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Staff Biographies

Senior staff biographies

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.

Staff Bios

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

Selected Publications:
  • Carroll, K.M., Kiluk, B.D., Nich, C., Gordon, M.A., Portnoy, G., Marino, D., & Ball, S.A. (in press). Computer-assisted delivery of cognitive-behavioral therapy: Efficacy and durability of CBT4CBT among cocaine-dependent individuals maintained on methadone. American Journal of Psychiatry.
  • Samuel D.B., Miller, J.D., Widiger, T.A., Lynam, D.R., Pilkonis, P.A., & Ball, S.A. (2012). Conceptual changes to the definition of borderline personality disorder proposed for DSM-5. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 121,467-476.
  • Ball, S.A., Maccarelli, L.M, LaPaglia, D.M., & Ostrowski, M.J. (2011). Randomized trial of dual-focused therapy versus single-focused individual therapy for personality disorders and substance dependence. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 199, 319-328.
  • Sindelar, J.L. & Ball, S.A. (2010). Evaluating the costs of evidence based treatments. Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, 5, 44-50.
  • Nunes, E.V., Ball, S., Booth, R., Brigham, G., Calsyn, D.A., Carroll, K., Feaster, D.J., Hien, D., Hubbard, R.L., Ling, W., Petry, N., Rotrosen, J., Selzer, J., Stitzer, M., Tross, S., Wakim, P., Winhusen, T., & Woody, G. (2010). Multi-site effectiveness trials of treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring problems: Have we chosen the best designs? Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38, 97-112.
  • Ball, S.A., Martino, S., Nich, C., Frankforter, T.L., van Horn, D., Crits-Christoph, P., Woody, G.E., Obert, J.L., Farentinos, C., & Carroll, K.M. (2007). Site matters: Multisite randomized trial of motivational enhancement therapy in community drug abuse clinics. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 556-567.
  • Ball, S.A., Nich, C., Rounsaville, B.J., Eagan, D., & Carroll, K.M. (2004). Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-III subtypes of opioid dependence: Validity and matching to behavioral therapies. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 72, 698-711.
  • Ball, S.A., Rounsaville, B.J., Tennen, H., & Kranzler, H.R. (2001). Reliability of personality disorder symptoms and personality traits in substance dependent inpatients. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 110, 341-352.

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.  

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 addiction and substance abuse. 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

Selected Publications:

  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5), 431-436.

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

Selected Publications:

