Meet Our Team
Trainer, Program Director
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. Locally she is the founder and Chair of the Mechanicsburg Community Drug & Alcohol Council.
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.
As a mother of five children when her family was impacted by substance use disorder, she was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to turn for help and who to talk to; no one wanted to share their challenges. But her family’s journey through recovery has compelled her to get involved at the state level to make a difference in policies and programs as well as inform families in her community about substance education, resources and support available online and in-person. She also found that as she developed a better understanding of substance use disorder, treatment options, and successful methods to assist her loved one it helped support her family in the journey. Now as a full-time family and workplace educator, she is passionate about educating and empowering communities across the state to make a commitment to educate themselves and stand firm on taking an active role in their loved one’s journey. She firmly believes that understanding open communication, expanding the family’s knowledge and ongoing support could save your loved one’s life.
Trainer, Community Engagement and Education Manager
Specialty/Area of Focus: 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 for Drug-Free Kids/ Center on Addiction. Kathy is involved with many grassroots organizations including the Southeastern PA Chapter of Not One More and was the Administrator for 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 is currently pursuing her BA in psychology with an emphasis in addiction and has completed the coursework to become a certified family recovery specialist. Kathy is also a certified opioid overdose reversal trainer.
Trainer, Community Engagement and Program Specialist
Specialty/Area of Focus: 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.
Access EAP Care 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.
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.
Heather Hart, MS
Partnership and Operations Consultant
Specialty/Area of Focus: Partnership Development, Communications, Public Health, 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.