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Professional Advisory Board of ADDA

The professional advisory board is a volunteer group that consists of professionals in the field of AD/HD committed to delivering, through their experience, value to ADDA. The board includes leading researchers, physicians, psychologists, social workers, nurses, coaches and other professionals.

Dr. Russell Ramsay

Dr. Russell RamsayDr. Russell Ramsay is co-founder and co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment and Research Program and an associate professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Ramsay received his PhD from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology (now known as Palo Alto University). He completed an internship at CPC Behavioral Healthcare in Red Bank, New Jersey, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

Dr. Ramsay has authored numerous professional and scientific articles and book chapters, and has lectured internationally on various issues related to adult ADHD. He is author of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Adult ADHD: An Integrative Psychosocial and Medical Approach (Routledge, 2008) and Nonmedication Treatments for Adult ADHD: Evaluating Impact of Daily Functioning and Well-Being (American Psychological Association, 2010). Dr. Ramsay serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Attention Disorders and the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. He also serves as the co-chair of the Professional Advisory Board of the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and on the Professional Advisory Board of the Bucks County, Pennsylvania chapter of Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) and ADHD Aware. Dr. Ramsay is frequently interviewed by various media outlets regarding issues related to adult ADHD.

John I. Bailey MD, Med. Director, Center for Attention & Learning

John I BaileyJohn I. Bailey, Jr., M.D. is the founder of the first ADHD clinic in Alabama, the Center for Attention & Learning in Mobile, and he treats ADHD and related conditions primarily in the three-state central Gulf Coast region. He is a 1975 & 1978 graduate of the University of Alabama and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. His residency in Family Practice was performed at the Medical College of Virginia, and he has been boarded in family practice for over 30 years. In 1995, he restricted his practice to psychiatry with a focus on ADHD and has treated over 3,500 ADHD patients, approximately equally divided between children and adults, ranging in age from 4 to 78. He is a professional member of ADDA -- the Attention Deficit Disorder Association, the only national organization exclusively for ADHD adults -- and has been on their Professional Advisory Board since 2003 and on the board of the former He participated in the early real-world research studies on both Adderall and Adderall XR. With his prior FP experience, Dr. Bailey is well equipped to deal with the impact of patients’ medical conditions on their ADHD and related diagnoses; but he particularly specializes in precise medication adjustments for ADHD and in detection and management of the associated conditions which complicate its treatment.

Terry M. Dickson, M.D., ACG, CPCC

Terry DicksonTerry M. Dickson, M.D., ACG, CPCC is the Founder and Director of The Behavioral Medicine Clinic of NW Michigan that has served and supported children, adolescents and adults with AD/HD for the past twelve years. The Behavioral Medicine Clinic is a comprehensive clinic that provides education and supportive materials to families and individuals as well as medical treatment.

He has been a principal study investigator for several clinical AD/HD medication trials and has published many articles and has contributed to book chapters. His heartfelt passion for folks with AD/HD led him to coaching as he feels it fills a need that medication can't fill. He is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) and a graduate of ADDCA. His coach training includes the ADD Coach Academy and The Coaches Training Institute. His passion is how AD/HD affects families, especially AD/HD and marriage and parenting children with AD/HD. He has a special interest in how AD/HD affects the non-AD/HD spouse.

Dr. Dickson speaks regularly on AD/HD and has been interviewed locally and nationally on both radio and TV (CNN News) as well as CHADD's Ask an Expert online. He has been a frequent speaker at the International CHADD Conference, past ADDA National Conferences, the Michael Golds Memorial Conference and the Annual Virtual AD/HD Conference. He served on the Board of Directors of ADDA and co-chairman of the Professional Advisory Board and the ADDA National Conference Chairman. He is a member of the AD/HD Coaches Organization and serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors.

He lives in Traverse City, Michigan with his wife and two children who have both been diagnosed with AD/HD.

