Certified Addiction Specialist-Forensic & Co-Occuring Disorders
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Studies Certificate - UCLA Extension 2007
Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certificate - UCLA Extension 2007
Double Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Political Science. - UC Berkeley, 1986
Post Graduate Certificate in International Business Administration Hogia Institute, Sweden
Internship at Ernst & Young, London, UK, 1995
Eight years California Residential Real Estate Appraiser, Sears Mortgage Corp. and Bank of America.
Four years of experience as West Coast District Manager, ARC International Milville, NJ
Sobriety Date July 28, 1998
Certified Addiction Specialist / Court Liaison
Assessment and Placement Specialist
Active member of Al-Anon
Masters Degree in Therapeutic Recreation - Indiana University, 1981
Bachelors Degree in Therapeutic Recreation - State University of New York at Brockport, 1979
California State Certified Adapted Physical Education Specialist - California State University of Los Angeles, CA 2003
Activity Coordinator, Detoxification and Rehabilitation units - Bronx-Lebanon Hospital. 2/1992 to 11/1993
Recreation Therapist from 1981 through 1992 in New York at: Lenox Hill Hospital, Long Island College Hospital, Bird S. Coler Memorial Hospital, New York Psychiatric Institute and the United Cerebral Palsy Association of New York State.
As an addict in recovery since July 28, 1998, I have first-hand experience with the criminal justice system, drug and alcohol treatment and life in recovery. My unique perspective and insight, allows me to effectively deal with all the parties involved in the process. Whether it be families, clients, attorneys or the courts. I specialize in assessment, placement and court appearances on my client’s behalf. My adversity has become an asset, so that I can help others change their lives too.
My many years working as a professional within the mental health and substance abuse fields enable me to assist our clients with compassion and understanding. As an active member of Al-Anon, I am able to understand the specific needs of our clients and their families.