2018 TXIA Speakers


Mark Sanders Headshot

Opening Keynote – Sunday

Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC

On The Mark Consulting

Mark Sanders is an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the world. Recent writings include Slipping Through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders and Relationship Detox: Helping Clients Develop Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times Best Selling book series, Chicken Soup for The Soul, and is the author of five books. He is co-founder of Serenity Academy, a recovery high school in Chicago. Mark has received numerous awards including Addictions Professional of the Year in Illinois.


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Luncheon Keynote – Monday

Patrick Corrigan, PsyD

Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Illinois Institute of Technology

Dr. Patrick Corrigan is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Currently, he is principal investigator of the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of investigators and advocates from more than a dozen institutions.  He also heads projects examining integrated primary care and behavioral health care in a health disparities framework.  He has written more than 400 peer-reviewed articles, is editor emeritus of the American Journal of Psychiatric Rehabilitation, and editor of a new journal published by the American Psychological Association, Stigma and Health. Corrigan has authored or edited 15 books, most recently, The Stigma of Disease and Disability.  He also is part of the team that developed the Honest, Open, Proud series of anti-stigma programs.


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Closing Keynote – Tuesday

Paul Nagy, MS, LPC, LCAS, CCS

Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Paul D. Nagy, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center, is also a licensed clinical addictions specialist and certified clinical supervisor in the substance abuse field.  He has served as a board member for Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers (TROSA), program administrator for the Duke Addictions Program, expert content director for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, and Chair and Co-Chair of several Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and Treatment Improvement Protocols (TIPS).



Breakout Session Speakers

Visit the Schedule at a Glance to see which sessions speakers are presenting.


George Braucht, LPC, CPCS

Brauchtworks Consulting

George Braucht's counseling experience includes psychotherapy, clinical supervision and peer performance support, along with program evaluation, research and continuous quality improvement. Mr. Braught enjoys teaching psychology and facilitating behavioral health and social justice trainings. His career so far includes designing and implementing an enhanced supervision program training and peer coaching initiative with Georgia’s Department of Community Supervision for officers, counselors, and other community reentry service providers; a statewide parolee recovery and outpatient counseling program and the transitional housing for offender reentry directory with the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles. In 2010 he co-founded the Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist Academy for peer recovery coaches that operates in several states. He serves on the board of the Georgia Association of Recovery Residences, is a charter board member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences, is a Georgia peace officers standards and training council senior instructor, and he is a certified trainer with the Heart and Soul of Change Project whose Partners for Change Outcome Management System is listed in SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices.


David Browder, PT, DPT, OCS

Regional Director, Co-Owner
Texas Physical Therapy Specialists

A distinguished graduate of the United States Air Force Academy, David Browder received his Masters of Physical Therapy degree from the Army-Baylor Physical Therapy program in 1999. He then completed several post-professional programs while practicing in the US Air Force, including a MS in Advanced Orthopedic PT and a post-professional Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Browder has also attained Board Certification in Orthopedics (OCS) and completed the Center for Rehab Services and University of Pittsburgh Orthopedic Manual Therapy Fellowship. More recently he completed Evidence In Motion’s Executive Program in Private Practice Management and the University of Texas at Dallas, Jindahl School of Management’s certificate program in professional executive coaching. Dr. Browder left the Air Force to join TexPTS in 2008. As the Regional Director for TexPTS in Austin, Dr. Browder splits his time between leadership and management, teaching and patient care. He has instructed continuing education courses for many years in these areas and has authored and coauthored several publications in peer-reviewed journals (Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy, Manual Therapy, Spine, Physical Therapy). He was awarded the 2004 Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy ‘George J. Davies – James A. Gould Excellence in Clinical Inquiry Award.'


Adam Bruggeman, MD

Texas Spine Care Center
Adam J Bruggeman, MD, is an Orthopedic Surgery specialist in San Antonio, Texas. He attended and graduated from University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio in 2007, and has more than 11 years of diverse experience, especially in Orthopedic Surgery. He is affiliated with many hospitals including Baptist Medical Center, Foundation Surgical Hospital Of San Antonio, Guadalupe Regional Medical Center, Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, and South Texas Spine and Surgical Hospital.


