SAMHSA CSAP National Advisory Council Members Biographies
Dianne Harnad, MSW, Adjunct Faculty School of Social Work, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willington, Connecticut (Term Ending 2016)
Dianne Harnad has over 30 years of experience in behavioral health with a primary focus on prevention and wellness, integration with public health, developing state plans, leveraging state and federal resources, grant writing, administration of state and federal grants, and workforce development. She has a wealth of knowledge on a broad range of policies and services related to substance use and mental health, and has been a leader in the field, not only in the State of Connecticut, but also nationally among her peers. Ms. Harnad has worked collaboratively with state and federal partners on core interagency issues and programs that cut across multiple domains, social problems, and related health promotion strategies. She has previously served as a Senior Training and Technical Assistance consultant for the SAMSHA Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies, providing consultation and direction to states and national leaders. Currently, Ms. Harnad serves as an Adjunct Faculty member at Eastern Connecticut State University, in their Social Work Program. She has also served as a trainer for the Child and Family Services Agency of South Eastern CT, a partner of Connecticut's Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Prevention Training Collaborative.
Pamela Drake, Executive Director, San Juan County Partnership, Inc., Farmington, New Mexico (Term Ending 2017)
Pamela Drake has worked in the field of substance abuse prevention for 23 years. She served for 21 years as Director of San Juan County Partnership, Inc., which is dedicated to community wellness and prevention awareness. She has been a State of New Mexico Certified Prevention Specialist since 1998. Two New Mexico Governors have appointed Ms. Drake to statewide groups that work to improve the behavioral health of all New Mexicans. She has developed a working relationship with Navajo Nation Chapter officials and Council delegates, school administrators and teachers, and tribal organizations and groups, working together to increase prevention strategies and improve the lives of people living in San Juan County and the Navajo Nation.
Stefano “Steve” Keel, MMHS, MSW, LICSW, Director of Prevention Services, Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts (Term Ending 2017)
Steve Keel is the Director of Problem Gambling Services for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. He brings over a decade of experience managing prevention initiatives at the state level. Mr. Keel also has experience managing youth prevention programs and prevention centers. He has worked in a community health center as a project director for a five-year CSAP grant, and project coordinator for mental health services. Other experience includes social work, clinical supervision of social workers, therapist, and work within the criminal justice system.
Craig PoVey, Prevention Administrator, Utah Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, Salt Lake City, Utah (Term Ending 2017)
Craig PoVey works for the State of Utah, Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health, where he is the Prevention Administrator. Through serving in this capacity, he is a member of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc. (NASADAD). He served on the Board of Directors for NASADAD and is the Past President of the National Prevention Network, a subsidiary of NASADAD.
Craig PoVey’s broad understanding of behavioral health science and the needs of prevention practitioners has landed him in advisory and consultant roles with the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Network and the Society for Prevention Research. He currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for a project called the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology. He provides consultation to communities nationwide to improve outcomes for their community programs; particularly for reducing substance abuse, teen pregnancy, school drop-out rates, obesity rates, depression and other mental illness, tobacco use, and HIV/AIDS. At the state level he chairs the Utah Prevention Advisory Council.
Kathleen Reynolds, LMSW, ACSW, Former Vice President for Health Integration and Wellness, National Council for Community Behavioral Health, Ypsilante, Michigan (Term Ending 2017)
Kathy Reynolds is a Senior Study Director for Westat in Rockville, Maryland. There she coordinates work on bi-directional integration projects across the United States. Ms. Reynolds is the former Vice President for Health Integration and Wellness for the National Council for Community Behavioral Health. In this capacity, Ms. Reynolds provided consultation to states implementing integrated services, and served as a national expert and resource for integration across the United States. Previously with the National Council, Ms. Reynolds was Director of the SAMHSA/ HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions, responsible for providing training and technical assistance, and managing relationships across federal agencies, among other duties. Other positions held include Executive Director of the Washtenaw Community Health Organization, Mental Health Director/ Substance Abuse Coordinator and Senior Management Analyst for the Washtenaw County Community Mental Health, as well as Adjunct Professor at several universities in Michigan.
