Dr. Williams is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood
Johnson Medical School and Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry in New Jersey. Dr. Williams is an expert in tobacco addiction and treatments and has conducted several biobehavioral, translational, and clinical trials regarding smoking in individuals with serious mental illness. She has extensive experience leading training sessions on tobacco treatment and
designing organizational change models to promote smoking cessation at behavioral health agencies.
Dr. Covell is also the Project Director for the Focus on Integrated
Treatment (FIT) Initiative and the Associate Director for
Implementation Support Systems for the Center for Practice
Innovations and Associate Professor of Clinical Medical
Psychology (in Psychiatry) Department of Psychiatry, Columbia
University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with more than 20 years of experience supporting behavioral healthcare programs as they implement integrated treatment for co-occurring mental health conditions and substance use, including tobacco.
Mr. Foster is also the Senior Implementation Specialist for the
Focus on Integrated Treatment (FIT) Initiative at the Center for
Practice Innovations. In addition to co-facilitating the Addressing
Tobacco Learning Collaborative with NYS-operated agencies, Mr.
Foster is a highly sought-after Motivational Interviewing trainer.
Mr. Foster has also provided training and implementation
support around integrated treatment to behavioral health
programs and State Mental Health Authorities in Connecticut,
Vermont, New Hampshire, Hawaii, Minnesota, Oregon, New York,
New Jersey and Virginia.