James Campbell, MA, LPC-I, CAC-II

Campbell Training Options

James Campbell has been working professionally in the human services field with addictions, children, and families for over 22 years. His passion is helping people heal and assisting them in building on the strengths they possess. He currently serves as the adolescent residential manager of the Phoenix Center, founder of Family Excellence, Inc., and director of Family Excellence Institute, LLC. Mr. Campbell is certified as an instructor of de-escalation techniques, and is a gifted communicator and trainer on a range of topics including addiction, adolescence, spirituality and addiction, family treatment and engagement, holistic recovery, the wounded healer, team building, addiction and domestic violence, and leadership.


Lisa Cleveland, PhD, RN, PNP-BC, IBCLC

Assistant Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Dr. Lisa Cleveland is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Health Systems at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Nursing, and STAR fellow at the Texas Center for Health Disparities. She is a practicing board certified pediatric nurse practitioner and an international board certified lactation consultant. Currently, she serves as the NICU research consultant for the University Health System in San Antonio. Dr. Cleveland has published numerous research articles on high-risk neonates and her most recent publication, "Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Experiences of Mothers of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome," appeared in the Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing this spring. She is currently conducting research on neonatal abstinence syndrome with a focus on improving nursing care for these infants while reducing cost and length of hospital stays.


Georgianne Crowell, MPH

Director of Community Outreach & Education
Texans Standing Tall

Georgianne Crowell is the Director of Community Outreach and Education for Texans Standing Tall (TST). She comes to TST with experience in research and supporting specialty projects for a large research and academic institution as well as assisting with public health community initiatives involving tobacco cessation and safer neighborhoods. She holds a BS in Biology from Texas State University and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.


Haydee Hall, LMSW, ACPS

Youth Prevention Director
Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies, University of Texas at Arlington School of Social Work

Haydee Hall is an experienced Licensed Master Social Worker, and Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist. She has a strong background in youth prevention with more than 11 years working with at-risk youth and families. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Texas Arlington as well as Outreach Manager for Grapevine Police Department. She has provided a number of professional presentations at Texas Behavioral Health Institute from 2016-2017 and the 2016 Fall Providers Meeting.


Zachary Hansen, EdD, LADC, NCC

Assistant Professor
Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies

Dr. Zachary Hansen is a counselor educator specializing in addiction counseling and treatment of co-occurring disorders. He serves as a core faculty member of the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Dr. Hansen's clinical experience includes adult and adolescent addiction counseling in inpatient and outpatient settings, and outpatient adult mental health counseling. He is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and National Certified Counselor.


Lucas Hill, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP

Clinical Assistant Professor
The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy

Dr. Lucas Hill graduated from the UMKC School of Pharmacy and completed a combined residency/fellowship in the UPMC Department of Family Medicine. He is now a clinical assistant professor of health outcomes and pharmacy practice at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy. Dr. Hill precepts learners and cares for patients with complex chronic disease at the CommUnityCare FQHCs. He is Director of Operation Naloxone and Principal Investigator of the Texas Targeted Opioid Response: Overdose Prevention Project.


Virginia Hoft, LCDC

Santa Fe Youth Services, Youth Advocate Program
Virginia Hoft has been National Director of Substance Use Services and Southwest Regional Vice President for Youth Advocate Program (YAP) Inc. since September 2015 when Santa Fe Youth Services merged to became a division of YAP. With her training, extensive experience and longevity in field of substance use, Virginia is currently leading the integration of innovative substance use services into current YAP models. Virginia was the founding Executive Director of Santa Fe Youth Services in 1996, a non-profit agency providing substance abuse prevention, intervention, and counseling services to Fort Worth and Tarrant County youth and families. Virginia has Bachelor of Science degrees in both Business Administration and Education and is Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor, working in the mental health and substance abuse field for 30 years in the role of counselor, trainer, program developer, and agency executive.


Jason Jensen, MD

More information to come.