Ruth Satterfield, LSW, Independent Consultant, Newark, Ohio (Term Ending 2017)
Ruth Satterfield is the former prevention director for the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services, where she managed the comprehensive statewide strategic prevention plan and was the authority for all alcohol and other drug abuse prevention. Ms. Satterfield was the project director for CSAP’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant in Ohio. In addition, Ms. Satterfield served as a Safe and Drug- Free Schools program coordinator. She also has experience as a service provider and over 20 years of experience as a trainer. As a trainer, topics included prevention ethics, child development, and crisis intervention, among others. She is an Ohio Certified Prevention Specialist II.
Anton Bizzell, M.D., President & CEO, The Bizzell Group, LLC, Bowie, Maryland (Term Ending 2018)
Anton C. Bizzell, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Bizzell Group, has more than 20 years of combined clinical, research, health services, policy and management experiences with various private and public organizations and agencies within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), including SAMHSA and the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Most of his career has been spent on public health issues related to access and quality of medical, substance abuse and behavioral health services. He has extensive experience in collaborating and interacting with health professional and community organizations as well as expert knowledge in identifying and treating medical diseases in the fields of primary care, mental health and substance abuse. He provided leadership to projects of national significance such as CSAP’s Prevention Fellowship Program, and the Federal Drug Free Workplace Technical Support contract.
M. Dolores Cimini, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation, University at Albany, SUNY, Albany, New York (Term Ending 2018)
Dolores Cimini serves as the Assistant Director for Prevention and Program Evaluation at the University at Albany Counseling Center. Dr. Cimini delivers administrative, clinical, and prevention services in the University at Albany Counseling Center and is an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the School of Education, overseeing eight courses in prevention, behavioral health promotion, and peer assistance and supervision. Dr. Cimini’s research-to-service work in Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) has helped to inform the President’s National Drug Control Strategy in 2008 and 2012.
Scott Gagnon, MPP, Director of Operations, AdCare Educational Institute of Maine, Inc., Lewiston, Maine (Term Ending 2018)
Scott Gagnon is the Manager of Substance Abuse and Tobacco Prevention Services for Healthy Androscoggin, the Drug Free Communities coalition serving Androscoggin County Maine. In 2012, Mr. Gagnon was appointed to the Maine Substance Abuse Services Commission, established by statute, to serve in an advisory capacity to the Governor and State Legislature on all policy matters related to substance abuse. Scott is a presenter in Maine and nationally on many substance abuse prevention topics including: prescription drug abuse prevention, marijuana science and policy, coalitions serving veterans and family members, program evaluation, underage drinking prevention, engaging multiple sectors in prevention, and many other topics.
Michael Lindsey, Ph.D., M.S.W., M.P.H., Associate Professor, Silver School of Social Work, New York University, New York, New York (Term Ending 2019)
Michael Lindsey is an associate professor at the Silver School of Social Work at New York University. He is a child and adolescent mental health services researcher, and is particularly interested in the prohibitive factors that lead to unmet mental health need among vulnerable youth with serious psychiatric illnesses, including depression. Dr. Lindsey has received research support from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to examine the social network influences on barriers to mental health care among African American adolescent males with depression. Dr. Lindsey’s current research, funded by NIMH and the Annie E. Casey Foundation, involves the development and test of a treatment engagement intervention that promotes access to and use of mental health services among depressed adolescents in school and community-based treatment.
Valerie Mariano, M.A., CPS, Chief of Community and Crime Prevention Branch, Hawaii State Department of the Attorney General, Honolulu, Hawaii (Term Ending 2019)
Valerie Mariano is Chief of the Community and Crime Prevention Branch within the Hawaii State Department of the Attorney General. In this role, she coordinates high-profile community awareness campaigns. She has 27 years of experience in substance abuse and crime prevention programs, strategies and activities. She has extensive background in video production, public relations, sales/marketing and communications. She was a planning committee member and implementer for the SAMHSA video on Hawaii’s underage drinking prevention. She was an advisory committee member for Honolulu’s Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) project to prevent underage drinking.