Mark McDonald, MS, CRADC, CGDC, MARS, MRSS-P is a professional in the field of Substance Use Disorders since 1988. Presently working as the Program Director for the Ascent Recovery Residences in Joplin, MO. Previously, having worked for the Northeastern Oklahoma Council on Alcoholism and Ozark Center/New Directions. Involved in program development, professional development and readiness, supervision, clinical team building, training staff, and service delivery. Also provides training statewide, a trainer of trainers, and a presenter for the ATTC’s. Presently serving as the Vice President, Ethics Chair, and Southwest Missouri Representative for the Missouri Credentialing Board. Mr. McDonald also serves on the MCRSP Housing Task Force and is a board member with Missouri Recovery Network.