  • Hogue, A., Ozechowski, T. J., Robbins, M. S., & Waldron, H. B. (2013). Making fidelity an intramural game: Localizing quality assurance procedures to promote sustainability of evidence-based practices in usual care. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 20(1), 60-77.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Lichvar, E., & Spievak, G. (2012). Adolescent and caregiver reports of ADHD symptoms among inner-city youth: Agreement, perceived need for treatment, and behavioral correlates. Journal of Attention Disorders. doi: 10.1177/1087054712443160.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Henderson, C. (2012). Therapist self-report of evidence-based practices in usual care for adolescent behavior problems: Factor and construct validity. Administration and Policy in Mental Health. Doi 10.1007/s10488-012-0442-8.
  • Dauber, S., & Hogue, A. (2011). Profiles of systems involvement in a sample of high-risk urban adolescents with unmet treatment needs. Children and Youth Services Review, 33(10), 2018-2026.
  • Hogue, A., & Dauber, S. (2011). Diagnostic profiles among urban adolescents with unmet treatment needs: Comorbidity and perceived need for treatment and behavioral correlates. Journal of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. doi 10.1177/1063426611407500.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Validation of a contemplation ladder in an adult substance use disorder sample. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 24(1), 137-144.
  • Hogue, A. (2010). When technology fails: Getting back to nature. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 17(1), 72-81.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & Morgenstern, J. (2010). Predictors of employment in substance-using male and female welfare recipients. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38(2), 108-118.
  • Dauber, S., Hogue, A., Paulson, J. F., & Lieferman, J. A. (2009). Typologies of alcohol use in White and African American adolescent girls. Substance Use and Misuse, 44(8), 1121-1141.
  • Hogue, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2009). Family-based treatment for adolescent substance abuse: Controlled trials and new horizons in service research. Journal of Family Therapy, 31(2), 126-154.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). A practical clinical trial of care management to treat substance use disorder among public assistance beneficiaries. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(2), 257-269.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Dasaro, C., & McKay, J. R. (2009). Does coordinated care management improve employment for substance-using welfare recipients? Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 70(6), 955-963.
  • Hogue, A., Henderson, C., Dauber, S., Barajas, P., Fried, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2008). Treatment adherence, competence, and outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 76(4), 544-555.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Chinchilla, P., Fried, A., Henderson, C., Inclan, J., et al. (2008). Assessing fidelity in individual and family therapy for adolescent substance abuse. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 35(2), 137-147.
  • Morgenstern, J., Hogue, A., Dasaro, C., Kuerbis, A., & Dauber, S. (2008). Characteristics of individuals screening positive for substance use in a welfare setting: Implications for welfare and SUD treatment systems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 69(4), 561-570.
  • Diamond, G. M., Diamond, G. S., & Hogue, A. (2007). Attachment-based family therapy: Adherence and differentiation. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 33(2), 177-191.
  • Annunziata, D., Hogue, A., Faw, L., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Family functioning and school success in at-risk, inner-city adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 35(1), 105-113.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Samuolis, J., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Treatment techniques and outcomes in multidimensional family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 20(4), 535-543.
