IRETA Staff

 

 

Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.
Executive Director
luongop@ireta.org

 

Before joining IRETA in 2011, Dr. Peter Luongo worked in the behavioral health field for over thirty years as a social worker and administrator. In Maryland, Dr. Luongo was the Single State Authority under three governors as the director of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Alcohol and Drug Abuse Administration. He also served within the Montgomery County, MD Department of Health and Human Services for over two decades, including as the Clinical Director of Adult Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He received his B.A. and M.A. in Psychology from The Catholic University of America and his Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Maryland. Dr. Luongo has served as a faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University where he received the Johns Hopkins University Excellence in Teaching Award in 1996. In 2008, he received the Maryland Social Worker of the Year award from the National Association of Social Workers and in 2012, he was selected as one of “50 Heroes for Justice” by The University of Maryland School of Social Work. View a list of his publications

 

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Holly Hagle, Ph.D.
Director of the National SBIRT ATTC at IRETA
holly@ireta.org

Dr. Holly Hagle has been actively working with providers since joining the Institute for Research, Education and Training in Addictions (IRETA) in 2003. She is the Director of the National Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Addiction Technology Transfer Center (National SBIRT ATTC) and as such oversees all of the training and educational initiatives. Dr. Hagle oversees the curriculum development and project coordination for three Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) SBIRT federally funded projects with the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing since 2006. Dr. Hagle is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Health and Community Systems, University of Pittsburgh, School of Nursing. Dr. Hagle has her BS in Psychology, MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction and PhD in Education, Instructional Management and Leadership. View a list of her publications

 

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Dawn Lindsay, Ph.D.
Director of Evaluation Services
lindsayd@ireta.org

Dr. Dawn Lindsay joined IRETA in April 2011. She completed her graduate work in clinical psychology at the University of Cincinnati in 2002 and was on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh until joining IRETA. She has eight years of experience conducting NIDA- and NIAAA-funded research in the area of adolescent substance use disorders. She is a member of American Psychological Association and the American Evaluation Association. View a list of her publications

 

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Piper Lincoln, MS
Research Associate
lincolnp@ireta.org

Piper Lincoln joined the staff as research associate in September, 2012 to assist with addiction-related evaluation research. She has been involved in behavioral research for the past seven years at Carnegie Mellon University where she received a BS in Decision Science and MA in Behavioral Decision Research. Ms. Lincoln works on applied research and data evaluation.

 

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Jessica Williams
Project Manager
jessica@ireta.org

 

Jessica Williams graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor of Arts in History. She has served as a project manager for IRETA since February 2010. At IRETA, Ms. Williams oversees communications, including content on the IRETA website, social media, and e-newletters. She also writes and edits articles and grants.

 

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Kristine Pond
Logistics Coordinator
pondk@ireta.org

Kristine H. Pond has worked for IRETA for over ten years on traditional and webinar training and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include event registration, budget, site procurement and onsite event management, correspondence with trainers and attendees, development of educational and promotional materials. She also secures certification for course CEUs for multiple credentialing agencies, manages staff travel coordination and assists Chief Financial Officer with Accounts Payable.

 

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Julius Habjanetz
Chief Financial Officer
julius@ireta.org

Julius J. Habjanetz has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration while majoring in Accounting at Duquesne University and an Associate Degree in Computer Science from Community College of Allegheny County. He has over twenty-six years of multi-fund accounting in the non-profit and governmental fields. His specialties are federal, state and county accounting and the Indirect Cost Proposal for the federal government.

 

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Melva Hogan
Administrative Assistant
hoganm@ireta.org

Melva I. Hogan has worked at IRETA for over ten years and her responsibilities include: processing evaluation data, webinars, correspondence/scheduling attendees and instructors for the Scaife Medical Student Seminars, processing IRETA website CEUs, assisting the Chief Financial Officer and numerous other projects.

 

 

Danielle Scott, MA
Training and Education Associate
dscott@ireta.org

Danielle Scott started working with IRETA as an Educational Technology Consultant in April of 2014. She has since joined the team full-time as of November 2014. Danielle is responsible for the conversion of traditional training content into online courses in the Moodle Learning Management system and other projects in education. She holds a BS in Liberal Studies from Clarion University and her MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction from Point Park University.

 

 

Leila Giles
Digital Media Intern
leilag@ireta.org

Leila Giles started working at IRETA in December, 2013. She is involved in online projects such as newsletters, webinars, and the website; managing IRETA’s social media presence; and creating videos and graphics. She holds a B.S. in Communications Media from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her past work experiences have ranged from serving as a production assistant in Hollywood to answering phones for a congressperson in Washington.

 

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Sarah King
Project Coordinator
sarahk@ireta.org

Sarah King graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a undergraduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies in 2014. She joined the staff as project coordinator in February of 2015 working on webinar training and technical assistance projects. Responsibilities include event registration, budget, site procurement and onsite event management, correspondence with trainers and attendees, development of educational and promotional materials. She also secures certification for course CEUs for multiple credentialing agencies, manages staff travel coordination, and assists Chief Financial Officer with Accounts Payable.

IRETA Board of Directors

Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D.
Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services
1101 Market Street, 7th Floor Philadelphia, PA 19107-2907
(215) 685-4736
arthur.c.evans@phila.gov

Michael Harle, MHS
Gaudenzia
106 West Main Street Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 239-9600, x201
mharle@gaudenzia.org

Henrick Harwood – Vice Chairman
NASADAD
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 605 Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-0090, ext. 104
rharwood@nasadad.org

Rev. Dr. Toussaint King Hill, Jr.
West Hunter Street Baptist Church
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Atlanta, GA 30310-1812
(404) 758-5563
tkhill26@gmail.com

Bruce Kraus
Pittsburgh City Council
510 City-County Building 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
(412) 255-2130
bruce.kraus@pittsburghpa.gov

Peter Luongo, Ph.D., LCSW-C
IRETA
425 Sixth Avenue Suite 1710 Pittsburgh PA 15219
(412) 391-4449
luongop@ireta.org

David C. McAdoo, MBA – Treasurer
Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.
2520 New Butler Road New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 657-3470, x13
dmcadoo@swsix.com

Jesse Scheck – Secretary
Community Member
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 583-4258
jessescheck@gmail.com

James Simms, D.Min. – Chairman
St. Paul Baptist Church
6701 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208
(412) 362-4932
drjamessimms@hotmail.com

Susan Weiner, MBA
Forging Futures
139 Freeport Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15215
(412) 944-3008
susan@forgingfutures.com