CADTP Leadership

Certification Staff • Certification Board • CADTP Board of Directors

Staff

Barbara Aday-Garcia, SUDCCIII-CS, CADCII

Barbara Aday-Garcia, SUDCCIII-CS, CADCII

CADTP Executive Director - Credentialing Specialist

Cassandra Garcia

Cassandra Garcia

Executive Assistant - Credentialing Specialist

Christine Aday

Christine Aday

Administrative Assistant Credentialing Specialist

Shamra Butler

Shamra Butler

Administrative Assistant Credentialing Specialist

Kristopher Salinas

Kristopher Salinas

Administrative Assistant Credentialing Specialist

CADTP Certification Board

Stacie Perez

Stacie Perez

Board Chair

Christina Gonzales

Christina Gonzales

Secretary

Jeff Davied

Jeff Davied

Member

Terry Meeker

Terry Meeker

CEU Standards Committee

Safety Education Center
Los Angeles County

Charles Horner

Charles Horner

Registrant Extension Review

Oscar Almendarez

Oscar Almendarez

Registrant Extension Review

Alina Yelets

Alina Yelets

Candidate Handbook Committee

Richard Jimenez, MA

Richard Jimenez, MA

Member

Center Point, Inc
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, Sonoma

Mark Stadola

Mark Stadola

Public Member

Melanie Barker

Melanie Barker

Member

Patricia Nealy

Patricia Nealy

Member

James Fent, LMFT, PT, SUDCC IV

James Fent, LMFT, PT, SUDCC IV

Member

Program Coordinator Alcohol and Other Drug Studies, Palomar College

Victor Salinas

Victor Salinas

Policy & Procedure Committee

Jess Mendoza

Jess Mendoza

CADTP Board of Directors

Craig French

Craig French

Chair

Director, Program Administration / Twin Palms Recovery Center

Karla Hendrix

Karla Hendrix

Vice Chair

Assistant Vice-President Alcohol & Drug Programs / Safety Center, Inc.

John Durbin, CADC II, SUDCC II

John Durbin, CADC II, SUDCC II

Treasurer

Training and Development Coordinator/ Co-Chair M.A.T. Inclusion Coalition Committee/Celebrating Families, National Trainer
Bridges Professional Treatment Services/STARS

Jennifer Montgomery

Jennifer Montgomery

Secretary

Kings View Community Services

Louise McKay

Louise McKay

Board Member

DUI Program Expert

Robert Saucedo

Robert Saucedo

Board Member

President/CEO Harbor High Gain

Domingo Zapata

Domingo Zapata

Board Member

Fresno County Hispanic Commission

Stacie Perez, MS

Stacie Perez, MS

Board Member

Director of Housing and Clinical Services / Episcopal Community Services

Eduardo Leon

Eduardo Leon

Board Member

Bay Area Community Resources

Shanna Boulden

Shanna Boulden

Board Member

Director of DUI and Outpatient Programs Bi-Bett Corporation

Dr. Jessica Rodriguez
LAADC-S, ICAADC, MAC, SUDCCIV-CS, BSP, CTRTC, CIP, CTP, CTS, FSS

Dr. Rodriguez was named the Executive Director of Gateway Corp in 2012.  Gateway Corp was developed as a non-profit, public charity and founded October 27, 2011. November 2014, she developed a clinical hub for Gateway Corp called OnSite Strategies. OnSite is also a United States Trademark.

She has held the position of CEO, Clinical Director, Lead Educator and Clinical Trainer as well as the Clinical Business Developer. She has fulfilled the roles of a clinical consultant, professional development consultant and has clinically supervised many SUD/addiction counselors, mental health professionals and addiction and family interventionists for over 12 years.

She has been active in the mental health field since 1995. She has also clinically trained throughout the US and provides clinical oversight for several organizations in California.

