Program Director, ACCESS EAP & DFWPA
Specialty/Area of Focus: Business Development, Marketing, Family Education Program/Drug Free Workplace Educator and Grant Management.
Gina Riordan is a family advocate and educator dedicated to increasing awareness and promoting programs to advance prevention and recovery from substance use and addiction disorders. She has served at the state level on the Parent Panel Advisory Council and HR-590 Access to Treatment Task Force. Gina is a Commonwealth Prevention Alliance board member and a Parent Coach with the Partnership to End Addiction. She also serves on the Addiction Task Force of the West Shore Evangelical Free Church in Mechanicsburg, PA.
Gina has over 25 years of corporate and non-profit senior management, business development and marketing expertise with national and state industries ranging from information management, litigation support, franchisee and manufacturers, to the medical and association management market.
DFWPA/RFWPA Program Supervisor & Trainer
Specialty/Area of Focus: Community Engagement, Family Education Program/Drug Free Workplace Educator, Project Management, Training Development and Advocacy.
Through personal tragedy, Kathy became an avid substance use disorder advocate and educator at both the state and federal levels. Kathy serves as a parent coach for the national organization Partnership to End Addiction. She is involved with many grassroots organizations including the Southeastern PA Chapter of Not One More and PA TAM, a support group for mothers. Kathy serves on the Education Committee of the Berks County Opioid Coalition, is a member of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance and the PA STOP campaign.
Kathy has a degree in Paralegal studies with a background in healthcare and DOT Safety and Compliance. She has completed the coursework to become a certified family recovery specialist and is also a certified opioid overdose reversal trainer.
DFWPA Trainer, Community Engagement & Program Specialist
Specialty/Area of Focus: DFWPA Workplace Training Development, Community Relations, Program Management
Donna Creager provides leadership to Drug Free Workplace PA’s workplace training and education program. Having spent more than 20 years in education and human services she knows first-hand the impact that substance use disorder has on individuals, families, and communities. Donna believes that prevention education and common-sense collaboration are key to making a significant impact on Pennsylvanians’ understanding of substance use disorder.
Donna’s passion for empowering others guides her interactive training style. She aims to provide all participants with a clear understanding of the science of addiction as a chronic brain disease, as well as essential knowledge that reduces the stigma surrounding substance use disorders.
RFWPA Case Manager & Employment Specialist
Specialty/Area of Focus: RFWPA Job Seeker Outreach, Employment Coaching, Program Management, Family Support, Recovery Coach
Celeste is a case manager and employment specialist with the Recovery Friendly Workplace PA initiative. For more than 10 years she has been advocating for individuals in recovery from substance use disorders and those living with mental health disorders at the local, state, and federal levels. Celeste’s personal experiences with loved ones have guided her passionate efforts to also educate and advocate for family members of those living with these disorders.
Celeste is a member of the Commonwealth Prevention Alliance Advocacy Committee, Pro-A, an ambassador for Shatterproof and the Recovery Advocacy Project. She sits on the boards of the Endless Mountains Addiction Awareness Committee, HOPE Coalition of Wyoming County, and BSCAN Coalition of Bradford/Sullivan County. A proactive student of the science of addiction, Celeste is certified by the American Opioid Epidemic and Pharmaceutical Prescriptions and Addictions courses. As a family advocate she facilitates SMART Recovery Family and Friends groups and is in training to become a parent coach with the Partnership to End Addiction.
RFWPA Case Manager and Employment Specialist
Specialty/Area of Focus: RFWPA Employer Outreach, Employment Coaching, Program Management
Andrew is a case manager and employment specialist with the Recovery Friendly Workplace PA initiative. When not coaching job seekers through the employment process, he focuses on outreach to Pennsylvania employers to achieve the initiative’s goal of increasing the number of Recovery Friendly Workplaces across the state.
During his more than twenty years as a Probation and Parole Officer, Andrew spent most of his time in the treatment courts. He recognized early the value of treatment and rehabilitation as opposed to incarceration alone, and always advocated for such when addressing substance use. Research and best practices have always guided his approach to working with those in recovery or diagnosed as having a substance use disorder. Andrew understands the importance of developing meaningful and purposeful relationships and believes that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.
Jenny Guerrero, CRS
Access EAP & RFWPA Case Manager
Specialty/Area of Focus: Intake and Assessment for Drug and Alcohol, Bilingual(Spanish)
Jenny Guerrero has ten years of experience in the Drug and Alcohol field completing assessments and working as an Intake Specialist in an outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. She has completed training as a Certified Recovery Specialist and has worked with at-risk youth. She is bilingual and able to connect with people of many cultures. Her family history of substance abuse allows her to understand both the individual suffering from an substance use disorder and the impact on the family.
Heather Hart, MS
Partnership and Operations Consultant
Specialty/Area of Focus: Partnership Development, Communications, Project Management, Operations
Heather brings a master's degree in health promotion and more than 15 years of experience in public health campaign management and health communications. She manages program operations and oversees the communications strategy for Drug Free Workplace PA. Heather also champions the development of strategic partnerships to grow the reach and benefit of Drug Free Workplace PA resources to organizations throughout the state.
Specialty/Area of Focus: Fiscal Budget, Accounts Payable, Administration and Grant management.
Linda Manigault is the Administrative Coordinator for ACCESS EAP. Linda graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Management Specialist and Early Child Care Development from Keystone Technical Institute in Harrisburg, PA. Linda brings 20+ years of Administrative experience from working with the PA State Police to the Harrisburg School District. She takes pride in her city through volunteering as a Block Captain, keeping the residential area safe and clean. Linda has a passion for working with children. Linda enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, family and friends as well as gardening in her free time.