  • Hogue, A., Dauber, S., Stambaugh, L. F., Cecero, J. J., & Liddle, H. A. (2006). Early therapeutic alliance and treatment outcome in individual and family therapy for adolescent behavior problems. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74(1), 121-129.
  • Faw, L., Hogue, A., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). Multidimensional implementation evaluation of a residential treatment program for adolescent substance abuse. American Journal of Evaluation, 26(1), 77-94.
  • Faw, L., Hogue, A., Johnson, S., Diamond, G. M., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). The Adolescent Therapeutic Alliance Scale (ATAS): Initial psychometrics and prediction of outcome in family-based substance abuse prevention counseling. Psychotherapy Research, 15(1-2), 141-154.
  • Hogue, A., Liddle, H. A., Singer, A., & Leckrone, J. (2005). Intervention fidelity in family-based prevention counseling for adolescent problem behaviors. Journal of Community Psychology, 33(2), 191-211.
  • Samuolis, J., Hogue, A., Dauber, S., & Liddle, H. A. (2005). Autonomy and relatedness in inner-city families of substance abusing adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Substance Abuse, 15(2), 53-86.
  • Hogue, A., Liddle, H. A., Dauber, S., & Samuolis, J. (2004). Linking session focus to treatment outcome in evidence-based treatments for adolescent substance abuse. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, & Training, 41(2), 83-96.

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

Selected Publications:

  • Dauber, S., Neighbors, C. J., Dasaro, C., Riordan, A., & Morgenstern, J. (2012). Impact of intensive case management on child welfare system involvement for substance-dependent parenting women on public assistance. Child Youth Services Review, 34(7), 1359-1366.
  • Hartman, S. J., Dunsiger, S. I., Pekmezi, D. W., Barbera, B., Neighbors, C. J., Marquez, B., et al. (2011). Impact of baseline BMI upon the success of Latina participants enrolled in a 6-month physical activity intervention. Journal of Obesity. doi: 10.1155/2011/921916.
  • Kuerbis, A., Neighbors, C. J., & Morgenstern, J. (2011). Depression's moderation of the effectiveness of intensive case management with substance-dependent women on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families: Outpatient substance use disorder treatment utilization and outcomes. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 72(2), 297-307.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Barnett, N. P., Rohsenow, D. J., Colby, S. M., & Monti, P. M. (2010). Cost effectiveness of a motivational intervention for alcohol-involved youth in a hospital emergency department. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, 71(3), 384-394.
  • Morgenstern, J., Neighbors, C. J., Kuerbis, A., Riordan, A., Blanchard, K. A., McVeigh, K. H., et al. (2009). Improving 24-month abstinence and employment outcomes for substance-dependent women receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families with intensive case management. American Journal of Public Health, 99(2), 328-333.
  • Pekmezi, D., Neighbors, C. J., Gans, K. M., Bock, B. C., Lee, C., Morrow, K., et al. (2009). Randomized controlled trial of a culturally and linguistically adapted physical activity intervention for Latinas. Journal of Preventive Medicine, 37(6), 495-500.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Marquez, D. X., & Marcus, B. H. (2008). Leisure-time physical activity disparities among Hispanic subgroups in the United States. American Journal of Public Health, 98(8), 1460-1464.
  • Clark, M. A., Neighbors, C. J., Wasserman, M. R., Armstrong, G. F., Drnach, M. L., Howie, S. L., et al. (2007). Strategies and cost recruitment of middle-aged and older unmarried women in a cancer screening study. Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers, and Prevention, 16(12), 2605-2614.
  • Neighbors, C. J., Rogers, M. L., Shenassa, E. D., Sciamanna, C. N., Clark, M. A., & Novak, S. P. (2007). Ethnic/racial disparities in hospital procedure volume for lung resection for lung cancer. Medical Care, 45(7), 655-663.
  • Whitely, J. A., Napolitano, M. A., Lewis, B. A., Williams, D. M., Albrecht, A., Neighbors, C. J., et al. (2007). Commit to Quit in the YMCAs: Translating an evidence-based quit smoking program for women into a community setting. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 9(11), 1227-1235.

