You are cordially invited to Join RCA at The Maryland Center for Addiction Treatment on Thursday, August 16th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM for a grand open house. We will featuring presentations by Dr. Deni Carise, Chief Scientific Officer, and Joani Gammill, Interventionist, providing exclusive tours, having our official ribbon cutting ceremony, hosting a book signing, and providing hors d'oeuvres. Book signing and tours to follow the speakers. This event is free and open to the community.
Adam Brickner, CEO – Welcoming Remarks
Brian O’Neill, RCA CEO – WHY RCA?
Dr. Deni Carise, Chief Scientific Officer – RCA – Developing Treatment Based on Science
Joani Gammill, ADN, Interventionist, Opioid Addiction to Success
Dr. Deni Carise, Ph.D.
Deni Carise, Ph.D is a Clinical Psychologist and part of the recovery community for over 30 years and plays a significate role with RCA as our Scientific Officer of Recovery Centers of America.
Dr Carise has served as Deputy Chief Clinical Officer of CRC Health Group with over140 programs in 33 states and Chief Clinical Officer at Phoenix House, a nonprofit with over 100 programs in 10 states. Dr Carise was an NIH-funded scientist and Director of the Treatment Systems Section at Treatment Research Institute. At TRI 16 years (1994 to 2010), she made significant advances in the quality of substance abuse treatment through the development, application, and research of new interventions, systems, and technologies through receipt of numerous NIH and other federal grants. She has published over 100 articles, books, and chapters.
She has worked extensively internationally, with treatment providers in Nigeria, Mexico, Thailand, Egypt, Greece, Singapore, Brazil, and China and numerous other countries. Dr Carise has also consulted on Martin Scorese’s film, Wolf of Wall Street, been featured in segments of Nightline, MSNBC, Fox News, ABC, CBS and NBS evening news, Access Hollywood, New York news and many Federally-funded Web-casts. She is quoted regularly in popular newsprint media such as US News and World Report, Wall Street Journal, Fox News, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Weekly, Huffington Post, and others.
Joani Gammill is a substance use disorder interventionist. After a long career as a prior hospital RN, she went on to work seven years as a nurse at an in-patient alcohol/drug rehab center in Crownsville Maryland, The Hope House, before doing interventions. She started her career in interventions, working with Intervention911 and Ken Seeley in LA, CA for two years. . Following that she started her own intervention company, Joani The Interventionist, www.joanitheinterventionist.com, where she has performed hundreds of interventions for 12 years. Joani has authored two successful books. The Interventionist (Hazelden, 2012) and PainKillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity (Hazelden, 2015).
Beyond her professional achievements she has been a guest on Dr. Oz, Dr. Drew, The Doctors, Anderson Cooper and the Dr. Phil Show. Speaking publicly about her struggles and success with opioid addiction and advocating and attempting to change the negative narrative that continues to swirl around the substance use disorder disease. She now works full time at Recovery Centers of America facilitating interventions and is currently working on her CAC-AD at Anne Arundel Community College.
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