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Organizational Structure and Leadership

 


Michal Miovský

President

Michal Miovský

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Professor of Clinical psychology Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). He graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno in 1998. In 2002, he received a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology at Palacky University in Olomouc. In the same year, he was employed as a researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. He his professional as a volunteer and therapist rop-in centre and in school prevention. Later he established therapeutic centre for drug users and lead group of treatment facilities (Therapeutic community, Aftercare, Day centre and Substitution centre) in NGO “Podane ruce” in Brno.

He is vice-dean for non-medical health study programs on the 1st Medical Faculty and Head Department of Addictology of the 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague and General eaching Hospital in Prague. He Bachelor (BC), aster (MA) and postgraduate (PHD) addiction study program on the Charles University in Prague.

He is president of ISAJE (International Society of Addiction Journal Editors) and Deputy Editor-in-Chief Journal of Adiktologie (Addictology) and established with his colleagues in 2001. He is also a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, Czech and Slovak Psychiatry and other Journals. He is specialized in qualitative methods and research in the field of addictions, prevention and clinical research (e.g. ADHD).

More information on:

www.adiktologie.cz

https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michal_Miovsky

 

 


Roger H. Peters

Vice-president for International Collaboration

Prof. Roger H. Peters, Ph.D.

Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) University of South Florida (USF)

Dr. Peters is a Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) University of South Florida (USF), where he has served as a faculty member since 1986, and as Department Chair from 2004-2011. Dr. Peters holds a joint appointment in USF’s College of Public Health. received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida State University, following completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, and is a licensed Psychologist in Florida. Dr. Peters has served as Principal Investigator and Director for several grant projects, including a NIDA P30 Research Core Center on Co-Occurring Disorders, Justice, and Multidisciplinary Research. He currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Courts, and has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College since 2014. also serves on the editorial boards for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, and the Drug Court Review. Dr. Peters served as Chair and Co-Editor of the SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #44 on “Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System”. He is also the lead author of the monograph “Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System” (3rd edition) which was published by SAMHSA in 2016. In 2015 Dr. Peters served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He received a second Fulbright Specialist grant and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with colleagues at the Universidad Catolica. Dr. Peters was recently appointed to the Colombo Plan’s ICCE Commission and serves as Director of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities, located at the University of South Florida.

 

 



Igor Koutsenok

Igor Koutsenok

University of California San Diego, USA

University of California San Diego, USA Dr. Igor Koutsenok is а Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California San Diego, Director of the Center for Addiction Research, Training and Application, Director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine, and a co-director of the SAMHSA PEPFAR South East Asia Addiction Technology Transfer Center.

 

 

 

 

 


Melody Heaps

Melody Heaps

Melody M Heaps founded TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), in 1976 and led the NGO to become a nationally recognized agency before she retired as president in 2009. Under Ms. Heaps’ leadership,TASC grew from a small pilot program in Cook County, Illinois, to a $20 million, statewide organization providing treatment alternatives to incarceration services in the criminal justice system to 20,000 individuals annually. She is currently providing consulting services on public policy related to public health and addiction in the United States and internationally. Currently,Ms. Heaps the Chair of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) and on the Board of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). A graduate of Northwestern University, Ms. Heaps received the university’s prestigious Service to Society award in 1995. She has co-written a number of published articles, including Recovery-Oriented Care for Drug-Abusing Offenders in 2009, Toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care Within the Criminal Justice System in 2008, Toward a Rational Drug Policy: Setting New Priorities in 1994, and Making the Connection: Substance Abuse and the Use of Intermediate Punishments in 1992. She is also the President of MMH and Associates.

 

 

 


Hamad Al Ghafri

Hamad Al Ghafri

H.E. Hamad Al Ghafri holds a MBBS, MPH, and PhD. He is the Director General of the National Rehabilitation Centre, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Substance Use Prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorders Issues, Professor (Emeritus)Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Hashimate Kingdom of Jordan. Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri serves on many national and international bodies. He is the Head of Higher Committee for Treatment, Rehabilitation and Social Re-integration and a Board Member of Anti Dugs Council in the UAE. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University.

