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Title: Building & Sustaining a Successful Sober Home Business – Best Practices for Sober Home Management
   
Date: Saturday, June 1
   
Time: 8:30 AM – 5:45 PM

 

C4 Recovery Foundation, in collaboration with One Step Software, is excited to offer a full-day of learning and discussion for sober home owners and professionals at WCSAD. Be ready to:

  • hear directly from treatment centers on key criteria for being part of a continuum of care organizations
  • find out from the experts the latest regulatory changes and updates and how to stay ahead of upcoming regulations
  • learn how to form and nurture great referral relationships from some of the best treatment centers
  • participate in a Q&A with industry leaders that can help you better operate and manage your facility
  • gain knowledge of how to create a sober living setting that supports and sustains recovery

The cost for this special event is $100. Simply use the link below to register. You may add this to your WCSAD registration or choose to attend this event only. After making your selection from the main menu, make sure you select the “Sober Living All Day Event” checkbox on the options page that appears on step 2 of the registration process to be able to select the relevant workshops.

 

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Agenda


 

301. How and Why You Should Measure Outcomes (1.5 CEs Available, NAADAC Only)
8:30 am – 10:00 am
Eva Hibnick, JD
Peter Connolly, BA
Peter Corbitt, CNT
Valerie Kading, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC
Mike Jones

Supported by: One Step, The Haven at College, Awakenings Treatment Center & Fairview Supportive Living, Lighthouse Recovery Texas and Sierra Tucson

Measuring the outcomes of your alumni post program is becoming more and more important. We can all agree on this, but how do you reach patients and gather data on them after they have left your program? It is crucial to understand the best way to gather data, and how to analyze and revamp your program accordingly.

 

332. The Status of Our Industry: How Rehabs and Sober Livings Can Work Together (1.5 CEs Available, NAADAC Only)
10:45 am – 12:15 pm
Eva Hibnick, JD
Jose Hernandez
Rick Hubbard, LCDC-I
Tim Westbrook
Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II

Supported by: One Step, Camelback Recovery, Origins Behavioral HealthCare, Riviera Recovery and CCAPP

There have been a lot of changes in our industry. States are imposing more regulations on sober livings, and different models of sober livings have emerged. Panelists will talk about what changes they have seen emerge, challenges they have encountered and where the industry is heading.

 

361. Legal Landscape: Regulations, Revenue and Relationships (1.5 CEs Available, NAADAC Only)
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Anelia Shaheed, Esq
Dave Sheridan, MBA

Supported by: The Law Office of Julie W. Allison

The regulatory landscape is constantly changing. Local governments are imposing restrictions on what sober livings need to do to continue to operate. The panel will be discussing: certification of recovery residences; fair housing and zoning; patient brokering; and marketing. Hear from some of the experts in the field about what is currently happening on the regulatory front so you can make sure to stay ahead of upcoming regulations.

 

381. The Benefits of Peer Support and Recovery Coaching (1.5 CEs Available, NAADAC Only)
4:15 pm – 5:45 pm
Eva Hibnick, JD
Trey Laird
Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil
Nanette Zumwalt, ICADAC II-CS, ICCJP, CIP, CRS

Supported by: One Step, The Lighthouse Sober Living, Recovery 365, MK Recovery Coaching and Hired Power

Everyone is becoming a peer support specialist or recovery coach these days. Even Medicaid is starting to reimburse for peer support. But what exactly does a recovery coach do? How can you get trained or incorporate recovery coaching into your program? Is it effective?

 

Featured Faculty Biographies


Peter Connolly, BA

Peter Connolly, BA comes to The Haven at College with a 15-year background in Executive Recruitment and Talent Acquisition for client companies like, ILFC, The Walt Disney Company, Oakwood Worldwide, WME, Boeing among others. As executive Director of The Haven Recovery Residences he oversees 9 Residences in 5 states, serving approximately 80 students.


Peter Corbitt, CNT

Peter Corbitt, CNT started his journey of recovery in San Diego. He moved to LA 10 years ago and opened Fairview Supportive Living in 2015. Having experienced the gift of desperation, he knew what it feels to be helpless and alone. He is married with two beautiful girls that was made possible through the tools of recovery. Peter’s hope is to provide a structured environment creating healthy patterns of wellness which give clients a foundation to grow and live happy, productive lives.


