President George Ramos

“In 2019, I graduated from the University of the Cumberlands with my Ph.D. after a long-term experience as a mental health clinician. I began teaching at Nyack College this past September, and became a brand-new father (of daughter Arya Camilla) in October.  Previously,  I was working full time as a  Child Protective Specialist for  NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NY.  This was a full-time position in which I  performed investigations of reports of child abuse/neglect and ensured child safety and welfare. I interviewed clients, wrote comprehensive reports for family court. While adhering to agency and state deadlines, I prepared petitions on abuse/neglect cases and testified in family court on fact-finding hearings and other proceedings. I placed children in protective custody as needed, and participated in various trainings regarding child protection, domestic violence, substance abuse and mental health issues.
During the time I was working for NYC ACS, I was also interning part-time as a mental health counselor for ACS  and for Veritas, Inc. For both agencies, I assessed clients, developed treatment plans, and led individual and group therapy sessions utilizing Evidence Based Models for mental health, family issues, and addiction issues. I reviewed and evaluated clients’ progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment and care plans, and coordinated counseling efforts with other mental health professionals, doctors, nurses and social workers.”
My participation in Best Practice Trainers, Inc. has been ongoing since we presented live workshops on CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Co-Occurring Disorders in New York City in 2013. I  am very interested in the topic of support for Mental Health clinicians. I’ve helped design the pretest and posttest questions for the trainings to reflect my interest, and am currently collecting data on a study of Latinx participation in substance abuse services in New York State. “

Vice President Dan Campbell

Currently I hold the position of Vice President of Best Practice Trainers, Inc. BPTI provides research and  trainings on substance abuse and mental health topics for social workers and other clinicians. I provide a business perspective for our organization.
After graduating from the Business Administration program at  Baruch College in New York City, I began working full-time in the Data Analysis Team at Argus Information and Advisory Services.
I have been a part of the development of BPTI since I built its website in 2010. I became certified to give substance abuse workshops and participated as a trainer in the Youth at Risk workshop given in New Paltz, NY, in 2010. I have advised the Board about how to market their trainings to better advantage and am often a consultant concerning E-learning or IT methods. As this current project unfolds, I am very interested to see whether the ‘game’ section of the training enhances the implementation of substance use practices among clinicians.  I have begun my Master’s work in Data Analytics, and am looking forward to the integration of analytic methods with business practices. It is a very exciting field, with many opportunities.

Treasurer Rich Mohrmann

“Currently, I am the Treasurer and lead technologist for BPTI.  I have been engaged in the securities industry since 1994 when I joined Morgan Stanley as a senior technologist.  I have driven development on significant technology initiatives delivering risk management, order execution, and algorithmic trading applications.  I have also managed business development for trading, market making, risk, and money management for both buy-side and sell-side firms.  In my position as Treasurer and lead technologist, I work with the other BPTI participants to ensure the efficient and economical delivery of mental health training services.”
In addition, Rich has driven development on reference data initiatives for top tier banking organizations and is an enthusiastic participant in enterprise data management concerns. Rich holds a B.S. in computer science from Union College and an M.S. in computer science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Secretary Ruth Campbell

“As a licensed LCSW clinician, I have worked with teens, young adults, couples and older adults for thirty-six years.  My private practice has been operative since 1998. I generally like working with clients who are beginning to understand that they can choose their path and want to work with someone to discuss their own understandings, wants, and needs as they move toward change. I have office hours in New Paltz six days out of the week. One day a week I open my office in New York City.”
Experiences with teaching/training: “I supervised and trained Bachelor’s Degree psychology students in their field placements at the University of Michigan during my MSW training. This led me toward expertise in teaching, field work supervision and the understanding of mental health issues in social work. I was an adjunct instructor in the Master’s Degree Social Work program at Fordham University for seven years, teaching general social work classes as well as clinical assessment and diagnosis. I am currently engaged in creating classes (CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Co-Occurring Disorders) for long distance learning, and doing research on what motivates clinicians to use these practices.”