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Jim Wuelfing, NRPP, is the owner of the New England Center, a company dedicated to quality training and technical assistance services. Aside from being a national leader in recovery coaching, facilitation of the development of recovery community organizations and in the field of prevention of problem gambling, Jim has many specialties including strategic planning, cultural competency, peer education, community organizing, spiritual growth, curriculum development, and stress management. Jim serves as the Director of Prevention for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling where he directs the prevention of problem gambling throughout the Commonwealth.
Jim has worked for over a decade in helping states and communities develop recovery community organizations and recovery oriented systems of care. He is a consultant, trainer and technical assistant for the Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery. He developed and wrote the curriculum for CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy and has trained it across the country. He has also worked with several states and communities on recovery issues including New Jersey, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Wisconsin, Nevada, New York and South Dakota. He is a former board member of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR).
Jim has served as a lead facilitator at several National Policy Academies including the Policy Academies on Chronic Homelessness, Family Homelessness and Co-Occurring Disorders. He has also co-written and co-trained the highly praised workshop, “Racism of the Well Intended” with Arthur Woodard, MSW. He has trained professionals around the country and in Europe. Jim has been on the faculty of the New England School of Alcohol Studies for eighteen years and serves on both the planning committee and the faculty of the New England School of Prevention Studies. Jim serves as an on-line faculty member for the Addictions Technology Transfer Center of New England at Brown University and has been an adjunct professor at both Springfield College in Massachusetts and Tunxis Community College in Connecticut.
In 2009, Jim received the inaugural Excellence in Prevention Award from the National Council on Problem Gambling. In 2002, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Association of School Committees for his work in support of children and public education.
Prior to owning his own company, Jim was the Director of Prevention Services and Training Manager fro ETP, Inc for six years and started his career serving as an Assistant Dean and Associate Dean of Student at Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA. While at Holy Cross, Jim’s work in developing peer education programs was selected as one of six Special Programs of National Interest by the Planning Group of the Network of Colleges and Universities Committed to the Elimination of Drug and Alcohol Abuse with assistance provided by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement, United States Department of Education.
Fred has a Master of Science in Social Work degree, with 20 years of experience in the diversity and multicultural training arena. Currently, he is the Vice President for Chappelle Consulting &Training Services, which is privately owned consulting and training organizations committed to advancing cultural diversity and Cultural Competency. He has been the Executive Director of The Multicultural Leadership Institute, Inc., which is a training and technical assistance service provider for the State of Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addictions Services, specifically the Prevention Division. He has served as steering committee member of the Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF-SIG) initial formation for the State of Connecticut, and was a member of the several subcommittees.
He has provided a wide array of training services to local and national organizations in the areas of recovery coaching, managing diversity, health disparities and multicultural education, organizational development, sexual harassment, substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment; workforce development curriculum design and delivery. Fred has extensive experience with conducting focus groups and facilitating national policy academy sessions as well as serving as a resource for the SAMHSA Veterans Planning Conference and Policy Academy.
Fred has served as the Director of Training for ETP, Inc. - The Center, a Connecticut based training facility for professionals in pursuit of counselor credential. He has managed multi-million dollar projects for the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP- Volunteer Training Center) and the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT- Project for Addiction Counselor Training).
Fred has extensive background in working with the financial services and publishing sectors providing diversity training and facilitating corporate interactive theater groups in the financial services and publishing industries. He also provides executive coaching on change management and issues related to diversity and harassment.
Sharon received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Connecticut in 1979 and her Ph.D. in Social Work in June of 1999. Sharon is an education, diversity and inclusion consultant. She has worked in the prevention, general psychiatry and addiction fields. Sharon has been an adjunct faculty member at the University Of Connecticut School Of Social Work, Southern Connecticut State University School of Social Work; and a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Human Development Department at Connecticut College and currently an adjunct online professor for Ashford University and University of Phoenix.
She has expertise in the areas of training, facilitation, consultation, mediation, coaching, and psychotherapy and curriculum design. Sharon has provided services nationally in the areas of diversity, HIV/AIDS prevention, health disparities, co-occurring disorders, homelessness, military families/returning military & veterans, multicultural education, organizational management, counselor development, clinical supervision, conflict resolution, and program development/evaluation, marketing, and networking, women in management, peer recovery support and addiction issues.
Sharon is the co-author of "Diversity in Action”, Simon & Schuster May 1998.
Richard D. Dávila, Ph.D. is currently the Campus Director for Springfield College, School of Human Services, Tampa Bay, Florida Campus and prior to that has served as the Associate Dean for the School of Human Services for Springfield College. Dr. Dávila received his Ph.D. and Masters (MSW) from the University of Connecticut. He has more than thirty years of work in education, and in community work. Dr. Dávila has held faculty and management positions for the past twenty-eight years and is a known international lecturer in adult education, alcohol & drugs, and diversity. He has delivered numerous seminars in cultural competence using the presentation as an interactive experience with all the participants.
He has served on many State and National agency boards in the field of addictions including Initial Review Groups (IRG) for the office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). He was appointed the 2006-2007 Distinguished Professor of Humanics, the highest faculty distinction as a faculty person at Springfield College. He is an International/National Certified Gambling Counselor and is a Certified Recovery Coach and TOT Trainer. He is tenured and a full professor at Springfield College, School of Human Services Tampa Bay Campus.
Deb earned a Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the State University of NY at Albany in 1982. During the professional years that followed in Albany, she worked as a psychotherapist and program administsrator in numerous fields including sexual assault, addictions, mental health & adolescent treatment. In conjunction, she provided professional training in all of those areas and regarding self-care in the workplace. Deb managed an office building and her private therapy practice, while also serving as a staff development specialist and trainer throughout the 1990’s. Ms. Dettor developed a curriculum called ‘Taking Care of Ourselves at Work’ that she conducted through EAP contracts, spiritual retreat centers and other community venues.
Since her 2000 arrival in Maine, Deb has worked primarily in addiction recovery roles, serving as Coordinator for Maine Alliance for Addiction Recovery since 2004. She provides community education and advocacy about the recovery process and works to develop peer recovery support programs across the state. She has been energized and inspired by the national recovery advocacy movement in which she serves as Maine’s leader through her work with MAAR, the statewide recovery community organization. Deb is encouraged by the formation of a larger recovery network that is gathering momentum to promote the many pathways of recovery.
Deb has witnessed the healing power of recovery in her own life, as well as in the lives of others in every one of her roles. She is hopeful about the emergence of peer recovery support models like Recovery Coaching and how they are helping more people to sustain long-term addiction recovery.
Art Woodard presents with over thirty years of experience working with individuals, families, couples, and organizations who are challenged with diverse problems in living including substance abuse, mental health and relationship problems. Art has worked in a variety of treatment, research and training institute settings.
His current focus is on providing a Learning Circle to empower women and “adolescents”, and on promoting humanity and competent cultures (“Racism of the Well Intended”). Art also provides HELPing (Behavioral Health) services to a major CT city police department and The Mashantucket Peqout Tribal Nation.
Art earned a BA in Economics from Yale College and a MSW from the University of Connecticut School of Social Work. He identifies himself as a SOUL HELPer whose practice has evolved through personal, educational, clinical, and spiritual experiences.
As a HELPer, Art engages his HELPartners in a Learning and Change Process that is an Humble Effort to Learn Power to Recover and Heal. The SOUL in SOUL HELP represents Art’s mission to HELParticipants to discover their StrengthsOvercomingUnmanageability&Limitation and to address life challenges and problems utilizing a Holistic (Body, Mind, and Spirit) approach.