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The NADA Board of Directors has 8 members and a founding Chairperson. Click here to see who they are and read their bios.
|View a video of the NADA Board of Directors honoring former office managers Jay and Mary Renaud at the NADA 25th Anniversary Conference in March 2010.|
A board certified Addiction Psychiatrist, she is also a Senior Instructor for the University of Colorado HSC, Department of Psychiatry and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. Dr. Stuyt has authored and co-authored several abstracts and articles including "Addressing Tobacco Through Program and System Change in Mental Health and Addiction Settings," "Recovery Rates After Treatment for Alcohol/Drug Dependence: Tobacco Users versus Non-Tobacco Users", and "Benefits of auricular acupuncture in tobacco-free inpatient dual-diagnosis treatment."
She has presented internationally on numerous topics and has been working in the field of addiction psychiatry since 1990. She helped the Circle Program become tobacco free beginning in January 2000 and subsequently the entire CMHIP campus in June 2008. She is extremely interested in tobacco and its effects on the brain, behavior and recovery. She is a staunch advocate for tobacco cessation and prevention. The National Acupuncture Detoxification Association certified her as an Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist in December 2000 and a Registered Trainer in 2008. She has utilized the NADA protocol since 2000 in her program, initially to help patients withdraw from nicotine, but has found it to also be helpful for many symptoms experienced by those with mental illness.
Katurah Bryant, RN LMFT LADC CCS
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Susana Mendez, LAc, LCDC
|Nityamo Lian, MPH, DOM
|Treasurer and Registered Trainer Representative
Mary Renaud, RN, BSN
Mary Renaud, RN, BSN graduated from University of Portland with Bachelors in Nursing degree. She worked in field of maternal/child health both in hospital as obstetrics nurse and in public health as visiting nurse and later as program manager in Maternal Child Health. Many of her clients were affected by living with others or themselves having addictions or mental disorders. When she encountered the NADA protocol being used in Portland OR in the county detox center, she was convinced this therapy would be useful for the many people she encountered living in difficult situations. She has been associated with NADA since 1993. She and husband Jay started independent newsletter “Guidepoints, Acupuncture in Recovery” which later became “Guidepoints, News From NADA”. She trained as ADS under Michael Smith in 2000 in New Delhi, India, along with a cohort of addiction treatment professionals in a Twelve Step Treatment program there. As a public health nurse, she introduced the NADA protocol into Maternal Child Health program. In 2003 their “Acupuncture Initiative to Improve Retention in a Parenting Class” was recognized by Federal Health and Human Service, Office on Child Abuse and Neglect as “substantial and convincing” and was accepted in the category of Innovative Programs. http://www.childwelfare.gov/preventing/programs/whatworks/report/emergingb.cfm
|Members at Large|
|David Eisen, MSW, LAc
He is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cornell Medical School and is certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is internationally known for developing the use of acupuncture in the field of chemical dependency. More than 2,000 treatment programs worldwide use the Lincoln Hospital model.
As Chairperson of the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association (NADA), Dr. Smith provided consultation to city, county, state, federal, and United Nations agencies in more than one hundred settings. He was the first person selected for the national drug court Hall of fame.
The NADA Board of Directors honored former office managers Jay and Mary Renaud at the NADA 25th Anniversary Conference in New Orleans in March 2010. Read a transcript of Jay Renaud's plenary talk.
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