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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 is the Director of Treatment Services at Wayside Family Treatment Center in Minneapolis, MN. She has over 15 years of experience providing direct services to families and individuals struggling with chemical and mental health issues. Finn received her BS from Eastern Michigan University and is currently a graduate student in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at Argosy University-Twin Cities. 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, through the University of Queensland in Australia. Her interests include gender, ethics, research, LGBT 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.
Molly Gilbert is an Educational Consultant and National speaker on issues in Leadership and Diversity. With over 25 years of experience leading admissions offices for various universities and boarding schools, she has specialized in recruiting and advising high-ability high school students in their gaining access to the Ivy Leagues. She has also been a national circuit speaker at professional educational conferences focusing on best hiring practices, team-building and positive mentoring from within organizations. Currently, Molly serves as the Director of Business Development for Vinland National Center, spending most of her time presenting to those in the legal, judicial and hospital environs about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and cognitive disabilities and the treatment of, within the Substance Abuse field. She obtained both her BA in Political Science and Russian and her Masters in Education emphasizing Human Resource Development from the University of MN – Twin Cities. She spent a year studying at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland with a 3 month educational exchange in the former Soviet Union. Having 35 years of continuous sobriety, she joined the MARRCH Ethics committee in 2015 to help 'give back' to the field of Recovery. Molly is a monthly speaker at Anoka County Jail for the women inmates and a volunteer speaker for the Twin Cities AA Intergroups. Educating others on ways to support all underserved communities is a passion and she enjoys watching others' learning process along with her own.
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.
Need an Ethics Consultation?
For an ethics phone consultation, please contact Cecelia Jayme at (651) 213-4154.