2024 Annual Awards Presentation

June 4, 2024  5:30 pm - 8;00 pm
Michael J. Adanti Student Center
Southern Connecticut State University
New Haven

2024 Annual Awards Presentation

Join us at the Adanti Center on the campus of SCSU in New Haven as we celebrate some of the top professionals in our field.

Individual tickets are $65
Table of 10 is $600

3 CEs provided


Join us!

Keynote Presentation: Jane G. Clark: "Connecting the Continuum: Linking Prevention, Treatment and Recovery"

Award Winners (Clockwise from top left): Karen Ravenelle-Bloom, Windham PRIDE Coalition, The David Powell Lifetime of Service Award; Molly Smith, SCADD, The Joseph Sullivan Young Professional Award, Jennifer Kolakowski, Recovery Network of Programs, Kathleen Whelan-Ulm Women's Leadership Award; Danielle Colopy, High Watch Recovery Center, President's Award.

The Keynote Speaker

Jane G. Clark, MPA, CPS is an experienced national presenter who specializes in the field of prevention. She has served in roles at local, state, and regional levels within the U.S. prevention network as well as for American Indian Sovereign Nations and Native-serving organizations. Jane holds a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Oklahoma and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. She was awarded the 2014 Art of Prevention Award by the Addiction Professionals of North Carolina, as well as the 2009 Prevention Specialist of the Year award through the Oklahoma Drug and Professional Counselor’s Association. Jane is a member of NAADAC’s new Trainers by NAADAC project and has provided prevention-focused webinars for NAADAC since 2015, as well as a variety of trainings and presentations for mental health and substance use professionals since 2007.

The Menu

We will be offering a variety of appetizers and small plates for attendees including spinach & artichoke dip, pulled pork sliders, vegan dumplings and southwestern chicken egg rolls, tomato and basil salad, as well as additional gluten-free options. Coffee, tea, and soft drinks will also be available.
All menu items provided by Sodexo.

Sponsorship & Advertising

Whether you wish to sponsor an award or advertise your organization, services, or products, we appreciate your assistance to help the CCB ensure competent and ethical practice to protect the clients receiving services. We have different levels of sponsorship for any budget, and your contribution is fully tax deductible. Simply click on the button to view our 2024 Prospectus.


Once again we will offer a selection of products and services  for our annual raffle. Stay tuned for more details!

The Event

Each year, the Board of Directors asks the recovery workforce to nominate deserving professionals to be celebrated by the CCB for their accomplishments. Awards are named in honor of from the CCB and the community who have passed but left an indelible mark on the profession.
The David Powell Lifetime of Service Award carries the name of the internationally known originator of clinical supervision for SUD professionals, who was a long-time collaborator with the CCB.
The Young Professional Award carries the name of Joseph Sullivan, longtime CEO and President of MCCA in western Connecticut and CCB Treasurer who held the role of ensuring competence and ethical practice dearly.
A brand new award, the Women's Leadership Award will be given annually to a woman who stands out in the industry for not only her accomplishments but her overall leadership qualities. The carries the name of Kathleen Whelan-Ulm, one of the first women in senior management in our state.
In addition, for the second consecutive year, the sitting President of the CCB will select a professional from the workforce who they feel has demonstrated the professionalism, integrity and commitment to the care of those they serve.

Office Address

55 West Main Street, Suite 202
Meriden, Connecticut 06451

About us

The CCB is an independent, non-governmental, 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that offers certification for addiction counselors, clinical supervisors, co-occurring disorders and prevention professionals in Connecticut. The Board has established specialty certificates in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and problem gambling for professionals licensed and credentialed in other behavioral healthcare domains. The Board is active in a number of important state-wide workforce development initiatives, provides training/continuing education and ensures that the trainings provided in Connecticut by approved vendors meet established standards.