Advisory Council

Advisory Council 

Ann Addington, M.Ed.

Ann Addington, M.Ed.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Assistant Director for Recovery and Other Drug Education 

Institution: Ohio University

Bio: Ann Addington is the assistant director for Recovery and Other Drug Education in the Office of Health Promotion at Ohio University. She has a lifetime of experience working in helping professions and has provided oversight of the Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC) for the past six years. Under her leadership the program has grown substantially, offering recovery support to students with substance use disorder and addictive behaviors.  Ann supervises one graduate assistant, facilitates CRC support meetings and provides education about addiction, recovery, and stigma reduction to faculty, staff and students.

Ann graduated from Ohio University with a Master’s degree in Counselor Education. She is a certified SMART Recovery facilitator, a certified Fresh start® facilitator, a prevention instructor for the Alcohol Literacy Challenge and Marijuana and Prescription Drug classes on campus.  Additionally, she is a member of the University Hearing Board and a Processor Advisor for sexual misconduct cases. Ann chairs the university’s StressLess committee and the newly formed CRC Expansion and Addiction Awareness Committee. 

Beyond the campus community, Ann is dedicated to local recovery efforts. She is a member of Athens HOPE (Helping to Overcome substance use disorder through Prevention and Education) and serves on its Community Building and Education sub-committee. She also supports 12-step programs and other community recovery meetings by providing a safe and welcoming space for meetings in the CRC lounge.

Kristina M. Canfield, M.Ed.

Kristina M. Canfield, M.Ed.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Substance Abuse Prevention & Recovery Coordinator 

Institution: The University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Bio: Kristina attended Ohio University in Athens, Ohio where she earned both her bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in College Student Personnel. During her time at Ohio University, Kristina helped to establish the Collegiate Recovery Community in order to assist students in or seeking recovery from substance use disorders on that campus. After graduation, she worked in an inpatient treatment facility where she continued to gain valuable experience in the continuum of care for substance use disorders. Before coming to The University of Alabama at Birmingham, she was employed as the program coordinator for the Collegiate Recovery Program (CRP) at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. She is passionate about recovery advocacy, overdose prevention, health promotion, and alcohol and drug prevention and intervention. Kristina is also a person in long-term recovery, and celebrated 15 years substance-free in February 2020.

Jennifer Cervi, LLMSW

Jennifer Cervi, LLMSW

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Recovery Support Specialist

Institution: University of Virginia

Bio: Jennifer (Jen) is the Recovery Support Specialist at the University of Virginia, a rapidly growing and thriving collegiate recovery program. Jen hails from the University of Michigan where she launched a Collegiate Recovery Program as a student intern, while obtaining a Masters in Social Work degree in 2012. She has also launched programs at the University of Texas at San Antonio and the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Jennifer’s motivation to help others is a direct result of her personally being an individual in long term recovery. Her passion is to engage with students who are actively in recovery or seeking recovery while thriving academically and vigorously sustaining the authentic college experience. Since her arrival, the UVA Collegiate Recovery Program now hosts a weekly check-in meeting, weekly recovery seminar, recovery alley trainings, priority registration, one-on-one case management, and fun sober social events in order to meet the needs of this very diverse student population. Jen seeks to reduce stigma around addiction and recovery on campus and heighten the awareness of the Collegiate Recovery Program, while preserving the anonymity of the students who seek it. Jennifer is also a Basic Paramedic and a Firefighter, who enjoys playing soccer in her free time.

Jessica Estok, MA LCDP CADC

Jessica Estok, MA LCDP CADC

 

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Assistant Director of Substance Use Recovery Services

Institution: University of Delaware

Bio: Jessica is the Assistant Director of Substance Related Recovery Services at the University of Delaware. She has been working in the field since 2001. Jess has worked in a variety of treatment settings prior to taking a position as a drug and alcohol counselor at the University of Delaware in 2011. Jessica went to Ramapo College of NJ for her undergraduate degree in Psychology with a minor in substance abuse followed by Monmouth University for a Masters Degree in Counseling. She founded the Collegiate Recovery Community at UD in 2014 with the help of a few dedicated students. 

Lilly Ettinger, M.Div

Lilly Ettinger, M.Div

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Assistant Director of Wellness, Recovery Services

Institution: Baylor University

Bio: Lilly Ettinger received her Bachelor’s Degree and Masters of Divinity in Leadership from Baylor University. She has been involved in collegiate recovery since 2011 and began working in the field as a graduate student. She has served as a founding student, graduate student, support specialist, and program coordinator for the recovery program at Baylor. She currently serves as the Assistant Director of Wellness at Baylor and oversees the Beauchamp Addiction Recovery Center, which includes a CRP serving 60-70 students each semester. She is also an adjunct faculty member in the Baylor School of Education in Educational Leadership.  She is involved in local prevention and recovery organizations including Voices Against Substance Abuse (VASA) and the local Recovery Oriented System of Care (ROSC).

