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Mark Stodola

July 22 & August 19
The Impact of Drugs on Our Highways

Mark Stodola

As NHTSA’s Probation Fellow, Mark Stodola brings over 30 years of experience working in the field of court management and adult probation in Arizona. Mark worked at the Maricopa County Adult Probation Department for 18 years serving in several capacities including field supervisor and division director overseeing drug and alcohol treatment programs, problem solving courts and services for the mentally ill. Mark later became the Court Administrator of the Tempe Municipal Court where he served for eight years managing the day-to-day activities of the court including budget, case processing, program development (including the establishment of Arizona’s first municipal mental health court) and managing personnel. Most recently, Mark served as Program Services Manager in the Adult Probation Services Division of the Arizona Supreme Court where he had oversight of treatment programs for Arizona’s Adult Probation Departments. Mark received his undergraduate degree in History from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his master’s degree in Education from Northern Arizona University. Mark became a Graduate Fellow through the National Council of State Courts Institute of Court Management. In his spare time Mark serves on several boards, including the CADTP Certification Board and is actively involved in community activities with his wife, Susan.

Dr. Joe Sepulveda

July 22 & August 19
Understanding the Fentanyl Epidemic

Dr. Joe Sepulveda

Chief of Psychiatry, Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), Medical Director, Substance Use Disorder Services

Director, Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) Program
Director, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Voluntary Assistant Clinical Professor, UCSD Health Sciences – Dept. of Psychiatry Clinical Faculty, UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program Clinical Faculty, UCSD Community Psychiatry Program, Double boarded: Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology & Diplomate of the American Board of Preventive Medicine—Addiction Medicine, Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine

Bio:  Joe Anthony Sepulveda, M.D., FAPA, FASAM, is an adult psychiatrist double boarded by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and the American Board of Preventive Medicine, certified in the subspecialty of Addiction Medicine and a Fellow of both the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM).  Dr. Sepulveda received his Bachelor of Science degree in Physiological Sciences from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), received his medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and completed his residency in psychiatry from Stanford University Hospital & Clinics.  He is the Chief of Psychiatry and Medical Director for Substance Use Disorder Services at Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD), the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in San Diego.  He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) department of Psychiatry and is on the clinical teaching faculty for the UCSD Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, the UCSD Community Psychiatry Residency Program and the FHCSD Family Medicine Residency Program.  In addition, Dr. Sepulveda oversees the FHCSD Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Program and is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, The San Diego Psychiatric Society, The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and the California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM).

Aven Armstrong Sutton

July 22
Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Enhance the Mandated Client Engagement


Aven Sutton-Armstrong, Ph.D(c), RSW

Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services

Aven L. Armstrong-Sutton has been a practicing licensed social worker for over a decade. With diverse experience in settings such as health promotion, foster care, youth homelessness, outpatient mental health & addictions, and student support services, Aven currently serves as a Clinical Services Manager at Kinark Child and Family Services, managing a Live-In-Treatment Program and three outpatient treatment programs. Maintaining a part-time private practice, Aven’s multidisciplinary and integrative approach focuses on trauma and resilience among under-served communities.

James "Diego" Rogers

August 19
Using Motivational Interviewing Skills to Enhance the Mandated Client Engagement


James (Diego) Rogers, PsyD

Chief Operating Officer-CRF Behavioral Healthcare
Part-Time Lecturer, San Diego State University
Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Health Sciences, Dept. of Psychiatry

James (Diego) Rogers, PsyD, is the Chief Operating Officer for CRF Behavioral Healthcare, a non-profit behavioral health agency with over 30 programs throughout San Diego, CA funded by the San Diego County Dept. of Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Rogers has 25 years of experience creating, developing, and implementing community-based, trauma-informed specialty behavioral health programs that utilize Bio-Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery philosophies, are culturally competent, and welcoming of individuals with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. In 2003, Diego was trained by Drs. Kenneth Minkoff and Christie Cline co-creators of the Comprehensive Continuous Integrated System of Care (CCISC) model for co-occurring disorders, and by Drs. William Miller and Theresa Moyers in 2004 to become a Motivational Interviewing Network Trainer.

Additionally, Dr. Rogers is a part-time lecturer at San Diego State University in the Marriage and Family Therapy; Child and Family Development; and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Master’s degree programs. He is also a Voluntary Associate Clinical Professor, UCSD Health Sciences, Dept. of Psychiatry in the community psychiatry fellowship program.