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

Selected Publications:

  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Effectively addressing addiction requires changing the language of addiction. Journal of Public Health Policy, Epub ahead of print.
  • Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2013). The exclusion of nicotine: Closing the gap in addiction policy and practice. American Journal of Public Health, Epub ahead of print: e1-e3.
  • Foster, S., & Richter, L. (2013). Substance use disorders. In R. T. Senie (Ed.), Epidemiology of women’s health (pp. 249-256). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
  • Sung, H.–E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., & Foster, S. E. (2013). Substance use and addiction and American prison and jail inmates. In L. Gideon (Ed.), Special needs offenders in correctional institutions (pp. 459-493). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
  • Feinstein, E. C., Richter, L., & Foster, S. E. (2012). Addressing the critical health problem of adolescent substance use through health care, research, and public policy. Journal of Adolescent Health, 50(5), 431-436.
  • Sung, H.–E., Chu, D., Richter, L., & Shlosberg, A. (2009). Treatment philosophy and service delivery in a network of faith-based substance abuse treatment. Families in Society, 90(4).
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Lawrence, J. W., Fogel, J., Richter, L., Magyar-Russell, G., & McCann, U. (2009). Approach-avoidance coping conflict in a sample of burn patients at risk for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Depression and Anxiety, 1, 1-13.
  • Sung, H.–E., Richter, L. (2007). Rational choice and environmental deterrence in the retention of mandated drug abuse treatment clients. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 51, 686-702.
  • Sung, H.–E., Richter, L. (2006). Contextual barriers to successful reentry of recovering felony offenders. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 31, 365-374.
  • Pirkle, E. C., & Richter, L. (2006). Personality, attitudinal, and behavioral risk profiles of young female binge drinkers and smokers. Journal of Adolescent Health, 38(1), 44-54.
  • Johnson, P. B., Richter, L., Kleber, H. D., McLellan, A. T., & Carise, D. (2005). Telescoping of drinking-related behaviors: Gender, racial/ethnic, and age comparisons. Substance Use and Misuse, 40(8), 1139-1151.
  • Sung, H.–E., Richter, L., Vaughan, R., Johnson, P. B., & Thom, B. (2005). Nonmedical use of prescription opioids among teenagers in the United States: Trends and correlates. Journal of Adolescent Health, 37(1), 44-51.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2004). What if we’re wrong? Some possible implications of systematic distortions in adolescents’ self-reports of sensitive behaviors. Journal of Drug Issues, 34(4), 951-970.
  • Richter, L., Vaughan, R. D., & Foster, S. E. (2004). Public attitudes about underage drinking policies: Results from a national survey. Journal of Public Health Policy, 25(1), 58-77.
  • Richter, L., & Kruglanski, A. W. (2004). Motivated closed mindedness and the emergence of culture. In M. Schaller & C. S. Crandall (Eds.), The psychological foundations of culture (pp. 101-122). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2003). Risk and protective factors of adolescent drug use: Implications for prevention programs. In W. J. Bukoski & Z. Sloboda (Eds.), Handbook of drug abuse prevention: Theory, science, and practice (pp. 265-287). New York: Academic/Plenum Publishers.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2003). The impact of 9/11 and its aftermath on substance use and psychological functioning: An overview. Fordham Urban Law Journal, 30(4), 1455-1464.
  • Johnson, P. B., & Richter, L. (2002). The relationship between smoking, drinking, and adolescents’ self-perceived health and frequency of hospitalization: Analyses from the 1997 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. Journal of Adolescent Health, 30(3), 175-183.
  • Johnson, P. B., Richter, L., Carise, D., McLellan, A. T., & Kleber, H. D. (2002). Alcohol use patterns before and after September 11th. American Clinical Laboratory, 21(7), 25-27.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Richter, L., & Lawrence, J. W. (2002). Regulating acute posttrauma distress. Journal of Burn Care and Rehabilitation, 23(4), 249-257.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., Arencibia-Mireles, O., & Masci, J. R. (2002). Marijuana use among the adolescent children of high-risk drug-abusing fathers. American Journal on Addictions, 11(2), 95-110.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Lawrence, J. W., Haythornthwaite, J. A., & Richter, L. (2002). Coping with the stress of a painful medical procedure. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 40(9), 1003-1015.
  • Fauerbach, J. A., Heinberg, L. J., Lawrence, J. W., Bryant, A. G., Richter, L., & Spence, R. J. (2002). Coping with body image changes following a disfiguring burn injury. Health Psychology, 21(2), 115-121.
  • Richter, L., & Johnson, P. B. (2001). Current methods of assessing substance use: A review of strengths, problems, and developments. Journal of Drug Issues, 31(4), 809-832.
  • Richter, L., & Richter, D. M. (2001). Exposure to parental tobacco and alcohol use: Effects on children’s health and development. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 71(2), 182-203.
  • Aspinwall, L. G., Richter, L., & Hoffman, R. R. (2001). Understanding how optimism works: An examination of optimists’ adaptive moderation of belief and behavior. In E. C. Chang (Ed.), Optimism and pessimism: Implications for theory, research, and practice (pp.217-238). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • Brook, J. S., Brook, D. W., Arencibia-Mireles, O., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2001). Risk factors for adolescent marijuana use across cultures and across time. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 162(3), 357-374.
  • Richter, L. R., Chatterji, P., & Pierce, J. (2000). Perspectives on family substance abuse: The voices of long-term Al-Anon members. Journal of Family Social Work, 4(4), 61-78.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Rubenstone, L. (2000). Consequences of adolescent drug use on psychiatric disorders in early adulthood. Annals of Medicine, 32(6). 401-407.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., & Whiteman, M. (2000). Effects of parent personality, upbringing, and marijuana use on the parent-child attachment relationship. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39(2), 240-248.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Masci, J. R., & Roberto, J. (2000). Needle sharing: A longitudinal study of female injection drug users. The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 26(2), 263-281.
  • Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., & Cohen, P. (1999). Consequences of adolescent marijuana use: Incompatibility with the assumption of adult roles. Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 125(2), 193-207.
  • Brook, D. W., Brook, J. S., Richter, L., Whiteman, M., Win, P. T., Masci, J. R., & Roberto, J. (1999). Coping strategies of HIV-positive and HIV-negative female injection drug users: A longitudinal study. AIDS Education and Prevention, 11(5), 373-388.

Director of Digital Communications

Andrea Roley leads the strategic development, implementation and management of CASAColumbia’s digital and traditional communication channels. She is also responsible for media relations. Prior to joining CASAColumbia, Ms. Roley spent eight years writing and executing internal and external communications for several top tier health care clients, translating complex scientific and clinical information for a mass audience through a variety of communication materials. She holds a dual B.A. degree from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in Newspaper and from the College of Arts and Sciences in Political Science.

General Counsel; Director of Grants, Contracts, and Legal Affairs

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.

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