Sarah Bagley, MD
Boston University School of Medicine
Dr. Sarah Bagley is a primary care physician at Boston Medical Center. A graduate of the Georgetown University School of Medicine, the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency at Brown University, and the Boston University Addiction Medicine Fellowship, her particular research interests are in the treatment of opioid use disorders in the adolescent and young adult population and the involvement of the family in addiction care. She sees patients in both General Internal Medicine and the Adolescent Center. She is the Medical Director of the CATALYST (Center for Addiction Treatment for Adolescents/Young adults who use Substances) Clinic – a clinical program to provide integrated medical and behavioral health care for adolescents and young adults who use substances – and an Attending on the inpatient Addiction Consult Service.
Ariel Botta, PhD, MSW, LICSW
Boston Children's Hospital
Ariel Botta, PhD, MSW, LICSW is the Coordinator of Group Therapy for the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program’s Primary Care Program (ASAP-PC) at Boston Children’s Hospital. Ariel is a clinically trained social worker and researcher who has worked at Boston Children’s Hospital for over 22 years in many different capacities. Her areas of clinical interests include working with youth coping with substance use, with transgender and gender diverse youth, and providing therapy and support to youth coping with mental health challenges. She is a career group worker and specializes in using evidence-based mindfulness in a therapeutic capacity and in her research. adolescents and their caregivers in various capacities for over 20 years. She has served in direct care, supervisory and administrative.
Camille Broussard, MD, MPH
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Dr. Camille Broussard is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. She is a public health-trained and board-certified Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine specialist having completed Pediatrics residency, Adolescent Medicine fellowship, and Addiction Medicine training at Johns Hopkins. She is committed to improving the health and well-being of vulnerable youth by eradicating health disparities and health inequities.
Richard L. Brown, MD, MPH
Professor of Family Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Director of the Wisconsin Initiative to Promote Healthy Lifestyles, which has worked with dozens of healthcare settings since 2006 to implement SBIRT, screened over 100,000 patients, delivered over 20,000 brief interventions, and documented substantial reductions in substance use and healthcare costs.
Director of Project MAINSTREAM, which brought training on SBIRT and other aspects of substance abuse to over 10,000 trainees of multiple professions.
Conducted numerous trainings on SBIRT and similar services for smoking, depression and cardiovascular risk reduction over the past 30 years.
CEO of Wellsys, LLC, which provides training, software and ongoing support to guide delivery of SBIRT and similar services for other behavioral risks and disorders, and to enable population health management for behavioral risks and disorders.
Especially skilled and interested in helping healthcare settings maximize workflow and implement systems to ensure systematic, high-fidelity, population-wide delivery of SBIRT plus screening and intervention for other important behavioral risks and disorders.
Especially skilled and interested in discussing with healthcare administrators the business case for SBIRT and similar services for other behavioral risks and disorder, taking into account the rapid transition to value-based reimbursement.
Deepa Camenga, MD, MHS, FAAP
Yale School of Medicine/Yale New Haven Hospital
Dr. Deepa Camenga is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics and Public Health (Chronic Disease Epidemiology) at the Yale Schools of Medicine & Public Health. As a physician-scientist board certified in pediatrics and addiction medicine, Dr. Camenga’ s research focuses on the etiology, prevention, and treatment of tobacco and substance use disorders in adolescents and young adults.
Adrienne Carmack, MD
Maine Office of Child and Family Services
Adrienne W. Carmack, MD, FAAP began serving as the Medical Director of the Office of Child and Family Services of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services in March 2020. In this role she offers clinical support to the state Child Welfare system, as well as Children’s Development and Behavioral Health, and Childcare. Dr. Carmack continues to work part time at Penobscot Pediatrics, part of Penobscot Community Health Care (PCHC), an FQHC in Bangor, Maine, where she has worked since 2007.
Dr. Carmack graduated with a BA from the University of Notre Dame, received her medical degree at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and completed Pediatric Residency at University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Dr. Carmack developed a program to serve the needs of children in foster care, called the Key Clinic, which provides Comprehensive Health Evaluations for children entering foster care in Eastern and Northern Maine. From 2015 to 2020, Dr. Carmack was the leader of the Foster Care Committee of the Maine Chapter of AAP, which has a focus to improve the medical and mental health care of children in foster care in Maine. In 2014, Dr. Carmack was involved in creating a collaborative program in the Bangor area for the outpatient treatment of infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome. Dr. Carmack serves on the Board of Directors of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Council of Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship Care. Dr. Carmack and her husband enjoy travelling to visit with their children in various parts of the country, and spending time with family and friends at their camp in Downeast Maine.
