CDPWS was founded to establish a forum whereby common interests and concerns are discussed, therby bringing about better communications among professional personnel; to create a voice on policy; to recommend guidelines and standards for substance use disorder facilities, programs, and personnel; to take whatever actions are deemed necessary to improve the effectiveness of work on behalf of people with substance use disorders and their families.
CDPWS is the Washington State affiliate of NAADAC -- all Washington State NAADAC members are automatically members of our organization.
Read more about CDPWS's Relationship to NAADAC.
President: Terri Roper, MS, CDP, NCACII
Immediate Past President: Jennifer Velotta, MNPL, NCACII, CDP, CPP
Special Honorary Board member: Mel Schulstad, Founding President of NAADAC
Read the complete CDPWS bylaws.
Get involved! Become a Region representative! Contact Terri Roper for more information.
Region 1: Vacant
Region 2: Vacant
Region 3: Chris Wiegenstein, CradleStone, LLC
Region 4: Doreen O'Connor-Nash, Hotel California By the Sea
Region 5: Terri Roper, Olalla Recovery Centers
Region 6: Vacant
Ethics & Standards Review Committee (ESRC)
The ESRC shall promote CDPWS Code of Ethics, review complaints of violations of CDPWS Code of Ethics, and shall hold hearings and recommend sanctions for persons found to be in violation of CDPWS Code of Ethics.
Membership: Paula Fisher
Prevention Specialists: Jennifer Velotta
Student Outreach Chair: Vacant