After 33 years as the Executive Director of Evergreen Treatment Services, a long-time CTP in the Pacific Northwest Node of the CTN, Ron Jackson, MSW, LICSW, officially retired from that position on January 13, 2013.
He will continue in a part-time role at ETS, helping with the REACH Program, which includes the Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) Project and with the potential establishment of new clinics. Ron will also retain his faculty position at the University of Washington’s School of Social Work. Over many years, Ron collaborated with UW researchers on numerous projects, most recently on NIDA’s National Drug Treatment Clinical Trials Network (CTN) where he represented community treatment programs on the CTN Executive Committee.
Ron’s successor at ETS is Molly Carney, PhD. Dr. Carney received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Washington and worked in Alan Marlatt’s Addictive Behaviors Research Center before moving to the UW Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute. She left ADAI in 2006 to complete her MBA at the UW Foster School of Business in 2007. Last year, Dr. Carney came to work with Ron at ETS where they’ve spent the past 18 months together preparing for this transition.
A retirement party for Ron was held on Friday, January 11th and featured dozens of his staff and colleagues, past and present, many of whom gave brief speeches praising Ron’s professionalism, dedication to service, and decades of hard work balanced with a generous and good-natured spirit.
A set of wonderful photographs from this event, taken by photographer Jarett Kaplan, can be found at this URL: https://picasaweb.google.com/104124588174141071416/RonJacksonRetirementParty1112013?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCJ33uYPIz6XrYg&feat=directlink
Best of luck to you, Mr. Jackson, in this new chapter of your life! We will miss you very much here at ADAI!