Caroline Waterman has over 20+ years of experience working with persons with disabilities (PWD), and with substance use disorders (SUD).
She is currently the Director of Addiction Training and Technical Assistance for CAI Global, an international non-for profit education and training corporation. Prior to this, she was the Executive Director of COMPA, Coalition of Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers and Advocates of New York State, a non-profit membership organization dedicated to treating addiction through pharmacotherapy (MAT) as a part of a comprehensive bio-psycho-social approach to treatment. She was a strong advocate with federal, state and local governments for over 40,000 New Yorkers, focused on helping them overcome their dependence on elicit opiates and other drugs.
Other recent experience includes providing technical assistance for all Opioid Treatment Programs (OTPs) in Washington DC, conducting many national webinars with JBS and New Additions on SUD with People with Disabilities for the program Money Follows the Person (MFP), and presenting at the National SAMHSA Grantee meeting on Telebehavioral Health for Medication-Assisted Treatment Providers.
She has extensive experience working as an adjunct professor/teacher on both undergraduate and graduate levels at Hunter College CUNY, New York, Department of Educational Foundations & Counseling Programs. Her background also includes managing multiple programs as an executive director, master trainer, and clinician with groups and individuals.
She is a nationally certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC), licensed in New Jersey