D. Shane Koch, RhD, CRC, CAADC

College of Education and Human Services, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Dr. D. Shane Koch's professional background includes extensive work with consumers diagnosed with primary and coexisting alcohol and other substance use disorders. While on faculty at the University of North Texas, Dr. Koch served as coordinator of rehabilitation studies and co-director of the Institute for Studies in Addictions. He served as a past vice president and board member of the National Association on Alcohol, Drugs, and Disability (NAADD) and as a board member on both the Texas Certification Board of Addictions Professionals and the International Coalition of Addiction Science Educators. Dr. Koch served as the editor of the Journal of Teaching in the Addictions from 2005 through 2009, and serves as the co-editor for the Rehabilitation Counselors' and Educators' Journal. He is currently a professor in the College of Education and Human Services at Southern Illinois University Carbondale.


Robert Landry, EdD, ACPS

Research and Educational Services
Robert Landry has been in the prevention and research field for the last 27 years. As the founder of Research and Educational Services (REdS),  he has overseen the research of exemplary programs and the evaluation of federal and state grants.  He has worked on a national level aiding various state agencies and universities.


Justin McClenny, LCDC

Director Of HIV Training Services
HIV Connection

Justin McClenny has been a licensed chemical dependency counselor since 2009. Mr McClenny has experience with HIV Early Intervention (HEI) Case Management, Ryan White Substance Use Counseling and HIV Street Outreach. During his work as a substance use counselor, he practiced harm reduction and motivational interviewing to help people living with HIV improve their health outcomes and realize their goals. Over the last five years, Justin has supervised the HIV Street Outreach Team at Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC), specifically the Community AIDS Resources and Education (CARE) Program in Austin. As a member of a HIV Street Outreach Team, Justin provided HIV/HCV testing and substance use services to many of our most vulnerable populations. In his spare time, Justin continues to be a volunteer and advocate for Harm Reduction and Naloxone Distribution.


Abigail Moore

Information to Come


Mitchell Moore, LCDC, ACPS, SAP, ADC, BAT

MBM Enterprises

Mitchell Moore is a dynamic advanced certified prevention specialist and licensed chemical dependency counselor who has a passion for reducing substance use disorders. He has been developing and delivering training to a wide range of audiences for over 30 years and is currently involved with state and national issues improving behavioral health and substance use disorder prevention. Recently he facilitated the planning sessions for the PDO (Prescription Drug/Opioid Overdose) & STR (State Targeted Response) for the Opioid Crisis Grants in Arkansas. Mr. Moore has experience as an executive director of a charitable organization, managing programs and staff, overseeing statewide initiatives, writing grants, managing performance-based contracts and working with a team of professionals. He has extensive experience working with youth and training staff utilizing experiential learning and providing common analogies that people can relate to.


Graves Owen, MD

Texas Pain Foundation

Dr. Graves T. Owen has been a pain management physician in private practice since 1995 in Round Rock, Texas. After completing his internship in internal medicine and residency in anesthesiology, he completed a fellowship in interventional, interdisciplinary rehabilitation, and pharmaceutical management of acute and chronic pain conditions. Dr. Owen is a diplomate of the American Board of Anesthesiology and American Academy of Pain Management now called Academy of Integrated Pain Management. Dr. Owen is Past-President of the Texas Pain Society, Chairman of the Board for the Texas Pain Foundation, and an Arbiter for the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Worker’s Compensation, Office of Medical Advisor.


Frances Patterson, PhD, LADAC, MAC

Footprints Consulting Services, LLC
The owner of Footprints Consulting Services, LLC, Frances Patterson has worked as a clinician and program administrator in treatment programs in Virginia and Tennessee for nearly 28 years and has been a supervisor for almost 25 years. She is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and Qualified Clinical Supervisor in Tennessee, and a board certified professional counselor and Diplomat with the American Psychotherapy Association. Dr. Patterson is a Masters Addictions Counselor and Qualified Substance Abuse Professional through the National Association of Addictions Professionals (NAADAC), where she chairs the clinical issues committee, serves on the ethics committee, is a member of the Trainers Academy, and is an approved NAADAC trainer. In 2005 Dr. Patterson was honored with the Lifetime Achievement award by the Tennessee Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors, and in 2006 she received the Mel Schulstad award, NAADAC's national Professional of the Year award. She has conducted professional training locally, statewide and nationally for more than 20 years on addictions, mental health and professional counseling issues to a variety of disciplines. Her affiliation with Cross Country Education dates back to 2009, and she continues to be one of the company's most sought–after and respected speakers. For more information about Dr. Patterson, visit www.footprints-cs.com.


