Welcome to Daystar Education

Nikki Johnson, MA, CADC III
20 years providing training and education, as Portland Community College adjunct faculty, OMHAS contract trainer and 19 years as  Daystar Education, developing and expanding offerings to meet the needs of the field. Consults and delivers staff training, especially on topics of Ethics and professional boundaries. BS Criminology, Cal State Fresno, Summa Cum Laude, MA Counseling Psychology, Lewis and Clark College. Motto: If its not fun, I won't train it!
Kathyleen M. Tomlin M.S., LPC, CADC III
Since 1974, Kathyleen M. Tomlin MS, LPC, CADC III has been in the addictions treatment and prevention field as a counselor, administrator, educator and consultant.  Her specialties include the treatment of adolescents and their families who suffer from addiction and multiple DSM diagnoses, client engagement and motivational strategies, patient placement criteria and working with programs to implement research-based best practices. Currently Ms Tomlin works as a Clinical Services Manager within a large HMO in Portland, Oregon.  She continues an active private practice as a writer, trainer and consultant, traveling throughout the country. Her new book  Motivational Interviewing and the Stages of Change was published by Hazeldon in 2004.
Ann Fields B.A in Psychology a B.S. in Behavior Technology and an M.Ed.
Ann also has master-level certifications in substance abuse and gambling addictions. She has worked with William Miller in the original training cohort and was selected to participate in the first “Training for Trainers” for Motivational Interviewing program established by Miller in 1993. Ms. Fields is a registered MINT trainer (Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers) in Washington and Oregon. She has worked in the counseling field for more than 25 years. Throughout her career, she has been involved with innovative programs utilizing behaviorally oriented, research-based strategies and techniques to effect change with individuals, families, service providers, communities and large systems. Ann provides specialized training and consultation to professional practitioners in a variety of practice settings.
Eric Martin, M.A.C., CADC III, CPS
Eric has 20 years experience in the addictions field as both a clinician and a recovering person.  Eric is an instructor at University of Oregon and for DHS Child Welfare. He has been the recipient of numerous awards including the Award of Excellence by the Oregon Association of Addictions Counselors, and the Governor's Award of Excellence for Improving Alcohol and Drug Services for the citizens of Oregon in 2002. He is the Executive Director of the Addictions Certification Board of Oregon.
Sarah Wheeler, CADC II
Sarah moved to Portland in 1983 to work in a large outpatient program, after working the circuit of detox, DUII, residential, DV and juvenile diversion in Jefferson County for several years. In 1985 she opened a private practice and also began contracting as a trainer of Basic Counseling Skills for the state of Oregon (OADAP at that time). Sarah sees herself as one of those lucky people who gets to do work they love. Twenty-five years of counseling and training has honed her into a master counselor and trainer. She is a passionate and compassionate teacher and loves the chance to support counselors claiming their strengths.
Marilyn Cady
Marilyn has over 25 years experience working with death, dying and grief issues. She is a nationally certified trainer in grief and loss issues related to HIV/AIDS and has worked as an independent trainer contracted with the State of Oregon Alcohol and Drug training program. She has trained courses on HIV/AIDS, Compassion Fatigue, Organizational Transition, Mens Grief Issues, Healing Through Story, Forgiveness and Basic Counseling Skills. She currently teaches courses in Death and Dying and HIV at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. In her private practice she facilitates womens personal growth retreats, using writing as a means of self-exploration. In September, 2004 she will lead her first writing retreat abroad, taking a small group of women to Ireland. Motto: (borrowed from Noah Ben Shea) Over every finish line are the words begin here.
Kelly Washam, MA, CADC II
Kelly has worked for fifteen years with mental health, addictions and families in a variety of settings. She is an Adjunct Faculty at PSU Graduate School of Education in Counseling. Her previous history includes working in outpatient, residential, and hospital settings.  During those times she was involved in program development specifically related to dual diagnosis.  She has also presented workshops in the community on topics related to addictions, stress management, motivation, and managing the symptoms related to mental health issues. 
Steven DeLugach
Steven DeLugach has over 25 years of experience working with addictions and recovery. He has been in private practice since 1988. He is the current chair of the Advisory Board of the International Institute for Trauma and Addictions Professionals {IITAP} which certifies addictions and trauma professionals. His work also includes teaching addictions treatment skills and ethics to professionals and students.
Kate McGraw, M.Div.
Kate is deeply committed to the safety and empowerment of battered women and their children. She worked in the Battered Women's Movement for 12 years, managing a shelter and counseling with survivors and perpetrators of violence. She served on the steering committees for the National Coalation Against Domestic Violence and the Alaska Network on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault. Kate is currently a Spiritual Director in private practice.

Michelle Mannix, BS, CADCII
Michelle has a Bachelor Of Science in Teaching. She has been a CADC II for 15 years. Michele has worked in Addiction and Mental Health treatment for 25 years. She has managed multi-disciplinary Homeless Outreach Teams for Adults. Her commitment to the homeless is further demonstrated by providing counseling and addiction support at Dignity Village. Michele currently works on an acute inpatient psychiatric unit with individuals with co-occurring disorders.