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- Committee Information
This committee is made up of seven members:
- Four certified substance use disorder professionals.
- One substance use disorder treatment program director.
- One physician licensed under chapter 18.71 or 18.57 RCW who is certified in addiction medicine, or a licensed or certified mental health practitioner.
- One member of the public who has received substance use disorder counseling.
The director of the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR), or the director's designee, serves as an ex officio member of the committee.
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- Committee Members
Name and term expiration date of members
Member Term Expires Kenneth Pimpleton, SUDP, chair February 9, 2024 Susan Cherry, SUDP, vice-chair August 31, 2023 Theresa Adkison, SUDP August 31, 2023 Bergen Starke, SUDP, LMHC August 31, 2023 David Sapienza, MD October 31, 2024 Lisa Rudduck, LMHC, SUDP October 31, 2024 Raymond Gregson, CPC (public member) October 31, 2024
- Committee Meetings
(subject to change)
Date and Location Activity Documents June 9, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Virtual meeting *
Business meeting Agenda (PDF) October 6, 2023 at 9 a.m.
Business meeting December 1, 2023 at 9 a.m.
*Joint meeting with the Mental Health Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, and Social Workers Advisory Committee
- Meeting Minutes