Ronald Black, L.C.S.W. - President and CEO
Ron earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Hawaii and his graduate degree from Florida International University where he received the Excellence in the Field Award in 1989. He holds an active license in the state of Florida and has been board certified as a clinical supervisor for social work, mental health and marriage and family therapy. He has over 24 years of clinical experience in the field. In addition, he has over 12 years of administrative experience and has developed supervision and training programs for graduate students and interns from a wide array of disciplines, including social work, counseling and nursing. He has served as an adjunct professor and as a clinical instructor for numerous local universities. He has practical experience in agency administration, JACHO and CARF accreditation, training and development, substance abuse and intensive couples counseling.
Toni DiDona, Ph.D., L.C.S.W. - Vice President and Director of Continuing Education
Toni earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and both her M.S.W. and Ph.D. degrees from Florida International University where she received the Academic Excellence Award in 1989. She holds an active license in the state of Florida and has been board certified as a clinical supervisor for social work, mental health and marriage and family therapy. She has over 27 years of experience in the field, including clinical work, teaching and administration in mental health settings. She has over 8 years of full time teaching experience and has taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level at 4 major universities in the south Florida area. She has practical experience in accreditation for CARF, JCAHO and MSA. She has experience in training and development, child and adolescent therapy, special medial populations including HIV, SED children and head injury. She also currently teaches at CAU, where she was awarded the Distinguish Professor of the Year in 2007.
Richard Zonderman, Ph.D. - Consulting Psychologist
Richard earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Pittsburg and both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Richard has over 38 years of experience in the field. He holds licensure in both Virginia and Florida as a psychologist. He has extensive experience in both the clinical arena as well as administration. Most notably he served as the Chief Assessor for the Federal Government’s Program on Creative Leadership, a program required for promotion in many federal agencies. Richard has also served as an adjunct professor, teaching at two universities.
Linda Milano, A.R.N.P., M.S.N. - Consulting Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner
Linda completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing at Florida International University. She has over 20 years of nursing experience and has held hospital credentials at numerous hospitals. She has served as a nursing educator both at universities and at organizations in which she was responsible for the continuing education of the nursing staff. She is currently the CEO and owner of Psych Pro, Inc., a psychiatric mental health nursing organization.
Tania Diaz, Psy.D. - Advisory Board
Tania completed her Bachelor’s degree from Nova University, and went on to earn her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at Carlos Albizu University. She has over 18 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and adults. She is dual licensed and is a designated qualified supervisor in the state of Florida. She completed her internship at the Miami Children’s Hospital providing individual, group and family therapy to children and adolescence suffering from post traumatic stress disorders, attention deficit, psychosis, and mood disorders. Moreover, she is well versed in both psychological and academic evaluations. Tania is currently the President of the Comprehensive Assessment Center, Inc. an agency which provides individual, family and couples therapy in addition to neuropsychological and psychoeducational testing.
Francisco Martinez-Mesa, M.D., Psy.D. - Advisory Board
Frank earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from University of Health Sciences, in Antigua. He earned his Psy.D. degree from Carlos Albizu University. Frank has over 10 years of experience in the field of psychology and has served as director and faculty member for the undergraduate program at CAU. He also serves as a clinical supervisor for the Goodman Psychological Services Center in Miami, Florida.
Edward B. Heyden, Ed.D. - Advisory Board
Ed earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and his Ed.D. degree from the University of Virginia. Ed has over 20 years of clinical experience and is a Fellow and Diplomate from the America College of Forensic Examiners. Ed has held licensure in two states and has served as faculty at five universities at the graduate and undergraduate level. Ed currently serves as an associate professor and program coordinator at CAU.
Irma Barron, Ph.D. - Advisory Board
Irma earned both her undergraduate and master’s degrees from Barry University and her Ph.D. from Nova Southeastern University. She has over 16 years of experience in the field and specialized in marriage and family therapy. She holds an active license in the state of Florida and is a board certified clinical supervisor for marriage and family therapy. She currently serves as the program coordinator for the Marriage and Family Therapy specialization in a program for psychology.
Beth F. Philley, M.A. - Contributing Author/Item Writer
Beth completed her undergraduate degree at Kent State University and her Master’s degree at Antioch University. Beth has over 20 years of experience in the business world and especially skilled in training, coaching and writing. She specializes in writing website copy, blogs, text books, e-books, and articles for publication. In addition, Beth provides group or one-on-one training in such fields as safety, diversity, attitude, motivation, time-management, communication, marketing, and employee discipline. She is currently serving as the President of Professional Business Associates.
Bianca Perez, M.S. - Item Writer
Bianca earned her undergraduate degree from McGill University in Montreal, Canada and her Master’s degree from Carlos Albizu University. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Central Florida where she is completing a degree in Public Affairs with a specialization in healthcare services administration. She has experience teaching as an adjunct at both the undergraduate and graduate level for two universities and has published in her field.
Web Plant - IT Services and Support
The Web Plant currently provides Ce-Classes.com with IT development and support services.
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