Karen Crowley has worked in various positions in the field of Human Services for more than thirty years, with an emphasis on substance use and mental health issues. She has provided direct service in multiple modalities and held leadership level positions in several organizations. For the past several years, Karen’s work has focused on workforce and organizational development. She is skilled in the practice of implementation science, continuous quality improvement strategies, change management and training practices. Karen is a graduate of the Snelling Center for Government Leadership Development Program, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is certified as a NIATx Change Leader.
Rita earned a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from the University of Vermont. With over 7 years of experience in the mental health and addiction recovery field, she has played a role in the enhancement of the Vermont system of care and workforce development advancement, with expertise and an extensive background in advocacy, education, training, services integration and consensus building. As a mental health and addiction recovery peer and advocate, Rita is dedicated to understanding and serving the needs of Vermont’s organizations, agencies, peer workers and communities.
Annamarie Cioffari has been the Director of Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate Programs in Clinical Mental Health and Mental Health Counseling (PCMH) since 2001. She has many years experience in the areas of workforce development, practice improvement, and education. Currently offered on location in Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin and Alaska, PCMH was selected as an innovative practice by the Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce and recognized in five categories: consumer and family / adult mental health, child / adolescent and school-based mental health, leadership, rural mental health, and substance use disorders treatment and persons in recovery.
Kenneth Minkoff, M.D. is a board-certified psychiatrist with a certificate of additional qualifications in addiction psychiatry; a dedicated community psychiatrist, and currently is a clinical assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and a senior systems consultant for ZiaPartners in San Rafael, CA.. He is recognized as one of the nation's leading experts on recovery oriented integrated services for individuals and families with co-occurring mental health, substance use, and health conditions, plus other complex needs (trauma, housing, legal, disability, parenting, etc.), and on the development of welcoming, recovery oriented integrated systems of care for such individuals.
Alexander “Sandy” Smith
Director of Community Rehabilitation and Treatment