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Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs
Section Newsletter
Spring 2004

ATOD Chair’s Column

May 15, 2004

Once again, ATOD had the highest number of abstracts submitted for scientific sessions for the APHA Annual Meeting. We are excited about this year's program, and invite you to join us in Washington, D.C., Nov. 6-10, 2004 for high-quality, informative, and innovative sessions.
I would like to thank all those who helped plan this year’s program, and the large number of people who reviewed abstracts.

The ATOD leadership is working to raise visibility for ATOD issues and has initiated meetings with various government agencies to create ongoing dialogue about collaboration and mutual priorities. We also want to increase our advocacy efforts, and have made a concerted effort to make sure that advocacy is included in the mix of scientific sessions.

Our next newsletter will include tips on how to write effective abstracts, particularly for community-based and advocacy-oriented sessions (that are sometimes more difficult to capture in the abstract format). We are also working to further simplify abstract submission and review for next year.

We invite your active participation in the Section. We have an outstanding field of candidates for Section leadership positions, so please remember to cast your vote. Please also take the opportunity to nominate your colleagues for our ATOD leadership awards, and let us know about your policy and advocacy priorities. I can be reached at <>.

I look forward to seeing you at the Annual Meeting in November!

Diana Conti

ATOD Candidate Nominations Update 2004 -- Cast Your Vote Today!

Here are the candidates for positions that will be filled in the 2004 APHA election.

The election runs from May 15 to June 15. Please take the time to cast your vote!

(Two year term -- vote for one candidate)
Tom Greenfield
Bob Vollinger

(Two year term -- vote for one candidate)
Jamie F. Chriqui

Section Council
(Three year term -- vote for two candidates)
Shereen Khatapoush
Kathleen M. Lenk
Ellen S. Ward
Jennifer Wierwille Norton

Governing Council
(Two year term -- vote for three candidates)
Linda Bosma
Kris Bosworth
Johnnetta Davis-Joyce
Ann G. Mahony

Thanks to our candidates and to all other colleagues who contributed to developing the excellent slate for 2004. As advised by Frances Atkinson, APHA Section Affairs Manager, the election Web site and paper ballots were mailed on May 15 and run through June 15.

The ATOD Nominations Committee (Diana Conti, Frances Stillman and Norman Giesbrecht) is hoping on high voter turnout. Please be sure to vote.

Norman Giesbrecht, Nominations Chair

2004 ATOD Call for Award Nominations -- Due June 18, 2004

Applications are being accepted for the 2004 Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD) Section Awards. These awards recognize outstanding achievement in the ATOD field. The awards are:

  • Lifetime Achievement;

  • Section Leadership;

  • College-Based Leadership;

  • Community-Based Leadership; and

  • John D. Slade, MD Memorial Advocacy Award.

The deadline for submitting an application is Friday, June 18, 2004.

For more information, CLICK HERE to go to the ATOD Web site. Once on the ATOD Web site, click on "Awards."

Henry Wechsler, PhD, Recognized for 40 Years of Membership within APHA

Henry Wechsler, PhD, is the director of the Harvard School of Public Health College Alcohol Studies Program, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is a lecturer in the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Wechsler is a social psychologist with a long-term commitment to research on alcohol and drug abuse among young people. He also has a strong interest in the evaluation of programs and policies to reduce the harms that are produced by these high-risk behaviors.

At a time when most attention was placed on marijuana and other illicit drug use, Dr. Wechsler's research pointed to the greater prevalence and harm resulting from alcohol abuse. Currently he is examining the relationship of college, state, and local alcohol control policies on binge drinking and related problems. His research has pointed to the important role that the alcohol environment plays in student problem drinking, including the availability, marketing and low cost of alcohol, as well as the heavy drinking traditions of many colleges, especially those found in fraternities, sororities, and intercollegiate sports.

In addition to alcohol, Dr. Wechsler has studied tobacco use among college students, and the role of price, and smoke-free areas in prevention of use. He has taught courses on alcohol use and abuse, and on high-risk behaviors at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Wechsler is the author of 17 books and monographs and more than 150 articles in professional journals on alcohol abuse and other high risk behaviors. He lectures nationally about college student binge drinking and other forms of substance abuse. He is the recipient of the APHA ATOD Section's College-Based Leadership Award (2001), and the American College Health Association's Clifford B. Reifler Award (2001).

