President – Courtney Miller, LCDC, BS- Courtney Miller, LCDC, BS has been studying and working in Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment since 2009. She has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is a Certified Anger Resolution Therapist (CART). Courtney is an instructor at the Addiction Counselor Training School. She has been a Program Counselor at The Right Step San Antonio, Kyle Correctional Center Therapeutic Community Program with The Gateway Foundation, The Integrated Treatment Program with the Center for Health Care Services at Haven for Hope, and is currently on staff at Positive Recovery Center San Antonio. She is an active advocate for SUD clients and professionals at the local, state, and national levels. Courtney joined The Texas Association of Addiction Professionals (TAAP) / The National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (NAADAC) in 2010 and is the current President of the San Antonio Chapter of TAAP.
Vice President – Roy Perez, Student– Roy Perez has been a student at San Antonio College in the Human Services Addiction Counseling Program since 2018 and will graduate in May of 2020. He is the current Vice President of the Human Services Club. Roy is currently employed as a Recovery Advocate with teens and their families at RecoveryWerks! in New Braunfels.
He is the current Vice President of the Texas Association of Addiction Professionals. In addition, Roy is the Co-Chair of TAAP’s Young Addiction Professionals (YAP).
Treasurer-Clayton Sponhaltz, LCDC– Clayton is a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor and Clinical Interventionist from San Antonio, Texas. He has worked in the field of chemical dependency and recovery since 2008. He received his primary clinical training at a nationally renowned treatment facility in Texas and worked there as a case manager for five years. He has also held positions in outpatient treatment, private practice, youth recovery communities and as the drug and alcohol counselor for a local school district.
Clayton is passionate about helping people who are suffering from the effects of substance abuse and addiction find the hope and purpose available in a life of recovery. He has taken this motivation towards developing recovery programs in educational settings including implementing a large collegiate recovery program at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
Most recently Clayton has served as Director of Outreach and Education for a non-profit drug and alcohol recovery community in San Antonio where he oversaw the training for students pursuing licensure in chemical dependency as well as educational programs for the community.
Christi Myers, Ph.D., LPC, LCDC– Christi has worked in community mental health for seventeen years in Belgium, Japan, Mexico and the United States. She has over ten years experience working in the field of SUD treatment providing services to individuals with co-occurring psychological disorders. Dr. Myers is a core faculty member at San Antonio College in the Human Services Addiction Counseling Program and an adjunct professor at St. Mary’s University in the Master’s of Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program. Her research interests include personality traits and substance use disorders as well as the relationship between trauma exposure and substance use. Dr. Myers is the current Secretary for the San Antonio Chapter of TAAP.