Eric Schmidt, PhD, LPC-S

Professor, Assistant Dean
Texas State University

Dr. Eric Schmidt has been licensed as a professional counselor since 1997. He is the assistant dean for the College of Education and a professor within the Professional Counseling Program at Texas State University, where he teaches such courses as community counseling, group therapy, chemical dependency, basic communication, professional orientation, and ethics. Dr. Schmidt also has a small private practice in San Marcos, focusing primarily on substance use disorder and adolescents.


Julie Stevens, MPS, ACPS, ICPS

Prevention Training Services

Julie Stevens is an advanced certified prevention specialist and has been a licensed chemical dependency counselor for 20 years. She has served as director of prevention for the Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, and training specialist for the University of Oklahoma's Southwest Prevention Center, and most recently as executive director of LifeSteps Council on Alcohol and Drugs. Currently, she chairs the Prevention Specialist Committee of the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Ms. Stevens serves on the Texas Certification Board of Addiction Professionals and is chair of the Prevention Subcommittee. With 30 years of experience in the alcohol/drug abuse profession including treatment, prevention and advocacy, her areas of expertise include all aspects of substance abuse prevention training and technical assistance, program development, strategic planning, program administration, budget management, and networking. Ms. Stevens is an adjunct professor for the University of Oklahoma College of Liberal Studies. She teaches core courses for the Master of Prevention Science Degree, including Foundations of Prevention and Prevention across the Lifespan.


Karen Williams, MSSW

Education and Training Consultant in Private Practice
Williams Group

Karen Williams is an independent youth development consultant and trainer in private practice, specializing in child and adolescent development. She is known for her ability to explain the latest neuroscience in ways that are easy to understand and apply to real life. Her workshops, trainings, and facilitation sessions focus on topics including child and adolescent brain development and behavior, the impact of distress, anxiety and trauma on brain development and behavioral health, the trauma-informed and compassionate schools movements, and the developmental approach to juvenile justice and discipline. Ms. Williams is the recipient of the 2012 Prism Award from Mental Health America of Greater Dallas, a former member of the Dallas Commission for Children and Youth, a consultant to the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency and Prevention, and a guest educator and trainer for the Trans4m Center.


Michelle Young, LMSW, ACPS

Prevention Specialist
University of Texas Arlington Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies

Michelle Young is an experienced Licensed Master Social Worker, Advanced Certified Prevention Specialist, and Internationally Certified Prevention Specialist. She has a strong background in youth prevention with more than 5 years working with at-risk youth and families, as well as direct practice experience with children and families. She currently serves as the YPS Prevention director at University of Texas Arlington Center for Addiction and Recovery Studies. She has also been an adjunct professor at the same university for over 2 years. Michelle has provided a number of professional presentations at Texas Behavioral Health Institute from 2016-2017, The 2016 Fall Providers Meeting and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine 2018. She currently serves as a member of two coalitions, Dallas Area Drug Prevention Partnership and Alliance on Underage Drinking. She has been recognized for being skilled in Clinical Social Work, Case Management, Alcohol, Tobacco and Substance Abuse Prevention, and Public Speaking.


Jeff Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC, BRI-I

President/Clinical Director
New Hope Recovery Center

Jeff Zacharias is the President/Clinical Director of New Hope Recovery Center located in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. Additionally, he has a private practice in the Lincoln Square area. His areas of interest including working with all aspects of addiction including facilitating interventions, severe and persistent mental health issues, personality disorders, trauma and its impact on recovery, hoarding and other obsessive-compulsive disorders and issues within the LGBTQI community.   Mr. Zacharias has published articles in “Praxis:  Where Reflection and Practice Meet”, “Addiction Professional” magazine and “Renew” magazine where he writes a monthly blog entitled “Recovering with Pride” which is focused on recovery issues within the LGBTQI community. He has extensive experience speaking on issues related to addiction and the LGBTQI community.