Advisors & Coalition Support
Mandi Puckett, CPS
Founder and Executive Director, Clear Alliance
CLEAR Alliance is a statewide educational non- profit organization focused on substance abuse and impaired driving prevention education. Puckett has worked in public service for 19 years (15 years in Substance Abuse Prevention and 4 years in Juvenile Justice Probation). Prior to her statewide educational outreach, Puckett worked locally for a non-profit for 12 years as Prevention Supervisor and coordinator of alcohol, tobacco and other drug prevention efforts in Jefferson County, including supervising other prevention specialists. Her efforts included spearheading the Jefferson County Prevention Task Force, its Meth Task Force subgroup and numerous community prevention projects – including developing community partnerships and adopting the county-wide Jefferson County Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Protocol (the first such protocol in the state of Oregon). After graduating college in 1997, Puckett started her public service career as a Juvenile Justice Officer in 1999, which inspired and led her to move to the substance abuse prevention field in 2002. She received her certification as a Prevention Specialist (CPS) from the Addictions Counselor Certification Board of Oregon in 2007. During her 19 years of service, she has been recognized with several awards including a Special Recognition Award from the Oregon State Sheriffs’ Association, Outstanding Prevention Program Award from Oregon Partnership, Citizen Impact Award from the Jefferson County Sheriff, Catalyst for Change Award from the National Smart Approaches to Marijuana non-profit, and the Oregon DUII Prevention/Treatment Provider of the Year Award from the Oregon DUII Multi-Disciplinary Training Task Force. Puckett is also a Teen Marijuana Education Course (TMEC) Trainer who trains TMEC Instructors across Oregon.
Marvin D. Seppala, MD
Chief Medical Officer, Hazelden Betty Ford
Substance Use Coalition Representative
Marvin D. Seppala, MD, the chief medical officer of the nonprofit Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, and recipient of the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Annual Award.
The Annual Award recognizes and honors an individual for outstanding contributions to the growth and vitality of ASAM, for thoughtful leadership in the field, for deep understanding of the art and science of addiction medicine, and for expanding the frontiers of the field of addiction medicine and broadening understanding of the addictive process through research and innovation. Dr. Seppala also is on a select list of finalists for Modern Healthcare’s “2020 most influential clinical executives” recognition.
In addition to overseeing all interdisciplinary clinical practices and standards of care at Hazelden Betty Ford—a leading national provider of addiction treatment, education and recovery resources—Dr. Seppala serves as adjunct Assistant Professor at both the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He is responsible for the development of Hazelden Betty Ford’s Comprehensive Opioid Response with the Twelve Steps (COR-12®), an innovative and historic effort launched in 2012 to integrate medication-assisted treatment with psychosocial therapies and Twelve Step peer support to treat opioid use disorder in a specialized addiction treatment setting. It was groundbreaking and courageous because there were so many vocal critics—both Twelve Step traditionalists who were skeptical of medications and medical providers who were skeptical about the value of Twelve Step peer support.
Dr. Seppala also led the development of a Feedback Informed Treatment (FIT) system at Hazelden Betty Ford, which allows patients to complete proven, objective survey tools that populate their charts through a patient portal, providing clinicians with information about their treatment progress. He explains, “The tools were taken from addiction research literature and predict positive and negative outcomes of treatment, thus allowing us to alter treatment planning in real-time to improve outcomes for individuals.”
Dr. Seppala is the author of several books, including Prescription Painkillers: History, Pharmacology and Treatment. He served as an ASAM board member for several years and has testified on Capitol Hill numerous times, including emphasizing the need to expand addiction-related education for all medical providers, starting in medical school.
