Each year, prevention and treatment professionals celebrate achievement at the Georgia School of Addiction Studies. – Von Wrighten
Developing a Powerful Workforce:
by Celebrating Achievement
Georgia Senator Buddy Carter (left) with Gregg Raduka, Director of Prevention/Intervention Programming and Services, Council on Alcohol and Drugs.
Christopher Wood, Division of Addictive Diseases, DBHDD.
Georgia Senator Buddy Carter, Chairman, Public Safety.
Ari Russell, GUIDE Executive Director.
Scott Dunbar, Director of Georgia's DUI Intervention Program
Von Wrighten (right) presents Gary Byrd, High Impact Training & Counseling President with the 2013 Bruce Hoopes Pioneer in Addiction Treatment Award.
Lory Barkley (at podium) with Von Wrighten
Winning artwork for the '2013 Give Yourself a Chance Poster Contest' by Katelyn L. Woodward of Toccoa, Georgia. For more on this youth alcohol awareness campaign, visit http://www.heartsforfamilies.org/gyac/.
Chris Wood holding a framed copy of the winning poster, signed by the artist.
With Chris Wood (center) are: Ed Lee, Carment Westbrook, John Barner, Lynne Sroczynski, Denise Ward, CEO Sue Laney, Carol Treible, Wendy Durham, and Julie Johns. HEARTS for Families conceived and produced the youth alcohol prevention poster competition.
Winner of the Prevention Champion Award is Georgia Senator Buddy Carter (left) Chris Wood of the Division of Addictive Diseases and Gregg Raduka, Director of Prevention/Intervention Programming & Services, Council on Alcohol and Drugs.
Vincent Vandiegriff (center) winner of the Ray Avant Excellence in Prevention Award with (left) Mary Avant and Glen Avant, daughter and widow of Ray Avant.
Hope House, winner of the Organizational Excellence in Addiction Treatment Award. Back Row (L to R): Board President Julie Miller, Margie Harris, Heather Tudor, Pam Carter, Aishia Leverett, Tracy Jones, Carla Vidal, and Sarah Brooks. Middle Row: Debra Townes, Tammy Alvarado, and Ashley Edge. Front Row: Morgan Campbell, Roslyn Shaw, Executive Director Karen Saltzman, Elicia Taylor, and Gail Darby.
Kenneth Wilson, winner of the Paula Crane Excellence in Addiction Treatment Award.
Winner of the Bruce Hoopes Pioneer in Addiction Treatment Award Gary Byrd, High Impact Training & Counseling with (left) Von Wrighten and Dr. Lucy Roberts-Cannon, Lutheran Services of Georgia.
In a field dedicated to service, the Georgia School of Addiction Studies (GSAS) sets the stage for participants to sharpen skills, be acknowledged by peers, and be inspired by the success of others says Von Wrighten of the Division of Addictive Diseases.