WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADCII President/Co-Founder


Natanya Ross Vice President


Chanda Rankin, PhD Operations/N.California Liaison/Co-Founder


Amna Butler Treasurer


Marie Hills Secretary


Angela Carrillo, CIP Membership Outreach/Social Media


Jillian Greene, PsyD Membership Services/Continuing Education


Colleen Capistrano Marketing/S.California and Mid-West Liaison


Joni Lavick, LCSW Chapter Expansion

Chapter Leadership


Leader: Blair Farmin
Co-Leader: Open
Membership: Open
Speaker Coodinator: Sarah Waats
CE Coordinator: Danielle Carleton
Hospitality: Open
Social Media: Open
Communications: Laura Adams

Chicago West Suburb

Co-Leader: Annie Jaworska
Co-Leader: Meredith Sonetz
Membership: Stephanie Jarvis
Speaker Coordnator: Open
CE Coordinator: Kristen Powell
Hospitality: Terry Cendejas
Social Media: Open

East Bay

Chapter Leader: Clare Brown
Membership: Natalie Davidson
Speaker Coordinator: Monica Montoya
CE Coordinator: Michael Anne Conley
Hospitality: Kim Meggs
Social Media: Desiree Ferguson 

Los Angeles

Co-Leader: Sandra Vargas
Co-Leader: Michelle Lee
Membership: Dai Ja Rodriguez
Membership: Lauren Duerson
Speaker Co-Coordinator: Georgina Robles
Speaker Co-Coordinator: Open
CE Coordinator: Open
Hospitality: Lauren Wecker
Social Media: Lynne Biehl


Co-Leader: Denise Klein
Co-Leader: Anna Preston
Membership: Jaimee Gooley
Speaker Coordinator: Savannah Ganje
CE Coordinator: Savannah Ganje
Hospitality: Anna Preston
Social Media: Jaimee Gooley


Co-Leader: Alison Crair
Co-Leader: Rosemary O'Conner
Membership: Catherine McQuilken
Speaker Coordinator: Rosemary O'Connor
CE Coordinator: Alice Tanner
Hospitality: Open
Social Media: Jacqueline Perlmutter

Orange County

Co-Leader: Kim Cartwright
Co-Leader: Tessa Smith
Membership: Nicole Gonshor
Speaker Coordinator: RaeEllen Ellis
CE Coordinator: Melissa Holmes Goodman
Hospitality: Connie Shyng
Social Media: Open


Co-Leader: Angelina Horn
Co-Leader: Jamie DeJesus
Membership: Barbara Field
Speaker Coordinator: Kim Meggs
CE Coordinator: Laurie Sodgrass
Hospitality: Jaqueline Paulson
Social Media: Joanna Julian
Events: Barbara Field
Events: Alice Rodriguez

San Diego

Co-Leader: Tiffany Congelliere
Co-Leader: Tessa Smith
Membership: Jamuna Rosner
Speaker Coordinator: Tessa Smith
CE Coordinator: Emily Pellegrine
Hospitality: Open
Social Media: Emily Pellegrine
Sponsorship: Elisa Quiros

San Fernando Valley

Co-Leader: Amna Butler
Co-Leader: Natanya Ross
Co-Leader: Angela Carrillo, CIP
Membership: Kristi Kettle
Speaker Coordinator: Open
CE Coordinator: Open
Hospitality: Open
Social Media: Open

Santa Clara

Co-Leader: Marian Ross
Co-Leader: Richa Sandhu
Membership: Athena Torres, LMFT
Speaker Coordinator: Richa Sandhu
CE Coordinator: Marian Ross
Hospitality: Jeannie Anderson, LAADC, CADC II

Sonoma Chapter Leadership

Leader: Chanda Rankin, PhD
Membership: Sylvie De La Cruz Vatinelle
Speaker Coordinator: Lynn Iovino
CE Coordinator: Krista MacKinnon
Hospitality: Shannon Clay
Social Media: Krista MacKinnon

Member Spotlight

Jillian Greene


Dr. Jillian Greene has been a therapist for more than 15 years and has extensive training in the Trauma Resilience Model and Somatic Experiencing, as well as addiction. She holds both Master's and Doctorate Degrees in Clinical Psychology.

She assists professionals and individuals to overcome anxiety, depression, trauma, addictions, resolve relationship issues and major life transitions.

She helps clients uncover the unconscious 'shoulds' that often bind them from living freely, and helps them choose their own shoulds that are healthier and more balanced. Through counseling and treatment, she is able to help them recover motivation, perspective, and joy that they once had in life.

Jillian has offices in Beverly Hills and DTLA.