Dr. Richard Duke Dávila, ACSW, Ph.D
Founder and Lead Trainer at Recovery 4 All
Dr. Dávila is a Recovery Life Coach Professional who helps individuals seeking regular ongoing coaching and/or recovery support as people in recovery build a solid foundation. He is the President of Recovery All, Inc. a company that focuses on Recovery Support Services for all pathways to recovery.
Dr. Dávila has been International/National Certified Gambling Counselor, Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor. Currently he is a Recovery Coach Professional, Trainer and Trainer of Trainers (TOT) for the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. He is renowned international lecturer in adult education, alcohol & drugs, and diversity. He is a person in long term recovery.
Dr. Dávila received his Masters (MSW) and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut. With more than thirty-five years of experience in education, addictions training, and community work, Dr. Dávila brings unparalleled experience and expertise in the Addiction and Recovery Studies field.
Dr. Dávila has held faculty and management positions in the fields of addiction studies and educational leadership. He has served on local, state, and national agency boards in the field of addictions, including Initial Review Groups (IRG) for the office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
He is the co-author of three books: "Living Your Life Not Your Story, (2nd edition)", "A Holistic Look at Substance Use Recovery; a book to encourage the recovery wellness model", and "Recovery Family Mentor Workbook". All can be ordered through www.Amazon.com. He has also written numerous articles for respected academic addiction journals. Further, Dr. Dávila has presented at several national addiction conferences.
Dr. Dávila served as the Associate Dean for the School of Human Services for Springfield College. And, for the 2006-2007 academic year, was appointed Distinguished Professor of Humanics, the highest faculty distinction as a faculty person at Springfield College.
Recently, Dr. Dávila retired from his position as Professor and Campus Director at Springfield College, serving as a full, tenured professor for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, Tampa Bay Florida Campus. Springfield College, He is currently Professor Emeritus He is also currently helping treatment programs implement enhanced "recovery support services". He is a sought after Recovery Life Coach and a deliverer of quality training to persons wishing to become a Recovery Coach Professional (RCP) and a Certified Recovery Support Specialist (CRSS) as well as other addiction studies courses.
Marguerite (Rita) Ballard, (see bio below)
Henry Singleton, MS, HS-BCP LEAD TRAINER, is a Lecturer and Academic Adviser for Springfield College, School of Professional and Continuing Studies in Tampa, Florida where he has taught Undergraduate and Graduate classes in addiction studies, counseling, and community development since 1999. In addition to earning a graduate degree in Community Counseling Psychology, completing Doctoral level courses in Human Services Administration, and holding a National Board Certification in Human Services, Henry has successful experience in field operations, pilot programs, marketing, and grant writing. President of ClearPoint Strategies, Inc., Henry has been involved in program development, training, counseling and teaching individuals and groups across highly diverse populations and industries in both the private and nonprofit sectors for over 25 years.
Marguerite (Rita) Ballard, RCP, RFM, CRRA, Co-Facilitator, She is a trained Recovery Coach and a trained Instructor for the CCAR curriculum and the Recovery Life Coaching Trimester Series. She has had a variety of experiences in developing training curriculum and delivering education and training seminars. Her experience includes: 1) Creating training materials, exercises and job aids for classroom instruction, 2) Produces assessments for certification and course work completion, technical and educational support in various software solutions to user communities, 3) Recovery Coach & Recovery Family Mentor, providing services to individuals seeking education and support in their recovery journey. 3) Curriculum development support for Recovery All, Inc.
Nydia Orozco-Davila, MS, MSW, co-owner of Recovery All, Inc. Holds a BS from New Hampshire College, an MS in Mental Health Counseling, and an MSW in Generalist Studies from Springfield College. An educator with over twenty-five years of varied experiences in Human Services. Nydia has taught the Group Project sequence at the School of Human Services, Springfield College for 18 years. She has successfully completed the Gambling Counselor course work and is a bilingual (Spanish) counselor. She is also a trained CCAR Recovery Coach.
