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Gina Riordan

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.

Contact Gina:
griordan@dfwpa.org
griordan@access-eap.org

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Kathy Strain

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.

Contact Kathy:
kstrain@dfwpa.org

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Donna Creager

DFWPA Trainer, Community Engagement & Education Specialist, Mental Health First Aid Instructor

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.  With a bachelor's degree in sociology and having spent more than 20 years in education and human services she knows first-hand the impact substance use disorder and mental health has on individuals, families, and communities. Donna has served as a parent coach for the Partnership to End Addiction and she is a certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor.  Donna believes that prevention education and common-sense collaboration are key to making a significant impact on Pennsylvanians’ understanding of substance use disorder and mental health challenges. 

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 and mental health challenges.  

Contact Donna:
dcreager@dfwpa.org

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Jenny Guerrero, CRS

Access EAP Case Manager

Specialty/Area of Focus: Intake and Assessment for Drug and Alcohol, Bilingual(Spanish)

Jenny Guerrero has over 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 use disorder allows her to understand both the individual suffering from an substance use disorder and the impact on the family.

Contact Jenny:
jguerrero@access-eap.org

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Chrystal McCorkel

DFWPA Trainer, Partnerships & Education Specialist

Specialty/Area of Focus: Public Speaking, Community Partnerships, Advocacy,  Program Management

Chrystal is a recovery advocate dedicated to changing the stigma surrounding substance use disorder. She has worked in the recovery peer support industry for five years. Her roles have included Director of residential services, intensive case management, facilitating groups and providing peer support within the criminal justice systems around central Pennsylvania. She has extensive public speaking experience advocating for the recovery community and diversion programs. She currently serves as secretary for the NCDAF board and is an active member in her local recovery community.  She believes all pathways to recovery should be celebrated and viewed as a strength. Chrystal is completing her degree in social work through a tract at Harrisburg Area Community College which will place her in a cohort program through Shippensburg University.

Contact Chrystal:
cmccorkel@dfwpa.org