Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board

 1100 N University Avenue Suite 35
Little Rock, AR 72207
(501) 749-4040
ar.asacb@gmail.com

Board of Directors

The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board is a private, non-profit board comprised of 15 members that volunteer their time to improve and support the standards, policies and ethics of substance abuse counselors and supervisors across the state of Arkansas. They work tirelessly in their own professions and for Arkansas citizens to provide qualified professionals that will provide treatment using evidence-based practices and research. It is the goal of this Board to ensure that Arkansans receive quality care from competent counselors and professionals so that every person suffering from addiction can have a realistic outcome of recovery and rehabilitation.

Our board members abide by ethics set by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC). IC&RC delivers standardized minimum competency requirements for international testing and certification to become a certified counselor for substance abuse and addiction. They are internationally recognized as governance for all substance abuse certification. To view the code of conduct in place for all ASACB board members, please click the link below. 

ASACB Board Members Code of Conduct

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Lisa Ray, MS, AADC, LADAC, CS, PR

President

Lisa Ray is the Project Coordinator for the Bachelor of Science in Addiction Studies at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. She has been an instructor and Graduate Assistant while serving at UCA. She has a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Sociology, both obtained from University of Central Arkansas. She has also worked as an Area Manager for Treatment for the Community Department of  Correction and an Adult Probation/Parole Officer for the Department of Community Punishment. She has also served as Director of the Faulkner County Detention Facility in the Substance Abuse Program and as an Administrator in the Treatment Alternatives to Street Crime Program for the 20th Judicial District Circuit Court.

Lisa has presented several workshops throughout her career including "Ethics for Addictions Professionals", "The Addicted Offender" and The Mentally Ill and Dually Diagnosed Offender". 

Lisa is a member of the Arkansas Adult Probation and Parole Officers' Association and the Arkansas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors. She has also served on the following boards and committees:
 

  • Serenity Park Residential Alcohol and Drug Treatment Facility

  • State Board of Examiners of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • MidAmerica Addictions Technology Transfer Center

  • UAMS Substance Abuse Treatment Clinic

  • MidSouth Addictions Training Network

  • Judicial District Drug Court Steering Committee

  • South Southwest ATTC Advisory Board​

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Myriam Carter, LMSW, LADAC, ADC, CS-D, PR

Vice President

Myriam A. Carter has worked in the behavioral health field in Arkansas for the last 14 years. She currently contracts as the Clinical Supervisor at AR Cares in Little Rock and Freedom House in Russellville. She is the founder and served as the Director of Hope House since 2008. Her education includes a master’s in science/social work (MSSW), bachelor’s in science/social work (BSSW) and an associate degree (AA) majoring in Psychology. She holds two state licenses: License Master Social Worker (LMSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADAC). She is certified as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) and Clinical Supervisor (CS).

Affiliations include:

 

  • Vice President Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB)

  • Secretary Arkansas Association of Substance Abuse Treatment Providers (AASATP)

  • Treasurer Arkansas Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors (AAADAC)

  • Arkansas Delegate IC&RC

  • State of Arkansas Peer Advisory Board

 

Her hobbies include; raising exotic birds, traveling, shopping, attending concerts and service work within her community. 

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Carlotta Powell

Secretary

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Louann Lehman

Treasurer

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Diane Bynum, LPC, LADAC, ADC, CS-D

Board Member

Diane has been working in the behavioral health field since 1992.  She began her career as a CIT at Gateway House Inc. in Fort Smith, AR.  In 1993, Diane joined Western Arkansas Counseling and Guidance Center. She served for 23 years in many positions from CIT to Director of Co-Occurring Services for the company. In December 2016, she joined Quapaw House as Director of Clinical Service and served until September 2019. Currently Diane is serving as Director of Clinical Services at SOZO Recovery Center and Clinical Supervisor at ARVAC/ Freedom House. She owns Lumina Behavioral Health in Fort Smith, AR. as a private behavioral health provider.  She is also a partner in Lumina Revenue Cycle Management Service which is a full cycle revenue company in Fort Smith, AR. for medical and behavioral health providers.

 

Diane has been a certified alcohol and drug counselor (ADC) since 1996. She also holds the distance clinical supervision credential (CS-D). She is also a LADAC and is listed as a supervisor with that organization. She holds a Masters in Community Counseling with a dual emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from John Brown University. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management from John Brown University. 

