WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment

Board of Directors/Chapter Leadership

Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Jillian Greene, PsyD: President

Natanya Ross: Vice President/ Chapter Liaison

Amna Butler: Treasurer

Chanda Rankin, PhD: Operations/Co-Founder

Linda Gingras, LMFT, CADCII: Secretary/Co-Founder

Colleen Capistrano: Chapter Expansion

Alexa Helfert: Continuing Education

Marie Hills: Membership Services/ Admin

Chapter Leadership


Chicago Chapter on Hiatus.

Chicago West Suburb

Chicago West Suburbs Chapter on Hiatus.

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: Lynne Biehl
Co-Leader: Michelle Lee
Membership: Dia Ja Rodriquez
CE Coordinator :Sydney Haupert
Hospitality: Caitlin Eccleston


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


Marin Chapter is on Hiatus.

Orange County

Co-Leader: Marni Luther
Co-Leader: Ariana Carbino
Co-Membership: Nicole Gonshor
Co-Membership: Marni Luther
Speaker Coordinator: RaeEllen Ellis
CE Coordinator: Melissa Holmes Goodman
Hospitality: Connie Shyng
Social Media: Kelli Easley


Co-Chair: Angelina Horn
Co-Chair: Monica Montoya
Membership: Barbara Field
Speaker Coordinator: Paula Seals
CEU Coordinator: Joanna Jullien
Social Media: Desiree Ferguson

San Diego

Chapter Leader: Tiffany Congelliere
Chapter Leader: Robin Lovell
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

Santa Clara Chapter on Hiatus.

Sonoma Chapter Leadership

Co-Leader: Open
Membership: Sylvie De La Cruz Vatinelle
Speaker Coordinator: Lynn Iovino
CE Coordinator: Krista MacKinnon
Hospitality: Shannon Clay
Social Media: Krista MacKinnon

Utah Chapter Leadership

Coming Soon.

Seattle Chapter Leadership

Coming Soon.

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."