Leadership
Board of Directors
Featured Speakers
Event Assistants
Parent Partnership Leaders

Leadership

Kim Porter, CFRS

Executive Director

Meet Kim

Judy Hirsh, JD, CFRS

Director of Community Engagement

Meet Judy

Bob Lamb, MPH

Director of Operations & Programs

Meet Bob

Pam Roberts

Parent Partnership Coordinator

Meet Pam

Kara Schwartz

Communications Manager

Meet Kara

Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW

Clinical Advisor

Meet Mike

Board of Directors

Officers

Casey Duffy

Board President

Meet Casey

Jill Adams, SFW

Board Vice President

Meet Jill

Joe Gaudio, CPA

Board Treasurer

Meet Joe

Dawn Tucker, MS

Board Secretary

Meet Dawn

Directors

Lisa Broida Bailey

Board Member

Meet Lisa

Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW

Board Member

Meet Caroline

Joe Fenkel

Board Member

Meet Joe

Chris King

Board Member

Meet Chris

Doug Leavitt, Esq.

Board Member & Legal Advisor

Meet Doug

Lisa Mackell

Board Member

Meet Lisa

Dennis Williams, EdD

Board Member

Meet Dennis

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”

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Matt Bellace, PhD


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

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


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

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Michael Blanche, MSS, LCSW


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

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Haydn Briggs, MSS, LSW, CET II


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

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Tom Connell, LPC


“Pathways to Recovery”
“The Trouble with Alcohol”

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Ben Cort


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

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Ley Cray, PhD (she/they)

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

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Katherine Dahlsgaard, PhD, ABPP


“Less Worry, More Joy!

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Patrick Dowling, LPC


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

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Dr. Janet Edgette


“Kids & Stress”

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Dr. Caroline Fenkel, LCSW


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

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David Fialko, BS, ICPS, NCTTS


“Clearing the Air:  vaping | nicotine | marijuana”

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Joseph Garbely, D.O., DFASAM


“Marijuana & the Developing Adolescent Brain

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Chris Golding, CRS, CFRS


“Pathways to Recovery

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Katie Greeley, LCSW


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

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


“The Rising Tide of Stimulants

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Troy Jackson, MSS, LSW


“Preparing Your Child to Launch

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Kevin McCauley, MD


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

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Tom McDermitt, BA, AACII


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

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E. Steven Moriconi, DMD


“Shining a Light on the Opioid Epidemic”

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Kayte Roberts, LMFT


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

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Rick Shugart, MFT


“The Family Recovery Continuum”

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


“Have You Had the Conversation?”

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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!

Lisa Broida Bailey

Marta Cofone

Joyce Williams

Lauren Williams

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.

Learn more about Parent Partnership

Sundays
Devon

Zoom – Devon meetings on Sundays at 12:30 pm

Ruth

Sundays
Allentown

Zoom – Allentown meetings on Sundays at 6:30 pm

Carol

Mondays
Easton

In Person – Easton meetings on Mondays at 7 pm

Bob

Mondays
Plymouth Meeting

Zoom – Plymouth Meeting meetings on Mondays at 7 pm

Marijayne

Mondays
West Chester

Zoom – West Chester meetings on Mondays at 7 pm

Marti & Dave

Tuesdays
Limerick

In Person – Limerick meetings on Tuesdays at 7 pm

Ann

Tuesdays
New Hope / Solebury

Zoom – New Hope/Solebury meetings on Tuesdays at 7 pm

Katherine

Tuesdays
Parents of Teens/Young Adults

Zoom – Teen/YA parent meetings on Tuesdays at 7:30 pm

Nancy & Maria

Wednesdays
Chestnut Hill

Zoom – Chestnut Hill meetings on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm

Lori

Wednesdays
Hatboro

In Person – Hatboro meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm

Laura & Carmine

Wednesdays
Limerick

Zoom – Limerick meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm

Ann

Wednesdays
Rosemont

In Person – Rosemont meetings on Wednesdays at 7 pm

Lone

Wednesdays
Parents of Teens/Young Adults

Zoom – Teen/YA parent meetings on Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Nancy & Maria

Thursdays
Lehigh Valley

In Person & Phone – Lehigh Valley meetings on Thursdays at 7 pm

Donna

Thursdays
Phoenixville Meeting

Zoom – Phoenixville meetings on Thursdays at 7 pm

Matt & Jenn

Thursdays
Plymouth Meeting

Zoom – Plymouth Meeting meetings on Thursdays at 7 pm

Marijayne