WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Sacramento Chapter

  • Sacramento


    Chapter Chairwomen:
    Chair: Stephanie Lake
    Co-Chair: Tzeli Triantafillou
    Membership: Kate Steele
    Media/Communications Chair: Joanna Jullien
    Speaker Coordinator:
    CEU's: Laurie Snodgrass
    Hospitality: Ricki Townsend and Amber Warner
    Events Chair: Kristina Padilla

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, September 11

  • Wednesday, October 9

  • Wednesday, November 13

  • Wednesday, December 11

  • Wednesday, January 8, 2020

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2020

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2020

  • Wednesday, April 8, 2020

  • Wednesday, May 13, 2020

  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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."