Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, MA, Director, Betty Ford Center
A nationally-recognized expert and spokesperson on mental health and substance use disorder issues. Matthew’s willingness to share his extensive knowledge and raise our collective awareness has elevated conversations on CNN, NBC and in the community for over a decade.
John Lieberman, MA, Director, Visions Teen
John is an integral part of the fabric that makes up Visions. He joined in 2002, creating the initial building blocks to ensure Visions became the preeminent provider of adolescent treatment for substance abuse and mental health disorders it is today. John is a nationally recognized expert in adolescent treatment, intervention, and family dynamics.
A&E’s Intervention, author, family educator, interventionist, Principal of The Advocacy Group and a cherished Board Member of ONE possesses three decades of commitment to the recovery of others. We are incredibly proud to have Candy lead our panel of experts taking questions, comments and concerns from the community for over a decade.
Cal-welfare Investigator for the Newport Mesa Unified School District and the Irvine Unified School District. Vladimir has a 28-year career in law enforcement. He dedicated 12 of those years as a SRO Officer; a sworn officer responsible for safety and crime prevention in schools. He served his Country in the Marines and continues to serve this community.
Lynne Pedersen, CADC-II, Founder of ONE
Lynne’s extensive history in the field of adolescent mental health spans more than thirty years. She has contributed in the build of the finest adolescent residential programs in the nation. She has an innate ability to create spaces for youth where healing and integrity of purpose are paramount.