Ohio Association of Alcohol & Other Drug Addiction Counselors
Jim Joyner, LICDC-CS ; Immediate Past President
Jim is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor Clinical Supervisor through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board. He has over 45 years of continuous professional experience in the field. Jim believes that the single greatest negative impact on the quality of life of every man, woman, and child in America today is the combined consequences related to the use of alcohol,tobacco, and other drugs and substances. Joyner was awarded the Mel Schulstad Professional of the Year Award from NAADAC in 2016 for his exemplary service over his career.
Dorothy Hillaire, MSW, LSW, LICDC ; President
Dorothy is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor through the Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board and a Licensed Social Worker. Dorothy served 2 years as OAADAC secretary and is currently a member of NAADAC's student committee. Dorothy was awarded a Fellowship with NAADAC's Minority Fellows Program and was named SAMHSA's Fellow of the Month in June 2018. She completed her MSW at the University of Akron. She has experience in inpatient, outpatient, and detox settings and is currently with Stella Maris as the Quality Assurance Manager. Dorothy works with various agencies, boards, and committees to represent the interests of OAADAC and of all Addiction Professionals in Ohio.
Raynard Packard, M.A.Ed, LICDC-CS, ICCS, ; Vice President
Raynard is a Licensed Independent Chemical Dependency Counselor and Supervisor, an Internationally Certified Counselor, a Non-Denominational Pastoral Counselor, and a Recovery Coach and Supervisor. He graduated from the University of Akron in 1994. He began his graduate studies in pastoral counseling at Ashland Theological Seminar in 1997, the same year he began working as a counselor for the Akron Health Department.After 11 years spent working for the Akron Health Department, he opened the Packard Institute in 2007 and quit his job the following year.“Tribalism” best describes the Packard Institute’s approach to helping groups of young people overcome their addictions by joining them together as a sort of family. The Institute’s clients do a lot together, including kayaking trips on various U.S. rivers, fielding an amateur softball team dubbed the Misfits, and restoring classic American cars. Raynard has served as president of the Akron Chapter of OAADAC and continues to serve on committees on the national level.
Kathleen M. Oberle, CDCA ; Secretary
In 2014 Kathleen entered the addictions field by interning at the Hitchcock Center for Women while earning her Associates Degree in Human Services at Cuyahoga Community College. Soon after she was hired as a Primary Counselor. She currently holds a CDCA II Certification. Kathleen is on track to graduate from Cuyahoga Community College summer 2017 after which time she will sit for her LCDC II licensure test in late summer 2017. Her long-range plans include attaining a Master’s Degree in Social Work and seek the Clinical Supervisor designation.
Mylonne Sullivan, MSW, LSW, CDCA ; Treasurer
Mylonne is a Licensed Social Worker and a Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant employed at Community Assessment & Treatment Services as a Federal Outpatient Counselor. She holds a Masters of Social Work from the University of Akron and a Bachelors of Arts in Criminal Justice from Baldwin Wallace University. She has worked in addiction in correctional settings, residential, ambulatory detox, and in outpatient treatment. She is also very experienced in mental health settings. Mylonne has studied addiction in Northern Ireland and South Africa. She has been the Workforce Development Chair at OAADAC 2 years and continues to serve the addiction community by focusing on recruitment and workforce development needs.
OAADAC Executive Committee Officers