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Organizational Structure and Leadership

 

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE


Michal Miovský

President

Michal Miovský

Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic

Professor of Clinical psychology, Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic). Dr. Miovsky graduated from the Philosophical Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno in 1998. In 2002, he received a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology at Palacky University in Olomouc. In the same year, he was employed as a researcher at the Institute of Psychology of the Academy of Science of the Czech Republic. He has worked as a professional, as a volunteer, and as a therapist in both drop-in centers and in school prevention. Later he established a therapeutic center for drug users and led a group of treatment facilities (Therapeutic community, Aftercare, Day center and Substitution center) at an NGO, Podane ruce, in Brno.

Michal is vice-dean for non-medical health study programs at the 1st Medical Faculty and Head Department of Addictology of the 1st Medical Faculty, Charles University, Prague and General Teaching Hospital in Prague. He oversees Bachelor (BC), Master (MA) and postgraduate (PHD) addiction study program at the Charles University in Prague.

He was president of ISAJE (International Society of Addiction Journal Editors) in 2015-2016 and he works as a Deputy Editor-in-Chief international Journal of Adiktologie (Addictology), established with his colleagues in 2001 (https://adiktologie-journal.eu). He is also a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery, Czech and Slovak Psychiatry and other Journals. He specializes in qualitative methods and research in the field of addictions, prevention and clinical research (e.g. ADHD).

More information on:

www.adiktologie.cz
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Michal_Miovsky

 

 

 


Roger H. Peters

Vice-president for International Collaboration

Prof. Roger H. Peters, Ph.D.,Vice-President

Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) University of South Florida (USF)

Dr. Peters’ is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) University of South Florida (USF), where he has served as a faculty member since 1986, and as Department Chair from 2004-2011. Dr. Peters holds a joint appointment in USF’s College of Public Health. He received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Florida State University, following completion of a pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine, and is a licensed Psychologist in Florida. Dr. Peters’ has served as Principal Investigator and Director for several grant projects, including a NIDA P30 Research Core Center on Co-Occurring Disorders, Justice, and Multidisciplinary Research. He currently serves on the Florida Supreme Court’s Task Force for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Issues in the Courts, and has been a faculty member of the National Judicial College since 2014. He also serves on the editorial boards for the Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, the Journal of Dual Diagnosis, and the Drug Court Review. Dr. Peters served as Chair and Co-Editor of the SAMHSA/CSAT Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) #44 on “Substance Abuse Treatment for Adults in the Criminal Justice System”. He is also the lead author of the monograph “Screening and Assessment of Co-Occurring Disorders in the Justice System” (3rd edition) which was published by SAMHSA in 2016. In 2015, Dr. Peters served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Cape Coast in Ghana. He received a second Fulbright Specialist grant and served as a Fulbright Scholar in Asuncion, Paraguay, working with colleagues at the Universidad Catolica. Peters was recently appointed to the Colombo Plan’s ICCE Commission and serves as Director of the Universal Treatment Curriculum (UTC) Coordinating Center for North American Universities, located at the University of South Florida.

 

 

 


