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Flay Lee to Receive Martha Bedell Alexander Award

Anuvia — September 24, 2013
Purchase your tickets or tables today for the 21st Anuvia Awards Luncheon! Great food, networking with community leaders and free parking are included.

The 21st Anuvia Awards Luncheon will be held September 24, 2013, at The Westin Charlotte from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. This year, Mr. Flay Lee, Hope Haven’s Vice President of Clinical Services, and Dr. William “Bill” Bullock of First Charlotte Physicians will be recognized for their outstanding contributions to substance abuse prevention and treatment services. Robert Lindsey, President and CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency, will deliver the keynote address.

Individual seats are $55 each, and tables of 9 seats are $475. Click here to purchase online or contact Dianne Lyman at (704) 927-8822 or dianne.lyman@anuvia.org.

Martha Bedell Alexander Award
Flay J. Lee is Vice President, Clinical Services at Hope Haven, Inc., a substance-abuse residential facility for homeless individuals seeking assistance in recovery from chemical dependency. He is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist (since 1999), a Certified Clinical Supervisor (since 1994) and an Internationally Certified Substance Abuse Counselor.

Lee is the past Vice President of the International Certification Reciprocity Consortium for Alcohol and other Drugs (ICRC), and current President of the NC Substance Abuse Professional Licensure Board of which he has served as an elected Board member on and off since 1985. He has served as President of the Network Advisory Council for Piedmont Behavioral Healthcare (Cardinal Innovations). He was selected to and completed The Mental Health Leadership Academy at the Kenan – Flagler Business School of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lee is a member of the McLeod Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies Board of Advisors within The University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He is co-founder of the Minority Coalition of Behavioral Healthcare Providers of Color. He is also Chairman of the Deacon’s Ministry for Mount Sinai Baptist Church of Smyrna. He has worked within the chemical dependency field since 1975 (McLeod Center) and brought his expertise to Randolph Clinic in 1984 and is presently at Hope Haven since the spring of 1999.

Lee holds a BA in Professional Sociology with a minor in Social Work from South Carolina State University and has taken courses in the Public Administration graduate program at UNCC.

Jody Kellermann Award
Dr. William “Bill” Bullock specializes in internal medicine and practices at First Charlotte Physicians Epicenter. Novant Health First Charlotte Physicians EpiCentre is the premiere internal medicine practice in the heart of uptown Charlotte. For more than two decades, its physicians have cared for adults and adolescents in Center City—everything from routine physicals to allergies to care for acute medical problems.

Dr. Bullock is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is the Medical Director at Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency where he has served since 1994. Dr. Bullock is the past Chief and President of the Medical Staff at Presbyterian Hospital, now known as Novant Health.
Doctor Bullock is a highly experienced doctor, with 40 years of practice in the field. He has won a number of awards, including NCQA Diabetes Physician Recognition Program and NCQA Heart/Stroke Recognition Program.

Keynote Speaker
Robert J. Lindsey is the President/CEO of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD). NCADD, founded in 1944 by Marty Mann, the first woman to get sober in Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) is dedicated to increasing public awareness and understanding of the disease of alcoholism and drug dependence. NCADD and it’s Network of state and local Affiliates provide education, prevention, information/referral, intervention and treatment services and have helped thousands of individuals and families into recovery. Last year, more than 713,000 individuals and families called NCADD for help! NCADD’s leadership in policy and advocacy has changed the course of alcoholism and addiction treatment in America.

Prior to becoming President, Mr. Lindsey was Vice President of Longview Associates, Inc. in White Plains, New York where he was responsible for EAP new business and account management. Mr. Lindsey also provided Management Consultation services to Senior Management, Human Resources, Managers/Supervisors as well as direct client services to employees and their family.

His work in the addiction treatment field has included positions as the Executive Director of the New York State Council on Alcoholism and Other Drug Addictions, Inc. (NYSCADA), the Director of Community Relations with the Betty Ford Center as well as a Therapist/Unit Manager with Spofford Hall, a 125 bed, alcohol/drug addiction hospital in Spofford, New Hampshire. Mr. Lindsey also served as the Executive Director/Clinical Director of the Allegany County Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc. (ACCASA).

Robert has a Masters of Science in Education in Guidance and Personnel Counseling, with a specialization in Community Mental Health from St. Bonaventure University, NY. He is a member of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Advisory Committee on the Treatment and Prevention of Alcohol and Other Substance Use Disorders, the Employee Assistance Professionals Association (EAPA), the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and he is a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP).

