WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

East Bay Chapter

  • East Bay

    East Bay

    Chair: Clare Brown
    Speaker Chair: Monica Montoya and Michael Anne Conley
    CEU Chair: Monica Montoya and Michael Anne Conley
    Social Media Chair: Kim Meggs
    Membership Chair: Heather Schaefer
    Hospitality: Amanda Lacro

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Thursday, October 24

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, October 24

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, November 28

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, November 28

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, December 26

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, December 26

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, January 23, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, February 27, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, February 27, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, March 26, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, March 26, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, April 23, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, April 23, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, May 28, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, May 28, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, June 25, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, June 25, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

  • Thursday, July 23, 2020

    • East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      East Bay Chapter
      Thursday, July 23, 2020

      East Bay Chapter

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      For information about our meeting location, contact:
      Kim Meggs
      (916) 633-9747
      55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above)
      Walnut Creek, CA, 94596

      Networking Meeting

Member Spotlight

Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADC II, CCS

Linda is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a board certified alcohol and drug counselor through the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), and has also been certified by CAADAC as a Clinical Supervisor. She has extensive experience working with chemically dependent and dually diagnosed populations in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

As the Director of Addiction and Prevention Services at Jewish Family Service, she is responsible for coordinating substance abuse services including prevention, assessment, treatment, education, and referral for chemically dependent clients, program development, in-service training of staff, educational programs in local schools, and community outreach. Prior to coming to Jewish Family Service, she was employed for over five years at Cedars Sinai Medical Center as the team leader for Addiction Medicine Services, and spent ten years as the coordinator for chemical dependency services at a private psychiatric hospital in Southern California.

"WAAT has given me a wonderful opportunity to learn and grow professionally while meeting some of the most outstanding women in the addiction field."