Leadership

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director

Judy Hirsh, JD, CFRS

Director of Community Engagement

Bob Lamb, MPH

Director of Operations & Programs

Pam Roberts

Parent Partnership Coordinator

Kara Schwartz

Communications Manager

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Advisor

Board of Directors

Officers

Casey Duffy

Board President

Jill Adams, SFW

Board Vice President

Joe Gaudio, CPA

Board Treasurer

Dawn Tucker, MS

Board Secretary

Directors

Lisa Broida Bailey

Board Member

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW

Board Member

Joe Fenkel

Board Member

Chris King

Board Member

Doug Leavitt, Esq.

Board Member & Legal Advisor

Lisa Mackell

Board Member

Dennis Williams, EdD

Board Member

Featured Speakers

We are fortunate to work with several talented treatment professionals and speakers. Here are just a few who have been featured at Be a Part of the Conversation programs.

Please note:  Guest speakers do not provide or administer treatment to individuals on behalf of Be a Part of the Conversation.

Jill Adams, SFW


“A Parents’ Guide to Teenagers & Substance Use”
“Have You Had the Conversation?”
“Parenting On Your Feet”

Matt Bellace, PhD


“A Better High”
“Marijuana, the Developing Brain & Behavior”
“Kids & Stress”
“Laughing Matters”

John Becker, LPC, CTR, CEAP, SAP, CAADC


“Addiction 101”
“Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic”

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW


“Media, Messaging & Youth”
“Pathways to Recovery”

Haydn Briggs, MSS, LSW, CET II


“Preparing Your Child to Launch”
“Have You Had the Conversation?”

Tom Connell, LPC


“Pathways to Recovery”
“The Trouble with Alcohol”

Ben Cort


“Cannabis (it’s complicated)”
Youth Marijuana Prevention Project (YMPP)
“Lessons Learned from Colorado”

Ley Cray, PhD (she/they)

“The Search for Identity”
“Raising LGBTQIA+ Kids & Fostering Resilience”

Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP


“Less Worry, More Joy!

Patrick Dowling, LPC


“Clearing the Air About Vaping”
“Real Skills 4 Real Life”
“Cannabis (it’s complicated, especially for kids!)”

Dr. Janet Edgette


“Kids & Stress”

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW


“Isolation: The New Drug of Choice”
“Coping with Covid: Embracing Isolation”

David Fialko, BS, ICPS, NCTTS


“Clearing the Air:  vaping | nicotine | marijuana”

Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM


“Marijuana & the Developing Adolescent Brain”

Chris Golding, CRS, CFRS


“Pathways to Recovery

Katie Greeley, LCSW
(she/her)


“Cannabis (it’s complicated)”
Youth Marijuana Prevention Project (YMPP)
“Being LGBTQIA+ and Healing from Substance Use”

J. Gregory Hobelmann, M.D., M.P.H.


“The Rising Tide of Stimulants”

Troy Jackson, MSS, LSW


“Preparing Your Child to Launch

Kevin McCauley, MD


“Why Can’t They Just Stop?”
“Memo to Self: Protecting Sobriety with the Science of Safety”
“New Perspectives on Addiction & Recovery”

Tom McDermitt, BA, AACII


“Being LGBTQIA+ and Healing from Substance Use”
“The Rising Tide of Stimulants”

E. Steven Moriconi, DMD


“Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic”

Kayte Roberts, LMFT


“The Search for Identity”
“Raising LGBTQIA+ Kids & Fostering Resilience”

Rick Shugart, MFT


“The Family Recovery Continuum”

Sean Smith, MA, M.Ed., LPC, CAADC


“Have You Had the Conversation?”

Event Assistants

Our community events are active and engaging, and we are grateful to work with these wonderful Event Assistants who make sure that our programs run smoothly!

Joyce Williams

Lisa Broida Bailey

Parent Partnership Leaders

Parent Partnership meetings are support groups that take place weekly. The goal of Parent Partnership meetings is to provide support to parents, families, and other caregivers who have been impacted by a loved one’s substance use or addiction.

Tuesdays
New Hope / Solebury

Katherine

Tuesdays
Parents of Teens/Young Adults

Nancy & Maria

Wednesdays
Parents of Teens/Young Adults

Nancy & Maria

Thursdays
Phoenixville Meeting

Matt & Jenn