Kristina Padilla works for the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP) (formally known as the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC) and the California Association of Addiction Recovery Recourses (CAARR)) as the Education Manager that oversees the CCAPP Education Department. Ms. Padilla is also the Coordinator of events for the CCAPP Annual Conferences. She works to recruit speakers and exhibitors in the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Profession for CCAPP’s Annual Conference. Ms. Padilla worked for (CAADAC) as the Education Director and Marketing Director before the consolidation of the two organizations. Ms. Padilla also worked for (CAADAC) as the Past Offender Mentor Certification Program Director for 3 years in 12 of the in-prison programs. She worked closely with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) in the California Prisons. Ms. Padilla has a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice Administration and a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology. Ms. Padilla is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern, a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (LAADC), and an International Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor (ICAADC). In addition, she is also Certified Gang Specialist of the National Gang Crime Research Center (NGCRC).