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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation staff members are available as speakers, interviewees, or presenters on addiction treatment, research, recovery and prevention. To arrange an interview, call 651-213-4231, or email

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Subject Matter Experts
  Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical OfficerMarvin D. Seppala, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
  -national expert on addiction treatment
  -pharmacological treatments and integration of evidence-based practices
  -ability to speak in layman's terms on the complicated disease of addiction
  Mark Mishek, Hazelden President and CEOMark Mishek, President and CEO
 -more than 30 years executive-level experience in health care
 -President and CEO of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation
 -Minnesota native, bachelor's degree and law degree from University of Minnesota
  Dr. Joseph Lee, Child and adolescent psychiatrist, Center for Youth and FamiliesJoseph Lee, M.D. Medical Director, Youth Continuum
  -completed fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  -national presenter on youth, families and addiction
  -dynamic personality and ease with broadcast interviews
  William Moyers, Vice President of Foundation RelationsWilliam C. Moyers, Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations 
  -national presenter/speaker on addiction-related issues and recovery advocacy
  -bestselling author
  Joe Jaksha, Publisher for Hazelden PublishingJoe Jaksha, Publisher for Hazelden Publishing
  -more than 20 years in publishing/electronic information solution development
  -more than 10 years in senior leadership roles at Thomson Reuters
  -Bachelor degree in Business and Law degree from the University of Minnesota
  Ramsen KashaRamsen Kasha, MBA, MA, CADC, LCPC, Executive Director of Hazelden in Chicago
  -more than 14 years as a licensed clinical professional in the State of Illinois
  -speaker on epidemic rise of opioid use and trends in drug use and addictions treatment
  -excellent resource for the media
  Brenda Iliff, M.A., Executive Director of Hazelden in NaplesBrenda Iliff, M.A., LADC, CAC, CMAT, CSAT, Executive Director of
Hazelden in Naples

  -more than 20 years of experience in addiction field
  -experienced with addiction issues related to women and older adults
  Audrey A. Klein, Ph.D., Director, Butler Center for ResearchAudrey A. Klein, Ph.D., Director, Butler Center for Research
  -clinical and institutional research
  -collaborates with other research centers
  Janelle Wesloh, Executive Director of Recovery ManagementJanelle Wesloh, Interim Executive Director for Hazelden in New York and Executive Director of Recovery Management
  -more than 20 years experience in the addiction treatment field
  -licensed alcohol and drug counselor
  -national presenter and speaker on recovery management
  Valerie Slaymaker, Ph.D., L.P., Chief Academic Officer and Provost of Hazelden's Graduate School of Addiction Studies Valerie Slaymaker, PhD, Graduate School Chief Academic Officer and Provost
  -national presenter/speaker on research results
  -published in scholarly journals and books
  -implementation of evidence-based practices in clinical programming
  Jim Steinghagen Jim Steinhagen, Vice President, Betty Ford Center
  -over three decades of experience in the field of addiction treatment
  -former head of the adolescent and youth services at Hazelden
  Jerry Moe, National Director of Children's ProgramsJerry Moe, National Director of Children's Programs, Betty Ford Center
 -National Association of Children of Alcoholics advisory board member
 -Nationally recognized expert on issues affecting children of addicts/alcoholics


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