2016 Featured Speakers
Caleb J. Banta-Green, PhD, MPH, MSW
Senior Research Scientist, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute
Affiliate Associate Professor, School of Public Health, University of Washington
Biographies, Research, Bios, Publications
Maggie Bennington-Davis, M.D.
Dr. Maggie Bennington-Davis is currently Chief Medical and Operating Officer for Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare in Portland, Oregon, which serves more than 12,000 children, teens, adults, and seniors annually in a broad continuum of services. Prior to Cascadia, Maggie served as Psychiatry Medical Director for a regional medical center (Salem Hospital), as well as hospital Chief of Staff. A disciple of Dr. Sandra Bloom, and using quality improvement processes, she led development of a cultural change model for implementation of trauma-sensitive services with the subsequent elimination of seclusion and restraint on an acute psychiatric inpatient unit. She has co-authored a book and published articles and chapters on the subject, and has done hundreds of consultations and presentations regarding organizational change, trauma-informed environments, and leadership. She is on faculty at the Sanctuary Institute.
Dr. Bennington-Davis completed a Masters of Medical Management degree at Tulane University School of Public Health in 2005. She remains on faculty at Oregon Health Sciences University, where she completed both medical school and psychiatry residency.
Scott Boyles, LAC
Scott Boyles, LAC, is the Senior National Training Director for Train For Change Inc. with over 30 years of experience in the behavioral health field, he has acted as an inpatient and intensive outpatient counselor, clinical director and director. He has been a CARF Surveyor, a site surveyor and contract manager for addiction treatment programs at the state level. For over two decades, Scott has been a consultant and trainer, with a focus on the ASAM Criteria, individualized treatment planning, clinical documentation, Transtheoretical Model of Change and Motivational Interviewing. Scott is known for providing informative, engaging and entertaining trainings that include practical, real-world applications. Scott is a licensed Addiction Counselor, MINT Trainer and has been a member of the ASAM Steering Committee.
Michael McLean and John Batdorf, Lifetime Songwriters, Composers, Authors
For many recovering addicts it’s in rehab they discover there are often musical triggers to their abuse, (the songs associated with using) and then they have to learn how to avoid those triggers that are essentially the soundtrack to their addiction. Last year, some addiction recovery sponsors found out that John Batdorf and Michael McLean were working on a project with the working title of 12 songs for 12 steps and asked if they’d do a concert for several recovering addicts. Turns out it was about 700 addicts and their families who attended. The concert gave John and Michael a chance to see if their songs made a difference with the audience. They were overwhelmed with the feedback they received that evening. The show received a tremendous response, people waiting in line for nearly an hour to thank them, and after receiving several hand written notes from addicts at the show saying “please hurry and get these songs recorded” they realized that the need was great and the urgency even greater.
John and Michael are singer/songwriters with a passion to let the power of music help people trying to change. They’ve been wearing out their lives the last forty plus years as professional songwriters hoping to make a difference. Although they understand they’re not the only guys who have songs that could help, they want to get the ball rolling.