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About Our Authors

All of the Wellspring online training courses were written by experienced social services and addiction professionals.

Read their bios to learn more about their specialized skills and backgrounds.

Ajibola Alli, MA, LCADC, ICADC, CCS, CMHA

Ajibola has 12-years experience in Addictions and Mental Health. Her roles have included: SAC; Counselor Supervisor/Coordinator; Clinical Supervisor at Essex Substance Abuse Treatment Center, now The Lennard Clinic (TLC), Inc. Provided Clinical Supervision to Bethel Counseling Services and one of three co-facilitators to provide Training on Practical Applications of Clinical Supervision statewide in New Jersey. Education: B.A. in Psychology (minors in Criminal Justice/Sociology) from Montclair State University; M.A. Behavioral Sciences: Human Behavior/Organizational Psychology from Kean University; fellow NEATTC Leadership Institute. Ajibola is currently the Program/Clinical Director at New Hope Behavioral Health Center (NHBHC) and Adjunct at Essex County College.

Judy Shepps Battle, M. A

Judy Shepps Battle is a retired college professor, sociologist, therapist, mental health and addictions specialist who is currently serving as a federal peer grant reviewer and well-published freelance writer. She was a faculty member at Rutgers University in the Sociology Department and a staff member at the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University. She has written extensively in the fields of mental health and addictions and delivered many workshops and lectures. Finally, she was a pioneer in the delivery of online educational materials, serving as leader of the successful Addiction & Recovery forum of America Online.

Glenn Duncan LPC, LCADC, CCS, ACS

Glenn Duncan has been working in the behavioral healthcare field for twenty two years. He has lectured nationally on many topics including the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, clinical supervision and emerging drugs of abuse. Glenn has over 22 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field and is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Clinical Alcohol/Drug Counselor, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and an Approved Clinical Supervisor. Glenn has a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Western Carolina University. Glenn is currently the Executive Director at Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc. as Executive Director since 2003. Glenn specializes in working with clients who have co-occurring substance use disorders, depressive disorders, and anxiety disorders. Glenn served as an expert panel member for an upcoming (2015-2016) SAMHSA TIPS book on treating sub-acute anxiety in the substance using population. Glenn is an experienced professor, having taught for institutions such as Rutgers University and Mercer County College. Glenn has lectured nationally on the DSM since 1999. His online PowerPoint on the DSM-5 has been accessed by over 30,000 unique viewers in over 50 different countries.

Randee Gallo, MSS

Randee is a Corporate Assistant Director at Resources for Human Development, a comprehensive, nonprofit, social service organization. She has been developing and overseeing programs for individuals experiencing chemical dependence, co-occurring disorders and homelessness since 1985. A recognized expert in her field, Ms. Gallo was selected to serve on the Pennsylvania Governor's Task Force creating statewide protocols for children and family programming. She has lectured nationally on issues related to substance abuse, including at the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment in Washington, DC. She was an instructor in the Social Work program at Cabrini College in Radnor, PA, where she taught courses on drug and alcohol abuse and data analysis for 12 years.

Alison Glaser, M.S.W.

Alison Glaser is the Vice President of Community Services for Planned Parenthood of Central New Jersey. Under her leadership, Planned Parenthood received National Awards for Excellence in Community Education and Professional Training. Alison has 15 years of experience in the youth development field. She is the author of Big Brothers Big Sister's program manual, Developing a High School Mentor Program. Alison serves as an adjunct professor of Human Sexuality and Human Services at Brookdale Community College. She earned a Master of Social Work degree in Administration and Social Planning from Temple University and a B.A. in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University.

Charles B. Greene, MA, LCADC, CCS

Charles has worked addictions since 1996. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in 1977 and a Masters in Counselor from Eastern University in 1999. Charles is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. He is currently serving as the Drug Court Coordinator for an addictions facility in New Jersey. He also served as the Project Manager for an agency contracted by the Division of Addiction Services to implement the mobile medication--assisted treatment project in two cities in New Jersey. Charles also served as Clinical Supervisor for various addictions facilities prior to becoming an educational consultant for this project.

Steven G. Liga, MSW, LSW, LCADC, CPS, CCS

Steve is a licensed clinical alcoholism and drug abuse counselor, certified prevention specialist, certified clinical supervisor, and licensed social worker with 18 year experience in the field of addiction treatment and prevention. He has worked as a counselor in including inpatient, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment modalities. Steve obtained his Masters of Social Work in Administration, Policy, and Planning from Rutgers University. He was CEO of NCADD of Middlesex County, Inc. from 1998 to 2015. He has served as President of several Boards of Trustees and he is also an experienced instructor, having taught for several institutions, including Rutgers University, Rowan University, Mercer County Community College, and Burlington County Community College.

Alexandra Lopez, MA, LCADC, SAC, CPS, DRCC

Alexandra has worked addictions since 1993. She received her BA from Rutgers University in 1991 and a Masters in Counselor Education from Kean University in 2004. Alex is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and a Certified Prevention Specialist. Alexandra worked as a Substance Awareness Coordinator and as a Supervisor and Director of School Based Youth Services. She is currently in Private Practice. She has served as the Clinical Consultant, Clinical Supervisor for various addictions facilities and served as Deputy Director at NCADD of Middlesex County prior to becoming an educational consultant and content specialist for this project.

Judeth Forlenza Wesley RN, LCADC, CPS, LCSW

Judi has been working in the field addictions for over ten years as a clinician, director, professional staff trainer and educator. She brings knowledge as a registered nurse (RN), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), licensed clinical drug and alcohol counselor (LCADC) and certified preventions specialist (CPS). She is an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Social Work ; a field liaison for MSW students; an in-home therapist for the elderly and disabled with NewBridge Services; Anger Management facilitator at the Market Street Mission; CADC teacher with New Jersey Prevention Network; and curriculum writer for New Jersey Child Welfare Training Academy.