Join Us in Washington, D.C.!

Join us in discussing Public Health and the Environment at the APHA 132nd Annual Meeting & Exposition, Nov. 6-10, 2004, in Washington, D.C. Discounts are available for students! Please check the APHA Web site at <> for more information.

Ralph Hingson Joins NIAAA

National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Director Ting-Kai Li, MD, announced today that Ralph W. Hingson, ScD, MPH, (and a member of the ATOD Section) has joined NIAAA as the Director of NIAAA's Division of Epidemiology and Prevention Research.

"I am delighted that Dr. Hingson is now part of the NIAAA leadership," Dr. Li said. "His knowledge and expertise will be invaluable assets to the Institute."

Dr. Hingson comes to NIAAA from the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), where he has served since 2001 as Associate Dean for Research. From 1986-2000, Dr. Hingson served as Professor and Chair of the BUSPH Social and Behavioral Sciences Department.

No stranger to the Institute, Dr. Hingson recently co-chaired the Panel on Prevention and Treatment of the NIAAA Task Force on College Drinking, and served on the NIAAA National Advisory Council from 2002-2003. In his new position, Dr. Hingson will oversee NIAAA’s portfolio of epidemiologic and prevention research.

"I also have asked Dr. Hingson to play a lead role in developing an initiative for underage drinkers from 9-15 years old that will be patterned after our College Drinking initiative," Dr. Li said.

An expert on drunk driving legislation, Dr. Hingson conducted research that helped to stimulate passage of federal legislation providing incentives for all states to make it illegal for drivers under 21 to drive after any drinking. By 1998 all states had adopted this law. More recently, his research on the relationship between blood alcohol levels and automobile accidents has stirred many states to propose legislation to lower their legal blood alcohol limit to 0.08 percent. Currently, 47 states have adopted the 0.08 percent limit. He also has evaluated comprehensive community interventions to reduce alcohol impaired driving and investigated how age of drinking onset affects alcohol-related outcomes such as motor vehicle crashes, injuries, and fighting. Dr. Hingson recently wrote a background chapter on the “Social and Health Consequences of Underage Drinking” for the National Academy of Sciences Report to Congress on Developing a Strategy to Reduce and Prevent Underage Drinking.

Dr. Hingson received an ScD from the Johns Hopkins University. He serves as a member of the Committee on Alcohol, Drugs, and Traffic Safety for the National Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Advisory Council of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He has served as National Vice President for Public Policy for MADD and for seven years on their National Board of Directors. Dr. Hingson helped to develop MADD’s Rating the States program which grades national and state efforts to reduce alcohol and other drug-impaired driving.

In recognition of his research contributions, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation honored Dr. Hingson in 2001 with its Innovators Combating Substance Abuse Award. In 2002, he received the Widmark Award, the highest award bestowed by the International Council on Alcohol Drugs and Traffic Safety, of which he is currently President-Elect. In 2003, Mothers Against Drunk Driving instituted the Ralph W. Hingson Research in Practice Annual Presidential Award, with Dr. Hingson honored as its first recipient.

ATOD Section Web Site

The ATOD Section Web site is available at <>. Please check the site out and bookmark it for updated information relevant to our Section.

E-mail has become a primary means of communication within our Section and APHA. Please notify APHA of any changes in your e-mail address or other contact information at <>. If you are part of the ATOD List Serv, please notify Marilyn Daley at <> of any changes in your e-mail address.



EAST HANOVER, N.J.: Nurses from across America attended the annual shareholders meeting of Philip Morris (now under the parentage of Altria) April 29 in East Hanover, N.J. to call on the company to voluntarily end active promotion of cigarettes. This was the first time in the history of Philip Morris that nurses have attended the meeting. Following the meeting, the nurses—members of a nurses’ advocacy group called the Nightingales-- held a reading and shared a display of letters from the secret tobacco industry documents, sent to the company by its dying customers and their families and never before exposed.

