs and initiatives. Currently, she focuses on policy development and strategic planning to ensure effective service delivery and outcomes. Sarah is the co-chair for the State Prevention Enhancement Policy Consortium that oversees the state’s five-year Strategic Plan for Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Mental Health Promotion. Additionally, in this role she also serves as Washington State’s National Prevention Network representative and is the NPN President.

Sarah obtained her Bachelor’s degree in sociology from Seattle University followed by a year of AmeriCorps working in schools and with families. Sarah continued her work as a community organizer in building healthier communities working throughout Snohomish County, WA. Prior to joining the state, she was the Executive Director for the county program to prevent youth violence and substance abuse. Sarah has worked in prevention for over twenty years including coalition-building, strategic planning, and training. Sarah began working for the State of Washington in 2006 and has contributed to the development of multiple substance abuse prevention and mental health promotion initiatives for the state. Including development of the Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative model and as part of her work to support workforce development, Sarah created the first of its kind, Washington State online professional development platform which includes interactive content as well as online courses for the prevention professionals in the state.

Sherrine Peyton, B.S., Principal Consultant, Peyton Consulting, LLC., Schaumberg, IL (Term ending 2027)

Sherrine Peyton, brings over 25 years of expertise in social services, specializing in community organizing, strategic planning, and fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. With a profound background in collaborating with communities, states, tribes, coalitions, and organizations, she addresses substance use and intersects public health issues such as behavioral health, teen pregnancy, high-risk sexual behaviors, violence, gender and bias-based violence, and bullying.

Peyton's commitment lies in addressing the root causes of social determinants of health within Black, Latinx, and LGBTQ+ communities. As the principal consultant at Peyton Consulting, LLC, she offers culturally relevant and community-inclusive training, presentations, and strategic planning. Holding a Bachelor of Science from Eastern Michigan University, Peyton is also a founder of the award-winning Communities for Positive Youth Development Coalition (CPYD), recognized as a CADCA Blue Ribbon Coalition and a Coalition of the Year winner in 2023.

Monica S. Ruiz, Ph.D., MPH, Associate Professor, The George Washington University, Washington, DC (Term ending 2024)

Monica S. Ruiz, Ph.D., MPH, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Prevention and Community Health, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University (GWU). She has focused most of her career on prevention research among marginalized populations (such as people who inject drugs [PWID]) that are at greatest risk of HIV infection. She has expertise in clinical HIV prevention research for PWID in the United States and abroad. Dr. Ruiz also has policy experience: as Acting Director for Public Policy at amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, she provided legislative education to Congressional staff on the effectiveness of syringe access programs for HIV prevention and engaged in advocacy for the removal of the syringe exchange funding restriction language in HR 2764.

As the PI for the original project (1 R01 DA031649-01; Impact Evaluation of a Policy Intervention for HIV Prevention in Washington, D.C.), Dr. Ruiz led her research team to the successful completion of a quantitative and qualitative analyses of policy change for syringe access in D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia. She and her team have numerous published papers in peer-reviewed journals; they have presented their findings at both domestic and international conferences. Her findings regarding the impact of policy change on HIV infections in D.C. gained national media coverage, including an interview on National Public Radio and widespread newspaper coverage (e.g., Washington Post, Huffington Post, and USA Today).

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