Please join us for our Health Systems for a Tobacco-Free New
York Collaborative Statewide Conference Call:
June 1st, 2016
An Interdisciplinary Approach to Treating Tobacco Dependence for Persons with Comorbid Behavioral Health and Primary Care Conditions
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
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.