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 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.
AlphaPoint.Me addresses the core areas in a student’s life to promote resilience. The focus of this program revolves around substance use, mental health, diversity, relationships, and civility. AlphaPoint.Me is a 90-minute program for incoming students that assists colleges and universities in meeting Title IX, Clery Act, and EDGAR Part 86 requirements. Customizable interfaces, assessments, and content delivery provides a comprehensive approach for each school. The program utilizes an engaging online video series, including interactive modules, which optimize learning and behavior change. The content was created by a consortium of professors, scientists, and practitioners with direct experience working with collegiate populations. All of our experts have numerous peer-reviewed publications in their respective fields.
AlphaPoint.Solutions is an online sanction program for college students who experience difficulties with substance use, behaviors, or violation of school policy. The Solutions portfolio extends the AlphaPoint.Me series providing a science-based experiential tool. Our video-based Solutions program provides the necessary components for several critical areas including: Balance (alcohol and drugs), Relationships (sexual assault and harassment), and Diversity (inclusiveness and tolerance).
The opportunity to experience recovery from substance use disorders is now available in an electronically mediated and interactive format. We have three comprehensive online programs which provide early intervention, intensive treatment, and continuing care. These programs are in the process of becoming CARF accredited.
Standardized Assessment Battery for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Programs: Clinical Monitoring, Outcomes, and Supervision. Assisting Treatment Facilities with Accreditation Requirements for The Joint Commission and CARF Accreditation. TRAC9 also includes predictive algorithms that identifies your client’s risk of AMA Discharge on their first assessment.
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 Chief Scientist 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 also actively involved in the development of a comprehensive symptom tracking and outcome data collection tool for addiction treatment, Trac9.
Morris Wilkes founded The Wilkes Company, a strategic communication-consulting firm and is associated with NLW Partners. He is a highly sought-after consultant, mentor and speaker, assisting individuals and teams develop the ability to communicate and collaborate at a world class level to grow their influence and business result. His skills were honed through over three decades as a journalist, writer, broadcaster and government relations-public policy advocate. He is a certified public speaker, trainer and executive coach on communication and leadership.
Sarah is the Project Manager at TRAC9 and is actively involved in product development. Sarah also assists with algorithm modeling and oversees notification of facilities for high-risk clients.
Russ is the project manager for RecoverOnline at NLW Partners. He is also a graduate of Texas Tech University with his B.S. in Community, Family, and Addiction Sciences. He is focused on advancing leadership that enriches the lives of individuals, builds better organizations, and ultimately creates a more just and caring world.
Caulen is a student at Texas Tech University pursing a degree in Chemical Engineering. His goal after graduating is to pursue a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering. He is currently the Trac9 Specialist and involved in the platform development.