About Us

Thousands of Community Providers Benefited from Training

Thousands more lives positively changed

A powerful curriculum taught by leading experts in their fields

Our curriculum is determined by an understanding of what Community Providers indicate will be most meaningful in interactions with their clients.

 

The goal is to provide topics that address some of the most challenging issues facing providers who serve in community services settings and include but are not limited to presentations on addiction, mental/behavioral health, trauma, provider self-care, and homelessness.

Our Speakers

JAMES MCKOWEN

James McKowen, PhD is the Program Director at Massachusetts General Hospital for Addiction Recovery Management Service (ARMS) in Boston

ANNE MUSKOPF,

Anne Muskopf, MS, OTR/L, Charlotte & Richard Okonow Parkinson’s Family Support Program Director for Jewish Family & Children’s Service. Anne has over a decade of experience as a Home Health Care Clinician and is certified in LSVT-Big, an evidence-based, intensive treatment program for people with PD.

STEVE M. CHISHOLM, MA.

Steve M. Chisholm, MA, Associate Professor & Coordinator of the Drug and Alcohol Programs at North Shore Community College. Steve’s teaching is informed by decades of experience working in clinical, management, and educational roles. He is both a local and regional New England trainer.  

MICHAEL LYONS, PhD.

Dr. Lyons is a Professor in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Boston University as well as the Director of BU’s Center for Clinical Biopsychology. He is also the Principle Investigator for the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging, President of the American Psychopathological Association, and a  Vietnam Veteran.

JAMES A. JENKINS, MD.

Dr. Jenkins is the Medical Director of the 3East Cambridge Residence and also a Staff Psychiatrist at the Gunderson Residence at McLean Hospital.

KRISTIN WASON, MSN, NP-C, CARN.

Technical Assistance Specialist, Office Based Addiction Treatment (OBAT), Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine. ​

KRISTINA SCHNITZER, MD.

Dr. Schnitzer a Fellow with the Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Public and Community Psychiatry.

TOM LORELLO, LICSW, MSW.

Tom Lorello is the Director of Clinical Operations and Training at the Lynn Shelter Association.  For 30 years Tom has worked to develop and implement innovative programs to end homelessness in Greater Boston, including permanent housing, economic mobility models, and clinical strategies.

KEVIN SULLIVAN, MD.

Kevin Sullivan is a MD and Physician with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program’s Street Team.

MARTHA KANE, PhD.

 For the last two decades Dr. Kane has worked at Massachusetts General Hospital where she currently serves as the Clinical Director of the Center for Addiction Medicine, the Substance Use Disorders Initiative, and Ambulatory Psychiatry. She is also an instructor in Psychology (Psychiatry) at Harvard Medical School.

YLISABYTH BRADSHAW, DO, MS.

Academic Director, Masters in Pain Research, Education, and Policy, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine.

MARGARET ACKERMAN, DNP, APRN.

Assistant Professor, and Coordinator, Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner Track, School of Nursing, Salem State University.

 
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