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CASAColumbia’s leadership comprises a diverse group of individuals with expertise in a broad range of fields including: addiction, business, communications, epidemiology, government, law, marketing, psychology, public administration, public health, public policy, social work, sociology and statistics.
Chairman of the Board
Mr. Lane is the Chairman of the Board of CASAColumbia. Prior to this role, he led a distinguished career in finance. His career includes positions as Chairman and CEO of Neuberger Berman, President and COO of Shearson Lehman and Vice Chairman of Lehman Brothers and of Travelers Group. Mr. Lane also serves as a Director of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (which includes Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan) and Co-Chair of its investment committee. He is also a Director of Willis Group Holdings PLC and Chairman of the Board, Lebenthal Holdings, LLC. Mr. Lane is a graduate of New York University and holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business.
Founder and Chairman Emeritus
Mr. Califano founded CASAColumbia in 1992. He had a distinguished career in public service, including serving as President Johnson’s assistant for domestic affairs from 1965 to 1969 and as Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1977 to 1979. He practiced law in Washington, D.C., and New York until 1992, when he founded CASAColumbia. He is the author of 12 books and a member of the National Academy of Science’s Institute of Medicine. His most recent book, How to Raise a Drug-Free Kid: The Straight Dope for Parents, offers practical, user-friendly advice and information for parents. He received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his LL.B. from Harvard Law School where he graduated magna cum laude.
President and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Ball is the President and Chief Executive Officer for CASAColumbia. He is also Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine where he serves as Assistant Chair for Education and Career Development and the Research Director for Yale’s Women’s Health and Addictive Behaviors Scholars Program, Psychotherapy Development Center and The APT Foundation. Dr. Ball has been principal investigator or co-investigator on numerous National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)-funded research or training grants. In addition, he has directed various clinical and research programs within The APT Foundation, a non-profit agency serving addicted persons in Connecticut. He has served on numerous National Institutes of Health (NIH) study sections and journal editorial boards. Dr. Ball received his B.A. in Psychology and English from Colgate University and his M.A and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Delaware. After completing his internship at Yale, he joined the faculty and worked in several training and research leadership positions in addiction psychiatry and psychology.
Research Topics: Cognitive behavioral, motivational, and reinforcement-based therapies for the addictions; technology-assisted interventions for addictive behaviors; assessment, treatment process and outcome for personality dysfunction and addiction
Affiliations: Yale School of Medicine; The APT Foundation
Vice President and Director of Finance and Administration and Secretary-Treasurer
Ms. Brown is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations of CASAColumbia’s office, including financial management, grants and contracts administration, payroll, benefits, accounts payable and library and computer systems. In addition, she acts as liaison to the board of directors and the board’s audit and investment committees. Ms. Brown served as Director of Administration for the Washington, D.C. office of the law firm of Dewey Ballantine for 9 years prior to joining CASAColumbia. She has also been Director of Administration for the law firms of Califano, Ross & Heineman and Cohen and Uretz. Ms. Brown received her B.S. in education from The George Washington University.
Ms. Woods-King is responsible for ensuring compliance with all applicable laws, drafting and updating organizational documents and policies, oversight of federal government grants compliance and all contract review and negotiation. Prior to working at CASAColumbia, she worked for a large New York City law firm. She went on to work as in-house counsel for a Fortune 500 multinational company in Connecticut. Ms. Woods-King graduated from Boston University with a B.A. in chemistry. She earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.
Director of Communications
Ms. Duran is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of CASAColumbia’s communications initiatives, including all written communications and media relations. Ms. Duran joined CASAColumbia in 2003 as Communications Associate, served as Mr. Califano’s Special Assistant from 2004-2005 and became Director of Communications in 2006. Her prior experience includes serving as the Senior Public Relations Manager/Publicist for the Co-CEOs of FUBU and writing and producing television programming for a wide range of network cable channels. Her credits include PBS’s Emmy® Award-winning Reading Rainbow, Martha Stewart’s Home for the Holidays: The Family Tree and Lifetime’s Intimate Portraits of Sally Field, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis. Ms. Duran received her B.A. in English writing arts from the State University of New York, Oswego.
Director of Health Law and Policy
Ms. Feinstein leads the development and implementation of new tools, products and initiatives at CASAColumbia aimed at increasing public awareness about the disease of addiction and risky substance use. This includes translating knowledge about these health concerns into public policy and health care practice. Prior to joining CASAColumbia, Ms. Feinstein practiced health care law at a leading global law firm. She has also worked as a research/policy analyst for institutions such as President Clinton’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and The Hastings Center. She received her J.D. from New York University School of Law and her B.A. in bioethics from Brown University.
