SCLC's webinar series is integral to the technical assistance provided by the SCLC. Nationally recognized smoking cessation experts offer the latest information related to smoking cessation (including effective interventions) for the general and the behavioral health populations.

The Goals of SCLC’s Webinar Series:

  • Provide training and technical assistance to raise awareness of the many benefits smoking cessation efforts and to increase understanding of effective smoking cessation strategies.
  • Implement or enhance existing tobacco cessation services using evidence-based practices.
  • Ensure that consumers and staff have access to smoking cessation services and supports to promote health and wellness.
  • Establish partnerships between behavioral health and nicotine cessation organizations to increase available tobacco cessation resources in communities. 

SCLC has over 45 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery.

Current Webinars

Commercial Tobacco Use and American Indian/Alaska Native People: Implementing Proven or Promising Interventions


Derek J. Bailey, MSW

Program Director, National Native Network, and Principal, 7th Legacy Consulting, LLC

Derek J. Bailey, was Tribal Chairman for the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians from 2008-2012, and on Tribal Council from 2004-2008. Derek retired as Tribal Chairman and did not seek re-election, as he was running for a State Representative seat in Michigan's House of Representatives. He was elected again, and sworn into office on May 22, 2014, to serve another four-year term on Tribal Council. He is also co-principal, with his wife Tonia, of 7th Legacy Consulting, LLC. In the spring of 2014, as Captain Bailey, he launched Bailey's Tribal Charters with his cousin Bill Bailey; an historic tribal charter fishing operation. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work, graduating from Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in 1998. He has extensive work experience in both clinical and administrative work in the areas of behavioral health. Also, he has worked for GVSU in past years teaching as an adjunct professor in their MSW program. In May of 2010, Chairman Bailey was appointed by President Obama to the National Advisory Council on Indian Education.

Sally Carter, MSW, LCSW

Sally Carter is the Tribal Liaison for the Oklahoma State Department of Health and has worked in public health for well over twenty-four years. She holds a master’s degree in social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Sally has also served as an adjunct faculty member with the University of Oklahoma, School of Social Work for 26 years.

Sally has a depth of experience as a clinician, administrative manager and trainer. Ms. Carter has developed and managed programs in maternal and child health, child abuse prevention, commercial tobacco control and other broad public health flagship priorities. Sally has trained over 3,500 professionals in her career at the state, regional and national level.

Ms. Carter has focused much of her professional attention on addressing system level change by utilizing population based strategies. Sally considers addressing health disparities as a social justice issue.

Ms. Carter was recognized by the National Association of Social Workers as the Oklahoma Chapter Social Worker of the Year in 2008. Sally has been married to her husband, Richard, for over 35 years and has one son named Benjamin and one grandson named William. While engaging in her favorite hobby of genealogy she found her family on the 1900 Indian Territory Census and has learned that six generations of her family have lived in Cleveland County, Oklahoma.

Office of the Tribal Liaison

Oklahoma State Department of Health

1000 N.E. 10th Street, Room 503.1

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73117-1299

Office: 405.271.5170


Karen Doster

Karen Doster, CTTS is the Tobacco Program Manager at the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium. She has seven years of experience providing training and technical assistance to health care agencies, tribal health entities, school districts, private health care organizations and worksites across Alaska in the areas of policy, systems change and best practices for treating tobacco use and dependence. She was elected as a Councilor on the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) Council for Tobacco Treatment Training Programs in 2013 and sits on the ATTUD Disparate Populations Committee. In addition, Ms. Doster co-chairs the Alaska Tobacco Control Alliance (ATCA) Smokeless Tobacco Workgroup. Ms. Doster is a certified tobacco treatment specialist and has received training from both the Mayo Clinic and ANTHC. She has over 600 hours providing tobacco cessation counseling to customer/owners at the Alaska Native Medical Center and for ANTHC employees.

CoCo Villaluz

Nicole (CoCo) Toves Villaluz is a Senior Community Development Manager for ClearWay Minnesota. She is Hidatsa/Assiniboine/Chamorro. She has over 17 years of experience in all phases of community development, capacity and mobilizing.

CoCo is one of the founding members of the Native American Tobacco Coalition of Montana (NATCOM). CoCo has presented at regional, statewide, national and international conferences on sacred use of tobacco through the teachings she learned from her elders. She presented at the Global Youth Advocacy Training in Washington D.C. in 2006.

Some of her proudest accomplishments include passing the Fort Peck No Smoking Resolution for her Tribe, being selected to present at the Auahi Kore (Smoke Free) Conference in Aotearoa (New Zealand), and passing the Ohinni Candi Wakandapi/Chani Wakan K/Nusa Commercial Tobacco Free Ordinance for the Fort Peck Tribes. CoCo incorporates different art forms like hip-hop, dance, poetry and more into the prevention activities to address health inequities while using culturally based strategies to work with communities. CoCo has been recognized as one of the National Native Network’s Champions for the work she has done in Tribal communities, she has received an honorable mention from the American Legacy Foundation and was selected as a Prevention Champion from the Indian Health Services for the work she has done. Her overall goal is to promote indigenous cultural wellness of our communities and for our generations to come.

Webinar Objectives

  • Understand the difference between traditional tobacco and commercial tobacco
  • Identify methods to demonstrate respect for tribal sovereignty and develop approaches to foster inclusive partnerships using sound public health practices
  • Understand tobacco use practices and rates in Alaska
  • Explain how the Alaska Native Medical Center integrates tobacco cessation into their health system

Upcoming Webinars

Webinar with the American Psychological Association


H. Westley Clark, MD, JD, MPH, CAS, FASAM

Retired Director of the Substance and Mental Health Services Administration’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment

Smoking and Marijuana


Sharon J Levy, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Adolescent Substance Abuse Program, Children's Hospital Boston

Kimber P. Richter, PhD, MPH

Professor and Director, UKanQuit at KUMed Hospital Tobacco Treatment Service