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.
Ken Freedman, MD, MS, MBA, FACP, DFASAM, AGAF
Dr. Ken Freedman is the New England Regional Director for the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and former President of CT-SAM. Since 2009, Dr. Freedman has worked as the Chief Medical Officer of Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Boston, a facility that cares for many patients with substance use disorder, previously serving as Chief of Medicine. In addition, he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine and Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Freedman is board-certified in addiction medicine, internal medicine and gastroenterology, and a member of the AMA, ACP, AGA, and ASAM.
Over the past 20 years, Ken has used his wide range of clinical and managerial skills to serve the needs of behavioral health and substance abuse patients. Ken teaches clinicians on the medically appropriate and humane treatment of pain disorders. Ken’s professional commitment is to help move health care delivery towards the integration of medical care and substance abuse treatment in respectful and innovative ways.
He earned a B.S. from M.I.T. (1983), M.S. from Stanford (1984), M.D. from Tel Aviv University (1989), M.B.A. from University of Hartford (2004). He completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Albany Medical Center Hospital and a fellowship in Gastroenterology at University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center.
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.
Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA
Gerald Shulman, MA, MAC, FACATA is a clinical psychologist, Master Addiction Counselor, Fellow of the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators and board certified by the American Academy of Psychologists Treating Addiction. He has been providing treatment or supervising and/or managing the delivery of care to alcoholics and drug addicts in single and multi-site systems full time since 1962. Among his accomplishments, he was an author of the NAATP, the ASAM and the ASAM PPC-2 and ASAM PPC-2R Patient Placement Criteria and is a member of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria Steering Committee. He was a panel member and workgroup chair for CSAT’s TIP #26, Substance Abuse Among Older Adults and is co-editor of the Journal of Chemical Dependency Treatment. His current interests are in delivering high quality treatment services in a managed care environment, providing assistance to programs to move from a fixed length of stay, program driven models to variable length of stay, clinically driven models, and training in the areas of implementation and use of the ASAM Criteria, assessment instruments and systems for addiction counselors, older adults with substance use disorders, treatment planning, relapse prevention and outcomes-driven treatment. He is a trainer and consultant who has provides services in the public and private sectors, both civilian and military, to treatment providers, managed care staff, drug court staff, counselor associations, conferences on alcohol and drug issues, state and federal governments and EAPs. He is particularly interested in treatment for dually diagnosed patients and in developing “seamless” continuums of care. His approach to clinical care is one that blends biopsychosocial, disease model, and Twelve-Step philosophy with the best of psychiatric and mental health delivery systems.