DASA DUI Presenter Information

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Leslie Berkley, M.S. has a B.S. in Community Health Education (UIUC, 1979) an M.S. in Human Resources (National Lewis University 1982) and is a CADC. She is self employed in the field of Substance Abuse Counseling and has been so for over seventeen (17) years.  Leslie has been working in the field of Substance Abuse for over twenty (20) years and prior to that was employed as a caseworker for the Cook County Social Service Department.

Bob Carty, LCSW, CADC, CCJP has served in the behavioral healthcare profession within various roles – counselor, supervisor, administrator, trainer, mentor, and board member. For more than a decade, he managed Grant Hospital’s Clinical Training Program for Addictions Counselors, preparing 400 adult learners for clinical and supervisory positions. For five years, he was a Deputy Director at TASC, designing and implementing services to help initiate and sustain recovery for people discharged from Illinois prisons. For ten years, he provided training and consulting to diverse treatment programs and recovery centers throughout the USA, including Alaska, New York, and Texas. In 2011, IAODAPCA named Bob, “the Professional of the Year,” for his many contributions to addictions treatment in Illinois, such as his involvement in its Training of Trainers and Training of Leaders projects. Since June 2013, he also serves as a board member for the IAODAPCA. Currently, he is the Program Coordinator for Harborview Recovery Center, which is located at Presence Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago.

Patricia Diel LSW, CADC, SAP earned her Masters of Social Work from the University of Illinois-Urbana in 1997. She holds a CADC, is a Licensed Social Worker, and holds a license as a Substance Abuse Professional. She is the owner of Diel Counseling. She has over 20 years of experience providing substance abuse, mental health, and EAP services. Patricia also has 10 years of experience in the child welfare field, provided crisis intervention services, and worked in Springfield on Juvenile Law policy. Ms. Diel is also a consultant for providers.

Wayne Gardner, J.D. was admitted to the Illinois bar in November of 1992 after spending time as a law clerk for several firms.  He was hired by the Secretary of State’s office in 1993 as a Legal Advisor I.  He currently works as a formal hearing officer as well as a prosecutor and computer repair person.

Richard Krajewski, M.A., LCPC earned his M.A. degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in Keene, New Hampshire in 1997. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (2001-present). For the last 15 years he has been employed by the 18th Judicial Circuit, DuPage County Probation & Court Services Department. He currently supervises the DUI Evaluation program for DuPage County. Prior to his work with the DUI Evaluation Unit, Mr. Krajewski provided Multi-Systemic Therapy for DuPage County’s Juvenile Probation Department, and he was employed by Linden Oaks Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Residential and Acute Care Units.

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Marc Loro, J.D. is an attorney assigned to the Department of Administrative Hearings of the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office.  He has more than thirty (30) years experience as a hearing officer and for the past 20 years has conducted training for the Secretary of State and DHS/DASA.  He also coordinates the legislative affairs and rulemaking for the department.

George K. Rafeedie, MPA, CSADC has more than 40 years’ experience in behavioral healthcare.  He is a retired USAF Captain where he spent twenty-one years providing and developing substance abuse services.  He has worked in community-based programs in Illinois and Missouri as a counselor, DUI assessor, clinical coordinator, program and executive director in variety of settings that include outpatient, residential, and methadone treatment.  George came to DHS/ DASA in 2001 and monitors all categories of DASA licensed programs with a focus on intervention services.  As the DUI Program Liaison he provides multiple trainings on DUI issues and assists in the management of electronic DUI Service Reporting System (eDSRS).

Erika Young, M.S. has a B.S. in education from Eastern Illinois University (2002) and a M.S. in education with an emphasis in curriculum & instruction from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale (2004).  She was a teacher before being hired by the Secretary of State’s office in 2005 as the Supervisor of Southern Operations for the Department of Administrative Hearings, Formal Division, in Mt. Vernon.  She has more than 10  years of experience as a formal hearing officer, reviewer, and manager within the Department.