Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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  • Dennis Greene
  • Nate Rush
  • Michael D. Allen
  • Eric L. Davis
  • Brandon Andrews
  • Curt Langhammer
  • Steve McCaffrey
  • Stephanie L. Spoolstra
  • Anna Caldwell
  • Veronica Ramos-Clark

Dennis R. Greene LCAC, CADAC IV
Board President

Dennis has been certified by ICAADA since 1977. He has served on the ICAADA Certification Board and many other state and local boards. Although he has been an active addiction counselor since 1976, his main strength and academia is social services administration. He graduated with honors and 210 undergraduate credit hours from Martin University, Indianapolis, IN, majoring in Social Service Administration and minor in Addiction Counseling (1995). In addition, he has 12 graduate credit hours from Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, in Addiction Counseling (2003). Dennis has been the Executive Director/Clinical Addiction Counselor for Christian Counseling and Addiction Services, Inc. since 1980 and is the President of Christian Recovery House, Inc. both 501c3 not for profit corporations. His goals are for ICAADA to continue to provide the most prestigious and most ethical certification for our present and future members. Dennis is very grateful for ICAADA and prays that he may be a blessing to our organization.

Nate Rush

Nathan L. Rush, CAPRC II
Board Member

Nathan has more than 20 years’ experience serving individuals whose lives are impacted with substance abuse, mental illness, cognitive impairments, and HIV/AIDS. In his role as the Executive Director of Bethlehem House, Nathan is responsible for the design and implementation of projects that serves indigent substance abusers with co-occurring disorders and injection drug users.

Nathan holds a BS degree in psychology from Martin University and is a subject matter expert for the International Credentialing & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) for peer recovery coaching, as well as, a Fellow of CDC/ASPH HIV Prevention Leadership Institute. Nathan is a board member of many organizations across the state that serve Indiana’s most vulnerable residents - those living with substance abuse, mental illness, cognitive impairments, and HIV/AIDS.

Michael Allen LCAC, ICAADC
Board Ethics & Certification Chair

Mike has been in the field of mental health and addiction for over thirty years and is Chair of the ICAADA Certification Board. In 1980, he completed the Alcohol Treatment Specialist Course through the United States Navy. He obtained a Certificate in Addiction Treatment in 1996, and a Bachelors Degree in General Studies in 2009, both from Indiana University. Mike has facilitated trainings on addiction and related issues throughout the Midwest, and has become a well-known figure in and around the addiction treatment community. He has a profound interest in history; particularly in regard to the study and treatment of addictive disorders. He is also an Honorably Discharged Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and presently works as an Addiction Therapist for the Veterans Administration in Indianapolis.

Eric Davis Ph.D., LCSW, LCAC, BCPCC,CADAC IV, CCDP-D, CCJP
  President Elect

Eric has been in the field of mental health and addiction for over a decade. He co-founded Life Recovery Center in 2004 and serves as its Co-Executive Director and Director of Clinical Services, outpatient mental health & addiction services at multiple locations in Indianapolis. Eric holds a BSW from the University of Indianapolis, an MSW from Indiana University, and a Ph.D. (Psychology & Christian Counseling) from Louisiana Baptist University. In addition to his work as a clinician, Eric also teaches as an Adjunct Professor for the Indiana University School of Social Work and is the Past-Chairman of the Indiana Department of Mental Health & Addiction's Indiana Access To Recovery (ATR) Advisory Committee. Eric is an ordained minister and author of the book, The Bible and Recovery: Biblical Aspects of the Twelve Steps and Other Recovery Principles. You can learn more about his practice at www.liferecoverycenter.info or order his book at www.thebibleandrecovery.com

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Brandon Andrews

Brandon Andrews has been in full time ministry at Wheeler Mission since 2008. He has served in all of the many different levels of the addiction recovery treatment process. Brandon is currently serving as the Director of the Men's Residential Center for Wheeler Mission Ministries, which is a 110 bed facility that helps the poor and marginalized find hope and restoration. He has been CADAC 2 credentialed through ICAADA for five years. He graduated with high honors from Crossroads Bible College in 2012 with a degree in Ministry and Leadership. Brandon currently lives in Noblesville with his wife and three-year-old son.

