WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

San Fernando Valley Chapter

  • San Fernando Valley

    San Fernando Valley

    Chapter Leadership
    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

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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."