 

 

 

 
Apinun Aramrattana

Apinun Aramrattana

Dr. Aramrattana is a family doctor with a wide epidemiologic experience including the Thai National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, National estimation of injecting drug users using network scale-up method, RDS study on HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Thailand. He ha been a site investigator for a few NIDA-funded HIV Prevention multicenter trials on HIV prevention among injecting drug users under the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Clinical Research Site for HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). Since April 2016, he as a director of the SAMHSA-UCLA-CMU Southeast Asia HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (CMU).

 

 

 


Iryna Pinchuk

Iryna Pinchuk

Iryna Pinchuk is Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Drug Abuse Ministry of Health of Ukraine and In-country Director of SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine. She graduated as a medical doctor in 1991 at the Donetsk Medical University, Ukraine. After completing psychiatry residency training and receiving her psychiatr degree in Donetsk she worked as a psychiatrist in Donetsk Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital for 11 years. From 2003 to 2008 she was a Deputy Chief Doctor of the City Psychoneurological Dispensary of Donetsk on organizational, methodological and advisory work. From 2008 to 2012 she served as the chief doctor of the City Psychoneurological Hospital No2 of Donetsk. Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Drug Abuse of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine). From 2006 – 2017 the Chief Psychiatrist and Narcologist of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. years Dr Pinchuk has been a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association. has higher qualification categories in the specialties: “organization and management of health care” and “psychiatry”. Over the last 15 years she participated and led the design and implementation of multiple research and pilot projects in mental health and addiction treatment. She is a recipient of numerous national awards and an author of more than 90 scientific works, including monographs and training manuals.

 

 


Diana Lesme Romero

Diana Lesme Romero

Diana Lesme Romero is the Director of the Department of Psychology and faculty of Philosophy and Human Sciences at Universidad Católica Nstra. Sra. de la Asunción. Dr.Romero research in Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. She has a background in private practice a book on parenting and divorce in Latin American families – of which the second volume will be translated into English and Portuguese soon. She has also published multiple articles marital separation and parenting style, and preventing self-destructive behaviors at school.

 

 

 

 


Isidore Obot

Isidore Obot

Isidore S. Obot is Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Uyo, and Director Centre for Research and Information on Substance Abuse (CRISA). Prior to his appointment in Uyo he held several research and teaching positions in Nigeria and the US, Professor of Public Health and Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences, Morgan State School of Public Health and Policy in Baltimore, MD; Scientist, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, World Health Organization, Geneva; Research Fellow in drug dependence epidemiology and policy, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore; and Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Jos, Nigeria. As a researcher Obot has published widely on different aspects of the drug and alcohol field, including epidemiology of substance use, drug and alcohol policy, and the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Drug and Alcohol Studies, assistant editor of Addiction, and a member of the editorial board of several other journals. Professor Obot is a member of the Global Drug Policy Program of the Open Society Foundations and Vice-Chair of the Global Alcohol Policy Alliance (GAPA). He has also recently served as a member of the Johns Hopkins University-Lancet Commission on Public Health and International Drug Policy, expert adviser to the West Africa Commission on Drugs, and consultant on drug use epidemiology to ECOWAS and the African Union.

 

 


Fernando Salazar

Fernando Salazar

Dr. Fernando Salazar is Principal Professor at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima - Peru. Dr. Salazar received his doctorate in 1994 from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Public Health. has over 15 years of experience conducting evaluations in the field of substance use prevention in school and community settings. Currently, he is principal investigator of a randomized trial involving secondary schools in Lima, Callao and Cajamarca to evaluate the effectiveness of the Universal Prevention Curricula (UPC) on substance use prevention among school children, results of this RCT are expected in 2021.