Jon Fanburg, MD, MPH
Maine Medical Center
Dr. Jonathan Fanburg has practiced in Maine for over 20 years advocating for the health of adolescents, and young adults as a clinician, administrator, educator, researcher, and leader. He is presently the Director of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at MMC where he mostly sees youth with and develops programs for eating disorders, substance abuse, gender identity, contraception needs, substance use, and acne. He is a past president of the Maine AAP.
Marc Fishman, MD
Maryland Treatment Centers
Marc Fishman MD is an addiction psychiatrist whose work includes clinical care, addiction research, and treatment program leadership. He directs Maryland Treatment Centers/Mountain Manor, a regional behavioral healthcare provider, which offers programs for residential and outpatient SUD and co-occurring treatment for youth and adults. He is a member of the psychiatry faculty at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His academic and research work has focused on addiction pharmacotherapy; models of care for youth, particularly with OUD; and treatment placement and matching strategies. Dr. Fishman served as a co-editor for the most recent editions of the ASAM Criteria for the Treatment of Substance-Related Disorders. He served as a past President of the Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine, and is a current member of its board.
Thomas Freese, PhD
Thomas E. Freese received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology in 1995. He is currently Co-Director of the UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP). Prior to this, Dr. Freese served as ISAP Director of Training for 20 years. He is also Co-Director of the Pacific Southwest (HHS Region 9) Addictions Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), funded by SAMHSA, Principal Investigator of the CA Opioid Hub and Spoke Training/TA and Waivered Prescriber Support Initiatives. He has conducted trainings on a wide variety of topics including addressing the opioid epidemic, medication assisted treatment, methamphetamine use, culturally responsive care for LGBTQ individuals, implementing integrated treatment, and screening and brief interventions for risky substance use. Dr. Freese has been a featured presenter at conferences and meetings nationally and internationally, and has developed and conducted trainings in 46 US states and internationally.
Leslie Green, LICSW, MSW
Clinical Social Worker, Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program (ASAP), Boston Children’s Hospital
Leslie holds over twenty years’ experience working with children and families, the past fourteen specifically focused on substance use in adolescence and young adults. In her current position, Leslie has provided counseling to teens and young adults, caregiver support, group facilitation, social work clinical direction, and group curriculum creation and implementation. She has an extensive background in presenting information pertaining to adolescent substance use and treatment to a variety of audiences, including as an adjunct faculty member at Salem State University teaching graduate-level social work students. She is currently working with Bridgewater State’s School of Social Work to create a series of substance use treatment certificate programs. Her work includes alternative approaches to dealing with the stress of addiction in the family, including yoga and mindfulness meditation techniques. Leslie’s career has also included extensive training in trauma interventions, as well as teaching both writing and yoga.
Scott Hadland, MD, MPH, MS
Mass General for Children, Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine
Scott Hadland is the Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He holds triple board certification in General Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Hadland's clinical and research interests focus on adolescent and young adult substance use disorder prevention and treatment, and on improving care for youth and families affected by substance use. As part of these efforts, he seeks to improve education on addiction to pediatricians in the US and beyond. His work has been published in leading journals, including The New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, British Medical Journal, Pediatrics, and JAMA Pediatrics, and he has been featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, CNN, NBC News, National Public Radio, and other leading news outlets. He is a member of the editorial board of Pediatrics, and was the 2020 recipient of the Emerging Leader Award in Adolescent Health from the American Academy of Pediatrics. His research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and American Heart Association, among other foundations.
Deborah Hagler, MD
Deborah Hagler, MD, FAAP attended Duke University and Cornell Medical College and did her pediatric training at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Throughout her educational journey she has been involved in collaborative efforts to educate her community. As a resident in Philadelphia she worked with at risk youth in a local homeless shelter and helped organize a series of talks for residents to educate herself and colleagues about social determinants of health. For these efforts receiving the Nancy Barnhart Community Service Award and the Senior Resident Humanitarian award.
Dr. Hagler is an active member of the community serving as the school physician for many of years and working with many local organizations on issues pertinent to children’s health and wellbeing. She has been the recipient of several Community Builder Awards from the local United Way.
