C4 Recovery Foundation has a lineup you won’t find anywhere else: five national educational events, twenty days of renowned keynotes combined with 200+ sessions featuring inspiring thinkers, new voices, visionary clinicians, and leaders in the behavioral health industry.
Here’s where you come in. We’re actively recruiting subject matter experts to peer review keynote and workshop education session proposals. As a peer reviewer, you’ll help us evaluate and select the very best educational content and shape our future programs. We are seeking qualified individuals to serve as reviewers of applications for C4 Foundation Events. Click the link below to begin the process!
Current Planning Commitee Members
Michelle Cooke, PsyD, LADC I, CADC
Michelle Cooke, PsyD, LADC I, CADC has focused on working with adults across the lifespan with co-morbid major mental illness, chronic medical illness and substance use disorders in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Although Dr. Cooke has a history of focusing on substance use disorder while working for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, she recently relocated to Charleston, South Carolina where she now focuses on geriatric long-term care services. This was her initial training focus. Dr. Cooke has facilitated long term individual and group therapy focusing on narrative therapy, substance use disorders, medication management, anxiety, mindfulness and meditation, depression and chronic pain. Currently Dr. Cooke works for LifeSource Healthcare Management services and focuses on delivering consistent therapeutic care to geriatric patients during their long-term care stay.
James Fenley, MD
James Fenley, MD and Diplomate of American Board of Addiction Medicine and member of ASAM since 1988, Chairman of Southeastern Conference on Addictive Diseases for 13 years and on planning committee for C4 solutions 14 years. Past Associate professor at Mercer Medical School in field of Addiction Medicine 1994-1998; 26 years as Director of Addiction Medicine in Private Psychiatric Hospitals, 15 years on staff at Talbott Recovery Campus for Impaired Professionals and author of “Finding a Purpose in the Pain.” Presently Director of Addictive Services for SMA Behavioral Health Care responsible for a four-county area in Central Florida and President of private practice Hard Choices LLC.
Walter Hillabrant, PhD
Walter Hillabrant, PhD (enrolled in the Citizen Potawatomi Nation) is a clinical psychologist with over 30 years’ experience in behavioral health, clinical psychology, and addiction treatment, primarily in “Indian country.” Walter works at Support Services International (SSI), a consulting firm specializing in research, training, and policy analysis for federal agencies and Indian tribes/organizations. Before founding SSI, Walter was a professor in the psychology department at Howard University. Walter has a broad range of experience in behavioral health. He has been the principle investigator of evaluations and studies of substance abuse prevention and treatment, family and school violence, and child abuse and neglect. He has co-authored papers on conducting culturally competent research in Indian country. He is active in C4 Recovery Foundation 4-Winds Indigenous Healers initiative. In addition to his clinical practice, Walter serves as a board member of C4 Recovery Foundation, Native American Capital, LLC, and the Lower Brule Sioux Community Development Enterprise. He is the past-president and treasurer of the DC Psychological Association as well as its current representative to the American Psychological Association Council of Representatives. Walter has been an expert witness (evaluation and statistics) in federal court for the Justice, Education, and the Health and Human Services Departments on cases involving services to the handicapped, special education, and civil rights.
Norman Hoffmann, PhD
Norman Hoffmann, PhD as a clinical psychologist, has 40 years of experience in the area of assessment research involving behavioral health conditions. He has led the team that validated the first brief screen for substance use disorders among arrestees and that screen has been applied in various other settings. His work with colleagues has documented that not all diagnostic criteria are equal in their implications and have developed a variety of assessment tools based on the DSM-5 and ASAM Criteria.
Dee K. McGraw, MSW
Dee K. McGraw has a BS in psychology from Vanderbilt University, an MSW from Grand Valley State University, and over 25 years of experience in the substance abuse treatment & prevention field. Currently Ms. McGraw is the Executive Vice President of Education & Event Services for C4 Recovery Foundation, a non-profit organization with world-wide projects. Her primary responsibility is the Conferencing Division, which encompasses the Addiction Executives Industry Summit (AXIS), the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders (CCSAD) , the West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders (WCSAD), the CORE conference, and the Evolution of Addiction Treatment. The C4 Recovery Foundation conferences are widely regarded as among the best educational events in the industry.
Ms. McGraw began her career in substance abuse as a therapist. She then coordinated prevention efforts in a six-county area for the State of Michigan, subsequently, coordinating substance abuse training state wide. She has additional experience as a trainer/consultant for CSAP’s Managed Care Section and as a reviewer of local, state and federal grant applications. For over 10 years she has been President of her local Community Action Council whose mission is to act as a catalyst to educate parents and the community concerning the illegal use of drugs and alcohol while promoting a safe, healthy environment for students.
Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, CADAC, LADC I, CARN
Donna White, RN, PhD, CNS, CADAC, LADC I, CARN is a Board Certified Fellow at the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Green Cross Foundation Certified Educator in Compassion Fatigue. In 2007, she was the first recipient of the Fong-Bressler Award for Outstanding Preceptorship from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions. Dr. White is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council and completed her doctoral studies in Human Behavior with her dissertation in Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals. She is a designated ASAP responder for traumatic events in her facility. She has lectured at many facilities and agencies nationwide and is a recognized leader in the field of Addictions, Impaired Practice and Peer Assistance, as well as Healthcare Professional stress.
C4 Planning Committee Staff