 

 

 


Rehana Kader

Rehana Kader

Dr. Rehana Kader is a Clinical Psychologist at the Mindwize Clinic, Rondebosch Medical Centre. She provides psychotherapy for a wide range of clinical disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety related disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship issues and generally helping people to cope with life stressors. She offers individual and family therapy as well as group psychotherapy. Dr. Kader is also competent in clinical practice, research and training in substance abuse prevention and treatment. She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. She is a certified Global Master Trainer for training health professionals internationally on the Universal Prevention and Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders. trained health professionals from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Peru, Fiji, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and participants among other countries.

 

 

 


Prapapun Chucharoen

Prapapun Chucharoen

Dr. Prapapun Chucharoen is a program director of Master of Art in Addiction Studies, ASEAN Institute for Health Developent, Mahidol University, Thailand. She has led the Non-Degree (Training), master (MA) and postgraduate (PHD) addiction study program the Mahidol University since 2004. She her Ph.D. in Neuroscience 2003 and Research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education2008. is on the editorial board of Journal of Public Health and Development a member of Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) and The Society for Neuroscience (SFN). She is former Director of Education and Research Department National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University. Her research specialt Child and Family Developmentand Substance Use Disorder. Dr.Prapapun was recently appointed to the Colombo Plan’s ICCE Commission and serves as Educational Provider and Lead of Asia Pacific Regional Collaboration Center of ICUDDR.

 

 

 


Xavier Ferrer

Xavier Ferrer

Psych. D, specialist on clinical psychology and expert on health promotion. Working in addictions since 1978, has been linked to prevention and research In the field of higher education, organizing Seminars on Addictions at the University of Barcelona (UB) (1978-85), and published a proposal (1983) to create a multidisciplinary specialist course on addictions at the University level. In 1986, the UB approved the creation of such a postgraduate Master Degree on Drug Dependence http://www.ub.edu/drogodependencies/es/. He is currently Director, finishing its 32nd year. Since it more than 600 professionals belonging to more than 10 different professions and 15 countries have graduated. The degree includes a wide range of interventions (from a traditional therapeutic approach to harm reduction and, of course, prevention), and a large cooperation scheme with public and NGO programs, with more than 45 centers available for the students' internship, which cover more than half of the 82 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) of the Degree.

Apart from his position as UB, Xavier Ferrer is the Executive Director at FSC (Foundation Health and Community), (www.fsyc.org ) a professional-led NGO operating in Spain, now employ 1600 professionals in more than 130 centers and programs, including 37 focusing in addictions. The FSC also runs programs for victims of social exclusion, abused women, former prisoners, the elderly, mental patients, and more. On the drug field, he has been both designing new centers and working personally in outpatient settings, harm reduction, safe injection rooms, therapeutic communities, and more. In prevention, he has been active on drug abuse prevention at school, and researched on prevention through the family and the media. In the mid-1990 he coordinated the PHARE project on Drug Demand Reduction for the European Commission, which opened the cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe before their incorporation to the Union.

 


Kimberly A. Johnson,

Executive Director

Kimberly A. Johnson, PhD

Kimberly A. Johnson, is the executive director of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction and an associate research professor at the University of South Florida. Prior to her move to Florida, she served for two years as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, a U.S. federal government agency.

Dr. Johnson has worked as an associate scientist at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where her projects included studies on mobile apps for behavior change, quality improvement in care development and acting as the co-director of the national coordinating office of the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers and as co-deputy director of NIATx. She received funding from multiple NIH centers, AHRQ, SAMHSA and several foundations. She has also served as the state of Maine single state authority for substance abuse, and as the executive director of a substance abuse treatment agency. In her early career, Dr. Johnson was a child and family therapist and managed treatment and prevention programs.

Dr. Johnson’s dedication and contributions to the behavioral health field earned her numerous awards and she is a highly-regarded thought leader. She has authored a variety of publications on topics important to addiction and recovery including co-authoring a chapter on quality in the ASAM Principles of Addiction Medicine text and a book called The NIATx Model: Process Improvement in Behavioral Health. Dr. Johnson holds a MSEd in Counselor Education, an MBA, and a PhD in population health.