 

Diane served as the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board President from 2017-2018.  She has also served as the Ethics Chair for ASACB. She has served as a member of the ASACB board from 2005 -2012 and from 2014-2020. 

She has also served on the following:

  • Treasurer for the Substance Abuse Providers Association

  • Arkansas Legislative Substance Abuse Task Force

  • President of the AAADAC - 5 years


Diane has trained for MidSouth Addictions Training Network since 2002. She was selected to participate in the ATTC/SAMSHA National Leadership Project (2010-2011 and present her project to SAMSHA in Baltimore, MD.  She was a mentor in the Regional ATTC Leadership Institute in Kansas City, KS. (2007-2008). She was a Protegee in ATTC Leadership Institute, Kansas City, Mo. (2007-2008).  She has been presented The Years of Service Award, The Covington Award, The Bob Sarver, The Counselor of the Year Award, and The Clinical Supervisor Award.

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Ken Arnold, ADC, PR

Board Member

Ken Arnold is treatment coordinator for Crowson Open Addiction/ Substance Abuse Counselor. Ken Arnold has been in the field for 22 yrs. Ken has worked at Decision point in the residential population in North West At, Serenity Park Inc, and Counseling Clinic as treatment Coordinator/ Substance abuse Counselor. Ken Arnold has serve on the board for the Saline County DWI Court program as well as providing service.  

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Kim Brown, ADC, CS, PR

Board Member

Kim Brown is the Director of Wellness and Medication Assisted Treatment Clinics, also Director of Substance Use Quality Assurance with Quapaw House. She is a qualified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, CARF Surveyor and is a Peer Support Trainer. Kim is an Advanced Peer Support Specialist.  Kim and is a member of the State of Arkansas’ Peer Work group that developed the Arkansas Peer Support Model, the Advanced Peer Support Model, and currently working on the criteria for the Peer Support Supervisor Model. Kim has been in the filed of behavioral health for 17 years.

Kim is a Member of the Arkansas Governor’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council, Member of the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB),  Member of Arkansas Association of Substance Abuse Treatment Provider (AASATP) (2007-2019), Member of Arkansas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (AAADAC) (2007-2018), Member of Arkansas Mental Health Council Institute Committee (2013-2016),  Board Member of Out of the Dark (2010-2012, 2014-2016), Governor’s Task Force on Substance Abuse Treatment and Prevention (2011-2014), Member of the UALR Mid-SOUTH  Addiction Training Networks Advisory Board (2008-2012), Member of the UALR Mid- SOUTH Summer School Advisory Committee (2008-2012).

Kim worked for Northeast Arkansas Regional Recover Center as the Assistant Director and Mid-South Health Systems as the Coordinator of Substance Abuse Services.  She has won awards throughout the years for dedication to the field of substance use services by receiving 2010 Counselor of the Year (ASACB), 2009 Counselor of the Year (AAADAC), 2005 New Counselor of the Year (AAADAC), and 2005 Action Achievement award from the Arkansas Community Action Agencies.

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Andrew Beavers, AADC, LADAC, LPC, PR

Board Member

Andrew H. Beavers is a Therapist with Recovery Centers of Arkansas. In this role, Andrew provides individual and group counseling services for substance use disorders. Andrew utilizes an integrated substance use treatment format through services of Recovery Centers of Arkansas supported by cognitive behavior therapies.  Andrew is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor with Master’s degrees from both the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff in Addiction Science and Community Counseling from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia. He is a member of the Arkansas Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. Drawing on nearly twenty years in the field of substance use disorder treatment as a counselor and case manager, Andrew focuses on rebuilding lives and assistance through programs of re-entry to the community through the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Department of Human Services Division of Children and Family Services.

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Teresa Roark

Board Member

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Ava Titsworth, IADC, NCACII, ICS-D

Board Member

Ava Titsworth has worked in the behavioral health field for 25 plus years. She currently works at Serenity Park Recovery Center in Little Rock, AR as the Clinical Supervisor. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Ministries from Williams Baptist College now known as Williams Baptist University. She has a International Certification in Alcohol Drug Abuse Counseling (IADC) and a National Certification as an Addiction Counselor II (NCACII). Additionally she certification as a Distance Clinical Supervisor (ICS-D). Mrs. Titsworth has worked in various substance abuse treatment modalities in Arkansas and Tennessee and has trained counselors and supervisors statewide.  