Jose Hernandez

Jose Hernandez, for over a decade, has been involved in alcohol and addiction recovery helping people succeed in overcoming substance abuse and regaining control of their lives. He has experience in all aspects of the recovery world, from facilitating entry into treatment as an intervention specialist to counseling and case management at rehabilitation facilities. Jose has worked one-on-one with individuals as a sober companion and with groups as a resident counselor at addiction treatment centers and is certified by the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) to practice as a substance abuse counselor. Through his professional experiences in crisis intervention, drug and alcohol detoxification, substance abuse counseling, and relapse prevention, Jose has developed a unique plan for case management that bridges the gap between a person’s painful past of substance abuse and a future of sobriety. At Riviera Recovery, a sober living facility with multiple locations, clients continue their transition from the supportive environment of a treatment center to living well and happily in the “real” world. The program he designed at Riviera Recovery personalizes treatment plans that enable clients, including those with a single or dual diagnosed mental health disorder, to embrace a satisfying life. Jose also founded MD Home Detox; one of the nation’s few concierge detoxification and alcohol and addiction treatment services. This service provides a client with all the elements of a treatment facility in the privacy of their home or a selected location. This customized approach to treating addiction is especially needed by clients who are unable to enter a residential rehabilitation center. His most recent endeavor has been establishing LAUNCH, a Los Angeles-based life skills intensive outpatient program for young adults. LAUNCH works with recovering men and women to establish personal vocational and educational goals and develop the tools to successfully meet them. His mission is to ensure that no one stands alone in his or her recovery.


Eva Hibnick, JD

Eva Hibnick is the founder of One Step Software, which provides software and services to sober livings to help them manage their homes more efficiently. Over 300 sober homes use One Step. One Step also offers an app for residents that has geolocation and allows residents to keep track of meeting count and get notified of upcoming events. Previously, Eva ran a successful digital agency and was a corporate lawyer in New York. She is a graduate of Harvard Law School.


Rick Hubbard

Rick Hubbard, LCDC-I

Rick Hubbard worked in the commercial banking industry for over 20 years and served in several management roles for one of Texas’ largest bank holding companies. In 1989, Rick co-founded Revere Mortgage Bankers, a retail and wholesale residential real estate finance and mortgage company that he operated until 1998.

He began his career in behavioral healthcare in 2002 at a highly respected, Texas based residential addiction treatment facility. He worked in various aspects of addiction treatment administration, including admissions, utilization review, marketing, and business development. Rick moved to Florida and represented a local residential treatment facility in 2005 before returning to the Texas facility in 2006 as Director of Business Development.

In 2012, Rick joined Origins Recovery Centers as a Community Relations Representative, became a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor Intern in 2013 and was promoted to Western Region Director of Business Development in 2014. In 2015, Rick assumed the role of Corporate Director of Business Development, and was named Vice President of Professional Relations in 2017. Rick has trained in several models of structured family intervention including the Johnson Model and the Arise Model, and has facilitated scores of interventions over the years. Rick serves on the Board of Directors of C4 Recovery Solutions, he is a member of The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counselors, The Texas Association of Addiction Professionals and he also serves as co-chair of the DFW Behavioral Health Symposium.


Mike Jones

Mike Jones

James Michael Jones (“Mike Jones”) has been a part of the Dallas Recovery Community since 2009. With nearly a decade of operating experience within Sober Living Facilities, Mike has held positions ranging from Assistant Residential Manager to Chief Operating Officer, as well as writing and restructuring many of the Sober Living programs in Dallas. As Executive Director, from intake to discharge, Mike is responsible for the continual development of the Lighthouse Program and works closely with residents, their families, and their treatment teams, helping to ensure the best treatment for each individual.


Valerie Kading

Valerie Kading, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Valerie Kading, DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC serves as the Chief Operations Officer at Sierra Tucson and had previously held the position of interim Chief Medical Officer and Chief Medical Operations Officer. Prior to joining Sierra Tucson, Dr. Kading practiced as a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner for 11 years in a community mental health clinic, working with patients with co-occuring substance use and mood diagnoses, trauma, perinatal mood disorders and primary psychiatric conditions. She has also provided psychiatric crisis services for 5 years and treated patients in a private practice setting. Dr. Kading graduated with honors from New Mexico State University with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. Her doctoral studies focused on optimizing health care systems and policies, translational methods and evidence-based practice, health care organization innovation, epigenetics, utilization of informatics in health care, and interdisciplinary collaboration. Her dissertation focused on increasing health care provider knowledge on perinatal depression. She created a web-based educational program for health care providers aimed at facilitating evidence-based treatment to perinatal women. She graduated with honors from the University of Arizona with a Master of Science Degree in Nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and a bachelors degree in psychology. Dr. Kading is also a candidate for a Master of Business Administration at The University of Arizona.


