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: Michelle Lee
Co-Leader: Lynne Biehl
Membership: Dai Ja Rodriguez
Membership: Lauren Duerson
Speaker Co-Coordinator: Wendy Adamson
Speaker Co Coordinator: Georgina Robbles
CE Coordinator: Sydney Haupert
Hospitality: Open
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
Co-Membership: Nicole Gonshor
Co-Membership: Marni Luther
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

Chapter Leader: Tiffany Congelliere
Membership: Brooke Cianciotta
Speaker Coordinator: Robin Lovell
CE Coordinator: Emily Pellegrine
Hospitality: Elisa Quiros
Social Media: Emily Pellegrine

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

Chanda Rankin, PhD, MA, CADC II

I am a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of experience. With a private practice in Petaluma, CA., I work with adults in individual psychotherapy, provide consultations for individuals and families and conduct psychological assessments. I specialize in Substance Use, Addiction, Recovery, Creativity and am currently pursuing certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).  

Having trained and worked in public and private mental health, inpatient and outpatient locked and open facilities, and with children, adolescents and adults, I bring a unique and broad foundation to my work. These experiences allow me to work with a range of people and circumstances in my private practice.

As a Co-Founder and current Board Member of WAAT, it has been amazing to see WAAT grow. One of the things I love about WAAT is that it brings a diverse range of women together to learn, share experience, support each other and grow.