Dr. Hagler is currently a pediatrician and Director of the Community Health and Wellness Center at Mid Coast Hospital and is the immediate past President of the Maine Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She recently completed a Masters of Public Health at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University focusing on child and adolescent mental health and is using many of her new skills to lead a multi stakeholder coalition to improve children’s mental health and spearheading the creation of a substance abuse treatment clinic for adolescents in the Mid Coast Region.
Haner Hernández, Ph.D., CPS, CADCII, LADCI
New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and others
Dr. Hernández is Puerto Rican, bilingual and has worked for over 34 years in the health and human service field developing, implementing, and evaluating culturally and linguistically intelligent youth and adult health prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery support programs. He is a master trainer and facilitator and provides individualized technical assistance and support to organizations that provide Substance Use Disorder and gambling prevention, intervention, treatment and recovery supports. Also, Dr. Hernández has over 30 years of experience in delivering addiction counseling and clinical supervision to professionals in the field.
Haner is a person in long-term recovery (35+ years) from addiction and is committed to eliminating health disparities by participating in processes that build equity. He has served as a consultant to a number of local and state health departments with a focus on disparities, building health equity, addiction treatment, and recovery supports. He also consults with and teaches a number of courses at the New England Addiction Technology Transfer Center at Brown University and the National Latino and Hispanic Prevention, Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Centers funded by CSAT. Currently he serves on the Peer-Led Advisory Board of the National Addiction Peer Recovery Center of Excellence. Dr. Hernandez was appointed to SAMHSA Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS TACS) steering committee in 2014 and the Criminal Justice Policy Committee in 2018. He has served a consultant to several federally-funded initiatives in the areas of behavioral workforce development, HIV/AIDS, Substance Use Disorders prevention and treatment, military service members, their families and TBI and PTSD, and pediatric asthma. Dr. Hernández serves as faculty at the New England School of Addiction Studies since 1998, has taught a number of undergraduate and graduate courses, and has presented at several national and state conferences. Dr. Hernández serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Massachusetts Board for Voluntary Certification of Drug and Alcohol Counselors, was appointed to the Springfield Public Health Council in 2006, and served on the Massachusetts Governor’s Latin American Advisory Commission in Massachusetts from 2000-2004.
Haner earned his GED in prison, a Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Springfield College and a Master of Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Addiction Studies from Cambridge College in Massachusetts. His doctoral degree was earned at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. His major was Community Health Education and his minor was Social Justice Education. In addition, Mr. Hernandez holds an advance Certification in Drug and Alcohol Counseling at the reciprocal level, is licensed in Massachusetts, and is a Certified Prevention Specialist.
Jesse Hinckley, MD, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Jesse Hinckley completed his MD and PhD at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2015, where he also completed the general psychiatry residency and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Hinckley currently serves as the Director of Adolescent Psychiatric Services for the Addiction Research and Treatment Services program and Associate Medical Director of psychiatric emergency services at UCHealth. He is co-founder and co-director of the Addiction Biology Lab at the University.
Andrew B. MacLean, JD
Maine Medical Association
Andrew B. MacLean is the Chief Executive Officer of the Maine Medical Association, a professional organization representing more than 4300 Maine physicians, residents, and medical students that is a component of the federation of the American Medical Association. The MMA’s mission is to support Maine physicians, advance the quality of medicine in Maine, and promote the health of all Maine people. He provides executive leadership and is responsible for all operations of the organization. Before his appointment as CEO, Mr. MacLean served for twenty years in roles including Chief Operating Officer, General Counsel, and Director of Government Affairs.
Mr. MacLean has advised various health care entities and practitioners in matters of health care law, policy, and politics since 1992. Before joining the MMA, Mr. MacLean was in the private practice of law in Augusta and Portland, and on the legal staff of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Maine. From 1992-1994, he served as Assistant Legal Counsel and the principal health policy aide to Governor John R. McKernan, Jr.
Mr. MacLean writes and speaks frequently about issues of health law and policy.