Melissa Killeen

Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil

Melissa Killeen, MSOD, MPhil is an established recovery coach, author and lecturer. Melissa has more than 30 years’ experience in personal recovery as well as 10 years as a recovery coach (http://www.mkrecoverycoaching.com ). Melissa is the author of the first book on recovery coaching: RECOVERY COACHING-A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions, which is currently being used at colleges and recovery coaching certification seminars. In 2012-13, Melissa managed the start-up of the second recovery community organization (RCO) funded by the State of NJ; the Living Proof Recovery Center in Voorhees NJ. Melissa has been President and executive board member of Recovery Coaches International, an international association of recovery coaches. She has two master’s degrees from the University of Pennsylvania in Organizational Dynamics and Executive Coaching. She is a Certified Recovery Support Practitioner (CRSP) in the state of NJ and a certified recovery coach supervisor. Melissa is the recipient of the 2015 Vernon Johnson Award from the Faces and Voices of Recovery, in Washington DC.


Trey Laird

Trey Laird

Trey Laird is CEO and Co-Founder of The Lighthouse Sober Living and Recovery 365 Coaching. Founded in 2016, The Lighthouse is comprised of unique high-end sober living residences for professionals and high net worth individuals seeking a safe and supportive environment from which they can focus on early recovery, rebuild relationships with families and friends, and re-enter demanding careers all amongst a vibrant like-minded fellowship. The Lighthouse is based in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA and currently serves the NYC tristate metropolitan area. The Lighthouse’s second residence opened in January 2017 and The Lighthouse Recovery 365 Coaching launched in December 2017. The next growth phase of The Lighthouse will include additional residences for men and women in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to founding The Lighthouse, Mr. Laird was a Wall Street equities trader for 22 years, starting this career with Bankers Trust and exiting with Lazard. Prior to banking, Mr. Laird attended the Trinity School in Manhattan and Dartmouth College. Mr. Laird has three children and lives in Rowayton, Connecticut with his wife. He is an avid golfer and marathoner, travels regularly to share his story of sobriety and recovery best practices, and appears regularly in the press on addiction issues.


Pete Nielsen

Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II

Pete Nielsen, MA, CADC II is the Chief Executive Officer for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), CCAPP Credentialing, and CCAPP Educational Institute. Califonia Consortum of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) is the largest statewide consortium of community-based for profit and nonprofit substance use disorder treatment agencies, and addiction focused professionals, providing services to over a 100,000 California residents annually in residential, outpatient, and private practice settings. Its 12,000 individual addiction professionals and 500 programs provide substance use disorder treatment services in the majority of DHCS licensed and/or certified sites throughout the state and constitute the largest infrastructure of the state’s publicly funded substance use disorder treatment network. CCAPP is the only statewide consortium representing all modalities of substance use disorder treatment programs.


Anelia Shaheed

Anelia Shaheed, Esq

Anelia Shaheed, Esq is a Partner with the Law Offices of Julie W. Allison P.A. Joining the firm in January of 2015, Ms. Shaheed brings a variety of skills and experience in the managed care, insurance reimbursement, provider risk management and other areas involving healthcare providers and insureds. Ms. Shaheed attended the University of London for her undergraduate studies, where she received her LLB or Bachelor of Law Degree. Subsequently, Ms. Shaheed was admitted to Nova Southeastern University’s Law Program where she graduated Cum Lade in July of 2012.Ms. Shaheed has presented educational workshops and topics, including but not limited to the Health Insurance Reform and the Affordable Care Act and the Implementation of Mental Health Parity Act, as well as Risk and Compliance Management for Healthcare providers. She has also been actively involved in championing patient’s rights and has worked with national payors such as Cigna, Blue Cross of Michigan and United Healthcare to change practices such as paying to the patient and/or failing to recognize established medical criteria. She has presented at the Cape Cod Symposium on Addictive Disorders, West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders, AXIS Conference, NCAD Annual Conference, NAATP Annual Conference and Foundations Moment of Change Annual Conference.


