Lori K. Holleran Steiker, PhD, CISW, ACSW,
an addictions therapist for more than 12 years, is currently an associate professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work. During her doctoral program at Arizona State University in Tempe, she transitioned to research on adolescent substance abuse and prevention. She helped design and evaluate curriculum for the Drug Resistance Strategies Project’s model program “Keepin’ It REAL” and is working on a study of culturally grounded adaptations of that curriculum for high-risk youth in community settings. Dr. Holleran Steiker has a K01, or Mentored Research Scientist Development Award, from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. She is a recent recipient of the Deborah K. Padgett Early Career Achievement Award given by the Society for Social Work and Research. She is co-editor of a book titled Substance Abusing Latinos
Monty Collins, PhD, LCDC, is a private practitioner in Tulsa, Oklahoma, providing assessment, case management, group and individual counseling, and related consulting activities in the area of chemical dependency. Dr. Collins was previously affiliated with the Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County, Texas, where he was responsible for the planning, development, and administration of residential and vocational rehabilitation services and served as clinical director of a mental health clinic. Dr. Collins also provided supervision and planning and advised professional staff at a clinic affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine in Waco, Texas.