Lynette Jack, PhD, RN, CARN
, has a Master’s degree in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing and has been certified in addictions nursing. She has worked clinically in addictions treatment. She authored several texts in addictions nursing, and has served in elected office for the International Nurses Society on Addictions and the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses. Currently the Director of Accelerated Health Programs for Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania, which includes undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral programs in nursing, Lynette has taught courses on addictions at undergraduate and graduate levels. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Addictions Nursing and a frequent presenter on topics related to addictions.
Lori Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW, was an addictions therapist for more than 12 years. During her doctoral program at Arizona State University, Phoenix, she transitioned to research on adolescent substance abuse and prevention. She helped design and evaluate the model Drug Resistance Strategies Project’s “Keepin’ It REAL” curriculum and is presently working on a study of culturally grounded adaptations of that curriculum for high risk youth in community settings. She is an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and was awarded a Mentored Research Scientist Development Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is the recent recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award given by the Society for Social Work and Research.