Igor Koutsenok

Igor Koutsenok, MD., Vice President

University of California San Diego, USA

Dr. Igor Koutsenok is a Professor of Practice in Psychiatry. He graduated as a medical doctor in 1983 at the National Medical University in Kiev, (Ukraine). In 1986 he completed his psychiatry residency training and received a degree as psychiatrist from the Medical University in Sofia (Bulgaria). In 1993-1996 he worked at the University of London, Department of Addictive Behavior and Psychological Medicine at St. George's Hospital Medical School, where he completed his Masters Degree in Addiction Psychiatry. In 1997 he was recruited by the University of California San Diego, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and since has served as faculty member of the Department. Presently he is a Professor of Psychiatry, Director of the UCSD Center for Criminality and Addiction Research, Training and Application (CCARTA), Director of the International Addiction Technology Transfer Center - Ukraine, and Director of the UCSD-Second Chance Collaborative Behavioral Interventions Program. In 2013 he was appointed as Director of Prevention, Treatment, and Rehabilitation of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, United Nations Office in Vienna, and served the UN until 2016, when he returned to the UCSD. Over the last 20 years Dr. Koutsenok led the design and implementation of the Workforce Development Training series for substance abuse counselors, mental health practitioners, social workers and criminal justice professionals in California and multiple states of the United States. He was the UCSD FACT (Forensic Addiction Treatment Certification) Board of Education Director. Dr. Koutsenok served as of the trainers for the National Drug Court Institute in the USA and provided training and education for judges and members of the judicial system nationwide and internationally. Dr. Koutsenok is also a member of the International Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). He is also Vice-President of the International Consortium of Universities on Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). For many years Dr. Koutsenok has taught general and addiction psychiatry to medical students, psychiatry residents, psychology trainees, social workers, criminal justice professionals, and policy makers around the world. He has authored and co-authored over 50 scientific publications and 5 book chapters. Dr. Koutsenok has been invited as a presenter and trainer to hundreds of conferences and workshops in the USA and in more than 40 countries around the world.

 

 

 


Melody Heaps

Melody Heaps, Treasurer/Secretary

Melody M. Heaps founded TASC (Treatment Alternatives for Safe Communities), in 1976 and led the NGO to become a nationally recognized agency before she retired as president in 2009. Under Ms. Heaps’ leadership, TASC grew from a small pilot program in Cook County, Illinois, to a 20 million dollar, statewide organization providing treatment alternatives to incarceration services in the criminal justice system to 20,000 individuals annually. She is currently providing consulting services on public policy related to public health and addiction in the United States and internationally. Currently, Ms. Heaps is the Chair of the International Society of Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Professionals (ISSUP) and on the Board of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). A graduate of Northwestern University, Ms. Heaps received the university’s prestigious Service to Society award in 1995. She has co-written a number of published articles, including Recovery-Oriented Care for Drug-Abusing Offenders in 2009, Toward a Recovery-Oriented System of Care Within the Criminal Justice System in 2008, Toward a Rational Drug Policy: Setting New Priorities in 1994, and Making the Connection: Substance Abuse and the Use of Intermediate Punishments in 1992. She is also the President of MMH and Associates.

 

 

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS


Hamad Al Ghafri

Hamad Al Ghafri

H.E. Hamad Al Ghafri holds a MBBS, MPH, and PhD. He is the Director General of the National Rehabilitation Centre, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre for Substance Use Prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorders Issues, Professor (Emeritus)Faculty of Medicine, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Hashimate Kingdom of Jordan. Dr. Hamad Al Ghafri serves on many national and international bodies. He is the Head of the Higher Committee for Treatment, Rehabilitation and Social Reintegration and a Board Member of Anti Drugs Council in the UAE. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the College of Medicine and Health Sciences of the United Arab Emirates University.

 

 

 

 
Apinun Aramrattana

Apinun Aramrattana

Dr. Aramrattana is a family doctor with a wide epidemiologic experience including the Thai National Household Survey on Drug Abuse, a national estimation of injecting drug users using network scale-up method, and RDS study on HIV prevalence among injecting drug users in Thailand. He has been a site investigator for a few NIDA-funded HIV Prevention multicenter trials on HIV prevention among injecting drug users under the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Clinical Research Site for HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). Since April 2016, he has served as a director of the SAMHSA-UCLA-CMU Southeast Asia HIV Addiction Technology Transfer Center at the Faculty of Medicine, Chiang Mai University (CMU).