Research Topics: Adolescent substance use prevention; addiction treatment; teen culture; engaged parenting; health care reform; health policy.
Director of Adolescent and Family Research
Dr. Hogue directs a federally funded research program focused on treatment adherence and competence, therapeutic alliance, psychotherapy process-outcome research, adolescent development and normative family processes, and community-based prevention for adolescent substance use and related behavior problems at CASAColumbia. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. He received his B.A. in philosophy and psychology from Columbia University and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Temple University.
Affiliations: Consulting Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Research Topics: Development of family-based interventions for adolescent drug users and delinquency; adherence and process research on family intervention models; case management services for adult substance users and their families who receive public assistance.
Director of Marketing
Ms. Manning is responsible for developing and overseeing all strategic marketing plans for CASAColumbia. Key responsibilities include brand management, strategic partnerships and driving the visibility of the CASAColumbia brand to generate interest and support from potential donors and partners. Ms. Manning came to CASAColumbia from Civic Entertainment Group, a marketing and promotions firm, where she was an Account Director responsible for clients such as The History Channel, for which she brokered a successful partnership with the City of New York to promote heritage tourism to New York City. Prior to that she was responsible for the marketing of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular shows outside of New York City. She received her B.S. in business administration with a concentration in marketing from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Morgenstern’s work at CASAColumbia focuses on researching the integration of addiction prevention and treatment care across multiple government health systems, in the same manner as any other chronic disease. He is also the Director of Addiction Services for the North Shore Health System (NSHS). Prior to working at NSHS, Dr. Morgenstern served as Director of Addiction Services at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Columbia University Medical Center. He is a licensed psychologist in New York and New Jersey, and is an expert in substance use treatment and health services research. Dr. Morgenstern has published numerous scientific articles and serves as a consultant to the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) and the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA). He has a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University and a B.A. in English literature from Columbia University.
Affiliations: North Shore Health System
Research Topics: Treatment for addiction.
Director of Health Services Research
Dr. Neighbors oversees research on treatment system change and integration with health care at CASAColumbia. He came to CASAColumbia from Brown Medical School where he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Research Fellow. Prior to that, he was a Financial Analyst at Kraft-General Foods in White Plains, New York. He received his B.A. in history and Spanish from Washington University in St. Louis, his M.B.A. in finance from Indiana University and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Rutgers University.
Research Topics: Health care reform; treatment systems change; big data analytics; integration of behavioral health care into mainstream health care.
Projects: CASACARESM (Chronic Care Approaches to Recovery); CASAHOPESM (Housing Opportunities Program Evaluation); CASASARDSM (Substance Abuse Research Demonstration); New York State Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment (NYSBIRT); Developing Sustainable Screening in Health Care Settings; Medication Assisted Treatment Initiative (MATI); and New York State Medicaid Health Homes.
Director of Policy Research and Analysis
Dr. Richter oversees the policy-oriented research projects at CASAColumbia. Her work focuses on integrating addiction care into mainstream medical practice, educating the public and health professionals about evidence-based addiction care, translating the science of addiction for lay audiences, understanding the substance-related attitudes and beliefs of both the general population and health care professionals, and improving substance use and addiction prevention and treatment, particularly among young people and women. She received her B.A. in psychology from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York and her Ph.D. in social psychology from the University of Maryland.
Research Topics: The science of addiction; prevention; treatment; substance-related attitudes and beliefs; substance use in special populations; integrating addiction care into mainstream medicine.
Dr. Vaughan directs CASAColumbia’s Institutional Review Board and serves as the senior statistical consult for the organization’s policy and health services research initiatives. He is the Vice Dean for Academic Advancement at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where he is a Professor in the Department of Biostatistics. Dr. Vaughan currently serves as a Consulting Biostatistician at Rockefeller University and is Director of Evaluation at Harlem Prevention Center and the Harlem Children’s Zone Asthma Initiative in New York. He received his B.A. in psychology at Washington College, completed his M.S. in applied mathematical statistics and received a DrPH in biostatistics from Columbia University.
Affiliations: Associate Editor for Statistics and Evaluation of the American Journal of Public Health.
Research Topics: Development of analytic methods for clustered or correlated data; evaluation of community-based public health programs; involvement in the advancing fields of non-invasive surgical techniques.
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