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Curt Langhammer, BA, CADAC IV, LCAC
Secretary

Mr. Langhammer has been an active member of ICAADA since 1990. He has also served on the NAADAC Certification Board. Mr. Langhammer is the Central Region Director of the Indiana Criminal Justice Association. Mr. Langhammer is the President of Addiction Counseling & Educational Services which provides outpatient addiction counseling. He is the Director of Liberty Hall, a private, 300 bed, work release re-entry facility with contracts with the Indiana Department of Corrections and Marion County Community Corrections. Curt’s entire career has been helping people who suffer with addiction and those who are re-entering our communities after incarceration. He is an Indiana University graduate with a degree in Psychology.

steve-mccaffreySteve McCaffrey JD
Board Treasurer

Steve earned his undergraduate degree from Purdue University and his Doctor of Jurisprudence from Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis, and has been with MHAI since 1991. He is a recipient of the Webster-Kipfer Award for special achievement in public policy advocacy, a former Vice Chairman for Public Affairs and member of the Board of Directors of the National Mental Health Association, and former Board Member of the American Society of Mental Health Association Professionals. He has been named to the National Directory of "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals" and by the Indiana Business Journal as a member of "Who's Who in Indiana Health Care." Steve has received gubernatorial appointments to the Indiana Mental Health Commission and the Medicaid Quality Advisory Committee. He currently serves as Chair of the Division of Mental Health and Addiction Advisory Committee.

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Stephanie L. Spoolstra, LCSW

Stephanie is the Executive Director of Addiction Recovery Services for the Indiana Department of Correction. Stephanie holds bachelor’s degrees in both Criminal Justice and Ballet from Indiana University. She received her Master of Social Work in 2007, from Washington University in St. Louis. Both during and after her Master’s program, she worked as a Deputy Juvenile Officer for the St. Louis City Family Courts serving families involved with the Gun Court Program, Child Abuse and Neglect Services, Drug Court Program and General Field supervision Unit. After moving back to Indianapolis in 2009, Stephanie provided clinical direct care and clinical leadership to a variety of populations as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at community-based agencies in Marion County, IN. In 2014, Stephanie joined the Division of Mental Health and Addiction where she served as Deputy Director of Adult Mental Health and Addiction Services. There, she was responsible for leading Division initiatives related to Adult Forensic Populations, Serious Mental Illness, Addiction Treatment, State Opioid Treatment Programs, Services for Homeless Populations and Veterans, and Emergency Preparedness. She joined the Department of Correction in March of 2016 and is overseeing all Department initiatives related to the provision of addiction recovery services.

AnnaCaldwellAnna Caldwell Ph.D., LCSW, LCAC, CADAC II
Board Past President

Dr. Anna Caldwell has been a substance abuse counselor for twenty years. She received her Alcohol and Drug Certification in 1988. She has served on the ICAADA board off and on since the 1990s. Anna also has served on a number of boards as well as the President of the Hoosier Veterans Assistance Foundation in 2005 and 2006. She completed her Masters at Indiana University in Social Work and her Doctorate at Southern California University. She has been an employee of Volunteers of America of Indiana since 1984 and a member of their executive team for nine years.

 

Veronica Ramos-Clark MHS, LCAC, CADAC IV, CCJP, CCDP-D
Board Member

Veronica is the Director of Fresh Start Counseling Services with clinical responsibilities for offices in Hammond, Merrillville and Valparaiso. She has worked in the addiction field for over 17 years and has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Addictionology from Calumet College and a Masters in Health Science from Governors State University.
Veronica is active and influential as a community volunteer in Griffith as well as a wife and mother of two. She is a sports enthusiast following football, hockey and baseball and is often seen as the team mom for her son’s baseball team which is coached by her husband. Her goal is to continue to make a positive difference within the community and her family.

 

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