Connie Bucy, LSAC, LAC, has worked in the substance abuse field for 35 years and has seen many changes. Besides working with those addicted; she does a lot of work with families of alcoholics to include children and adult children of alcoholics and codependents. Even after 35 years she continues to have a passion for her work and client growth. For fun she enjoys reading, hiking, and spending time with friends. She has been an avid horseback rider and dancer. She has a special interest in Native American culture and spirituality as reflected in Native American articrafts which she says is her therapy. Connie is now a therapist for the Addictions Treatment Center at the Counseling Center.
Shawna Allen, LMSW, LMAC: Shawna worked in the early childhood education field for 7 years and then transitioned into case management with children for 4 years in the Mental Health field. Shawna then took a position working with the homeless who were identified to have mental illness and substance abuse. Shawna has worked with the co-occurring population for the past 8 years. She has also specialized in traumatic brain injuries and crisis intervention. After graduating from Newman University with her Master’s in Social Work, Shawna took a position with the Mental Health Association as the Program Director of the Substance Abuse program.