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Evelyn Polk Green, MS.Ed
To raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, particularly in urban, poor and minority communities. Evelyn is an adult with AD/HD and the mother of two sons, Perry and Robert, both of whom are also diagnosed with AD/HD. She is a leader for the ADHD Allies Adult ADHD Facebook community and a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health Services funded by the Macarthur Foundation. She also serves as an advisory board member and consultant on a number of mental health research and service initiatives. Active in ADHD and mental health advocacy for over 15 years, Evelyn is also past president of the CHADD National Board of Directors. She is the recipient of several honors for her volunteer work in mental health. Most recently, Beacon College honored Ms. Green with the Achieving Lifetime Vision and Excellence Award for her advocacy work on behalf of children and adults with learning differences and AD/HD. She frequently represents the family/consumer perspective on mental health issues and often speaks to audiences and the media on a variety of topics. Evelyn works as an administrator with the Chicago Public Schools, planning professional development programs. She holds bachelor and master’s degrees from National Louis University and a master’s degree from Northern Illinois University. She is much too tired to have any hobbies, but does occasionally enjoy a good book, conversation with her kids and sleep.
Linda Roggli, PCC
Linda Roggli, PCC, is the founder of the A-D-Diva Network, a whimsical and supportive connection for midlife women (and a few exceptional men) with ADD-ish tendencies. She is also the author of Confessions of an A-D-Diva; midlife in the non-linear lane, published in 2011.
She organizes and moderates a 550-member AD/HD support group that meets twice monthly in central NC and has been chair of the ADDA webinar/teleseminar committee since 2007.
In 2006, Linda established GardenSpirit, a women’s garden retreat center, on seven acres in suburban Durham, NC which includes a 60-foot-outdoor labyrinth, purple tree house and meditation paths.
She trained as a spiritual life coach before stepping into ADHD coaching in 2005; she now holds professional coach certification from the International Coach Federation and Coach for Life.
In her spare time, she teaches organic gardening and plays with her three adorable Shelties and one fabulous husband who often works with her coaching AD/HD couples and facilitating couples retreats.
Janet Kramer, M.D.
Janet Kramer is a retired Internist-Adolescent Medicine specialist who was in private practice for 20 years in Wilmington, DE, prior to becoming the first full-time Director of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Christiana Care Health Systems in 1993. She served in this capacity till her retirement in 2000. During these 30 years, she established the first full service public school for chronically ill children and adolescents in a hospital (The First State School), developed health services for Delaware's juvenile correction facilities, and directly developed the school based wellness centers in nine of 29 Delaware high schools. Janet also was appointed by the US Secretary of Health to represent US internists on the first US Council of Graduate Medical Education for three years (1984 -1987). She is married to Brian Kramer, former and retired Director of Research at Hercules, Inc., and is at this time involved in public policy issues of chronic illness, correctional health, serves as a physician surveyor for the National Commission on Correctional Health Services, is treasurer for the alumni association at Drexel University Medical College, and is President of the League of Women Voters of New Castle County, Delaware and serves on the Delaware League of Women Voters Board.
Professor David Admire
Dave received his BA degree fro m the University of Washington and his JD from the Catholic university of America. He has been a prosecutor and a defense attorney. He was a judge in the King County District court for 22 years. Following that he a a professor and chair of the Criminal Justice Department at Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas. He is currently Chair of the Political Science and Criminal Justice Department at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah. He has been a speaker at many state, national and international conferences concerning ADD, learning disabilities. alcohol and drugs and the criminal justice system.
Lisa M Bond-Holland, RN, BSN, Esq.
Mrs. Bond-Holland has served in several roles throughout her 23 year tenure with Catholic Health East. Currently, Mrs. Bond-Holland is the Director of Governance Support for Catholic Health East. In this role Mrs. Bond-Holland coordinates the System’s governance activities to ensure effective, efficient performance of governance responsibilities consistent with bylaws, policies and legal requirements. As part of these responsibilities she also provides support to CHE’s General Counsel.
Prior to her current position, Lisa was the Director of the Northeast Division of Catholic Health East where she acted as a liaison between the System Office and the Northeast Regional Health Corporations as well as overseeing the Patient Care Executive Council. She also held the positions of Director of Human Resources as well as a Litigation Manager for the Northeast Division of Catholic Health East where she provided claims management services under the CHE Healthcare Professional and General Liability Insurance Program.
Prior to working at the CHE System Office, Lisa was employed as a critical care nurse at Mercy Hospital of Philadelphia from 1988-1998.
Mrs. Bond-Holland holds a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Widener University and a Juris Doctorate from Widener School of Law. She is admitted to the NJ Bar and is a licensed registered nurse in Pennsylvania. She is married and the mother of three children.