“We’re here to say that this can’t go on,” said Nightingales organizer Ruth Malone, RN, PhD, associate professor of nursing at the University of California, San Francisco School of Nursing, who first found the letters while doing research on the previously-secret tobacco industry documents. “The tobacco industry spends more than $1 million an hour, 24/7, on making their deadly, addictive products look fun, cool, and glamorous—but these letters show the terrifying, painful reality of what cigarettes actually do.”

As the largest group of health care providers, the nation’s 2.5 million nurses are in a unique position to witness first hand the deadly effects of tobacco products, which according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention kill more people in the United States every year than AIDS, alcohol, drug abuse, car crashes, murders, suicides and fires--combined. Philip Morris now admits on its Web site that cigarettes are addictive and deadly. “A socially responsible company would not continue to promote a product that they themselves admit addicts and kills,” said Diana Hackbarth, RN, professor of nursing at Loyola University in Chicago and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.

The nurses were first to speak during the public comment period, asking Louis Camilleri, CEO of Altria, whether a company ethics committee actually read the letters from suffering customers and their families and what ethical criteria were used in deciding whether to promote deadly tobacco products. “He didn’t give us an answer,” noted Colleen Hughes, RN, a nurse from Nevada who attended.

At the request of Sharon Brown, RN, PhD, a nurse from Arizona, the shareholders observed 30 seconds of silence in honor of her father. “I came because this would have been my Dad’s 74th birthday, except he died from lung cancer from this company’s products. I’m here to honor him and to try to keep this company from taking away somebody else’s Dad,” Brown said.

Following the meeting, the nurses took part in a press conference and read from the letters customers and their families had sent to the company. “We want to honor those who wrote these courageous letters. All over the country, people are facing the suffering tobacco causes. We want them to know that nurses will stand with them in taking on Big Tobacco,” said Gina Intinarelli, RN, from California.

The letters, the nurses said, are also important for another reason. “The vast majority of smokers want to quit and they feel alone in their struggles. These letters show they aren’t alone,” said Carol Southard, RN, of Illinois. "This company needs to hear from its customers and the public that it’s just plain wrong to keep on pushing these products,”.

Although CEO Camilleri indicated that the company felt smoking was a choice consumers made with knowledge of the risks involved, Ab Brody, RN, a nurse from San Francisco, expressed the views of the nurses in speaking to one of the shareholder resolutions: “Altria talks about smoking as an ‘adult choice’, but nobody ever ‘chooses’ to suffocate and die in pain and terror. That wasn’t a choice they made. No; they chose the tobacco industry’s image of cool, fun, glamour. And that’s a big, fat lie.”

Nurses attended the shareholders meeting as a group to tell their patients' stories, giving voice to those who can no longer speak because tobacco addiction has robbed them of breath and life. “Tobacco products cause devastation to so many families,” noted Lee S. Clay, RN, CNM, a nurse midwife from New Jersey who attended to call attention to the tobacco industry’s aggressive marketing to young women of childbearing age. Wearing black armbands to honor the memories of their patients who have suffered and died from cigarette-caused disease, the nurses called on Philip Morris to show genuine corporate social responsibility by voluntarily ending the active promotion and marketing of tobacco products. They urged nurses across the country to visit their Web site, <>, and join them in telling the truth about Big Tobacco.

Pamela Jones, RN, MPH, a nurse from San Francisco, said “This is like the Emperor’s New Clothes. It’s time somebody told the truth.” Added Heather Horgan, also from California: “They pulled Ephedra from the market because it killed 164 people. Tobacco kills 440 THOUSAND every year. What’s wrong with this picture?”

Ruth Malone, RN, (415) 476-3273; Diana Hackbarth, RN, PhD, FAAN (773) 508-2894

Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative

The Tobacco Free Nurses Initiative, funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is the first national program focused on helping nurses and student nurses to stop smoking. Our partners on this project include the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nurses Foundation/American Nurses Association, and the National Coalition of Ethnic Minority Nurses Associations.

