Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board Members
Pat Godfrey, current Board Chair, resides in Council District 7. Mr. Godfrey was the Senior Staff Coordinator for the Washington State Senate. Mr. Godfrey was an advisor and confidant to Senate Leadership for nearly nineteen years, retiring in 2001. He joined the Board due to the depth of his interest in and commitment to recovery programs stemming from his personal experience with the disease of alcoholism. He has been sober for twenty-nine years and is active with alcohol and substance abuse recovery programs in the Federal Way area. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Therese Grant, current Vice Chair, resides in Council District 6. Ms. Grant earned a Master's degree in Education at the University of Oregon in 1982, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology at the University of Washington in 1999. She has been a member of the University of Washington (UW) School of Medicine faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences since 2001. Ms. Grant is Director of the UW Fetal Alcohol and Drug Unit, and in 2010, she was appointed the Ann Streissguth Endowed Professorship in Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). She serves as Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology, is a Research Affiliate with the UW Center on Human Development and Disability, and sits on the Expert Panel for SAMHSA's FASD Center for Excellence. Since 1991, Ms. Grant has directed the Washington State Parent-Child Assistance Program (PCAP), an award-winning, evidence-based prevention and intervention model working with high-risk alcohol and drug abusing mothers, and their families. PCAP sites are located in nine Washington State counties, and at over 30 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Ms. Grant lectures nationally and internationally and publishes on many aspects of perinatal substance abuse and intervention. She works closely with state and community leaders to advance programs and policies that address problems of families affected by substance abuse. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Elizabeth Andrews, resides in Council District 6. Ms. Andrews cares very much about drug intervention, prevention and recovery. She has been in recovery herself for 22 years with a personal focus to help youth maintain sobriety. Ms. Andrews also runs her own personal fitness business. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Joan Clement, M.S.W., LICSW, resides in Council District 2. Ms. Clement has held supervisory positions in social work since 1980 at Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington Medical Center, and Veteran's Administration Medical Center. She has been an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Social Work and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine. Ms. Clement has also published several articles on emergency health services. She was the recipient of the1990 Outstanding Clinical Faculty Award from the University of Washington, Dept. of Psychiatry School of Medicine, and the recipient of the 1992 National Association Workers Knee/Whitman Lifetime Health/Mental Health Achievement Award. She has been on the King County Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Administrative Board since 1984. She served in various King County committees and task forces, which include Chronic Public Inebriate Task Force, Systems Integration Advisory Council, Human Services Roundtable Family Violence Work Group, Jail Psychiatric Services Task Force, and Mental Health Crisis Services Evaluation Task Force. Currently, she is the Social Work Supervisor for the HIV/AIDS program at Harborview Medical Center. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Lauren Davis resides in Council District 6. She is the Project Director for Forefront: Innovations in Suicide Prevention, a University of Washington-based nonprofit. Her strong passion for the behavioral health field stems from the loss of a childhood friend to suicide and the two-year struggle of another dear friend in King County’s public mental health and chemical dependency systems. Ms. Davis also serves on the King County Mental Health Advisory Board and the King County Suicide Prevention Coalition. After graduating magna cum laude from Brown University with a degree in Ethnic Studies, she spent two years in Ghana as a Fulbright Fellow researching access to education for the urban poor. Prior to joining Forefront, Ms. Davis worked as an international development consultant at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Roger Goodman resides in Council District 6. Mr. Goodman is an attorney licensed in Washington and is an appointed member of the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Substance Abuse. Mr. Goodman served as senior staff in the U.S. House of Representatives in the 1980s and 1990s in Washington D.C., and in the late 1990s he served in Olympia as Executive Director of the Washington Sentencing Guidelines Commission. In 2008, Mr. Goodman was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives from the 45th Legislative District. In addition to his current legislative position, he serves as Executive Director of the Voluntary Committee of Lawyers, working nationwide with bar associations on drug policy reforms. Term expires March 31, 2016.
Mary Ann LaFazia resides in Council District 8. Ms. LaFazia has a Master's degree in social work and has worked over 40 years in the public social services arena. This first 20 years were spend in child welfare services and the past 20 years in alcohol, tobacco, and other drug abuse treatment and prevention services. A major emphasis of her work in the substance abuse prevention and treatment arena has been in evaluation and research. She has been the project director for several major research and demonstration studies, including a perinatal treatment study from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, which evolved into the highly recognized MOMS Treatment Service. Ms. LaFazia's prevention work over the past fifteen years has been with multiple states and academic institutions to expand prevention research on the risk reduction and protection enhancement framework related to youth problem behaviors including substance abuse, violence, juvenile delinquency, school drop out, and teen pregnancy. Ms. LaFazia has demonstrated a commitment to "bridge research to practice" by incorporating the learning from multiple prevention research studies toward the development of the Washington State Substance Abuse Prevention System (2002). Upon retirement from state services in January 2003, Ms. LaFazia worked on the national level through contracts from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, providing technical assistance to states around substance abuse prevention issues. Term expires March 31, 2016.