Mr. MacLean is a 1984 graduate of Duke University and received his law degree from the University of Maine School of Law in 1991. In 1997, he completed the Executive Program in Health Policy and Management at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service at the University of Southern Maine. He is a member of the American Society of Association Executives, the American Society of Medical Association Counsel (President 2007), the American Association of Medical Society Executives, the State Bar of Arizona, and the Maine State Bar Association - Health Law Section (Chair 2015-2016). He is admitted to practice law in Maine and Arizona. Mr. MacLean served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps from 1984 to 1988. Currently a resident of Augusta, Maine, he served as Mayor of the City of Gardiner from 2007-2013. He is a member of the Board of Directors of MaineGeneral Community Care (Chair, 2020 - present), the Iris Network, and the Daniel Hanley Center for Health Leadership.
Amy Mayhew, MD, MPH
Maine Medical Center
Dr. Mayhew completed her Master’s Degree in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nepal. She earned her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester NY. She completed a residency in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston TX, then a fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry from Cambridge Health Alliance in Cambridge, MA. She is Board certified in both Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.
Dr. Mayhew comes to MMC from Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts where she was Medical Director of the Psychiatry Access Program. She has participated in funded research, currently on a SAMHSA-supported project for integrated models of pediatric psychiatry. She is also a dedicated educator, teaching and supervising students and residents via a teaching appointment at Harvard Medical School. Here at MMC, Dr. Mayhew will teach and supervise TUSM medical students as well as residents and fellows in Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry.
Dylan McKenney, MD
St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Touchstone Associates, Boston Child Study Center
Dr. McKenney has been practicing adolescent inpatient psychiatry in Lewiston since 2014. In that Role he has been treating teens with substance use disorders both as the primary presenting problem and as comorbidity. In the hospital setting he has been offering medically supervised opioid withdrawal for teens who meet inpatient level of need or to provide stabilization for teens entering residential care for substance treatment. Beginning in January 2023 he will transition to outpatient practice in Portland, with Boston Child Study Center and in private practice with Touchstone Associates.
Shannon Mountain-Ray, MSW, LICSW
Boston Children’s Hospital
Shannon Mountain-Ray, MSW, LICSW is the Director of Integrated Care for the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program’s Primary Care Program (ASAP-PC) at Boston Children’s Hospital. Shannon is a clinically trained social worker who has worked with adolescents and their caregivers in various capacities for over 20 years. She has served in direct care, supervisory and administrative roles throughout her career and has extensive experience teaching and training on topics related to adolescent substance use.
Fred Muench Ph.D.
Partnership to End Addiction
Fred is a clinical psychologist and the President of The Partnership to End Addiction (www.drugfree.org). He leads the comprehensive direct to parent and caregiver digital services offered by the Partnership including its national helpline services and mobile support applications. Fred has been the PI on multiple digital intervention grants from NIAAA, NIDA, FDA, RWJF Pioneer, Upswing, Twilio, and many other foundations and is an author on numerous articles to improve health outcomes using technology.
Emily Nields, DO
Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Nields is currently a Pediatric Addiction Medicine fellow at the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program of Boston Children's Hospital. She is originally from Syracuse, NY where she attended LeMoyne College earning a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry. She graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in 2009 earning a DO degree. She completed her family medicine residency training at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center in Syracuse in 2012. Since that time, Emily has worked in adult addiction medicine and also in the urgent care and primary care settings. Emily currently lives in New Hampshire with her husband and three children.
Jason Reynolds, MD, PhD
“Dr. Reynolds has been at Wareham Pediatrics since 2002. During that time he has partnered with Boston Children’s Hospital to provide innovative care in the local community. He has been treating substance use disorder in his office since 2017 and his work has been featured on the Today Show. In addition, he was invited to speak the 2019 American Academy of Pediatrics National Meeting on substance use disorder in primary care and recently served as faculty on the AAP Opioid Use Disorder ECHO.”
Elizabeth Samuels, MD, MPH, MHS
Brown Emergency Medicine
Dr. Samuels is an emergency medicine physician, health services researcher, and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. She is dual board certified in Emergency and Addiction Medicine and the consulting Assistant Medical Director for the Rhode Island Department of Health’s (RIDOH) Drug Overdose Prevention Program. She is physician lead for the Substance Misuse Assistance Response Team, an emergency department community health worker-peer recovery specialist program and co-founder of the Rhode Island Buprenorphine Hotline, an audio-only buprenorphine telehealth service which provides low barrier buprenorphine treatment access with linkage to maintenance treatment.
Miriam Schizer, MD, MPH
Medical Director, Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program, Boston Children’s Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Harvard
Dr. Miriam Schizer graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1992 and finished her pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital in 1995. Prior to joining the Adolescent Substance Use and Addiction Program ("ASAP") at Boston Children's in 2009, she pursued fellowship training in pulmonary medicine, got a master's degree at the Harvard School of Public Health and spent time working in primary care.
