WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento


    Chapter Chairwomen:
    Chair: Clare Brown
    Co-Chair: Tricia Nuki
    Membership: Barbara Field
    Treasurer: Gretjen Anderson
    Media: Jennifer Carvalho
    Speaker Coordinator: Dr. Emma McManus
    CEU's: Jacqueline Paulson
    Events: Stephanie Lake
    Hospitality: Julie Cropper

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, July 12

  • Wednesday, August 9

  • Wednesday, September 13

  • Wednesday, October 11

  • Wednesday, November 8

  • Wednesday, December 13

  • Wednesday, January 10, 2018

  • Wednesday, February 14, 2018

  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018

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."