Jaime M. Garza, MS, CADC, NCAC II

Jaime M. Garza, MS, CADC, NCAC II

Pronouns: he/him/his

Title: Coordinator of Recovery Services

Institution: The University of Alabama 

Bio:  My name is Jaime Garza.  I am a person in long-term recovery.  Education was a crucial piece of my story and continues to be the platform that I believe will help young adults who are pursuing a life in recovery. My background is addiction counseling and administration, both in business and higher education.  It has been an honor to be part of the creation of Collegiate Recovery and Intervention Services at the University of Alabama. Over the years, we have continued to expand our services. We can meet the needs of all our students, regardless of where they are on their path to recovery.  I am grateful for my recovery, which allows me to be a proactive father and husband to my beautiful wife and two amazing children. I live by the philosophy that “We absolutely insist on enjoying life” (Alcoholics Anonymous, p.132).

Jarmichael R. Harris, MS, LCAS

Jarmichael R. Harris, MS, LCAS

Pronouns: he/him/his 

Title: Program Coordinator/AOD Staff Counselor

Institution: East Carolina University

Bio: Jarmichael Harris, MS, LCAS currently serves as East Carolina University’s Collegiate Recovery Community Coordinator and an Alcohol and Other Drug Staff Counselor for the Center for Counseling and Student Development. As an advocate for the expansion of Recovery Support resources for underrepresented populations – both regionally and nationally, he volunteers his time on several boards. Mr. Harris has spent the past decade working in substance use treatment and recovery supports, working with adolescents and young adults, and advocating for a more expansive Recovery Oriented System of Care. He is a two-time alum of his beloved ECU. Raised in Salisbury, NC and enjoys outdoor activities and obstacle course races.

Mackenzie Hogan

Mackenzie Hogan

Pronouns: she/her/hers 

Title: Collegiate Recovery Community Wellness Coordinator 

Intitution: The Ohio State University

Bio: Mackenzie serves at the Wellness Coordinator for the Collegiate Recovery Community within the Student Life Student Wellness Center at The Ohio State University. Mackenzie is a long-time Buckeye, having received both her Bachelor of Arts degree in Community Leadership and her Masters of Arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Ohio State.

Prior to her role in Collegiate Recovery, Mackenzie worked with the Wellness Center’s Wellness Coaching program where she supported college students by enhancing their holistic wellness, health, and success through empowering conversations. As a Recovery Ally, she is inspired to continue helping students in recovery reach their potential and thrive both at Ohio State and beyond.

Dustin Huckabe

Dustin Huckabe

Pronouns: he/him/his

Title:  Current Student

Institution: The University of Oklahoma

Bio: Dustin Huckabe is a person in long-term recovery and has been sober since May 26, 2011. He is from San Antonio, TX and recently married to Emma Huckabe, who is also in long- term recovery. They both attended The Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities at Texas Tech University. Upon Emma’s graduation in May of 2018, they relocated to Moore, Oklahoma, where Dustin is a Senior Undergraduate Student majoring in Social Work at The University of Oklahoma and plans to obtain his Master’s in Social Work by 2021. Dustin’s passion for collegiate recovery grew after he attended The Association of Recovery in Higher Education’s National Conference in Washington D.C. in the summer of 2017. After transferring from Texas Tech University, he recognized the need for a Collegiate Recovery Program at The University of Oklahoma and has been dedicated to developing and implementing a Collegiate Recovery Program since. He has established weekly 12-Step All-Recovery meetings on-campus and the student organization, Students in Recovery (SIR). Dustin is the recipient of the Collegiate Recovery Student of The Year Award given to him by ARHE, he is also the recipient of the BSW Student of The Year Award presented to him by the NASW-OK Chapter. Dustin currently sits on the Board of Directors for Parents Helping Parents Inc. As well as the Board of Directors for the NASW as a student representative. 

Kristine De Jesus, Psy.D.

Kristine De Jesus, Psy.D.

Pronouns: she/her/hers, they/them/theirs

Title: Coordinator of Alcohol & Other Drugs Program

Institution: Montclair State University

Bio: Dr. De Jesus is an author, entrepreneur, recovery and social justice advocate.  She is the Founder of The Wellness Cooperative, a wellness center dedicated to serving people from marginalized populations.  Dr. De Jesus serves as the Coordinator of the Alcohol and Other Drugs program at Montclair State University, where she serves as an advisor to the Red Hawk Recovery Program.  She is currently the Community and Government Liaison for the New Jersey Higher Education Consortium on Alcohol and Drugs. Dr. De Jesus holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Rutgers University, completed a Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Behavior at Alliant International University and received a Doctorate of Psychology degree from the California School of Professional Psychology, where she specialized in Health & Cross Cultural Psychology.