Paul S. Galonsky, MPA
Public Policy Chair
Paul Galonsky is a Project Associate for RESNA’s Catalyst Project. In this position he plans, coordinates, and delivers technical assistance activities for Statewide and U.S. territory Assistive Technology programs and microloan programs funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration, under the Assistive Technology Act of 1998, as amended. Prior to his position with RESNA, Paul was the 2010 Disability Policy Leadership Fellow at the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), where his contributions included participating with the AUCD Legislative Affairs Department along with other national advocacy organizations to track, develop, and advocate for Federal policies that enhance the lives of people with disabilities including Health Reform, Preventing Harmful Restraints and Seclusion in Schools Act, Crimes Victims with Disabilities Act, and Rosa’s Law. In addition, Paul contributed to AUCD’s/CDC Cooperative Agreement by assisting in the development and implementation of disability, health, and wellness education and provided technical assistance for AUCD’s CDC State Grantee Partners. Paul also was employed with the Mental Health Association in Delaware (MHA) for over eight years. As Program Manager for Community Outreach Programs for MHA, Paul successfully developed and organized state workshops and conferences, which provided mental illness prevention mental health promotion, particularly for underserved populations in Delaware. In addition, Paul was the leader in developing, coordinating, and supervising the first ever People of Color Mental Health Conference in Delaware, which is currently in its tenth year.
For his outreach efforts towards promoting good mental health and public service in Delaware, Paul was the recipient of the University of Delaware’s 2008 Ratledge Family Award for Delaware Public Service. In addition, he received a proclamation from Wilmington Delaware’s Mayor James Baker as well as receiving the Wilmington Award in gratitude for his dedication and loyal service to the citizens of Wilmington. Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of South Florida and a Master of Public Administration from the School of Urban Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Delaware.
Communications Committee Chair
Born in 1962 in New Brunswick, Canada, Duane Gordon travelled widely before finally settling in Montreal, Canada. He married Linda Walker in 1984 and is the father of two daughters, one of whom has ADHD.
Duane, an adult with ADHD, has been involved in the ADHD community for more than 15 years. He is a founding member of the Montreal Adult ADD Support Group, a group in continuous operation since 1998, and he joined ADDA’s Communication team in 2005, volunteering as a writer, and later taking on the role of eNews editor.
In 2011, Duane became the ADDA Communication Committee Chair to continue his efforts to enable people’s full self-expression. It’s a challenge for anyone to find their "voice,” and ADHD can make the obstacle seem insurmountable. Duane’s own experience, and the struggles of many of his fellow adults with ADHD, convinced him we all have a story to tell, a contribution to make, and the world would be a much better place if we all had the opportunity to express our unique gift.
Despite his own struggles with ADHD, Duane’s childhood dream never wavered; he would be an artist. Life imposed detours; he earned his business degree from the Collège Militaire Royal, veered into high technology, first as a programmer, later a teacher and finally rising to the executive level in high technology consulting.
However, in 2007 he determined to "take back his life,” pursuing his art career with the same drive and passion that brought success in other fields. Today, Duane lives in Montreal where he pursues his art, continues to consult in high technology and works to create opportunities for people to be fully expressed.
Celeste A. Jacque, MD
Celeste A. Jacque, MD is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Jacque is in private practice in Livingston, New Jersey. The practice is primarily focused on evaluation and psychopharmacology. Dr. Jacque has held faculty positions at Boston University School of Medicine, Columbia University School of Medicine and Mt. Sinai School of Medicine where she has supervised medical students, psychiatric residents and fellows in child psychiatry. Dr Jacque has a longstanding interest in Attention Deficit Disorder and in the early 1990's developed and led the ADHD Monday Clinic at the Bayonne Community Mental Health Center in Bayonne, New Jersey. Dr. Jacque's other clinical interests are in anxiety and affective disorders. She has presented papers on these subjects in New Jersey, Ottawa, Canada and Oslo, Norway.
Dr. Jacque received her BSc. From McGill University in Montreal, Canada, her MD from SUNY-Stony Brook and completed both her psychiatric and child / adolescent psychiatric training at the Boston University Scholl of Medicine. During the 1990's, Dr. Jacque served as an examiner for the board certification examinations in both general and child/adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Jacque has also served as a psychiatrist in the Rutgers, Newark Mental Health Center and The Furman Mental Health at Barnard College.
Meghan S. Leahy, MS, NCC
Chair, Membership Committee
Meghan has a private practice which focuses on problem-solving and success strategies with particular interest in education, counseling, learning disabilities and ADHD. Her work helps students and their families to understand these experiences, their affects inside and outside of the classroom, and the implementation of successful strategies as both modes of prevention and response. She works with individuals ages five through adulthood, providing reading acquisition skills, organizational skills, academic tutoring, test prep, college counseling, communications skills, coaching and cognitive behavioral therapy, all with the goal of helping clients to maneuver successfully to independence in academics and life.
