Milton Magness, D. Min. is the founder and director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services in Houston, Texas. He is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a frequent speaker at both professional and public events. Dr. Magness served as a pastor for twenty years prior to becoming a psychotherapist.
Judi Hollis, PhD is a licensed family therapist who is maintaining her own seventy-pound weight loss. She has been featured on CNN, Inside Edition, Oprah, and Dr. Oz, and her articles have appeared in numerous magazines. She opened the nation’s first eating disorders unit and is the author of several bestselling titles, inclusing Fat is a Family Affair and From Bagels to Buddha.
Mel Pohl MD, FASAM is Vice President of Medical Affairs and the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Recovery Program. He was elected by his peers for inclusion in the Best Doctors in America® list from 2009 to 2014. He is a nationally known public speaker and author of A Day without Pain, which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award.
Joe Putignano is a performing artist and contortionist who has toured with Cirque du Soleil. He was the star of the Cirque show, Totem. He has performed in The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Twyla Tharp and in a number of stage productions with the Metropolitan Opera. Putignano has also appeared on various TV shows and has modeled for many magazines. He is the author of Acrobaddict (CRP, Fall 2013).
The Central Recovery Press Speakers Bureau provides access to some of the finest minds (and their ideas) working in addiction and pain recovery treatment today, expertly addressing the challenges and providing cutting edge solutions to the full spectrum of behavioral healthcare topics.