• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Debby S.  Bitticks

As Founder and CEO of several companies, Debby has had extensive experience in the world of business and was presented with The Blue Chip Enterprise Award given by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Connecticut Mutual Life Insurance Company. Employing hundreds of people, she has operated multi-site child care centers, developed elder day care programs, and created innovative intergenerational curriculum. Debby also co-authored "The Elder Care Review: A guide for Quality Control", and spoke at the annual meeting of The National Council on the Aging in Washington D.C. Debby has co-authored the BioBinder™ series including “Cherished Memories - The Story of My Life”, “Time Efficiency Makeover”, and the “Senior Organizer”. She has also co-authored a book in the "Life Lessons" series with Chicken Soup for the Soul authors, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen: "Life Lessons for Busy Moms – 7 Essential Ingredients to Organize and Balance Your World". Both “Time Efficiency Makeover” and “The Senior Organizer” have been published in paperback by Health Communications Inc. Debby has co-written and produced an award-winning documentary “Saving Our Parents”, and has written and hosted a PBS television pledge special. Debby has appeared on CBS Morning News, ABC, NBC, FOX, QVC, CNN Financial News as well as other cable shows, and has given numerous national radio interviews. Debby is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO), the National Council on the Aging (NCOA) and sits as a board member of Vital Options International, a cancer communications, support and advocacy organization.

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