We have also partnered with QuitNet, an organization that has helped tens of thousands quit smoking through its unique online community of smokers and ex-smokers. Since 1995, QuitNet has applied proven scientific methods to the Web to deliver personalized quitting plans, intensive social support, expert advice and pharmaceutical product support to tobacco users.

Together with QuitNet we have created an Internet-based smoking cessation site tailored especially for nurses and nursing students who want to quit smoking. From this site you can freely access QuitNet's special Nurses section, where you'll find tools and resources you can use to help quit smoking, scientific guides about quitting, expert counselors available to take your questions, and most importantly, other nurses like you who want to quit! Click here to go to our QuitNet entry page and take advantage of your membership sponsored by the Tobacco Free Nurses project.

This Web site also has an extensive cessation resources for health professionals section, designed to provide you with smoking cessation information, smoking research, international links, and information about trying to quit. We hope you will find it an informative and useful tool for you to use as a reference and resource for tobacco intervention.

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NEW! Presenters Able to Upload PowerPoint Presentations in Advance

LCD projectors and computers are now included as part of the standard audiovisual package in each session room. This new technology will enable presenters to upload their PowerPoint presentations in advance of the meeting and have them pre-loaded on the APHA session computers. Individual presentations then begin with a click of the mouse. The cost and inconvenience of bringing a computer to the Annual Meeting has been eliminated for presenters, allowing them to take advantage of new technologies and be a part of the E-ssentialLearning experience.

E-ssentialLearning: Expanded Access to Annual Meeting Sessions

E-ssentialLearning Logo -- Expanded Access to Annu 
APHA is expanding the educational experience of both presenters and attendees at the APHA Annual Meeting by investing in LCD projectors, computers and new Web-based technology for all scientific sessions. This new technology will enable voice and PowerPoint presentations to be recorded and uploaded to the APHA Web site following the meeting, thus extending the life of the meeting and providing access to hundreds of actual scientific session presentations that Annual Meeting registrants may have missed while attending other sessions.

Annual Meeting attendees can receive full access to these expanded sessions by registering for E-ssentialLearning on the Annual Meeting registration form. Special introductory discounted fees are $25 for Annual Meeting session presenters, $50 for APHA members (who are not session presenters), and $100 for non-members and are in effect for anyone registering for the full APHA Annual Meeting by the Oct. 1 pre-registration deadline. These fees will increase substantially for anyone registering on-site at the Annual Meeting in Washington.

Log-in information and password access to these E-ssentialLearning sessions will be provided to registrants immediately following the Annual Meeting.

Nancy Kennedy Elected to Board of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU)

Nancy Kennedy, DrPH, of the Office of Managed Care at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), was recently elected to the Board of the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU). ACU is a nonprofit, interdisciplinary organization whose mission is to improve the health of underserved populations by enhancing the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations. Members include health care professionals from 18 disciplines, health care organizations, hospitals and agencies, and universities. Dr. Kennedy was selected to be on the Board to provide expertise in public health and behavioral health. ACU will have a booth at the 2004 APHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kennedy is excited about the possibility of having more contact between ACU and the ATOD Section.

Meharry Medical College, Sponsor of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU), Announces New Partnerships

Meharry Medical College, sponsor of Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved (JHCPU), is pleased to announce two exciting new partnerships. The Johns Hopkins University Press – the oldest university press in America – is the journal’s new publisher. And JHCPU is now affiliated with the Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU), a transdiciplinary group that provides a forum where those interested in the health of underserved populations can connect, find tools for enhancing work, join forces in taking on shared challenges, and support the work of front-line clinicians.

The Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved publishes articles by both senior and emerging scholars. Each quarterly issue of JHCPU includes original papers, guest editorials, brief communications, book reviews, and two new features: the ACU Column and Letters to the Editors. JHCPU offers health professionals, policy makers, administrators, researchers, and social workers a broad range of information, points of view, practical innovations, useful strategies, and mind-stretching challenges from the forefront of health care policy, research, and best practice.

