WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento


    Chapter Chairwomen:
    Chair: Kristina Padilla
    Co-Chair: Emma McManus
    Membership: Julie Cropper
    Media Chair: Joanna Julien and Angela Chanter
    Speaker Coordinator: Clare Brown
    CEU's: Laurie Snodgrass
    Hospitality: Kate Steel and Riki Townsend
    Events Chair: Stephanie Lake and Vicky Magobet

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, March 14

  • Wednesday, April 11

  • Wednesday, May 9

  • Wednesday, June 13

  • Wednesday, July 11

  • Wednesday, August 8

  • Wednesday, September 12

  • Wednesday, October 10

  • Wednesday, November 14

  • Wednesday, December 12

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."