About

Our Mission.

“NAADAC’s Mission is to lead, unify and empower addiction focused professionals to achieve excellence through education, advocacy, knowledge, standards of practice, ethics, professional development and research.”

– NAADAC Mission Statement, adopted 1998


Meet the Board

Cyril M. Scovens, M.S., MAC CAC-AD, MAAP President, is the Founder/President of CMS Institute of Addictionology, Inc. In this role, Scovens looks after, coordinates, manages, and leads a team providing all aspects of Addiction Psychology, including Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery. A big believer in the Science of Addiction, Scovens supports the efforts of coordinating a synergistic approach to addiction treatment. Scovens is a Certified Associate Counselor Alcohol and Drugs and holds the Master of Science Degree in Addiction Counseling from Coppin State University. He is currently attending Capella University Doctorate school in Advanced Studies in Human Behavior. Scovens is the current Board President of the Maryland Association of Addiction Professionals.

Lisa Connors, LBSW, LCPC, NCC, MAAP Vice President, is the Associate Pastor of In His Image International Ministry, Inc. She is a Licensed Bachelor Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, National Certified Counselor, Board-Certified Coach, Master Addiction Counselor, Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, and Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional. Connors is a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist and is also Certified in Thanatology. She has been in the human services, social work, counseling, and addiction fields for over 30 years. Her greatest passion is working with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use and mental health disorders, violence/abuse/trauma, grief and loss, and racial and social injustices.

Bobby Bradbury, CPRS, MAAP Communications, is ecstatic and honored to be a part of MAAP. Coming from a past that was once centered around his own active addiction, Bradbury has been able to grow and thrive into a beacon of hope for those who still struggle. Currently in school for Human Services, as well as Substance Abuse and Addiction Counseling, he hopes to stay connected and give back to the community. With this opportunity to serve the state of Maryland, Bradbury’s focus will be on advocacy for professionals in the treatment space in addition to community engagement.

Brandi Keen, ADT, MAAP Secretary, officially joined the Maryland Association of Addiction Professionals board in 2021. She had been working in the housing industry, but decided she could make a bigger impact in the addiction field. In this pivotal role, she believes she can build relationships and work closely with other treatment professionals to advocate for needed changes in Maryland. Keen works at an outpatient substance abuse treatment facility, New Life, located in Pasadena, MD. She is excited to work with the community to give her patients the highest level of care possible. When Keen is not working, you can find her spending time with her son and enjoying various hobbies.

Damon Bowen, MAAP Membership, is currently the Admission’s Supervisor at Tuerk House Inc. where he supervises staff and is primarily responsible for recruiting and admitting individuals with substance use issues. Bowen’s team is charged with continuous development and maintenance of relationships with referrals sources in the community. Bowen has worked in the field of addiction since 2003. With a past personal experience in active addiction and a passion to be a human servant, Bowen possesses a strong desire to lead others to a new way of life.

Robin Jones, LMSW, MAAP Membership, I started in and found my professional passion at the end of 2012, and beginning of 2013 in North Carolina, where I obtained my early hands-on experience in the field of addictions while completing my bachelor’s degree and then going on to earn a Master of Social Work degree from Walden University. Prior to finishing my MSW in 2019, I joined the National Association of Social Workers-North Carolina Chapter’s legislative committee, in which the NASW-NC Legislative Committee successfully advocated for and worked to expand Medicaid for more inclusion of substance use treatment coverage. I earned my LMSW in May 2021. I am blessed to work in the addictions field where I can give a voice and choice, to the people I serve as an advocate helping link, broker, and work through barriers to care and change. Currently, I am employed in Fredrick in a residential addiction treatment setting as an addictions counselor. In my spare time, I listen to heavy rock music and I am an avid reader of psycho-thrillers (favorite authors Linda Castillo, and Lisa Gardner) with one or two of our three furry kids curled on my lap.

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