For article submission, please contact:

Virginia Brennan, PhD, Editor
Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved
Meharry Medical College
105 D.B. Todd Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37208
Phone: (800) 669-1269 or (615) 327-6819
Fax: (615) 327-6362

For journal subscription, please contact:

The Johns Hopkins University Press
Journals Division
P.O. Box 19966
Baltimore, MD 21211-0966
Phone: (800) 548-1784 or (410) 516-6987
Fax: (410) 516-6968
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NIAAA Alcohol Policy Information System (APIS) Update

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NIAAA May Discontinue the Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH)

The Substance Abuse Librarians and Information Specialists report that NIAAA may discontinue its Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH). The NIAAA Alcohol and Alcohol Problems Science Database (ETOH) has been the major alcohol bibliographic resource for researchers, clinicians, and policy makers around the world since its Web debut in 1997. Even before that, librarians, especially those in the substance abuse field, used and depended on ETOH in all its pre-Internet forms since its creation more than 30 years ago. As committed users of and advocates for ETOH, SALIS librarians have advised NIAAA on all aspects of the ETOH database for more than 25 years.

NIAAA has apparently made a decision to discontinue ETOH and maintain it only as an archival resource, cutting off all updates as of December 2003. We say ‘apparently,’ because there has been no formal announcement of this decision, and as far as we know, no prior consultation with the alcohol research community. The NIAAA Web site still lists the database but with no mention of discontinuation or change. In spite of the lack of public notice, since Jan. 2 more than 40 letters and e-mails (that we know of) have been sent to NIAAA from individuals and research organizations to protest the institute’s action. We believe that NIAAA has an obligation to thoroughly assess the value of the ETOH database and supporting Thesaurus in consultation with the community of alcohol researchers and librarians before making any drastic decisions about its future.

To read more on SALIS's position, please go to <> for The Value of the ETOH Database: A Position Paper.

Program and Abstracts Available

The program and abstracts from the 131st APHA Annual Meeting, Behavior, Lifestyle and Social Determinants of Health, are still available online at <>.

If you want to focus on the ATOD presentations, the ATOD Section program for the 131st Annual Meeting is still available on the ATOD Section Web Site.

Substance Abuse in Brief, Volume 3, Issue 1

Substance Abuse in Brief, Volume 3, Issue 1, is the second in a series of issues on alcohol abuse and dependence. According to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA’s) 2002 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an estimated 2.4 million persons received treatment for alcohol problems. This issue of Substance Abuse in Brief addresses topics such as identifying alcohol problems, brief interventions, and treatment approaches. It also discusses supportive services and provides information on locating screening and assessment tools.

To order a FREE copy of the Substance Abuse in Brief, Volume 3, Issue 1 (Inventory # MS940), contact SAMHSA's National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information at (800) 729-6686, or go to <>.

To download this and other Substance Abuse in Brief issues, visit SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment Knowledge Application Program online at <>.

Substance Abuse Policy Research Program - Round IX

Proposal Deadline: August 27, 2004 (3 p.m. ET)

The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP), is designed to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology and other behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. This will be the ninth round of funding for the program. In this round, up to $3.5 million will be available. Projects supported are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs – including the advantages, disadvantages and potential impact of these policies.

This Program only accepts applications submitted online, no later than August 27, 2004. For complete information on this opportunity, eligibility requirements and the application process, go to <>. For additional information, contact Tracy Enright Patterson, Deputy Director at <> or by calling (336) 286-4418.

We need your e-mail address!

Now that the Section and Special Primary Interest Group newsletters are online, it is imperative that APHA has your correct, most up-to-date e-mail address so we can e-mail you when your new Section/SPIG newsletter is posted.

CLICK HERE to learn more. You will be prompted for your username and password. Your username is your seven-digit membership ID # (you can find it on the mailing label on your American Journal of Public Health or The Nation's Health). Your password is the first initial of your first name and your full last name (e.g., jsmith).

Join APHA and the ATOD Section

To join the ATOD Section as a new APHA member, go to the APHA Web site at <>. When you join APHA, you can choose the ATOD Section as your primary or secondary Section. (One primary Section or SPIG is included in your APHA membership; additional ones cost $5 each. A secondary membership will provide you with everything except the right to vote on Section matters).