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Rod Smith

Board Member

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George Weaver, ICADC, RDS, CCDP-A, ICCS

Board Member

George Weaver started working in the field of Substance Abuse and Mental Health in 1989 and obtained his certifications well before his retirement from the United States Air Force in December 1998, where he had been serving as the executive administrator for the Regional Mental Health Division Chief. He is an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Regional Detoxification Specialist, Co-occurring Disorders Professional, and Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor. He has served the people of Arkansas in many different roles within the substance abuse and mental health professions with several organizations. These roles were as a Counselor, Coordinator, Manager, and Director, with Mental health Crisis units, Detoxification services, Residential, and all levels of Outpatient treatment services.

George now serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Serenity Park Recovery Center. George has served as the President and Treasurer of the “Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board”. He has served as President and Vise-President of the Arkansas Substance Abuse treatment Providers Association. As well he served on the Governor’s Task Force for Substance Abuse and Prevention and the Governors Coordination Council for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment

Mitch Francis

Board Member

Mitch Francis is retired. He was last employed as the Substance Abuse Director for Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health Center. He started working as a volunteer at Serenity House in 1982. He decided to go back to school to be a substance abuse counselor at a time when most counselors were clients at programs that stayed in treatment. He graduated in 1984 with a Bachelor's Degree in Rehabilitation Science from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville. Since 1986, he worked in several positions and agencies, including Rivendell, Southwest Hospital, Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital, Greenleaf, School of Success, Arkansas Department of Corrections, Arkansas Community Corrections and finally Southwest Arkansas Counseling and Mental Health.

He has served in several Boards, including the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board, Arkansas Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, and the Arkansas Providers Association. He has held many roles on the Boards, as President, Vice President and Ethics Chair.

Since 1994, he has provided numerous trainings related to addiction, mostly specializing in Clinical Supervision.

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Kirk Duboise ADC, SAP, CS-D

Board Member

Kirk Duboise is the Program Operations Director of Men’s Services for Harbor House Inc., HHI, headquartered in Fort Smith.  His career in the substance use counseling field began over 10 years ago working overnights as a CIT, doing whatever was needed to support the facility, including washing dishes.  Since those days, he has been certified as an Alcohol/Drug Counselor (ADC), and a Distance Clinical Supervisor (CS-D).  Kirk holds a National Certification in Gambling and is a qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) for The Department of Transportation. He is a student at the University of Arkansas- Fort Smith in the Social Work program. He is a treatment team member for the Crawford County DWI court program. Kirk has been awarded the Clinical Supervisor of the year award, 2018 by The Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board (ASACB); and has been a member of the Board of the ASACB since 2017.

Kirk’s unwavering dedication to the ethical quality of care for men at Harbor Recovery Center has contributed to its growth and cutting edge service delivery.  He is a true champion of multiple pathways of recovery.

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Myra Woolfolk

Board Member

Myra Woolfolk earned her BA in Criminal Justice and MS in Addiction Studies, from the University Arkansas at Pine Bluff and is currently completing a MSW from Louisiana State University. Myra has at least 19 years’ experience in addiction and correctional treatment programming and development.  She has long been an advocate for the emotional health and wellness of individuals experiencing challenges from untreated mental health and substance use issues. She brings a wealth of experience ranging from administrative management, developing substance use treatment, educational, and vocational programs for individuals in the state of Arkansas as well as professional development for behavioral health clinicians. In 2016 she founded Harbor City Health and Wellness to equip and empower individuals desiring optimal emotional wellness.

She is currently the Operations Director for Exodus.Life, a faith based nonprofit program offering pre and post release services for offenders in the State of Arkansas. She is also a professor in the Social Behavioral Sciences Department at Arkansas Baptist College. She has worked as the Assistant Director of Residential Services for Arkansas Community Correction and Clinical Coordinator at United Family Services, Inc.  

Myra has conducted workshops and presentations on clinical supervision, women issues in treatment, holistic self- care practices, identifying warning signs of anxiety and depression in college students and adolescents. She has been a presenter for the Clinton Health Matters-UAPB College Initiative, Ark-AHEAD annual conference, UAPB Student Affairs and Faculty Development retreats, as well as participated in programming funded by the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Center for Excellence.

She currently serves as treasurer for to A.P.A.R.T. coalition and is a member of the Arkansas Substance Abuse Certification Board and Exodus.Life Board.

Myra loves studying African American History, reading, spending time with her family, and helping others empower themselves. She resides in Pine Bluff with her husband and three children.