Sam Quinones is a journalist, storyteller, former LA Times reporter, and author of three acclaimed books of narrative nonfiction. His most recent book is Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic by Bloomsbury Press.
His career as a journalist has spanned almost 30 years. He lived for 10 years as a freelance writer in Mexico, where he wrote his first two books. In 2004, he returned to the United States to work for the L.A. Times, covering immigration, drug trafficking, neighborhood stories, and gangs.
In 2014, he resigned from the paper to return to freelancing, working for National Geographic, Pacific Standard Magazine, the New York Times, Los Angeles Magazine, and other publications.
Columbia Journalism School selected him as a 2008 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot prize, for a career of excellence in covering Latin America. He is also a 1998 recipient of an Alicia Patterson Fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships given to print journalists.
He teaches Tell Your True Tale writing workshops, and edits a storytelling webpage of the same name.
Robert Weiss, LCSW, CSAT-S
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Sex Addiction 101: Understanding Long Term Recovery
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 8:30 AM
Michael J. Baron, MD, MPH, FASAM
Judge Judith D. Campbell
Prior to becoming a judge, Judy was the Division Chief of the Flagler County Public Defender’s office where she was a member of the Flagler County Drug Court Team and President of the Flagler County Drug Court Foundation.
Judge Judy is active in her community. She serves on the Board of Avenues 12, Women’s Recovery Houses. She also is the Community Service Chair for her Rotary Club. She also mentors underprivileged students and she volunteers as a Teen Court Judge.
In 2016 Judge Judy was the recipient of the Woman of the Year in Public Service and Government by Daytona State College’s Center for Women and Men. In 2015 Judge Judy was given the Outstanding Community Service award for her Rotary District.
As an attorney, Judy was awarded the Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Seventh Judicial Circuit for founding and establishing a pro bono clinic, volunteering over 200 hours a year. She also received several awards for professional excellence and effective trial advocacy. Judge Judy is married to a marvelous man, the mother to two wonderful children, a mother-in-law to a great son-in-law and a great daughter-in-law and a grandmother to two adorable grandchildren. Just ask her, she’ll be happy to show you pictures!
Wendy Coughlin, PH.D.
Dr. Coughlin is a provider for the Professional Resource Network (PRN), the Intervention Project for Nurses, and the Suncoast Safety Council. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and the Florida Medical Professionals Group.
Jason Fields, M.D.
In addition to earning a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Florida, Mr. Jewell has been recognized for his service to the National Association of Pretrial Services Agencies, the Association of Pretrial Professionals of Florida and the Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals. He has been the primary grant writer for many successful grant applications that benefited the problem solving courts in the Seventh Circuit. Michael has also participated in developing drug court training conferences as well as serving on multiple task forces and steering committees associated with problem solving courts. He has presented at various workshops for local, state and national level organizations on topics related to problem solving courts and pretrial services.
Ilene Robeck, MD
She is also the Chair of the Primary Care Pain Champions Initiative for National VA. In that role she provides mentoring, education and resources for all in primary care to use when working with patients with pain.
Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 4:00 PM
Treating Pain in Patients with OUD. Addiction Treatment and Pain Care Go Hand in Hand
Friday, June 8, 2018 at 10:15 AM
Problem Solving Courts have been a large part of Dan’s assignment with his office since Volusia County’s Drug Court was in its planning stages in 1996. His current duties include representing clients in DUI Court, Veteran’s Court and felony Drug Court. He has served on the board of the Florida Association of Drug Court Professionals since 2010.
John Symeonides, M.D.
Scott Teitelbaum, MD, FAAP, DFASAM
Originally trained and board-certified as a pediatrician, Dr. Teitelbaum later completed fellowships in addiction medicine and child psychiatry at the University of Florida. Dr. Teitelbaum became medical director of the Florida Recovery Center in 2002, and since then has evaluated and treated more than 3,000 healthcare providers and other professionals from across the country. Through his efforts, the Florida Recovery Center has led the way nationally with its evidence-based treatment of the disease of addiction. A national expert who has been consulted by the White House Office of National Drug Control and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Dr. Teitelbaum is passionate about reducing stigma and advancing treatment for those suffering from the disease of addiction.