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

Media Contact
  Christine Anderson, Public Relations CoordinatorChristine Anderson, Public Relations
 651-213-4231
 cell: 612-756-4275
 canderson@hazelden.org

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 since 2008
 -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. Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist/Adolescent Addiction Specialist
  -completed fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  -national presenter on youth 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
  -bestselling author and syndicated columnist
  Brenda Iliff, M.A., Executive Director of Hazelden in NaplesBrenda Iliff, M.A., Executive Director of Hazelden in Naples
  -more than 20 years of experience in addiction field
  -experienced with addiction issues related to women and to aging
  Andrew Mendenhall, M.D.Andrew B. Mendenhall, M.D., Medical Director of Hazelden in Beaverton
  -specializes in multidisciplinary addiction medicine and pain management
  -popular presenter at professional and educational institutions
  Barbara Kistenmacher, Ph.D., Executive Director of Hazelden in New YorkBarbara Kistenmacher, Ph.D., Executive Director of Hazelden in New York
  -assistant professor of clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences
  -oversees outpatient care and a collegiate recovery residence
  Patrick R. Krill,  J.D., LL.M, MA, LADC, Director, Legal Professionals ProgramPatrick R. Krill, J.D., LL.M, MA, LADC, Director, Legal Professionals Program
   -writes and speaks about addiction and the legal profession
   -graduate-level instructor in addiction counseling
   -engaging personality comfortable with print and broadcast interviews
 

Link Christin, M.A., J.D., L.A.D.C., Legal Professionals Program AdvisorLink Christin, M.A., J.D., L.A.D.C., Legal Professionals Program Advisor
   -national presenter/speaker on addiction in the legal profession
   -adjunct faculty member at William Mitchell College of Law in St. Paul, Minn.
   -experience and ease with print and broadcast interviews

  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
  -communicates scientific findings
  Jim Steinghagen Jim Steinhagen, Executive Director Youth Continuum
   -youth and addiction
   -lived in Sweden for five years setting up Hazelden Model treatment programs
  Janelle Wesloh, Executive Director of Recovery ManagementJanelle Wesloh, Executive Director of Recovery Management
  -more than 20 years experience in the addiction treatment field
  -licensed alcohol and drug counselor
  John MacDougall, Director of Spiritual Guidance and the Family ProgramJohn MacDougall, Director of Spiritual Guidance and the Family Program,
  -nationally recognized speaker on spirituality in recovery
  -educated thousands of families about the disease of addiction
  -author of Hazelden's popular column, "Slogans and Self-Talk for Recovery People"
  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
  Sheila Murphy, Director of Clinical Services, Women's Recovery CenterSheila Murphy, Director of Clinical Services, Women's Recovery Center
  - more than 20 years in the addiction treatment field
  - awarded and recognized for fund raising and volunteer events
  Scott Hesseltine, MA, LADCScott Hesseltine, Director of Clinical Support and Operations
 
- Hazelden in Center City, Minnesota
 

 

 
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