On January 13, 2013, Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW will retire as Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services after 33 years in that role. He will continue in a part-time role at ETS, helping with the REACH Program, which includes the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Project and with the potential establishment of new clinics. Ron will also retain his faculty position at the University of Washington's School of Social Work. Over many years, Ron collaborated with UW researchers on numerous projects, most recently on NIDA's National Drug Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) where he represented community treatment programs on the CTN Executive Committee.
Ron's sucessor at ETS is Molly Carney, PhD. Dr. Carney received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and worked in Alan Marlatt's Addictive Behaviors Research Center before moving to the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. At ADAI, she worked on several studies of addiction treatment, including the NIDA CTN, and also directed the ADAI Data Management Center. She left ADAI in 2006 to complete her MBA at the UW Foster School of Business in 2007. Last year, Dr. Carney came to work with Ron at ETS where they've spent the past 18 months together preparing for this transition.
Best of luck to both Ron and Molly in their new endeavors!