To join the Section if you are already an APHA member and would like to change SPIG or Section, send an e-mail to <>. Note that you should include your membership ID # (you can find it on the mailing label on your American Journal of Public Health or The Nation's Health; it's the first seven-digit number)!

ATOD Section Listserv

The ATOD Section has set up a listserv to help members communicate with each other on matters relating to policy, practice and research in the areas our Section covers. The listserv is a way to quickly inform others of developments, solicit assistance on matters of ATOD policy and its implementation and alert our members to opportunities and events of interest.

Control of the listserv will remain exclusively with the ATOD Section, and all listings will be kept strictly confidential. Messages will be disseminated only after the sender and message content have been "vetted" as appropriate for our Section.

To join the listserv, e-mail your name and e-mail address to the Listserv Coordinator, Marilyn Daley, at <>.

To provide a message for posting (after vetting), e-mail the material to the Listserv Coordinator, Marilyn Daley, at <>. You do not have to be a member of the Listserv to post messages.

Tell your colleagues about upcoming events, conferences, programs, research, opportunities or anything you are interested in.

If your e-mail address changes, or you wish to unsubscribe, e-mail Marilyn as well.

Conference Announcements

27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the
Research Society on Alcoholism

June 26 – July 1, 2004
Vancouver, Canada

Women Across the Life Span: A National Conference on Women, Addiction and

July 12 – July 13, 2004
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is pleased to host this 2-day conference to address current issues in providing gender-specific treatment to women throughout their lives. Speakers include nationally recognized experts on women's substance abuse treatment, as well as front-line practitioners testing innovative and promising practices. Substance abuse treatment providers, health and human services providers, and administrators and policymakers at all levels will learn about best practices and proven strategies for helping the women and families that
they serve.

Putting the Pieces Together: 1st National Conference on Substance Abuse,
Child Welfare and the Dependency Court

July 14 – July 15, 2004
Baltimore Marriott Inner Harbor
Baltimore, MD

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) are pleased to host this 2-day conference to highlight innovative programs and policies and relevant research on improving outcomes for children and families in the child welfare system who are affected by substance use disorders.

Nationally recognized experts from across the nation were selected through a peer review process from over 100 submitted proposals. Sessions will equip front-line practitioners and administrators of child welfare and substance abuse services and the dependency court, as well as policymakers and researchers with knowledge and best practices to address pressing cross-system issues and strengthen collaborative efforts.

APHA 132nd Annual Meeting & Exposition

Nov. 6 – 10, 2004
Washington, D.C.

Share Your News

This is your newsletter, so please send us information you would like to share with your colleagues. We're interested in summaries of conferences, commentaries on articles, research or policies and announcements about conferences. Have you recently changed jobs or accepted a new fellowship? Perhaps you keynoted a speech at a national meeting or were appointed to a national advisory committee or board. If you have important news, we'd like to hear about it and publish it in the APHA-ATOD Section Newsletter. Please e-mail your news to <> or fax to Mary Brolin at (978) 264-4173.

2004 ATOD Section Leadership Roster

Please contact any officer for information and especially the committee chairs for areas in which you would like to become involved.

Diana Conti

Chair Elect:
Fran Stillman

Immediate Past Chair:
Norman Giesbrecht

Jamie Chriqui

Section Councilors:
Stella Aquinaga Bialous

Linda Bosma

Karen Gerlach

Tom Greenfield

Ann Mahony

Ruth Malone

John Noble

Governing Councilors:
Cheryl Cherpitel

Johnnetta Davis-Joyce

Laura Flinchbaugh

Traci Toomey

Bob Vollinger

Action Board Representative:
Leonard Lamkin

Annual Program Chair:
Barry Bleidt

Moderator Coordinator:
Shereen Khatapoush

Awards Chair:
André Stanley

Communications Chair and Web Site Editor:
Gabrielle Denmead

Newsletter Editor:
Mary Brolin

Listserv Coordinator:
Marilyn Daley

Membership Chair:
Fran Stillman

Nominations Chair:
Norman Giesbrecht

Resolutions Co-Chairs:
Kris Bosworth

Richard Daynard