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2015 Award Recipients

Dr. Donald “Jerry” Feulner Award - Leader of the Year

Tom Olk
CEO, Disc Village, Inc.
Tallahassee

Tom Olk is the Chief Executive Officer of DISC Village, Inc., a private non-profit organization in Tallahassee he co-founded in 1972. DISC Village is one of the largest and most comprehensive prevention, intervention and treatment agencies in Florida proving services to more than 10,000 individuals and families each year. Mr. Olk is a Certified Addiction Professional. In addition to serving as Treasurer of the FCB Board of Directors, he served as founding President of the Florida Juvenile Justice Association, Founding Board Member of the Certification Board for Addiction Professional of Florida, Board Member and past President of the Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, former Board Member of the Florida Council on Community Mental Health, First Chairperson and Founding Member of Big Bend Community Based Care, Founder of Juvenile Civil Citation program, as well as the Civil Citation Network and Adult Civil Citation program in Circuit 2.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Chet Bell
Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare
Daytona Beach

Chet Bell began working at Daytona Beach-based Act Corp., a behavioral health provider, in 1980. He worked at Act Corp. for six years and then served three years as director of the Volusa-Flagler Safety Council. He joined Stewart-Marchman Center in 1989, becoming its CEO in 2005. Three years later, Act Corp. and Stewart-Marchman Center merged, and Bell was selected to lead the combined organization.

During his tenure, Bell guided the two agencies through the merger and was instrumental in promoting drug court, which provides nonviolent drug offenders an opportunity to undergo treatment rather than jail time, said Deborah Zeoli, president of the Stewart-Marchman-Act Foundation.

Clinician of the Year Award

Shaun Hutton
Drug Abuse Treatment Association
Jupiter

Shaun Hutton began working in the Substance Abuse field in 2001. She has a Masters of Science Degree in Counseling with Substance Abuse concentration. She was a licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor in New Jersey and has been a Certified Addiction Counselor in Florida since 2006. Presently, she is working towards her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. She began working at DATA in 2005 as an outpatient counselor and became a School-based Intervention counselor in 2006. As a counselor at the same High School, Shaun has worked with at-risk youth facilitating the evidenced-Based A-CRA model program. She has helped to build awareness in the school, bolster protective factors, while helping youth to avoid starting or continuing to use drugs, through her counseling and monthly environmental awareness activites. Shaun is an excellent clinician and teacher and very valued in her school for her compassion, expertise and for the changed lives they observe in the youth she serves.

Professional of the Year Award

Angie Maldonado
ASPIRE Health Partners
Orlando

Angie Maldonado works with ASPIRE Health Partners, Inc. She has over 19 years progressive experience working in Behavioral Healthcare in non-for-profit organizations. She serves as The Program Director for the T3 (Trauma, Treatment, Training) Project, which implements the TF-CBT/ACRA/ACC Evidenced Based Treatment Models with children and adolescents. Angie is a Certified Clinical Treatment Professional, a Certified Local GAIN Trainer, and Certified in Advanced GAIN Clinical Interpretation as well as a Certified ACRA/ ACC Clinical Supervisor. She has experience working with diverse populations, drug court programs, Evidence-Based Programs and dependency drug court programs. Angie is also a National NIATx Coach and has done extensive Process Improvement Training throughout the United States and Puerto Rico. She represents Aspire Health Partners on the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, FADAA Minority Issues Committee , FADAA Membership Committee, is Co-Chair of the Greater Orlando Human Trafficking Task Force (Osceola Chapter) and is an EBP Peer Review Mentor for The Department of Children and Families across the State of Florida.

Recovery Support Specialist of the Year Award

William Wall
Meridian Behavioral Healthcare
Gainesville

Dr. William Wall brought his life experience and natural charisma into his position as a Forensic Peer Specialist at the Meridian Forensic Program in 2010. Through the years he has mentored hundreds of criminal justice involved individuals with substance abuse and/or mental health issues. Dr. Wall’s tenacity, Recovery Support Specialist of the Year Award Professional of the Year Award strong sense of self, and courage provided strength in his working with some of the most chronic individuals in crisis situations. Dr. Wall is a valued part of the Forensic Team and also serves as the Peer Advocate on the Alachua County Criminal Justice Mental Health Substance Abuse Grant Committee. Due to his wide array of talents coupled with his passion and motivation, he frequently assists with projects such as seeking needed resources in the community. He is always eager to take on challenges and quickly figures out the best strategy. In addition, Dr. Wall takes new Peer Specialists under his wing and mentors them in their new journey.

Volunteer of the Year Award

Jonathan Engh
Busey Bank | Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida
Fort Myers

Jon Engh joined the Board of Directors of the Lee County Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida in 2012. While his profession is a banker, it is his role as a parent that has inspired his involvement. His passion and energy have made a lasting positive impact on the Board, and on prevention in Lee County. Jon is instrumental in recruiting new board members, and helping them to find organizational roles motivated by their passion. Realizing that the Coalition is largely dependent on grants for funding, Jon founded the Run for Prevention, solicited our name sponsor (Busey Bank), and began a 12 month fundraising campaign. Through his efforts, the 2014 Busey Bank Run for Prevention raised over $10,000 to support prevention in Lee County. Because of Jon’s efforts, the Coalition was able to expand Drug House Odyssey - A Lee County Prevention Event, which was attended by 1,500 fifth graders in 2015 to the Lee County Civic Center.

 

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