JAMES GOLDING, MSW, MHS, CAADAC, CCJP, MAC PRESIDENT
James Golding is a Senior Lecturer at Governors State University in the Addictions Studies program of the College of Health and Human Services since 2005. He is President and CEO at Phoenix Behavioral Services.
Phoenix Behavioral Health Services is a licensed by the Division of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse to provide substance abuse Level I and II Outpatient and DUI Evaluation and Treatment Services. Located in the south-suburbs of Illinois, Phoenix Behavioral Services specializes in multi-cultural English, Spanish and Polish counseling services.
For the past five years, he has joined students from the Addictions Studies program for a day of advocacy in Springfield to meet with Illinois state law makers and advocate for laws that support the work being done by the professionals in our field. He is a strong advocate for and passionate about working in the community and serves on several community boards.
RENEE Y. SMITH-LEE, MSW, CADC PRESIDENT ELECT
Renee Y. Smith-Lee has over 25 years of clinical and administrative experience in the field of social services working with developmentally disabled adults, dual diagnosis and chemically dependent populations as a vocational manager, pastoral counselor, clinician and program director. Previously responsible for the administration and operations of six federal, state and municipally funded direct service programs: Recovery Home, Illinois Department of Corrections Diversion, Bridging Communities Offender Reentry, Methadone, Level 2.1 Intensive Outpatient, Project Future: Department of Children & Family Services Programs.
Renee is the co-founder Reaching Out to Sisters Everywhere Ministries, Inc. She serves as the Executive Director of the ROSE Community Outreach & Counseling Services a faith-based agency which provides education, counseling and support services to women with domestic violence and substance abuse disorders. Renee also teaches as an adjunct professor. She is an Illinois State Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor and earned certificates for 40 hours domestic violence training and advanced total quality management. Renee is committed to the empowerment of women and families and a strong advocate for family based treatment and alternative sentencing. She serves as an advisory board member for the Illinois Coalition of Treatment Providers and Allies, board member for the Illinois Chapter of the National Association of Addiction Counselors along with several other professional organizations.
PAM R. FRAZIER, NCAC II, CSADC, MISA II, GCE SECRETARY
Pamela R. Frazier is a National Certified Addiction Counselor and also certified in Domestic Violence and HIV Awareness. She retired from The Women’s Treatment Center after helping to start the program and working there over 21 years and has worked in the field of addiction over 30 years.
Ms. Frazier is a person of Action! In 2002 she initiated National Addiction Counselor Day, September 25, 2002 it was celebrated across America, today it is recognized as National Addiction Professional day.
Ms. Frazier is the founder N’ The Spirit Transformational Living –“Where Miracles Happen” Recovery Home For Women, the door opened March 2003 and she has helped over 350 women to develop lifestyles and coping skills to live healthy, happy lives in sobriety. N’ The Spirit is licensed and funded by Illinois Department of Substance Abuse (DASA). Ms. Frazier also formed N’ The Spirit Ministries, where she has a team of eight women who minister to women weekly at The Cook County Jail. Ms. Frazier sits on many community boards that include Vice President of The Black Ensemble Theater Auxiliary Board, Vice President of YANA House, recovery home for men, past President to The Jessie “Ma” Houston Prison/Jail Outpost Ministries of the Rainbow/Push Coalition.
JAMILIA HAND, MHS, CADC, MISA I TREASURER
Jamelia Hand is a Clinical Liaison II with Reckitt Benckiser Pharmaceuticals serving the Greater Chicagoland area. In her role, she works directly with the medical community specializing in the medication assisted treatment of opioid dependence combined with counseling. She is also an adjunct professor, author, and treatment advocate. She has more than 14 years professional experience in the field of addictions and has been a therapist, clinical consultant, educator, guest lecturer and has worked in every level of patient care from detoxification to discharge planning. She is very active in the addiction field and currently serves as an Advisory Board member for Governors State University’s Addictions Studies Program and is the President of the Governor’s State University Addiction Studies Alumni Club.
Adeyemi Fatoki, MD
Beth Marie Hawkins, LCSW, CSADC
Randall Webber, MPH, CADC
Roberto Montanez , BA, CADC
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC
Ricardo Williams, MHA, MSW, LSW, CAADC, SAP
Jeffery Zacharias, LCSW, CSAT, CAADC