Addictions, Drug & Alcohol Institute

Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center

The Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (NWATTC) provides services to develop and strengthen the substance use disorder treatment and recovery workforce in the HHS Region 10 states of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington.

Located at the University of Washington’s Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute since October 2017, the NWATTC seeks to accelerate community-based implementation of evidence-based practices (EBPs) for treatment and recovery by: Sponsoring training online and in-person to enhance clinical knowledge and skills, and adoption of EBPs; Providing intensive technical assistance to support systems change and organizational efforts to implement EBPs; Offering consultation for systems-level change in the emerging new landscape for behavioral health care; Disseminating science-based information on EBPs, cultural competence, and more.


Bryan Hartzler, PhD Co-Director (UW ADAI)
Denna Vandersloot, MEd Co-Director

Project Staff

Jennifer Verbeck Program Operations Specialist
Laura Cooley, MA Continuing Education / Technology Transfer Specialist
Bia Carlini, PhD, MPH Systems Change Specialist
Dennis M. Donovan, PhD Senior Liaison
Meg Brunner, MLIS Web Information Specialist
Susan A. Stoner, PhD Data Operations Specialist
David Jefferson, MSW
Mitch Doig, AA, CADC II Technology Transfer Specialist
Mandi Nugent Administrative Assistant

Fund Information

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA)
Start: September 30, 2017
Status: current