Terry can be reached at or

Building Loving Relationships in Families Affected by ADHD

Robert M. Madonna Principal and EVP Sales & Marketing

Robert M MadonnaRobert M. Madonna is a Principal and Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing for McCoy Enterprises, (, a leading corporate employee training and consulting firm. In this capacity, Mr. Madonna is responsible for all sales and business development activities. In 2005, 2006 and 2008, the Wharton School of Business and the Philadelphia Business Journal named McCoy Enterprises as one of the Top 100 Fastest Growing Companies in the Philadelphia Area. Prior to his present position, Mr. Madonna was EVP–Sales and Marketing of EchoBurst Corporation, of Dulles VA, a wireless Location Based Service (LBS) provider. Prior to his startup work at EchoBurst, Mr. Madonna was EVP-Sales and Marketing at Numerex Corporation (NASDAQ; NMRX, of Atlanta, Georgia. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Madonna was responsible for the successful turnaround of four business units. These business units were Broadband Networks Inc (BNI), a State College, PA video communications and networking provider, UPLINK Security a Atlanta, GA provider of wireless security services, Digilog, a Willow Grove, PA provider of Telco network test equipment and DCX Systems, a Willow Grove, PA provider of wireline telemetry technologies. Prior to joining Numerex, Mr. Madonna had a diverse and successful career at Bell Atlantic Corporation (now Verizon Corp.). Mr. Madonna had extensive experience in new product development, sales and marketing, and customer services positions. While at Bell Atlantic, Mr. Madonna was responsible for developing and implementing various new products and services such as CLASS Calling Services, CATV Pay-per-View Services and Automatic Utility Meter Reading Services. In 1996, Mr. Madonna was on special assignment to Telecom New Zealand where he was responsible for reviewing and reorganizing Telecom’s Large Business customer service organization.

Terry Matlen MSW, ACSW

Terry MatlenTerry Matlen, MSW, ACSW, is a psychotherapist, consultant, writer and coach, specializing in ADHD. She has a special interest in women with ADHD and parenting the ADHD child when one or both parents also has ADHD.

A nationally recognized speaker on ADHD, she is on the ADDA Professional Advisory Board after having served for many years on its board of directors, including several as vice-president and is immediate past CHADD coordinator of the E. Oakland County Chapter in Michigan.

Terry is the author of the book, "Survival Tips for Women with ADHD” and is the founder/president of the popular website

She is certified through the Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching as a Senior Certified Coach (SCAC).

Terry can be reached at

Sari Solden Psychotherapist & Author

Sari Solden

Sari Solden, MS LMFT, a psychotherapist in private practice in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has worked with adults with AD/HD and their partners for over 25 years. Sari is the author of Women with Attention Deficit Disorder (Revised 2nd edition 2005) and Journeys Through ADDulthood, 2002. She is a prominent speaker at both national and international AD/HD conferences, serves on the professional advisory board of ADDA, has served on the program conference committee for national CHADD and is a past recipient of ADDA's award for outstanding service by a helping professional. Her areas of specialization include inattentive AD/HD, women's issues, as well as the long term counseling issues for adults not diagnosed until adulthood. Sari currently hosts and presents on, her online community for adults with AD/HD.

Dr. David Teplin, PsyD, C.Psych.

Dr. David TeplinDr. David Teplin is an adult clinical psychologist in private practice in Richmond Hill, Ontario. He received his Doctor of Clinical Psychology degree from Adler University in Chicago, Illinois. He completed his doctoral internship training at Hamilton Health Sciences, and his post-doctoral fellowship training at St. Joseph's Healthcare, both in Hamilton, Ontario. Dr. Teplin's primary focus is Diagnostic Assessment, Clinical Consultation, Adult ADHD, and Substance Use Disorders. 

Dr. Teplin is adjunct faculty in the Doctor of Clinical Psychology program at Medaille College in Buffalo, New York. He is also on the Editorial Review Boards for the International Journal of Clinical & Health Psychology, the Journal of Addictive Diseases, the Journal of Attention Disorders, the Journal of Opioid Management, and the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary & Applied. He is on the Professional Advisory Board of the Centre for ADHD Awareness, Canada. Dr. Teplin was also Past Chair of the Canadian Psychological Association Section on Addiction Psychology.

Not Pictured:

Edna D. Copeland, Ph.D.
Stephen C. Copps, M.D
Debra S. Dunne, Esquire
David Giwerc, MCC, MCAC, BCC
Paul C. Jacobs, PhD, LLC
Philip Parker, M.D
Jeffrey S. Rapp, M.D.
Steven Spector, Ph.D.
Angela Tzelepis, Ph.D.
Joel L. Young, M.D.



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