 

 

 


Iryna Pinchuk

Iryna Pinchuk

Iryna Pinchuk is Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Drug Abuse Ministry of Health of Ukraine and In-country Director of SAMHSA PEPFAR International Addiction Technology Transfer Center-Ukraine. She graduated as a medical doctor in 1991 at the Donetsk Medical University, Ukraine. After completing her psychiatry residency training and receiving her psychiatry degree in Donetsk she worked as a psychiatrist in Donetsk Regional Clinical Psychiatric Hospital for 11 years. From 2003 to 2008 she was a Deputy Chief Doctor of the City Psychoneurological Dispensary of Donetsk on organizational, methodological and advisory work. From 2008 to 2012 she served as the chief doctor of the City Psychoneurological Hospital No2 of Donetsk and the Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute of Social and Forensic Psychiatry and Drug Abuse of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine). From 2006 to 2017 she was the Chief Psychiatrist and Narcologist of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine. Dr Pinchuk has been a member of the Board of the Ukrainian Psychiatric Association. She holds higher qualification categories in the specialties: “organization and management of health care” and “psychiatry”. Over the last 15 years, she participated and led the design and implementation of multiple research and pilot projects in mental health and addiction treatment. She is a recipient of numerous national awards and an author of more than 90 scientific works, including monographs and training manuals.

 

 

 


Diana Lesme Romero

Diana Lesme Romero

Diana S. Lesme R. has degree in Psychology. Master's Degree in Educational Sciences. Participated in Internship and Professional Development program at the University of Minnesota, the Hennepin County Prevention Center and the Prevention Alliance (Minnesota, US). Was the De Director of the Department of Psychology at the School of Philosophy and Human Sciences, Universidad Católica Nstra. Sra. de la Asunción (2015-2019). She is a teacher at the Psychology School of the same university in Asuncion and Itapúa Campus. Ms. Lesme focuses her research in Educational Psychology, Clinical Psychology, and Developmental Psychology. She has a background of 33 years in private practice counseling with families, children, adolescentes and adults. Served as President of the Sociedad Paraguaya de Psicología (National Association of Psychologists) 1995-2000. Executive Director of the organization SSAFE (Psychological Services of Support to the Family and the School). 2004-2012.

 

 

 


Fernando Salazar

Fernando Salazar

Dr. Fernando Salazar is Principal Professor at the Cayetano Heredia Peruvian University in Lima - Peru. Dr. Salazar received his doctorate in 1994 from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill School of Public Health. He has over 15 years of experience conducting evaluations in the field of substance use prevention in school and community settings. Currently, he is principal investigator of a randomized trial involving secondary schools in Lima, Callao and Cajamarca to evaluate the effectiveness of the Universal Prevention Curricula (UPC) on substance use prevention among school children.

 

 

 


Rehana Kader

Rehana Kader

Dr. Rehana Kader is a Clinical Psychologist at the Mindwize Clinic, Rondebosch Medical Center. She provides psychotherapy for a wide range of clinical disorders, including mood disorders, anxiety related disorders, adjustment disorders, relationship issues and generally helping people to cope with life stressors. She offers individual and family therapy as well as group psychotherapy. Dr. Kader is also competent in clinical practice, research, and training in substance abuse prevention and treatment. She has published several articles in peer reviewed journals. She is a certified Global Master Trainer for training health professionals internationally on the Universal Prevention and Treatment Curriculum for Substance Use Disorders. She trained health professionals from Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Mexico, Peru, Fiji, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and participants among other countries.

 

 

 


Prapapun Chucharoen

Prapapun Chucharoen

Dr. Prapapun Chucharoen is a program director of Master of Art in Addiction Studies, ASEAN Institute for Health Development, Mahidol University, Thailand. She has led the Non-Degree (Training), master (MA) and postgraduate (PHD) addiction study program at the Mahidol University since 2004. She earned her Ph.D. in Neuroscience 2003 and served as a Research fellow at Harvard Graduate School of Education 2008. She is on the editorial board of Journal of Public Health and Development and is a member of Asian Pacific Society for Neurochemistry (APSN) and The Society for Neuroscience (SFN). She is a former Director of the Education and Research Department at the National Institute for Child and Family Development, Mahidol University. Her research specialty is Child and Family Development and Substance Use Disorder. Dr. Prapapun was recently appointed to the Colombo Plan’s ICCE Commission and serves as Educational Provider and Lead of Asia Pacific Regional Collaboration Center of ICUDDR.

