WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Los Angeles Chapter

  • Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    Chapter Leadership
    Chapter Co-Leader: Sandra Vargas
    Chapter Co-Leader: Michelle Lee
    Membership: Barbara Wilson
    Speaker Co-Coordinator: Georgina Robles
    Speaker Co-Coordinator: Kristen Houghton Johnson
    CE Coordinator: Cori Rosenthal
    Hospitality: Lauren Wecker
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Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, December 2

    • Los Angeles

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Los Angeles
      Wednesday, December 2

      Los Angeles

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      No Meeting in December

      (Info here for saving/testing testing purposes only.

      757 590 403

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/757590403

      svargas@destinationsforteens.com)


      Sandra Vargas
  • Wednesday, January 6, 2021

    • Los Angeles

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Los Angeles
      Wednesday, January 6, 2021

      Los Angeles

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Speaker: Anita Kaplan, LCSW


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      Host: Sandra Vargas

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."