What is the Martha Bedell Alexander Award?
The Martha Bedell Alexander Award recognizes the contribution of an individual in North Carolina who “exhibits excellence in leadership and service in advocating for appropriate, accessible and person- and family-centered substance abuse prevention and treatment services.” The award is presented by the staff of Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Inc. during the Annual Awards Luncheon in September each year.

The Honorable Martha Bedell Alexander has devoted most of her life to serving the people who live in North Carolina. She served ten terms in the North Carolina General Assembly and worked on numerous committees where she was often a very influential advocate of substance abuse and mental health services. Martha served as the Executive Director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism. The Council became a part of the Chemical Dependency Center in 1994 which is now Anuvia. During her service in the General Assembly she has introduced and shepherded numerous legislative bills to enhance services for substance abuse education, prevention and treatment. Her advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level continue to have a tremendous impact on the availability and quality of substance abuse services for those in need.

What is the Martha Bedell Alexander Award?
The Martha Bedell Alexander Award recognizes the contribution of an individual in North Carolina who “exhibits excellence in leadership and service in advocating for appropriate, accessible and person- and family-centered substance abuse prevention and treatment services.” The award is presented by the staff of Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Inc. during the Annual Awards Luncheon in September each year.
The Honorable Martha Bedell Alexander has devoted most of her life to serving the people who live in North Carolina. She served ten terms in the North Carolina General Assembly and worked on numerous committees where she was often a very influential advocate of substance abuse and mental health services. Martha served as the Executive Director of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism. The Council became a part of the Chemical Dependency Center in 1994 which is now Anuvia. During her service in the General Assembly she has introduced and shepherded numerous legislative bills to enhance services for substance abuse education, prevention and treatment. Her advocacy efforts at the local, state and national level continue to have a tremendous impact on the availability and quality of substance abuse services for those in need.

What is the Jody Kellermann Award?
The Jody Kellermann Award recognizes the contribution of an individual in North Carolina who “exhibits excellence in leadership and service in the field of substance abuse treatment and prevention.” The award is presented by the Board of Directors of Anuvia Prevention and Recovery Center, Inc. during the Annual Awards Luncheon in September of each year.

The Reverend Joseph L. Kellermann, fondly known as “Jody,” devoted his life to the field of alcoholism. He is known for his pioneering work of highlighting the needs of the family of the alcoholic. Reverend Kellermann helped organize The Alcoholism Professionals of North Carolina and was a charter member of this professional group. He was active in the National Council on Alcoholism and the Alcohol and Drug Problems Association of North America, serving four years on the National Board of the latter agency.

He was one of the founders of the Charlotte Council on Alcoholism and its first Executive Director, serving between 1968 and 1976. The Council became the Chemical Dependency Center in 1994 with the name being changed to Anuvia in 2008. He is well known for his writings on issues about alcoholism. His first pamphlet “A Guide for the Family of the Alcoholic” was adopted by Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters and soon took first place in their sales with translation into several foreign languages. Seven years later, “Alcoholism, A
Merry Go-Round Named Denial” was published and also adopted by Al-Anon family groups.

Previous Anuvia Award Winners
The Jody Kellermann Award:
  • The Honorable Martha Alexander (1993)
  • Reverend James Barnett (1994)
  • Judge James Lanning (1995)
  • Dr. Julian Keith (1996)
  • Judy Ranson (1997)
  • Gene Hall (1998)
  • Alice Harrison (1999)
  • Dr. Johnnie McLeod (2000)
  • Tony Mulvihill (2001)
  • Edith Medina (2002)
  • Bryant Bivins (2003)
  • Dr. George Raad (2004)
  • Connie Mele (2005)
  • Dr. George Hall (2006)
  • Reverend Joe Coulter (2007)
  • Don Carroll (2009)
  • The Honorable Philip Howerton (2010)
  • Worth Bolton (2011)
  • Charles Odell (2012)
The Martha Bedell Alexander Award:
  • Sandy DuPuy (2006)
  • Helen Harrill (2007)
  • Dr. Janice Peterson (2009)
  • Dr. Mary Howerton (2010)
  • Libby Safrit (2011)
  • Police Activities League (2012)
2008 Bettie Dibrell Lifetime Achievement Award: Tony Beatty & Dr. Stephen Newman

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