Meri Shadley, Ph.D.
Dr. Shadley is an Associate Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno where she is also Program Director for NRAP and the Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies’s (CASAT) Director of Academics. Dr. Shadley is dually licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor as well as provides supervision to LADC, MFT, and CPC interns for the State of Nevada. She has an active clinical practice and has published, consulted, and trained community practitioners extensively in the interconnection of addiction treatment and family therapy with a special focus on women, domestic violence, youth, and problem gambling.
Dr. Shadley is a past-president of the Nevada Association for Marriage & Family Therapy, past-president of the Safe n’ Sober Foundation, founder and past-president of Oikos, an adolescent treatment program, past treasurer of the Board of Directors for the Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence and served on Nevada’s initial regulatory board for Drug and Alcohol Counselors. She presently sits on UNR's Service Learning Council and has received several leadership awards including Foundations for Recovery's 2015 Excellence in Addiction Research & Education Award and the John Chappell Award for Excellence as a Substance Abuse Treatment Professional in 2008.
Jordan Baez, M.S.
Jordan Baez is the Project Coordinator for NRAP at the University of Nevada, Reno. She has her Master's of science in Human Development and Family Studies with a specialization in Addiction Treatment Services. She has completed the Peer Recovery Specialist training by Foundation for Recovery as well as a certification held by CASAT (Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies) at UNR. Jordan has worked for NRAP since 2012 and is passionate about assisting individuals in maintaining recovery from behavioral addictions.
She is also past-President and founding member of NRAP Pack, the student organization at UNR which was established to help students maintain a sober lifestyle through recovery meetings, peer support, and alcohol/drug free events.