In addition to establishing Leahy Learning, a private practice with locations in Ardmore, PA and Longport, NJ, Meghan has worked as a Clinical Associateat in the Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Before founding Leahy Learning, Meghan was a Clinic Director at Lindamood-Bell Learning Processes and spent a number of years working as a writer and editor at Flat Iron Publishing in Manhattan. Meghan is a graduate of Saint Joseph's University (BA) and Villanova University (MS).
Zandra L, Maffett
ADHD Awareness Week Chair
Zandra L, Maffett devotes her time to projects and activities that will make a difference in the lives of those in need of a passionate voice. Currently she is a Board member of ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorder Association), and Heart to Heart International, a Kansas City based global humanitarian agency. She chairs a coalition that declares an annual ADHD Awareness Week.
Within her community, she is an active member of Valley Forge Presbyterian Church, where she recently led an adult Mission team to repair homes in Towanda PA devastated by flooding and was part of two mission trips to Pearlington, MS post Hurricane Katrina.
Nationally Ms. Maffett has chaired the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance Advisory Committee for the Presbyterian Church USA. Globally she was part of a working group that visited Zambia in 2010 representing the Philadelphia area Presbyterian Churches as part of an initiative to develop a relationship with Zambian congregations and church leaders. She participated on numerous humanitarian aid airlifts to the former Soviet Union as part of a partnership of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the US State Department and Heart to Heart. In April-May 2009 she volunteered with an AIDs education program in Mozambique; and in May 2008, she was invited by the Presbyterian Church USA to be an observer in Haiti around projects in partnership with the Episcopal Diocese of Haiti.
Ms. Maffett retired from Johnson & Johnson in April 2009, where she held the position of Director, Advocacy for their McNeil Pediatrics division and was responsible for interfacing with the leadership of patient advocacy organizations and professional societies building alliances around critical medical information and access issues.
She is a former Board member of the National Pediatric Nurses Association Foundation, American Academy of Physician Assistants Foundation, Healthcare Convention and Exhibitors Association; and a former Corporate Board Trustee of the American Academy of Family Physician Foundation.
She is a graduate of Arcadia University, Glenside PA and earned an MS from the University of Utah. She completed graduate course work at the School of Communications, Temple University and studied at the City of London College, London England.
Ms. Maffett has traveled extensively to over 50 countries. When at home she is an avid reader, enjoys cooking, studying French and Spanish, and attending arts and cultural events.
She is the proud mother of three adult sons.
Roberta Waite, EdD, RN, CS
Professional Advisory Board of ADDA Co-Chair, College Committee Chair
Roberta Waite, EdD, APRN, CNS-BC, FAAN is a tenured Associate Professor and serves as the Assistant Dean of Academic Integration and Evaluation of Community Programs. She is a graduate of Widener University (BSN) and the University of Pennsylvania (MSN). She also earned a Doctorate in Higher Education Administration-Leadership from Widener University and completed a 2-year post doctoral research fellowship (T32) at the Center for Health Disparities Research at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Waite is also a Macy's Faculty Scholar, The Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation.
Her clinical scholarly work focuses on help-seeking behaviors and treatment engagement with particular interest in depression, adult ADHD, and trauma and adversity among ethnic minority populations. Her research trajectory focuses on understanding these experiences, their affects on health behaviors, and responses in adult populations. She continues to explore behavioral research outcomes that promote early identification and recovery for individuals and families so that services and resources are provided to manage, mitigate, and avoid adverse health outcomes. Dr. Waite believes that motivating and sustaining health behavior changes and applying these findings to the practice settings is critical.
Stephanie J. Wroten, MS, RN, LNC
Stephanie J. Wroten, MS, RN, LNC has been a registered nurse for the past 21 years. Her professional nursing experience includes forensic nursing, regulatory compliance, clinical auditing, quality assurance, risks management, long-term care, public health, case management and utilization review, staff development, nursing education, cultural competence education, and outreach.
Mrs. Wroten earned a Master’s in Forensic Medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, and her undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing from La Salle University. She received her Diploma in Nursing from Germantown Hospital and Medical Center School of Nursing. Currently, Stephanie works as a Nurse Investigator for the State of New Jersey Office of the State Comptroller-Division of Medicaid Fraud.
A native Philadelphian, Stephanie resides in Oreland, Pennsylvania with her husband, Charles and sons, Charles and Elijah. Her family believes in enhancing people’s lives through service. They are active members of their church community. Her most important assets are her family and friends. Stephanie is the proud parent of a son with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). Her goal is to educate families, educators, and health professional regarding ADHD. Stephanie would like to communicate the challenges of raising a family when a child is challenged by a disability and she aspires to improve the educational journey of individuals challenged with ADHD. She believes that there is a cure for health care and educational disparities particularly those affecting person’s with ADHD. She knows that living a life that includes service helps to implement change especially in disadvantaged communities.
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