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 Committee 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.
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.
Steven L. Proctor, PhD
Dr. Steven Proctor is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder of PRO Health Group, a research and outcomes monitoring solutions company based in Miami, Florida. He also currently serves as the Senior Health Outcomes Advisor at Thriving Mind South Florida, and Chief Research Officer at AiRCare Health, and previously held a faculty appointment at the rank of Senior Research Professor at a private university in Miami. He specializes in the evaluation of behavioral health care treatment systems with a particular focus on addictions treatment outcomes and has published extensively in this area. He frequently collaborates with national and local agencies to improve their treatment systems through research, training, surveillance efforts, technical assistance, and program evaluation. He has worked with treatment programs in the United States as well as abroad, and he has provided consultation to a number of agencies ranging from individual treatment centers to national health care organizations. He regularly serves as a reviewer for many top-tier scientific journals and national behavioral health/addictions conferences, and has been invited to serve on grant review panels for several organizations including the Office of Minority Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge. He is a Fellow of Yale University’s NIDA-supported ‘Innovation to Impact’ entrepreneurship training program for addictions researchers, and was named a ‘Rising Star’ by the Association for Psychological Science for his contributions in the area of addictions treatment outcomes. Dr. Proctor earned his PhD in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (APA-accredited). He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship with the federal Bureau of Prisons system in Los Angeles, California, and his postdoctoral fellowship at the VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, where he received specialized training in the Addictive Disorders Treatment Program.
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