Stephanie J Lake, M.Ed, LAADC

Stephanie J Lake, M.Ed, LAADC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Service Coordinator 

Institution: University of California Davis

Bio: Stephanie Lake is the Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drug (ATOD) Intervention Services Coordinator for UC Davis. Stephanie has worked at UC Davis for 20 years.  She received her Bachelor’s degree in Education with a focus on substance abuse education from Northeastern University and her Master’s in Education with a focus on substance abuse counseling from University of Massachusetts, Boston. Stephanie received her Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC) degree in 2009 and was a CATIC IV from 2009-2019due to her Master’s level training.  She is currently a Licensed Advance Alcohol and Drug Counselor from CCAPP.  

Her role at UC Davis is to work with students to empower them to make healthy and responsible choices concerning the use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs. She conducts individual assessments, educational groups, relapse prevention counseling, and one on one smoking cessation. 

She is the advisor to the Collegiate Recovery Student Group –Aggie’s for Recovery. In Fall of 2018 she helped bring the first sober living to Davis where students can live in a sober environment. In 2018 she started the Yolo County Spotlight group for area substance abuse experts in the filed gather together monthly and learn about different programs in the area. There is also a speaker to discuss relevant topics in the area. 

She has spoken at many regional and national conferences on Harm Reduction and Collegiate Recovery.

Bryce McCulloch, M.S.

Bryce McCulloch, M.S.

Pronouns: he/him/his

Title: Coordinator of Collegiate Recovery Programs

Institution: UNC-Chapel Hill

Bio: Bryce McCulloch is a person in recovery who runs the Carolina Recovery Program (CRP) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to coming to Carolina, Bryce was an employee and member of the collegiate recovery programs at Texas Tech University and the University of Oregon. Bryce holds a B.S. in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences from Texas Tech and a M.S. in Couples and Family Therapy from the University of Oregon. He is passionate about collegiate recovery program evaluation and has worked on a study evaluating the outcomes of students in collegiate recovery programs. In addition to collegiate recovery, he has held a variety of roles in mental health and substance use treatment. 

Bryce has a dog named Paya and a cat named Thor. He spends most of his time outside of work rock climbing.

Diana L. Monsour, MEd, LCDC, LPC Intern

Diana L. Monsour, MEd, LCDC, LPC Intern

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Research Associate and Eating Disorder Support

Institution: Texas Tech University

Bio: Diana Monsour is a doctoral candidate in the Counselor Education program at Texas Tech University and a research associate for the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC). In 2017, Diana graduated with her Master’s in Counselor Education with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health and began working on her PhD in Counselor Education with a concentration in Substance Use Disorders (SUD) and Eating Disorders (ED). Diana is Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor Intern. Diana provides support for those in recovery from SUD and ED. Diana is a person in long-term recovery from both SUD and ED and is passionate about helping others through advocacy, education, and research.

Susie Mullens, MS, Licensed Psychologist, LPC, AADC-S, MAC

Susie Mullens, MS, Licensed Psychologist, LPC, AADC-S, MAC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Program Coordinator for the Southern WV Collegiate Recovery Network

Institution: Marshall University Research Corp

Bio: University/Current Position: Program coordinator for the Southern WV Collegiate Recovery Network which is a new program housed at Marshall University Research Corp

Susie Mullens is a licensed psychologist, licensed professional counselor, certified advanced alcohol & drug counselor, master addiction counselor & supervisor. She has been working in the mental health & substance use disorder field for over 28 years and has worked in all aspects of the continuum of care. She is currently the program coordinator for the Southern WV Collegiate Recovery Network which is a new program housed at Marshall University Research Corp. to help expand collegiate recovery efforts on 7 campuses in southern WV. She was formerly the Interim Director of the West Virginia Office of Drug Control Policy (ODCP). While at ODCP she was responsible for securing the seed money (100K) for 5 collegiate recovery programs in WV.

Prior to ODCP she was the Director of Operations for the Association of Recovery in Higher Education, served as a Recovery Specialist helping establish the WVU Collegiate Recovery Program & Therapist at West Virginia University and was the Mid-Atlantic Regional Representative on the ARHE Board of Directors. She is also a past president of WVAADC, the state alcohol and drug counseling association.

She hosts a show on the WV Library Commission Network called Solutions, Service & Serenity which helps raise awareness about programs around West Virginia who are working across the continuum of care (prevention, early intervention, treatment & recovery).

