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|Introducing the MARRCH Ethics Committee Members|
The Ethics Committee at MARRCH is pleased to share our members' bios to introduce the committee to the membership at large.
We have one of our most active and proactive committees in the history of the Ethics Committee's formation, and we are proud to introduce each and every one of them.
Committee Co-Chair – Carmen Finn, “Finn”, is the current Clinical Director at Recovering Hope. She has over seventeen years of experience providing services to families and individuals in the field of behavioral health. Finn obtained her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, and received her bachelor degree from Eastern Michigan University in Women’s Studies. Finn is licensed as an alcohol and drug counselor in the state of Minnesota. Additionally, she is also an accredited Triple P practitioner, an evidence-based positive parenting program, by The University of Queensland in Australia. Finn is currently a member and co-chair of the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH) Ethics Committee, as well as an elected member of the MARRCH Board of Governors for Region 11. Her interests include gender, ethics, research, LGBTQ issues, and addiction and the family.
Committee Co-Chair – Kristin Williams is the Program Director for Co-Occurring Disorders Program at Adler Graduate School. She is also an adjunct instructor at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and has over 10 years of providing services to individuals struggling with chemical and mental health issues. Kristin received her BA from University of Wisconsin – Madison; her MA from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities and her Chemical Dependency Certificate from St. Cloud State University. She is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and an approved supervisor for both disciplines. Her passions in the field are ethics, supervision and co-occurring disorders.
Past Committee Chair – Barry Lehman, D. Min., LADC, LPC, is a MN Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Wisconsin Licensed Practical Counselor. He holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Counseling from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. A retired, ordained pastor, he has worked in the substance abuse field since 1993 in both outpatient and residential settings. He has been with Mayo Clinic Addictions Services in Rochester, MN since 2007. He is currently Chair of the MARRCH Ethics Committee and is the co-author of the MARRCH Synthetic Ethics Decision-Making Manual.
Lance Egley, Ph.D., is currently Staff Development Coordinator, Red Lake Nation Chemical Health Programs. Having also supervised several L.A.D.C. interns, he has 30 years experience in treating domestic violence abusers, mental health, and chemical health. While coordinating the CD Minor in Social Work at Bemidji State University, Lance taught the ethics of confidentiality in basic counseling skills courses. Having earned a Ph.D. in sociology, specializing in family and research methods at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities,, Lance is an LADC in MN and received a certified C.A.D.C. III from the Upper Midwest Indian Council on Addictive Disorders (UMICAD). An I.C.R.C. Affiliate, he is also a Certified Prevention Specialist Level I by UMICAD. Lance received his M.S.W. at the University of Wisconsin, Madison and is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in MN. A true intellectual and student of life, Lance also completed a two year post-doctorate in the Organization and Financing of Mental Health Services at the University of CA, Berkeley. Lance has repeatedly taught Federal Alcohol and Drug Program Confidentiality to various programs and conducts contract training, evaluation, and consultation for White Earth Indian Tribe, Leech Lake Indian Tribe, Boise Forte Indian Tribe, Glenmore, Hazelden, and the Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment, Duluth. Having published a number of peer-reviewed scholarly articles and 4 One Voice articles, we are fortunate to have Lance on our committee.
Some of his achievements while on MARRCH Ethics Committee include:
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Cecelia Jayme is Clinical Director at Hazelden in Center City, MN. She started with Hazelden 23 years ago as an intern through the L.C.O. Tribal College and was then hired as an on-call counselor, later to a full time counselor position. In 2000, Cecelia was promoted to Supervisor of one of the Women’s Recovery Units and was a key member in designing the Simmons & Simpson buildings on the Center City Campus and creating the Women’s Recovery Center (now The Betty Ford Women’s Recovery Center) when it opened in 2007.
Cecelia worked closely with Dr. Omar Manejwala and others in creating HBFF’s current Health Care Professionals program in Minnesota. She was also a driving force in advocating for our current Nurse Professionals Program.
Cecelia is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor and holds a Master’s Degree from St Mary’s College with an emphasis on spirituality.
Michael Mahoney is the Treatment Director of the Life Renewal Program at Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge in Rochester, MN. Michael went through chemical dependency treatment as an adolescent and soon after decided to pursue a career in helping others who struggle with addiction. He has worked for over 30 years as a Licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor. He has had the privilege of working both in out-patient settings as well as residential setting. He especially enjoys speaking with young people to influence them toward healthy life decisions. In his spare time he loves to relax with his wife and children.
John says he grew up around adults who were immigrants: first generation citizens who had lived through two world wars and the great depression. They taught him to be a good citizen and “help the next guy.” He says he was finally able to pick up on this when he sobered up in 1978, working as a CD technician, attending the U of MN for a CDC certification. He was then hired at St. Paul Ramsey Medical Center from 1983 to 2009. From then to 2016, he continued his work with Juel Fairbanks, Shakopee Mdewakanton Community Health Center, Huss Center, Pride Institute and Ramsey County Detox.
At age 73, he continues to try to be a good citizen and “help the next guy” by playing an active role on the Ethics Committee. He hopes to keep the best of the old and help create new ways for all.
Michael Frisch is the Executive Director of Cronin Home, located in Rochester MN - a 44 bed, short-term housing option for chronic, homeless, chemically dependent, adult individuals that may also struggle with mental health issues. In addition, he facilitates two cognitive behavioral therapy groups in Rochester MN.
Mike has been active in MARRCH since it's beginnings and an active Ethics committee member since 2006. In addition, Mike is newly active with the Board of Governors membership committee.
Jared Bostrom is the Executive Director at Progress Valley, Inc, a non-profit organization that provides treatment services and sober housing for adults with substance use and co-occurring disorders. He is also an Associate Faculty Member at Adler Graduate School, teaching courses in Marriage and Family Therapy, Co-Occurring Disorders, and Clinical Mental Health Counseling. He has a Doctorate of Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University, Twin Cities, and is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist, an Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and Certified as a Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner (CPRP).
Jared has held a variety of clinical, leadership, and administrative positions in the mental and chemical health systems, primarily in service to adults with co-occurring disorders. He is passionate about integrated and innovative person centered care, and believes that services should be provided in a manner that is flexible, ethical, and most likely to be effective. Through various forms, Jared has also enjoyed the privilege of helping to educate, develop, and support the individuals who provide, or will one day provide, clinical services to those in need.
Edwin N. Swaray is a case manager and addiction counselor at Vinland National Center. He has worked in the field of behavior health for nine years. Edwin obtained his bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He received his master’s in health and human services administration and a graduate certificate in addiction studies respectively from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Edwin is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist (CBIS). His interests in the field include ethics, chemical dependency and brain injury, education, spirituality and diversity issues
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For an ethics phone consultation, please contact Cecelia Jayme at (651) 213-4154.