Maria Mancebo, PhD
Dr. Maria Mancebo is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at Brown University’s Alpert Medical School. She specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder and compulsive hoarding and trains psychology and psychiatry residents to provide these interventions. She also directs the OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program at Butler Hospital, an intensive outpatient program. She has been treating hoarding for over 20 years and has experience with both individual and group interventions. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she has a number of publications on the outcome of treatments for OCD and hoarding provided in community settings.
Fire Safety Training Officer, Rhode Island State Fire Marshal’s Office
Vincent Quinterno’s life and career are built on his passion and loyalty to his community. Simply put Vincent is a deeply driven individual with a rare combination of courage and tenacity. Vincent tours the community and internationally bringing CRR awareness to all audiences. Vincent is on the cutting edge of modern fire safety and injury prevention campaign. Vincent has over 34-years’ experience in the fire service, and firmly believes that saving one life would make all his efforts worth it.
Field Supervisor, Trainer of Steri-Clean and Hoarders.com
Steve started with Steri-Clean at the beginning of 2012 as a Jr. Field Technician. Since that time, he has been promoted several times from Lead Technician to now Field Supervisor. Steve’s responsibilities include: supervising Jr. and Senior Technicians in the field, training all newly hired Technicians and providing Educational Programs. Steve possesses a lot of on the job expertise having worked to clean hundreds of hoards.
Chief Program Officer at Westbay Community Action, Inc.
Sarah will discuss the innovative grant WestBay CAP received to assist individuals with hoarding disorder within their catchment area.
Emely Portillo, Esq.
U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity
Emely Portillo is an Equal Opportunity Specialist at U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development, Office of Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity where she conducts civil rights compliance reviews of HUD-funded programs. Prior to joining HUD, she was Sr. Investigator for the City of Boston Office of Fair Housing and Equity where she spent three years investigating allegations of housing discrimination under state and local fair housing laws. She is a graduate of Suffolk University Law School and the University of California, Santa Barbara.