 

 

 


Xavier Ferrer

Xavier Ferrer

Dr Ferrer is a specialist on clinical psychology and expert on health promotion. Working in addictions since 1978, he has been linked to prevention and research in the field of higher education, organizing seminars on addictions at the University of Barcelona (UB) (1978-85), and published a proposal (1983) to create a multidisciplinary specialist course on addictions at the University level. In 1986, the UB approved the creation of such a postgraduate Master Degree on Drug Dependence: http://www.ub.edu/drogodependencies/es/. He is currently Director, finishing his 32nd year. Since then, more than 600 professionals belonging to more than 10 different professions and 15 countries have graduated. The degree includes a wide range of interventions (from a traditional therapeutic approach to harm reduction and, of course, prevention), and a large cooperation scheme with public and NGO programs, with more than 45 centers available for the students' internship, which cover more than half of the 82 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) of the Degree.

Apart from his position as UB, Xavier Ferrer is the Executive Director at FSC (Foundation Health and Community), (www.fsyc.org) a professional-led NGO operating in Spain, now employing 1600 professionals in more than 130 centers and programs, including 37 focusing in addictions. The FSC also runs programs for victims of social exclusion, abused women, former prisoners, the elderly, mental patients, and more. In the drug field, he has been both designing new centers and working personally in outpatient settings, harm reduction, safe injection rooms, therapeutic communities, and more. In prevention, he has been active in drug abuse prevention at school, and researched on prevention through the family and the media. In the mid-1990s, he coordinated the PHARE project on Drug Demand Reduction for the European Commission, which opened cooperation with the countries of Central and Eastern Europe before their incorporation to the Union.

 

 

 

ICUDDR OFFICE STAFF


Kevin P. Mulvey,

Kevin P. Mulvey, PhD, Executive Director

Dr. Kevin Mulvey is an Applied Sociologist with over 30 years of experience in the prevention and treatment of Substance Use Disorder. He had been with SAMHSA for 22 years. He has experience working as a Senior Technical Advisor for HIV and Drug Use Prevention and Treatment Interventions. Since 2020, he has been a Senior Public Health Advisor within SAMHSA. His last position was as the Program Development Lead in the Office of Prevention Innovation within the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention. His focus was on policy, data strategies, performance monitoring and evaluation for the office and CSAP leadership. He has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), Division of Systems Development as the Acting Division Director, and the Chief of the Performance and Technical Assistance Branch. His previous projects at CSAP involve the development and implementation of sound prevention programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation. From 2007 to 2020, he worked in the SAMHSA PEPFAR Program. His last assignment was to Hanoi where he was the Regional Substance Abuse Treatment Advisor. He also had assignments in the Ukraine and Central Asia Republic Region (August 2016-August 2018). He has done prevention, treatment and recovery work in Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, China, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Myanmar/Burma, and Ukraine.

As an Applied Sociologist, he has held positions with the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), Division of Services Improvement and the Division of Pharmacological Treatments as Sr. Public Health Advisor. His previous projects at CSAT involved the development and implementation of sound treatment programming through training and technical assistance, materials development and dissemination, and program monitoring and evaluation.

He is a program evaluator, having directed several research programs in the field of Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention. He has worked in clinical programs as a counselor and intake staff particularly in Boston. Prior to Federal Service, Dr. Mulvey worked in the Massachusetts Department of Health within the Bureau of Substance Abuse Services and the Boston Public Health Commission within the Office of Health, Research and Data Systems. He has a Graduate Certificate in Public Health from the University of North Carolina, a PhD from Northeastern University in Sociology, a MA in Applied Sociology and a BA in Sociology from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

He is a Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts at Northeastern University where he received the 1998 Garth Pittman Award for Teaching Excellence and currently teaches distance learning hybrid courses in the Opioid Crisis, Alcoholism: Etiology and Epidemiology, Alcoholism: Treatment and Prevention, Sociology of AIDS, Drugs and Society, Research Methods, Techniques of Data Analysis and Statistics.

