Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia Board Members
Jonathan P. Connell is the President of two opioid treatment programs in Georgia and he is the President of C&C Containers. He has served in these roles for the last eight years. Like other small business owners, his responsibilities have included business planning and development, marketing, budget preparation to execution, to the janitor. He has been in the field of addiction since 2000 and holds a Master’s Degree in Education. Jonathan Connell has been active with OTPG for several years and is a prior board member.
Most recently, he has served on a variety of committees, including the video to reduce the stigma associated with Medication Assisted Treatment, which was produced by OTPG and he, along with his colleagues, represented OTPG at the 2010 AATOD conference by conducting a presentation of the video. He is passionate about the field of Opioid Dependence, reducing the stigma associated with Medication Assisted Treatment, and improving the quality of services within the industry.
Vice-President: Brook Etherington
Alliance Recovery Center
Brook Etherington is the President of Alliance Recovery Centers, located in Decatur, Conyers, & Athens, Georgia. He has been working in the field of medication assisted treatment since 2003 and has served as the Vice President of OTPG since 2010. Brook served on the AATOD conference planning committee for the 2015 Atlanta conference and has been very involved in legislative activities that impact the field of MAT in Georgia. Brook graduated from Boston University School of Medicine with a master’s degree in medical science and has a bachelor’s degree from Georgia State University in psychology, biology, and chemistry. He is very committed to making Alliance Recovery Center, as well as our entire industry, a positive and respected force in the healthcare field.
Secretary: Diana Harris
Southside Behavioral Enrichment Center
Parliamentarian: Zac Talbott
Matthew Mote. I am the Clinic Administrator and Clinical Director at Lanier Treatment Center in Gainesville, GA. I have my Master of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. I also have my Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Liberty University. I am a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor through Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. I am the Parliamentarian for the Opioid Treatment Providers of Georgia board.
AATOD Delegate: Stacey Pearce
GPA Treatment of Macon, Inc.
Stacey Pearce began working in the substance abuse treatment field in 1995. Mrs. Pearce was Program Director at GPA Treatment, Inc. from 1998 to 2002. Under her direction that facility became one of the first CARF accredited opioid treatment programs during the pilot project stage. Currently she is the President and Program Director of GPA Treatment of Macon, Inc. located in Macon Georgia. Mrs. Pearce earned her Bachelor degree in Public and Social Services from Kennesaw State University in 2000 and she is also a Certified Addiction Specialist and a Carf surveyor.