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Sarah Bolton

Sarah Bolton

Sarah Bolton has worked in the addiction field for 4 years in business development and is a mindful art facilitator. She is a consultant to The Orchard on the Brazos, a residential treatment center. She is the founder of Sober Eve, Houston’s only alcohol-free, pop up nightclub for New Year’s Eve. She is also an active member of the local recovery community. 

Sarah has been an active member of TAAP since entering the industry. She has volunteered in various roles for conferences and CEU events, and has helped to secure sponsorships supporting TAAP’s mission to promote the advancement of addiction professionals.

Sarah is also a mom, an artist, an event planner, and is passionate and outspoken about addiction recovery.

Annette H. Martinez. LCSW-S, CEAP, LCDC, sap qualified

Annette H. Martinez. LCSW-S, CEAP, LCDC, sap qualified

Annette has over twenty-nine years of experience, in the substance use disorder, EAP, and behavioral health field. She has worked in a variety of settings including hospitals, schools, EAPS, in-patient, out-patient, and residential treatment centers with a variety of populations including, medical staff, professionals, emergency responders, adolescents, homeless, criminal justice, and DOT safety sensitive employees.

Annette is in private practice and has been invited to present at NASW and NAMI conferences. She specializes in trauma informed treatment, including yoga; substance use and other addictive behavior disorders; families impacted by substance use disorders; first responders and their families; CISM and crisis intervention; mood disorders; work and life balance; and EMDR.

Annette had the honor of winning The Gulf Coast Chapter of NASW Lifetime Social Work Award in 1999. She is a member of NASW, EAPA, TAAP, and The Bay Area Net. Annette enjoys spending time with her family, Buti yoga, and walking on the beach.

John A. Shiflet, MSW

John A. Shiflet, MSW

John Shiflet is a person living in long-term recovery since May 1, 2007. In 2008, John was accepted as a student into the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery at Texas Tech University. John graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community, Family, and Addiction Services in December of 2012. In 2013, John became the director of the collegiate recovery community, Cougars in Recovery, at University of Houston. In May of 2019 John earned a Masters of Social Work degree with a clinical focus from the College of Social Work at University of Houston. John serves on the UH Substance Abuse Advisory Committee. John currently serves as the South West Regional Representative for Association of Recovery in Higher Education. He also serves as a board member for the Association of Alternative Peer Groups. John has been in the emerging field of collegiate recovery for twelve years both as a student and a professional. John works to create an environment where recovering students can experience a reclamation of agency in the areas of self-efficacy, education, leadership, and professional development. 

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