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Please join us for our Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New York Collaborative Statewide Conference Call:

June 1st, 2016
12:00pm-1:00pm (EST)
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Tobacco Dependence for Persons with Comorbid Behavioral Health and Primary Care Conditions

Presented by:
Chad Morris, PhD, Associate Professor, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Donna Richardson, LCSW, LCADC, Instructor, School of Public Health, Rutgers University

Maria Feo, BSN, RN-BC, CTTS, Heart & Vascular Care Coordinator-Hunterdon Healthcare


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About the presenters:

Chad Morris, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Department of Psychiatry, and Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Co-Director of the interdisciplinary Wellness Leadership Institute. He is the principal investigator of multiple studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic tobacco cessation and wellness strategies. As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions. Dr. Morris has provided clinical, public policy and program evaluation consultation across 30 states and internationally. Currently, he serves on a number of boards, including the North American Quitline Consortium.

Donna Richardson, LCSW, LCADC, is an Instructor at the School of Public Health, Rutgers University, and is Clinical Coordinator of the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program. She treats tobacco in patients at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and at the Rutgers Tobacco Dependence Program.

Maria Feo is a Registered Nurse and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist. She is also Board Certified in Cardiac Vascular Nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), and is the Heart and Vascular Care Coordinator for Hunterdon Healthcare System, in Flemington, New Jersey. Maria is a highly skilled career professional with 30 years nursing experience in all areas of the healthcare system, including, but not limited to: acute care, clinical management, program development, nursing policy and procedure, data collection, research, education, preventative healthcare initiatives, and community consortium with emphasis on cardiovascular disease processes, treatment management, and tobacco cessation. She is the Project Director of ExPERT (Expanding Provider Education and Resource Training‐Tobacco Cessation Program), which has been embedded throughout a mature integrated delivery system, as well as population health initiatives. She sits on the Board of Directors for the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) as well as Chairs the Interdisciplinary Committee.