Patrice Salmeri, MA, LADC

Patrice Salmeri, MA, LADC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Principal Consultant and organization to Salmeri & Associates

Institution: Augsburg University

Bio: Patrice Salmeri is the Principal Consultant for Salmeri & Associates following a successful career at Augsburg University as the Executive Director for Recovery Advancement. For 15 years prior, she directed the StepUP program, the largest and most comprehensive residential collegiate recovery program, serving students with substance use and mental health disorders. Salmeri advocates for recovery, broadening the scope of support from college to city, state and national communities and advises institutions on initiating collegiate recovery programs. She serves on the board of the Association of Recovery in Higher Education since its inception in 2010. Salmeri is a consultant to ServeMN and SAMHSA through BRSS TACS and a member of the ServeMN Opioid Task Force.

As a professional speaker and trainer, Salmeri develops and delivers training for the ServeMN Recovery Corps members. She is a sought after speaker for national professional forums, speaking on trauma, substance use disorders, adolescent development, resilience, and collegiate recovery.
Salmeri collaborates with local and national agencies and stakeholders to address both substance use and mental health recovery. She draws on her experience as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and supervisor to guide agencies in promoting effective policy changes.

She is a passionate advocate for recovery and a compassionate leader who is dedicated to decreasing the stigma of substance use and mental health disorders. Her own trauma resilience underpins an understanding of the capacity for people to grow, change and fully live. She holds a bachelor’s degree in health from Kent State University and a master’s degree in human development from Saint Mary’s University, MN. Patrice currently resides in Minneapolis, MN

Rob Shearon

Rob Shearon

Pronouns: he/him/his

Title: Program Manager for the Collegiate Recovery Center

Institution: University of Colorado 

Bio:
Rob is the Program Manager for the Collegiate Recovery Center. As a certified Peer Support Specialist, he provides individual recovery coaching and manages all programs and services. Rob is a 2014 graduate of the Collegiate Recovery Center, giving him a unique perspective in his support of students today.

Anna L. Treviño, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC

Anna L. Treviño, M.Ed., LPC, LCDC

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Title: Assistant Director of the Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities 

Intitution: Texas Tech University 

Bio: Anna L. Treviño is the Assistant Director of Texas Tech’s Center for Collegiate Recovery Communities (CCRC) since April 2015. She is also an alumni of the program. She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Texas Tech University in Dec. 2014. She is a woman in long-term recovery and has been a strong pillar in the Lubbock recovery community for over fifteen years. Anna also has a private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor specializing in addiction/recovery, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy. Anna also has a child named, Zachary who is the love of her life.

Noel Vest, PhD

Noel Vest, PhD

Pronouns: he/him/his 

Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Institution: Stanford University

Bio: Dr. Noel Vest is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Systems Neuroscience and Pain Lab at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He works with Dr. Keith Humphreys to conduct research that informs efforts to help individuals with substance use disorder (SUD) enter and stay in recovery. As a formerly incarcerated scholar, Dr. Vest is a strong advocate for social justice issues and public policy concerning substance use disorder recovery and prison reentry. His work has been published in high impact journals across disciplines and his story has been featured in Nature and Stanford Magazine. He is heavily involved in public policy work to restore Pell grants to incarcerated students and fair chances (Ban the Box) legislation as it relates to institutions of higher education. He received his PhD and Masters in Experimental Psychology from Washington State University. While at Washington State University he co-founded a student organization, Cougs for Recovery, for students in recovery from substance use disorder.

Jason Whitney, PhD

Jason Whitney, PhD

Pronouns: he/him/his 

Title: Program Coordinator for Collegiate Recovery Community & Assistant Teaching Professor

Institution: Penn State

Bio: Dr. Whitney is Program Coordinator and co-founder of the Penn State Collegiate Recovery Community and an Assistant Teaching Professor in the College of Education.  He serves as faculty advisor of the Penn State CRC’s affiliated student organization, Lions For Recovery, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Penn State CRC’s alumni interest group, Lions In Recovery.  Dr. Whitney is a Core Collaborator on the Cohort Study at PSU and is involved in the Penn State Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA). He is a member of the Recovery Science Research Collaborative . He served on the board of ARHE as Northeast regional representative from 2014-2017, and co-founded the National Student Collegiate Recovery Leadership Summit and Recovery Skiathon in Keystone, Colorado.  Dr. Whitney was awarded the ARHE Cornerstone Award for Student Support in 2019. His research focuses on the lived experience of students in recovery. His own recovery began while he was a student at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1991.

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A collegiate recovery program (CRP) is a College or University-provided, supportive environment within the campus culture that reinforces the decision to engage in a lifestyle of recovery from substance use. It is designed to provide an educational opportunity alongside recovery support to ensure that students do not have to sacrifice one for the other.