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Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CCDC II, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals.   She has recently served as the Executive Director of Danya Institute and the Central East Addiction Technology Transfer Center. Prior to this she was the Program Director for Volunteers of America Western Washington, serving homeless populations and dealing with the co-occurrence of poverty and substance abuse issues.

In addition, she has been the administrator of multi-county, publicly funded alcohol/drug prevention/ intervention/ treatment centers with services ranging from prenatal care to the serving the elderly for over 20 years.

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all time fave role model Dr. Carl Hart!

He is even cooler in person. 

Dr. Nazgol Ghandnoosh is a research analyst at The Sentencing Project who conducts and synthesizes research on criminal justice policies. She analyzes racial disparities in incarceration, trends in public opinion about punishment, and sentencing policies. 


Her report, “Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies,” was featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker. She has also written (with Marc Mauer) “Can We Wait 88 Years to End Mass Incarceration?” and “Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States.” Her work has been published or referenced in outlets including the Washington Post, the Huffington Post, Time, and the Daily Journal (California). 

​Her dissertation, Challenging Mass Incarceration: A California Group’s Advocacy for the Parole Release of Term-to-Life Prisoners, examined resistance to mass incarceration through an in-depth study of a South Los Angeles-based group. As a graduate student, she contributed to “Ban the Box” reform efforts to enhance employment prospects for people with criminal records, as well as campaigns to restore voting rights to people with felony convictions.
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​Motivational Interviewing Expert & Member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers MINT, Inc.

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Dee-Dee Stout holds a self-designed Special Major Master’s degree in Health Counseling for Special Populations from San Francisco State University as well as degrees in Business, Psychology, and Human Sexuality. She is also a California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor level II  with international reciprocityand holds the new non-governmental CAADAC-issued license as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and other Drug Counselor.  

Dee-Dee has received extensive training in the field of substance abuse and behavior change with such luminaries as Drs. William Miller & Stephen Rollnick (Motivational Interviewing), and the late Dr. G. Alan Marlatt (Relapse Prevention; Harm Reduction) among others.

Cynthia Moreno Tuohy, NCAC II, CCDC II, SAP, is the Executive Director of NAADAC