She has spent the last 13 years working in addiction medicine as an attending in ASAP. She is board certified in general pediatrics and addiction medicine. Aside from her work in ASAP, she devotes a great deal of time teaching primary care physicians on the screening and treatment of adolescents with substance use through her collaboration with the Pediatric Physician's Organization at Children's, or PPOC.
Nirav Shah, MD, JD
Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention
In June 2019, Nirav Shah, MD, JD, was appointed as the Director of the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC). Dr. Shah comes to Maine CDC with broad experience in public health, most recently as Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health, where he implemented key initiatives to address the State's opioid crisis, reduce maternal and infant mortality, and reduce childhood lead poisoning.
As an attorney and public health economist, Shah previously advised professionals and governments around the nation and globe on improving the delivery of health care. Earlier in his career, he worked for the Ministry of Health in Cambodia, where his work included investigating and managing disease outbreaks as an epidemiologist.
Shah received both medical and law degrees from the University of Chicago. He also studied economics at Oxford University.
Omar Shah, BCH
Harvard Medical School, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Omar Shah is an addiction medicine fellow at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children's Hospital. He is a Ruth Fox Scholar of ASAM (American Society of Addiction Medicine) and a recipient of the AAAP (American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry) John Renner Award. He currently serves as the Vice Chair of the APA (American Psychiatric Association) Leadership Fellowship. He is also the current awardee of the (AADPRT) American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training's Nyapati Rao and Francis Lu Fellowship. He completed his adult psychiatry training at the Delaware Psychiatry Residency Program and his child and adolescent psychiatry training at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth College. Dr. Shah is interested in working with patients with complex psychosocial burdens, and families with substance use.
Kevin Simon, MD
Adolescent Substance Use & Addiction Program, Boston Children’s Hospital
Dr. Kevin Simon was appointed the first Chief Behavioral Health Officer for the City of Boston. In addition, he is an Attending Psychiatrist at Boston Children's Hospital, an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, a Commonwealth Fund Fellow in Health Policy at Harvard University, and a Medical Director of Wayside Youth & Family Support Network. Dr. Simon practices as a Pediatric & Adult Psychiatrist and Addiction Medicine specialist through the Adolescent Substance use & Addiction Program at Boston Children's Hospital.
Modar “Mo” Sukkarieh
Boston Children's Hospital
Dr. Modar “Mo” Sukkarieh is currently a Fellow at the Boston Children’s Adolescent Substance Use and addiction Program (ASAP). He had finished his Residency in Pediatrics at the White Memorial Medical Center program in Los Angeles, during which time his interests became centered around building resilience in at-risk populations. After working in rural Pediatrics and Newborn Medicine for several years, he joined the Fellowship in Developmental/Behavior Pediatrics at Tufts Medical Center in 2016, with a focus on ADHD/Learning Disabilities and on Newborn-Maternal attachment, and continued to work in these fields at a private practice and in an academic newborn medicine setting. Dr. Sukkarieh eventually joined the ASAP program at Boston Children’s after recognizing the magnitude of the substance use epidemic in American youth.
Susanne E Tanski, MD, MPH
Dartmouth Health Children’s
Susanne Tanski is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Section Chief and Vice Chair of general pediatrics and a primary care pediatrician at Dartmouth Health Children’s. Working within the Population Sciences Group at Dartmouth Cancer Center and the Koop Institute at Dartmouth, and with the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Richmond Center, her research focuses on tobacco use among adolescents/young adults, tobacco cessation for patients with cancer, media/marketing influences on adolescent behavior and the effects of corporate interests on health.
Dr. Tanski received her MD from the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital/University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, followed by a fellowship in General Pediatrics and Masters of Public Health degree at the University of Rochester. She worked for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Center for Child Health Research prior to joining the Dartmouth faculty in 2005.
Amy Yule, MD
Boston Medical Center
Dr. Amy Yule is board certified in adult, child, and addiction psychiatry. She is the Director of Adolescent Addiction Psychiatry at Boston Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Yule works with youth with substance use disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders as well as their family in a multidisciplinary outpatient clinic. She also has NIH funding to examine interventions to prevent substance use disorders in youth with psychiatric disorders.