Ryan Rasmussen is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist and Public speaker who demonstrates resilience and hope through speaking about his lived experiences of trauma, addiction, homelessness, and ultimately recovery. In sharing his story, Ryan utilizes his unique perspective as both a prior client accessing social services, and as a current mental health service provider walking alongside clients who navigate those same services. Ryan is passionate about taking audiences with him on his journey of recovery in the hopes that his experiences can be a clear reminder that no matter how far down a person has fallen, there is always a path to a better life. Ryan is dedicated to working to reduce the stigma related to trauma, addiction, and homelessness. Ryan lives with his wife and son in a suburb of St. Paul, Minnesota and enjoys the simpler pleasures in life like bird watching, traveling, and playing with his rescue dog.
Kevin McGinley, Discover Recovery
Dr. Kevin McGinley, PhD, MSW, LICSW, SUDp has been in mental health and substance abuse treatment for 20 years. Most recently, he held positions in community mental health as well as clinical director of a dual-diagnosis program. He worked at Willapa Behavioral Health from 2001 to 2013, working with dual-diagnosed clients. In 2014 he became Clinical Director for Mental Health Services at Free by the Sea and was there until 2019, In 2019 he became Clinical Director at Discover Recovery, a dual-diagnosis program in Long Beach, Washington.
Tina Andrews, Grays Harbor Comprehensive Treatment Center
Tina is the Clinic Director at Grays Harbor Comprehensive Treatment Center, a medication assisted treatment center. She is a licensed SUDP with an AAS in Human Services and a BA in Social Services. She began her career in substance use in 2005 starting with Intensive Outpatient treatment, moving to a Therapeutic Community within a correctional facility, then onto working with Juvenile’s leaving incarceration with the Offender Reentry Program. Tina then worked in Intensive Inpatient at HarborCrest prior to moving to Medicated Assisted Treatment and Office Based Opioid Treatment (OBOT) with Evergreen Treatment Solutions.
Stephanie Hollandsworth, Grays Harbor Comprehensive Treatment Center
Stephanie Hollandsworth is the Clinic Supervisor at Grays Harbor Comprehensive Treatment Center, medication assisted treatment center. She is a licensed SUDP and has an AAS in Human Services and a BAS in Organizational Management. Stephanie has been working in the field of Human Services for the past 9 years.
Pat Matlock, Pacific County Sheriff's Office
Pat Matlock is the Chief Criminal Deputy with the Pacific County Sheriff’s Office. He helps oversee both the Corrections and Patrol divisions within the office. Over the course of his 26-year career, Chief Matlock has been assigned as a Correction’s Officer, Patrol Deputy, Traffic Enforcement Deputy, D.A.R.E Officer, School Resource Officer and spent 4 years assigned to the Pacific County Drug Task Force. He also has held the rank of Sergeant. He was appointed to the rank of Chief Criminal Deputy in 2011. Chief Matlock is a core team member of the Justice Mental Health Collaboration Program, Mental Health Diversion Program steering committee, and the Law and Justice Council. He also serves on the panel for Drug Court. Chief Matlock now also oversees the Pacific County Drug Task Force.
Judd Comer, Pacific County Health & Human Services
Judd Comer currently serves as the Jail Liaison in Pacific County. Previously, Judd worked in corrections and behavioral health. He worked as a mental health Crisis case manager and crisis community responder within pacific county. With accountability and rehabilitation in mind, Judd also spent many years as a juvenile rehabilitation counselor assistant focusing on inmates integrating back into the community. He is committed to building new relationships, strengthening current relationships within the community, connecting those serving time or recently released to services and resources, in an effort to reduce recidivism. Judd has over 25 years working experience in these areas.
Maureen Bailey, Washington State Health Care Authority
Maureen has worked the in the field of peer support for over 10 years. She is currently the Recovery Support Services Supervisor with the Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery, previously the Peer Support Program Administrator. Along with having experience providing direct peer services she is a state approved trainer for both the Adult, and Youth and Family CPC Trainings. Maureen worked in collaboration with DSHS Office of Forensic Mental Health Services in creating a continuing education training for CPCs called The Intersection of Behavioral Health and the Law.
As a person with lived experience in behavioral health, Maureen is passionate about reducing the stigma surrounding those with behavioral health challenges. Her commitment is to reducing the stigma that keeps individuals from seeking treatment and recovery.
Tessa Clements, Pacific County Health & Human Services
Tessa Clements started with Pacific County Health and Human Services in October of 2011 as a WIC Clerk and Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. My work in those programs quickly helped me become an expert in social services available in Pacific County. That knowledge helped me be promoted to the Therapeutic Court Coordinator position overseeing Felony Drug Court, Mental Health Diversion and eventually Family Therapeutic Court. In this role I was trained to provide Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to the community. I have been facilitating ACEs trainings in Pacific County since 2017. I am currently the Behavioral Health Program Manager overseeing the County’s One-tenth of 1% Behavioral Health tax dollars and several state and federal grants that implement programs to address behavioral health programs that intersect with the criminal justice system.
Salina Mecham, Willapa Behavioral Health
Salina attended the University of Utah and received a master's degree in social work and a certification in substance use treatment. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LICSW), Master Addiction Counselor (MAC), Domestic Violence Intervention Treatment Counselor (DVP), and a certified Clinical Supervisor. Salina is fully licensed in the states of Utah and Washington and got her start in group homes for troubled youth. She moved on to work in a behavioral hospital to do therapy with those that had hit their limit and could no longer cope with living, or their mental health was affecting their ability to function in their lives. She eventually moved to Washington and is currently the interim CEO of Willapa Behavioral Health as well as the Chief Clinical Officer, and Program Manager for the Substances Use, Domestic Violence intervention treatment, Problem Gambling programs, and a mental health/SUD therapist.
Jessica Verboomen, ESD 113
Jessica Verboomen BA, SUDP earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from City University of Seattle. For the last 13 years, she has put that degree to use working with both adults and adolescent’s as a Licensed Substance Use Disorder Professional and Prevention Specialist. Jessica is currently the Clinical Supervisor for Capital Region ESD 113 - True North overseeing adolescent services in both Grays Harbor and Pacific County. In this capacity, she oversees a team of Student Assistant Professionals who provide prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services within school districts county wide.