Dave Sheridan

Dave Sheridan, MBA

Dave Sheridan, MBA currently serves as President of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences. He is a national speaker and writer with a primary focus on the development and operation of statewide recovery housing systems. His work with NARR includes technical assistance and other work for state addiction agencies related to the establishment of statewide recovery housing certification and support systems. He is also an advocate and resource on fair housing issues. Dave’s professional background is in institutional investments, including asset management and product development positions for large financial institutions. He currently advises mid-size companies on matters including asset management, capital structure, business combinations, new venture financing and business planning. His behavioral health industry experience includes CFO and Chief Operating Officer positions with a prominent Southern California addiction treatment provider. Dave also serves on the board of the Chandler Lodge Foundation, a men’s recovery residence and community center in North Hollywood, California.


Tim Westbrook

Tim Westbrook is in the business of helping people recover from alcoholism, drug addiction, process addictions, and mental disorders. He was born and raised in Southern California and spent his teen years in Oxnard, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business. Most of his post-college years were spent in the San Francisco Bay Area, until he moved to Arizona in 2006. Struggles with substance addiction eventually began to affect every area of his life. By March of 2011, he hit his bottom and became willing to go to any lengths to get and stay sober. Through his journey out of addiction and in recovery, he brings experience, strength, and hope to the man who wants lifelong sobriety. His passion for health and fitness, long-term sobriety, and changing lives is not only what inspired him to open Camelback Recovery, but accounts for their high success rates as well. He has held board positions for several non-profits, he actively work a 12-Step program, and he is well connected in the recovery community. He is also an Ironman and yogi. In the interest of furthering his education and becoming a better tool for Camelback Recovery, he obtained his Master’s of Science in Addiction Counseling at Grand Canyon University in 2016. His recovery has led him to living a happy, useful and whole life in sobriety.


Nanette Zumwalt, ICADAC II-CS, ICCJP, CIP, CRS

Nanette Zumwalt is currently recognized as one a leading industry expert both nationally and internationally. She is a highly respected CEO, Interventionist and Community Services provider. Nanette began working in the field of mental health and addiction treatment nearly three decades ago with her vibrant and engaging personality, knowledge, experience, and sincere desire to help those in need, it is no surprise that her career has included various management positions throughout top national hospitals, therapeutic schools and recovery programs.

Early on in her career, Nanette notes that she developed a specific passion for the “willing but not able” individuals struggling in treatment transitions. In 2002, Nanette began the journey of developing, building, and growing Hired Power. Under her care and leadership, Hired Power has taken the pioneering role in clinically supporting adolescents, young adults, and adults during the high risk and critical transition periods of recovery.

Nanette is a dedicated professional with an intuitive ability to understand the needs within the field of treatment. One example of this is her commitment to holding higher ethical standards and professionalism within the community of direct care staff and companions. Recognizing this need, she partnered with Dr. Judith Landau in 2015, creating the International Recovery Institute. Together they developed a curriculum for an imperative skills training. This curriculum is now recognized by NAADAC and is being reviewed by several other credentialing bodies.

Nanette is well-known as a strong advocate for families struggling with addiction, mental illness, or co-occurring disorders. Her passion for recovery from addiction stems from within her own family. She experienced first-hand the devastation of this insidious disease.

In the most recent decade, Nanette has accepted several national invitations to speak on current trends in the field of addiction and mental health. She has been noted in newspapers and featured in several magazine articles as an industry expert. Nanette has received multiple service awards including an award in 2007 from California Assemblyman Jim Morrissey.

Nanette holds credentials as an International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II Clinical Supervisor (ICADC II-CS), an International Certified Criminal Justice Professional (ICCJP), a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), Certified ARISE Interventionist (CAI), Certified Recovery Specialist (CRS) and is a member of the Association of Intervention Specialists (CCAPP, AIS).

Nanette currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Association of Addiction Treatment Programs (NAATP), and the Women’s CEO Global Alliance she is a past board member of Association of Intervention Specialists and is a current member in good standing with a large variety of related organizations.


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