Dr. Rodriguez released her first book, “When the Rainbow Ends a Shadow from Heaven Appears" in 2017.” Her newest book, "The Cart, From Adversity to Collateral Beauty" is scheduled to be released in the Fall of 2022.

Dr. Rodriguez is currently a writer for Rapporteur Magazine. Her focus is about Mental Wellness also covered topics to include ACE's, trauma, anxiety, and Systemic Racism.

Adriana Popescu, Ph.D.

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She specializes in treating addictions and trauma, and has directed a number of treatment programs in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is the Founder and CEO of Firebird Healing, a trauma healing program, and the Clinical Director at Avery Lane, an innovative and holistic treatment program for women with co-occurring addiction and mental health disorders and trauma.

Adriana has contributed to a number of books, including TJ Woodward's Conscious Being Workbook, the Conscious Recovery for Addiction and Conscious Recovery for Mental Health Workbooks, and the Conscious Creation Workbook, all of which she co-authored with him.

She has a private practice in San Francisco and travels around the world speaking, coaching, and facilitating transformational and empowering workshops. She also hosts a fascinating podcast called Kaleidoscope of Possibilities – Alternative Perspectives on Mental Health.

Adriana loves to bring the most innovative and effective tools to her work, empowering people to overcome their imagined limitations, release their self-judgments, and discover the brilliance within – creating a life of infinite possibilities.

Her first book, “What If You’re Not as F*cked Up As You Think”, was released in October.

Aven Armstrong-Sutton, Ph.D(c), RSW

Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

June Price Tangney, Ph.D

Dr. Tangney received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from UCLA. She is currently University Professor and Professor of Psychology at George Mason. She is a Recipient of International Society for Self and Identity’s Distinguished Lifetime Career Award and Fellow of the Association of Psychological Science and of APA’s Division of Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Tangney is coauthor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame and Guilt, coeditor (with Ronda Dearing) of Shame in the Therapy Hour, coeditor (with Jess Tracy and Richard Robins) of The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research, and coeditor (with Mark Leary) of the Handbook of Self and Identity. She has served as Associate Editor for Self and Identity, Consulting Editor for Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Psychological Assessment, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, and Journal of Personality, and is currently Associate Editor of American Psychologist.

Her research on the development and implications of moral emotions has been funded by NIDA, NICHD, NSF, and the John Templeton Foundation. Currently, her work focuses on moral emotions among incarcerated offenders. She draws on theory and research in psychology and criminology to develop novel interventions that leverage inmates’ moral emotions and prosocial values. A recipient of GMU’s Teaching Excellence Award, Dr. Tangney strives to integrate service, teaching and clinically-relevant research in both the classroom and her lab.

Christina Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN

Founder and Director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition

Christina T. Veselak, MS, LMFT, CN, is the founder and director of the Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition, which teaches practitioners around the world how to use diet, along with amino acid and nutrient therapy, to help prevent cravings and recurrent drug use. She has been a licensed psychotherapist working in the SUD treatment field since 1985 and a certified nutritionist specializing in mental health and addiction recovery since 1993.

Sean Bezdek, LMFT, MBA

Sean is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 25 years of experience working in mental health and substance abuse settings, in inpatient, PHP, and private practice. He holds b a master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Philips Institute and an MBA from Baker College.

Sean’s clinical practice has specialized in working with Personality Disorders, Couples, Adolescents, and individual suffering from chronic mental illness. As a clinician Sean enjoys working with clients who can be resistant to traditional treatment and believes in the philosophy of “You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make them drink. BUT you can feed them saltines to make them thirsty!”

Sean is the Program Director for Akua Mind Body’s Sacramento inpatient mental health program. His prior leadership experience includes oversight of acute inpatient, utilization management, hospice/palliative care, home health and skilled nursing. Sean’s approach to management is to ensure the work that needs to get done gets done. “Our job is patient care. This include everything from making coffee to running groups. There is not one person who is more important that the other when it comes to providing exceptional care to the clients we serve.”