Connecting in the Latino Community: What are the unique challenges?

About The Speaker



John Hamilton is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Liberation Programs, a non-profit behavioral health agency serving Fairfield County. He is nationally recognized as an expert in the field of addiction treatment and prevention and brings three decades of experience to his role. John Chairs the Advisory Board for the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) and serves on the Governors Alcohol and Drug Policy Council.

Myriam Isaza-Postrel has been a dedicated Liberation employee for the past ten years. She works as the sole bilingual counselor in the Stamford Outpatient Clinic. Myriam immigrated to the United States from Colombia in the year 2000. Prior to this, she had practiced dentistry in Columbia for twenty years. Her passion for helping others led her to transition into the behavioral health field once in the United States. She began working with the Latino Commission on AIDS in NYC and found many of her Latino clients struggled with co-occurring substance use disorders. Myriam’s dedication to helping others inspired her to receive her credentials as an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. She brings many years of experience and knowledge to her work in improving the lives of Latino client’s in the Stamford community. She works tirelessly to end the stigma surrounding substance use and medication assisted treatment amongst the Latino population.

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