Expert Faculty Roster

Keynote Speaker


David Mee-Lee, MD  *
President, DML Training & Consulting

David Mee-Lee is a leading expert in co-occurring substance use and mental disorders with over 40 years experience in person-centered treatment and program development. He is not your usual psychiatrist, nor is he your usual educator. He writes and speaks in down-to-earth, jargon-free language and makes learning challenging and enjoyable. Audiences consistently express satisfaction with his combination of rich content and practical approach delivered in his engaging style. His down-to-earth upbringing in Australia coupled with his Chinese heritage make for an interesting mix of dry humor and quiet wisdom.

David is a Board-certified psychiatrist and is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). David has trained and consulted for hundreds of organizations, ranging from small mental health centers to government departments and national behavioral healthcare companies. David has also authored a number of book chapters and papers in a variety of professional publications. He is the former Editor-in-Chief of all past and current editions of The ASAM Criteria. Read more about Dr. Mee-Lee here

Featured Speaker


Jeffery Wilkins, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM
LINCY/Heyward-Moynihan Inaugural Chair in Addiction Medicine
Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center | (310) 310-1383

Jeffery N. Wilkins, MD, DFAPA, DFASAM, is the Lincy/Heyward-Moynihan Endowed Inaugural Chair in Addiction Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neurosciences, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC), and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Wilkins received his undergraduate degree from University of Notre Dame, his MD and internal medicine internship from University of California, San Diego, and psychiatric training at UCLA followed by a Career Development award from the Veterans Administration. He is currently Chief Medical Officer of a substance use disorder treatment and prevention program for the country of Qatar - Dr. Wilkins will coordinate substance use treatment across all systems of healthcare, while also providing treatment as an alternative to the judicial and enforcement systems. Dr. Wilkins also serves on the boards of both the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM); and he is also on the board of the Brent Shapiro Foundation for Drug Awareness. In addition, he previously served as the President of the California Society of Addiction Medicine, the Board Chair of the Psychological Trauma Center (CSMC) and inaugural Senior Editor of the Journal of Military Behavioral Health (MBH, Taylor & Francis, publishers). During Dr. Wilkins tenure as Senior Editor, the journal presented special issues and spotlights on: protective and risk factors for returning male and female veterans, and assessment of the behavioral health needs of military families, including intimate partner violence, and behavioral health of children in military families. Read more about Dr. Wilkins here

Jessica Arbogast, FNP – Family Nurse Practitioner, Odyssey House *

Mark A. Augustine, BSW – Substance Abuse Treatment Coordinator, Salt Lake Legal Defender Association *

Samantha Ball, MPP, PhD – Research Associate, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute, University of Utah *

Stacy Bank, MD - Medical Director, University of Utah Intensive Outpatient Clinic *

Brenden Borrowman, PhD – Vice President, ReBoot Centers *

Christina D. Boyd, LCSW, LCAC – MSW Program Director, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare *

[Supported By The Opioid Response Network]

Megan K. Broekemeier, MPH, CHES – Opioid Fatality Research Coordinator, Office of the Medical Examiner, Utah Department of Health *

Jeri Bullock, DDS – Assistant Professor, School of Dentistry, University of Utah | Dental Director, South Main Clinic | | (909) 528-8420 *

Erika Bunnel, BSN, RN – Clinic Manager, Martindale Clinic *

Sean Callahan, MD – Assistant Professor & Provider, Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, University of Utah Health *

Amy De la Garza, MD – Owner, Heron Medical | Fellow, Addiction Medicine *

Alyssa Doom, MS – Principal Associate, Pew-MacArthur Results First Initiative, The Pew Charitable Trusts *

Jeannie Edens, BA – Associate Director of Community Services, Salt Lake County Division of Behavioral Health Services *

Elizabeth Howell, MD – Associate Professor & Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah *

Susana Keeshin, MD - Assistant Professor of Pediatrics & Internal Medicine, University of Utah School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease | | (801) 419-5214 *

Daniel Lancaster, LCSW – Capital Homicide Mitigation Specialist, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association | *

Dean Mayer, MD, FACP – Medical Director, Riverton Hospital; Medical Director, SUD/PICC Live Program | *

Ryan Morgan, MPH, LCSW – Therapist, University of Utah *

Kevin L. Neff, CHES Prevention Specialist, Valley Behavioral Health | | (801) 243-1827 *

Heidi L. Peterson – Program Manager & Regional Director, Utah Division of Substance Abuse & Mental Health *

Lauren Prest, DO – Medical Director of Mental Health & Addiction Treatment Services, Moab Regional Hospital *

Brian Redd, MS - Chief, Utah Department of Public Safety, State Bereau of Investigation *

Edward Redd, MD – Physician, Bear River Health Department | | (435) 994-1388 *

Marcela C. Smid, MD – Assistant Professor, University of Utah Division of Maternal & Fetal Medicine

[Dr. Smid is a consultant on Hepatitis C & Pregnancy for Gilead Sciences, Inc. This relevant financial relationship has been resolved in advance of this program’s release date.]

Wendel Smith, LMT, PhD – Reboot Centers *

Kristina Swickard, MCJ – Division Chief of Social Services, Salt Lake Legal Defenders Association | | (801) 440-6019 *

Paul Thielking, MD – Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Utah | Director of Psycho-oncology, Huntsman Cancer Hospital *

Bryan Teuscher, LCSW – Clinic Director, Discovery House Taylorsville *

Bryan G. Trump, DDS, MS – Associate Professor, University of Utah School of Dentistry *

Susie Wiet, MD – Owner & Founder, Sovegna, PLLC *

Todd R. Wilcox, MD, MBA, FACCP - Medical Director, Salt Lake County Jail System | | (801) 918-3692 *

Angie Zuehlke, LCSW – Care Coordinator, Salt Lake County Mental Health Courts *

All faculty were asked to sign a disclosure noting any potential conflicts of interest related to financial relationships with commercial interest(s) – defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing healthcare goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. An asterisk (*) indicates no potential conflicts of interest related to financial relationships with commercial interests and a double-dagger (‡) indicates that disclosure forms have not yet been received. 


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