 

 

 


Kevin P. Mulvey,

Cary Hopkins Eyles, CAP, MA, Deputy Director

Cary Hopkins Eyles is a certified addictions professional with 20 years of experience in the field of substance use disorders. She began her career in this field after graduating with a master’s degree in criminology and becoming a counselor at a non-profit treatment center working with women and their children. In that non-profit organization, Cary moved into leadership roles and managed the Residential and Criminal Justice related programs. She has also supervised outpatient and pre-trial diversion programs. Prior to coming to ICUDDR, Cary helped oversee the Universal Treatment Curricula Coordinating Center at the University of South Florida. She helped ICUDDR become a non-profit 503c in the United States.

Cary has a bachelor's degree in psychology from Assumption University in Worcester, MA where she graduated summa cum laude. She worked at a local courthouse during her time at the University with suspects who were detained and wanted to attend 12-step meetings.

Cary is a passionate teacher and trainer – conducting UTC trainings as a Global Master trainer credentialed by ISSUP, INL, and CP as well as international trainings on various substance use disorder topics, adult learning principles, self-care for addictions professionals, the role of shame in substance use cycles, motivational enhancement, and more. She also is an instructor at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL, teaching about drugs, crime, and the criminal justice system. She recently created and taught an upper-level University course about trauma in all aspects of the criminal justice system.

Cary’s recent publications have been about emergency teaching during the COVID pandemic and demographics of those receiving treatment for substance use disorders. Former research includes work on trauma informed care in community-based treatment settings and the demographics of school shooting offenders.

 

 

 


Kevin P. Mulvey,

Dianna Fusco Motel, Business Manager

Dianna brings with her a master’s degree in Public Administration, from Appalachian State University and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Mountain State University. She has 20 years’ experience in business administration and oversight, with a passion for the nonprofit sector. Dianna has been involved with economic impact services since 1998, assisting in the development and implementation of a national nonprofit for women.

 

 

 


Kevin P. Mulvey,

Carly Searcy, Project Manager

Carly has over 20 years in nonprofit management experience, holds a Master’s in information science (MIS) from the University of Michigan, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). She served as an AmeriCorps VISTA and has worked in libraries, information technology, and education. She is the author of "Project Management in Libraries," published by the American Library Association.

 

 

 

COORDINATING CENTERS


Africa

Coordinating Center

Beatrice Kathungu
Faculty, Department of Psychology
Kenyatta University

Martin Agwogie
Assistant Coordinator ICUDDR Africa and Executive Director
Global Initiative on Substance Abuse (GISA)
Emails: Beatrice Kathungu and Martin Agwogie

 

Asia-Pacific

Coordinating Center

Prapapun Chucharoen
Director, ASEAN Institute for Health Development
Mahidol University
Department of Addiction Studies
Thailand
Emails: chprapapun@gmail.com and grprapapun@mahidol.ac.th

 

Europe

Coordinating Center

Michal Miovsky
Head Department of Addictology
1st Faculty of Medicine Charles University in Prague
Email: michal.miovsky@gmail.cz

 

Latin/South America and the Caribbean

Coordinating Center

Jimena Kalawski
Chief of the Demand Reduction Unit
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Email: JKalawski@oas.org


Alfonso Abarca
Specialist, Demand Reduction Unit
Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD)
Organization of American States (OAS)
Email: Aabarca@oas.org

 

Middle East

Coordinating Center

Hamad Al Ghafri
Director, National Rehabilitation Centre
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Jordan

 

North America

Coordinating Center

Roger Peters
Director, UTC Coordinating Center for North American Universities
University of South Florida
Email: rhp@usf.edu