Friday, April 16, 2010

International Christian Recovery Coalition Leadership

International Christian Recovery Coalition


Karen A. Plavan, Ph.D., of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania--Chairperson
Director, The Oasis Recovery Center of Western Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, PA:
Assistant Professor, Counselor Education—Chemical Dependency, The Pennsylvania State University;
Teacher, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary
Robert Turner, M.D., MSCR, of Charleston, South Carolina-Co-Chairperson
Medical Director of the MUSC Medical Neurophysiology Laboratory;
Associate Professor in the departments of Neurosciences, Pediatrics, and Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Epidemiology
The Rev. Dr. Charles Puskas of Lino Lakes, Minnesota--Co-Chairperson
Former Senior Reference Editor at United Methodist Publishing House
Former Academic Editor, Fortress Press at Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Biblical scholar:
Author (with David Crump), An Introduction to the Gospels and Acts (2008)
Dick B., of Kihei, Maui, Hawaii—(Doctor of Jurisprudence) Executive Director
Writer, historian, retired attorney, Bible study, and active, recovered AA
Author of 39 published titles on the history and Bible roots of early A.A.:
Advisory Counselors
Pastor Jim Gaffney of New York
Pastoral Counselor
Former Recovery Pastor, Pastor of Mariners Care, Mariners Church, Irvine, California
Ordained International Pastor of Addictions, Dunklin Memorial Ministry
Bachelor of Science, Pharmaceutical Sciences, St. John’s University; Hospital Pharmacist
Bonnie Lepper, Managing Director, Wilson House, East Dorset, Vermont
Birthplace and boyhood home of Bill Wilson, Cofounder of A.A.
Home of Griffith Library, house where Bill Wilson was raised by Grandfather Griffith
Jean LaCour, Ph.D., CAPP, of Orlando, Florida
President and Cofounder of the NET Training Institute, Inc. (
President of the International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition (ISAAC)
Member of “Partners for Recovery,” a steering committee for the Substance Abuse MentalHealth Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Former Faith Coordinator for Florida’s Access to Recovery (ATR) program
Charles P. Mau, MRE, of Manhattan Beach, California
President of Wyoming Pacific Oil Company;
Former high school teacher and coach in Los Angeles County schools
Scott Craven of Honolulu, Hawaii
Lay leader of Men’s Step Study Groups on Oahu, Hawaii
Robert T. Tucker, Ph.D. , D. Min, CDAAC, Huntington Beach, California
Registered Addiction Specialist
President/CEO of New Life Spirit Recovery, Inc.
President, Association of Christian Drug and Alcohol Counselors Institute
Mark Galligan of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Lay leader of “Akronites,” a community of recovery outreach fellowships; frequent “circuit” speaker
Rev. Michael Liimatta of Kansas City, Missouri
Director of City Vision College:
Former Director of Education for 17 years of Association of Gospel Rescue Missions;
Founder and former director for 10 years of New Creation Center, a Christ-centered 12-Step treatment program in Michigan
David Powers of San Diego, California
Leader of Rock Recovery Ministry, Soledad House, ABC Houses
Rock Church, San Diego, California:
Steve Foreman of Winter Park, Florida
Leader of Clarence Snyder Retreats and
Co-author of Our Legacy to the Faith Community
Vivian Eisenecher of San Diego, California
Author, Recovering Me, Discovering Joy: Uplifting Wisdom for Everyday Greatness:
Monty Meyer of Albany, Oregon
Owner and producer of “Take 12 Recovery Radio”:
Walter Santos of Santos Ministries, Carlsbad, California
Nationally-known percussionist and singer-entertainer:
Volunteer at Calvary Ranch, San Diego, California
Larry Webb of Rancho Santa Margarita, California
Lay leader of Big Book/Bible study groups
John Sorrells of Norco, California
Airline industry;
Lay leader of James Club of Norco—a Big Book-Twelve Step—Bible study recovery group
Robert (“Bobby”) Nicholl of Lake Forest, California
Director of Admissions and Interventions, Celebrate a New Life at Hope by the Sea,
San Juan Capistrano, Calif.:
Certified National Drug & Alcohol Interventionist;
Registered Addiction Specialist;
Development and operation of several residential treatment centers
Richard Skolnik of Nesconset, New York
A.A. historian
Intern, Addiction counseling
Darvin Smith, M.D. of Boulder, Colorado


Co-Director, YWAM Addictive Behavior School, Kona, Hawaii

Past President, International Substance Abuse and Alcoholism Coalition

Michael P. Belzman, Ph.D., CDAAC, of Redlands, California

Chief Executive Officer, Senior Pastor
Association of Christian Alcohol & Drug Counselors Institute

Registered Addiction Specialist

Jeff MacLeod, of Whittier, California

Executive Director, Overcomers Outreach, Inc.

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