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Committee Members

Ruth Leonard – Health Care Authority, Conference Chairperson

Amy Martin – Thurston Mason Behavioral Health Organization

Katie Rainer – Department of Corrections

Eric Osborn – Health Care Authority

Jared Langton – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Health Care Authority

Jeff Green – Developmental Disabilities Administration

Jennifer Wyatt

Jim Leingang – Evergreen Council on Problem Gambling

Mark Kreilkamp – Department of Social and Health Services, Eastern State Hospital

Melinda Trujillo- Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Health Care Authority

Monica Reeves – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Health Care Authority

Natalie Fryar – Evergreen Manor

Pamala Sacks-Lawler- Juvenile Justice Rehabilitation Administration

Rick Ries – University of Washington

Sarah Pine – Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, Health Care Authority

Tiffany Villines- Health Care Authority

About the Conference

Who should attend the conference?

Professionals from behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health come together to share current information on COD and treatment. The COD & Treatment Conference is open to everyone interested in behavioral health, developmental disabilities, adult and youth corrections, and physical health.

When and where is the COD & Treatment Conference held?

The COD & Treatment Conference is held at the Yakima Convention Center and will be held October 15 and 16, 2018. There will be 2 pre-conference workshops and 3 post-conference workshops on Sunday, October 14, 2018 and Wednesday, October 17, 2018 respectively. Please visit the Conference Schedule page for additional details.

What is the cost for the conference?

For early bird registration the cost for the conference is $150.00 if registered by August 31, 2018; afterwards general registration is $175.00. Approximately 100 consumer scholarships—for individuals or family members with COD—are available to cover lodging, registration, and a stipend to help with food and travel.

Are there continuing education hours available?

This year the participants can earn up to 12.25 Continuing Education Hours for this conference. In order to provide proof of attendance, participants must sign in at the registration desk each morning. Continuing Education Hours have been approved for the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). Participants may use the certificate to apply for Continuing Education Hours from other certification/licensing boards.

Is exhibitor space available?

Exhibitor space is available to for profit and non-profit entities.