Web Team

We launched our first website in early 2000. From the onset of that project, we have conceived our site primarily as an educational resource, one that should support our mission to help policymakers, administrators, and direct-service providers successfully implement and sustain evidence-based practices, emerging best practices, and other strategies that improve quality of life and other outcomes for people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders.

We hope you find this site a useful resource for fulfilling many of your how-to needs. The only way we can improve upon what we do is through feedback from you. We welcome and encourage your comments, questions, and suggestions. You may send us a note through the "contact us" section in the thin gray navigation bar above.

Below, we acknowledge those instrumental in providing support for our website along the way.


January 2000

  • Ohio Department of Mental Health
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Funding for initial website development: Editorial content, graphic design, & HTML programming.

September 2002

  • Woodruff Foundation
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Funding for content-management system: event calendar & online registration, message board, e-mail news service.

September 2002

  • Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Funding for content-management system: EBP program locator, tools-library.

April 2010

  • William J. and Dorothy K. O'Neill Foundation
  • Cleveland, Ohio
  • Funding for new content-management system and website redesign: Integrating four different websites into one data system that manages and links stories, resources, events and online registration, discussions, membership accounts, much more.


Paul M. Kubek, MA
Director of Communications
Site concept, writing, editing, art direction, project management

Patrick E. Boyle, MSSA, LISW, LICDC
Director of Implementation Services
Site concept, writing, editing

Ric Kruszynski, MSSA, LISW, LICDC
Director of SAMI Consultation and Training
Site concept, writing, editing

Lenore A. Kola, PhD
Co-Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices and Associate Professor of Social Work at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Robert J. Ronis, MD, MPH
Co-Director of the  Center for Evidence-Based Practices and Douglas Danford Bond Professor & Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve

Davorin Skender
Case Western Reserve University
Resources/tools section (2002)

Community Mental-Health Organizations
The organizations listed below were initially funded in 1999 by the Ohio Department of Mental Health and the Ohio Department of Alcohol and Drug Addiction Services to implement the New Hampshire-Dartmouth Integrated Dual Disorder Treatment (IDDT) model in the State of Ohio. Much of our first web site (for our Ohio SAMI CCOE initiative) was developed from information gathered during needs assessments with these IDDT-based SAMI programs.

Bridgeway, Inc
11420 Lorain Ave
Cleveland, Ohio 44111
Cuyahoga County

Center for Forensic Psychiatry
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Butler County

Center for Individual and Family Services (CIFS)
Mansfield, Ohio 44907
Richland County 

Coleman Professional Services
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Portage County

Lutheran Social Services of Northwest Ohio
Lima, Ohio 45801
Allen-Auglaize-Hardin Counties

The Nord Center
Lorain, Ohio 44053
Lorain County

Nova Behavioral Health, Inc
Canton, Ohio 44703
Stark County

PACT Center
Akron, Ohio 44305
Summit County

Portage County Mental Health and Recovery Board
Kent, Ohio 44240

Recovery Resources
Elyria, Ohio 44035
Lorain County

Townhall II
Kent, Ohio 44240
Portage County

SAMI Court Program
The Ft Hamilton Hospital Horizon Services
Hamilton, Ohio 45011
Butler County

Southern Consortium for Rural Care (SCRC)
Athens, Ohio 45701

Health Recovery Services
Athens, Ohio 45701
Athens-Hocking-Vinton-Meigs Counties

Shawnee Mental Health Center
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Adams-Lawrence-Scioto Counties

Tri-County Mental Health and Counseling Services
Athens, Ohio 45701
Athens-Hocking-Vinton Counties

Washington County Community Mental Health Services
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Washington County Recovery Alternatives
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Woodland Centers
Gallipolis, Ohio 45631
Gallia-Jackson-Meigs Counties


Cravener | Holmes Creative
Sullivan, Ohio


Mesmerize Media
Lakewood, Ohio
"Magnet" content-management system (cms)


Absolute Zero: Internet Studios
Medina, Ohio


Matthew K. Weiland, MA
Editor & Producer
Cleveland, Ohio

Special thanks to the following co-instructors of the Podcasting class at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University from October 2007 to May 2008:

Jerry Floersch, PhD
Associate Professor of Social Work

Daniel Moulthrap
Program Host
Idea Stream | WVIZ & WCPN
NPR & PBS affiliates in Cleveland