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 support 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 100 webinars covering the latest topics on tobacco addiction and recovery


Current Webinars

Utilizing Peers in Tobacco Cessation Recovery: A Discussion, co-hosted with NBHN



Lonnetta Albright, CPEC


Lonnetta Albright, Author, Radio Personality, Change Agent, and Facilitator is one of the most dynamic and transformative speakers, facilitators and coaches working around the globe adding value to and changing the lives of thousands. She is particularly focused on developing those she fondly calls the Next Generation. As President & Chief Visioning Officer of Forward Movement Inc. a minority and female-owned company she offers Executive and Life Coaching; Personal and Professional growth; Organizational and Leadership development; Speaking, Consulting and Facilitation. A certified personal and executive coach, she is an Executive Director with the John Maxwell Team. She also has a weekly radio Coaching segment on the Lonnie Hunter Show, Reach Gospel Radio airing each week. Prior to starting her business, for 17 years she served as Executive Director of the Great Lakes ATTC at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she led national and international efforts to expand and shift our definition of Addiction Treatment to one of recovery as a process of change that leads to health, wellness, and a quality of life in the community. Lonnetta is a 2018 Hall of Fame Inductee, Museum of African American Addictions, Treatment and Recovery.

Heath Holt Hayes, MA

Chief Communications Officer, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

Heath Holt Hayes resides in Oklahoma City and serves as the Chief Communications Officer for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Heath’s responsibilities are focused on leading a cross-functional team engaged with strategic initiatives that include policy implementation, program development, and service delivery, as well as community organizing, governmental affairs, and public relations. Heath is a nationally recognized leader helping others embrace lived experience with mental health and has successfully integrated recovery-oriented, holistic, and person-driven continuums of care at the local, state, and national levels.

In addition, Heath is a member of the American Psychiatric Association’s Policy Advisory Board, Co-Chairs the National Association State Mental Health Program Directors’ Division of Recovery Support Services and is alumni of the National Council for Behavioral Health’s Addressing Health Disparities Leadership program. Heath received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Central Oklahoma and several graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma in Human Relations, Administrative Leadership, and a Women’s and Gender Studies.

Meghan Hetfield , PRSS, CRPA, CARC

Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Addiction Recovery Coach and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate

Meghan Hetfield (she/her) is a Nationally Certified Peer Recovery Support Specialist, Addiction Recovery Coach and Certified Recovery Peer Advocate with a commitment to ending the racist war on drugs and advocating for the rights of humans who use them. She has been meeting people where “they’re at” in their various stages of mental health, substance use and recovery since 2012 and attempting to normalize treating them with compassionate care, dignity and respect.

As a Trainer, Consultant, Subject Matter Expert and Public Speaker Meghan delivers original training and educational opportunities to communities, agencies, orgs and professionals in the US with an emphasis on Harm Reduction and Peer Support.

As an organizer for Harm Reduction Works-HRW (a scripted Mutual Aid support group) she has helped to start, develop and implement three regular weekly online meetings including one for Family and Loved Ones. These meetings are the first of its kind and open to anyone interested in learning about and or practicing Harm Reduction for any reason.

Meghan is currently living in New Yorks' Hudson Valley region where she is also a Certified Mushroom Foraging Guide sharing her joy of wild spaces and the plants, animals, fungi and healing found there.

List of credentials, titles, and organizations 

credentials: PRSS, CRPA, CARC Orgs: Harm Reduction Works 

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Describe the role of a peer support specialist.
  2. Analyze the two strategies to leverage peer support specialists in supporting an individual’s tobacco cessation journey.
  3. Identify two ways mental health and substance use treatment organizations can utilize peer support specialists in their tobacco efforts.

Upcoming Webinars

Access to Tobacco Treatment for the Justice-Involved: A Call to Action



Allison Gorrilla, MPH

Outreach Specialist, University of Wisconsin’s-Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention

Allison Gorrilla is an Outreach Specialist with the University of Wisconsin’s-Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention. She works with health care systems and providers to integrate evidence-based tobacco cessation treatments into routine care. A focus of Allie’s work is bridging the gap in access to cessation treatments in communities disproportionately burdened by tobacco-related health inequities. Allie holds a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science from Marquette University and a master’s of public health from the University of Minnesota.

Chad D Morris, PhD

Clinical Psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine, and the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program and Wellness Leadership Institute

Chad Morris, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado- School of Medicine. At CU he is the Director of the Behavioral Health & Wellness Program (BHWP) and Wellness Leadership Institute. BHWP also houses the Rocky Mountain Tobacco Treatment Specialist Program. Dr. Morris is the principal investigator of over 140 projects and studies exploring the effectiveness of organizational, psychosocial, and pharmacologic whole health and tobacco cessation strategies across over 44 states and internationally. Dr. Morris is a seasoned Motivational Interviewing trainer and member of the MI Network of Trainers (MINT). As the Vice President of Spark Inspiration, Dr. Morris also offers corporate wellness solutions.

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Explain collective knowledge of the topic of tobacco use disparities among the justice-involved.
  2. Describe two promising and evidence-based practices to address tobacco use disorders (TUD) among individuals in the criminal justice system.
  3. Identify two systemic barriers and challenges to integrating TUD treatment within the criminal justice system.
  4. Discuss two recommendations to address TUD treatment integration within the criminal justice systemwith a focus on steps to overcome systemic barriers, and implement policies, procedures, and best practices to improve access to TUD treatment.