NLW Partners consults with treatment facilities and institutions of higher education on the best practices of addiction recovery, education, and research. President Dr. Kitty Harris, along with Chief Science Officer, Dr. Jared P. Dempsey are actively engaged in medical and behavioral research to assist in developing new technologies and solutions for companies seeking consolation services. NLW Partners also provide comprehensive statistical and neuroscientific consultation services.
Jared P. Dempsey, Ph.D. and Kitty Harris, Ph.D. are actively involved in research, education, and consultation. Their recent publications include preliminary evidence for a biological marker of addiction recovery utilizing functional near-infrared spectroscopy. By identifying a robust biological marker, we as a field will be better able to refine treatments and objectively track recovery at a neurological level.
Dr. Kitty Harris Wilkes serves as President of NLW Partners, which is dedicated to consulting, education, science and research for addiction recovery. She is a noted author and public speaker, and presents at national conferences, workshops and seminars on topics including adolescence; collegiate addiction and recovery; and communication, civility and leadership. She served for twelve years as the Director of the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) at Texas Tech University. Under her leadership, the CSAR gained national attention, appearing in the Wall Street Journal, on the NBC Today Show, CNN, and featured in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and The New York Times. Dr. Harris is the author of Women and Recovery-Finding Hope, published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. and co-editor of Substance Abuse Recovery in College, published by Springer.
Karen P. Tandy has more than 38 years of leadership experience in the public and private sectors with executive board experience serving on for-profit and nonprofit boards. She serves as Executive Vice President of NLW Partners. Ms. Tandy was the Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for Motorola Solutions where she was Motorola’s top public policy spokesperson on issues related to global telecom policy and oversaw government affairs in more than 70 countries where Motorola operates. Prior to joining Motorola, Ms. Tandy was appointed by President Bush and unanimously confirmed by the US Senate as the first female to head the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where she managed a $2.4 billion budget and approximately 11,000 employees in 86 global offices.
Jared P. Dempsey, Ph.D. serves as the Executive Director for Trac9 Informatics and as the Chief Science Officer at NLW Partners. Dr. Dempsey is actively involved in neurological and physiological research in addiction. Recent publications include preliminary evidence for a biological marker of addiction recovery, non-conscious emotional response to drug stimuli, and the influence of social anxiety on addiction treatment. Dr. Dempsey has also served as an expert reviewer for the Journal of Motivation and Emotion, Psychopharmacology, Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment, American Journal on Addictions, Addiction, Psychiatry Research, European Psychiatry, Nicotine and Tobacco Research, and the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Dr. Dempsey was the lead scientist behind the development of Trac9 Informatics, a comprehensive tool for substance use disorders and mental health treatment which provides evidentiary support for clinical monitoring, outcomes, supervision and success forecasting.
Sarah serves as the program manager at NLW Partners. She was critically involved in development and deployment of Trac9.com. She currently oversees general operations and leads the technical support division. Sarah is also actively involved with the R&D division of Trac9, with specific focus on algorithm optimization.
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