Executive Director, HIDTA Oregon-Idaho
Chris Gibson was appointed as the Oregon-Idaho (previously Oregon) HIDTA Executive Director on November 1, 2006. Mr. Gibson is a past Chairman of the National HIDTA Director Committee and currently serves as the Chairman of the National Emerging Threat Initiative’s (NETI) oversight committee and as Vice President of the National HIDTA Directors Association. On February 5, 2015 Chris was recognized by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy with an Outstanding Support to the National HIDTA Program award during the 2015 National HIDTA Conference in Washington, D.C. Chris was again recognized by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy with the Edward Williams Lifetime Achievement Award during the 2018 National HIDTA Conference in Washington, D.C.
Prior to his appointment as Oregon HIDTA Director, Chris served for 18 years in local law enforcement and achieved the rank of Deputy Chief of Police. Chris graduated in 1990 from Portland State University with a Bachelor of Science in the Administration of Justice and again in 2011 with an Executive master’s degree in public administration. Chris is also a graduate of the 205th session of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Academy.
In addition to his duties as Oregon HIDTA Director, Chris serves as a member of the Lines for Life Executive Board and Vice President of the Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association.
The Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Executive Director is responsible for the successful implementation of the Executive Board’s strategy and policies. The Executive Director provides day-to-day administrative, financial, and program management for the operations of the HIDTA; facilitates and encourages the development of innovative approaches to drug law enforcement; ensures that HIDTA Initiatives are in compliance with HIDTA program requirements; and advises the Executive Board concerning the performance of HIDTA Initiatives.
The Executive Director oversees the Oregon-Idaho HIDTA Management and Administration Initiative staff, which includes a Budget and Program Analyst, Program Coordinator and Administrative Assistant.
Elizabeth Glaser MBA
Elizabeth spent her career working as a senior executive working for mission driven enterprises in the fields of health and human services in Massachusetts. Prior to her retirement, Elizabeth was the Chief Operating Officer of Vinfen, a $120 million human service agency providing a comprehensive array of programs and services to adults with psychiatric, developmental and behavioral disabilities in New England.
Prior to joining Vinfen, Ms. Glaser spent 14 years in a number of senior positions within the Partners HealthCare System, the integrated health care entity formed by the Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. During her tenure, she served as a Vice President at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a Senior Vice President at a community hospital and as the first administrative director for the newly integrated Psychiatry and Mental Health service line. Glaser originally joined Partners to lead the collaborative efforts of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of MA and Partners HealthCare System. Prior to her long career in health care, she worked as a consultant for McKinsey and Company, Inc. in Chicago.
In addition to her relevant work experience, Ms Glaser served on the Board of the Hazelden Foundation, a leading national provider of a full continuum of addiction services, where she was the Chair of the Finance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee, as the Founding Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Mood and Anxiety Resource Center at the MGH and as a Fund Director and Chair of Bowdoin College’s Annual Fund.
She received her graduate degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and her undergraduate degree cum laude from Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME.
Coalition Sector Representatives
Jules Walters, City Councilor of West Linn
State/Local/Tribal Government Representative
Kara Kellar, Young Life West Linn
Youth Serving Organization Representative
Kathleen Self, Riverwest Church
Religious/Fraternal Organization Representative
Brittany Bucholz, LSW Student Support and Outreach WLWV District
Captain Oddis Rollins, West Linn Police Department
Law Enforcement Representative
David Goode, West Linn Rotary
Civic/Volunteer Organization Representative
Rosemary Reynolds, FM News, KXL, Alpha Media
OPHA, Addition Prevention
Executive Director, Tualatin Together
Vibrant Future Coalition
Clair Raujol, CPS
Addictions Prevention Coordinator
Multnomah County Health Department
Mental Health and Addiction Services Division
Substance Abuse Prevention Lead
Deschutes County Health Services
Jill Dale MA, CADCI, CPS
Regional Overdose Prevention Project
Mid-Willamette Valley Overdose Prevention
Certified Prevention Specialist
Crook County Health Department
Clackamas County Prevention Coalition
More than 60 members strong including local coalition members below:
Drug and Alcohol Prevention Specialist
Children, Family & Community Connections
Oregon City Together
Northwest Family Services