Ana F. Pagnotta, M.S, Is a trained Recovery Coach and Recovery Coach Trainer. She is a Human Services Consultant assisting non-profit administrators to develop and implement quality control systems for program development, to include policy and procedures following state and federal standards. A health and wellness consultant with extensive leadership experience, Ana has worked with populations ranging in age, socioeconomic status, and health and mental capacity. She is currently the Learning and Development Consultant at Compass Group North America.
N. Daniela Dávila has a Bachelor of Science degree from Springfield College and also earned her Master’s there with a concentration in Community Counseling Psychology. Formally, the Associate Director for Athletic Development for Global United Soccer, she also does consulting for youth development through sports throughout the Tampa Bay area. With a keen interest and experience in health and wellness, Daniela is a trained Recovery Coach and a Trainer of Trainers (TOT) for the CCAR Recovery Coach Academy. Daniela also works independently as a Recovery Life Coach in Food Addiction and is committed to holistic wellness recovery.
Jackie Sue Griffin, MS, is the Owner & Executive Director of Jackie Sue Griffin & Associates. She worked as Operation PAR’s Vice President of Development and served as Executive Director for the LiveFree! Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition of Pinellas County for 17 years. Jackie was a member of the Board of Directors for the Florida School of Addictions Studies and has provided technical assistance and coaching for Florida’s coalitions working with the Florida Department of Children and Families. With 17 years in recovery from an alcohol addiction Jackie understands first hand that each individual’s recovery process is their own. As a recovering professional, Jackie has spent her career advocating for recovery-oriented systems of care locally, statewide and nationally. She contributes recovery peer leadership for Tampa Bay area non-profits and community sectors implementing a responsive recovery-oriented system of care in Florida, particularly the Tampa Bay Area.
Dr. Michal Mendel Galer, MBA, DBA, has an extensive marketing background in radio, television and film. He was a Realtor and business entrepreneur in the Boston area from many years. Dr. Galer earned his MBA from Northeastern University in Boston, where he began his teaching career and his DBA from Nova Southeastern University. From 2001-2010, Dr. Galer served as the Director of Academic Affairs for the University of Phoenix, North Florida. He has also worked as a marketing consultant to RNet Health, Inc., focusing on behavioral health issues, substance abuse treatment, education, relapse and recovery. Dr. Galer was an “expert panel member” for the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, part of the NIH in Washington, DC. He has also co-authored journal articles and a book with Dr. Davila.
Jerome D. Kriss, M.S., LMHC, CASAC-G, received his Masters degree from Springfield College with a concentration in Administration and Counseling. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Mr. Kriss was the Senior Assistant Director of the New York State Medical Society, Committee for Physicians Health, Albany, NY for nine years. Currently, he is the Clinical Director for the Center for Problem Gambling, Albany, NY. For the past ten years, Mr. Kriss has been a visiting Adjunct Professor at the School of Human Services, Springfield College, Tampa Bay Campus, teaching and lecturing on issues in substance abuse and gambling. Mr. Kriss has presented at conferences and to state committees on issues related to problem and pathological gambling. He is a practicing Recovery Life Coach in both gambling and substance use disorder recovery in the Albany, N.Y. area.
Terrance A. Macho, MS, LADC, CAP is an Adjunct Professor, School of Human Services, Springfield College, Tampa Bay Campus. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida School of Addiction Studies. Terry is a Certified Addictions Professional in Florida (CAP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC), State of Minnesota. From 2002 to 2010 he was affiliated with the Hanley Center, West Palm Beach, holding various positions including Director of the Center for Older Adult Recovery, Director of Quality Improvement and Administrator of Continuing Education. His graduate studies in chemical dependency education include completion of the Counselor Training Program at the Hazelden Foundation, Center City, Minnesota. In September, 2005 he was awarded a Master of Science degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and Education by the Fischler Graduate School of Education and Human Services, Nova Southeastern University. For the past three years, he has worked with treatment centers and recovery residences in Southeast Florida. Currently, he is offering the 30 hour training for individuals seeking the Certified Behavioral Health Technician credential and is a Counselor for senior persons seeking recovery.