Peter F. Luongo, Ph.D.
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. 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
Holly Hagle, Ph.D.
Director of the National SBIRT ATTC at IRETA
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
Dawn Lindsay, Ph.D.
Director of Evaluation Services
Jim Aiello, MA, MEd
Piper Lincoln, MS
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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
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.
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
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.
Digital Media Intern
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.
Claire Barbetti, Ph.D.
Claire Barbetti works as a writer and content developer for IRETA’s social media and web content. Her doctorate is in English from Duquesne University, and she has written on subjects as diverse as women’s issues to interarts studies to substance use disorders. An advocate for holistic health, she also teaches yoga to different Pittsburgh communities.
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
Michael Harle, MHS
106 West Main Street Norristown, PA 19401
(610) 239-9600, x201
Henrick Harwood – Vice Chairman
1025 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 605 Washington, DC 20036
(202) 293-0090, ext. 104
Rev. Dr. Toussaint King Hill, Jr.
West Hunter Street Baptist Church
1040 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW Atlanta, GA 30310-1812
Pittsburgh City Council
510 City-County Building 414 Grant Street Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Peter Luongo, Ph.D., LCSW-C
425 Sixth Avenue Suite 1710 Pittsburgh PA 15219
David C. McAdoo, MBA – Treasurer
Southwest Behavioral Health Management, Inc.
2520 New Butler Road New Castle, PA 16101
(724) 657-3470, x13
Jesse Scheck – Secretary
James Simms, D.Min. – Chairman
St. Paul Baptist Church
6701 Penn Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Susan Weiner, MBA
139 Freeport Rd Pittsburgh, PA 15215