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Specialist Panel

Nina Abul-Husn, MD, MSPH

Dr. Nina Abul-Husn is a practicing physician with dual board certifications in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She has an extensive background in the life sciences, having graduated from Indiana University with a degree in biochemistry and microbiology, as well as a background in public health and tropical medicine, having graduated with a master’s degree from Tulane University. She completed her medical training and has been practicing in the Treasure Valley since 2012 with a focus on mental health and addiction.

Nina Abul-Husn, MD, MSPH

Medical Director for Trivium Life Services and Raise the Bottom Addiction Treatment

Nina Abul-Husn

Morgan Ballis, MS, E.M.

Morgan is the current President of the Idaho Association of School Resource Officers. As a law enforcement trainer and nationally recognized expert in K-12 emergency preparedness, he has had the opportunity to train more than 20,000 law enforcement officers, educators, and students in evidence-based and trauma-informed school safety practices. Morgan is currently a Doctoral Candidate pursuing his Ph.D. in the field of Emergency Management with a focus on K-12 schools.

Morgan Ballis, MS, E.M.

School Resources Officer for Blaine County School District and President of the Idaho Association of School Resource Officers

Morgan Ballis

Tod Gunter, LMSW

Tod has enjoyed working with youth in one form or another for over 30 years. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Illinois he spent two years working with adolescents in residential wilderness programs in central Tennessee. From there he went on to become an Outward Bound instructor in Colorado and also worked in several other alternative schools or residential programs in both wilderness and urban settings. In 2000, Tod graduated from Boise State University with his master’s in social work and took a position with Blaine County School district where he has mostly worked at the middle school level but also served at the alternative school and currently at Hailey Elementary.

As a school social worker, he has helped to start several community-based youth programs and is currently serving as the president of the School Social Workers Association of Idaho. He is a 2006 recipient of Idaho's Brightest Star award for Blaine County and has been recognized by several youth organizations for his service. When not working, Tod can be found with his dogs and his wife in the mountains or on the lakes of the Pacific Northwest where they love to hike, climb and paddleboard.

Tod Gunter, LMSW

Social Worker for Blaine County School District

Tod Gunter

Aimee Hurst, LPC, EdS

Aimee has spent the last fifteen years working with students in public education in elementary, junior high, and high school. She is actively involved in the community and various state and local associations that focus on student mental health. She currently works as an elementary school counselor in southern Idaho. Aimee has a master’s degree in counseling and is currently working on a second master’s degree in building administration.

Aimee Hurst, LPC, EdS

Counselor, Past President Idaho School Counselor Association

Aimee Hurst

Marianne King, BA, CPS

Marianne has worked at the Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) for 10 years first as a Grant Project Director for Substance Abuse Primary Prevention Programs, and since 2020 as Director of the Office. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science from Gonzaga University and is a Certified Prevention Specialist. Prior to joining ODP, she served as the Executive Director of DrugFree Idaho, learning to build partnerships that connect state agencies, employers, parents and youth to prevent substance misuse.

Marianne King, BA, CPS

Director of the Idaho Office of Drug Policy

Marianne King

Lina Smith, LBSW, ADC

Lina Smith is currently the Treatment Director at Trivium Life Services (Formerly Recovery 4 Life) in Caldwell, Idaho and has been with the company for the past 8 years. She has dedicated the past 17 years to working in the field of substance use. In her role as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor her passion has been working with adolescents, but she also has extensive experience in working with adults.  In her position she has worked with problems solving courts and alternative programs. These programs include the Idaho Youth Treatment Program, Canyon County Juvenile Drug Court, and the ACE Program with District 3 Felony Probation.  Currently she is working closely with Nampa and Caldwell Police Department with the Diversion program, and the Idaho Law Enforcement Diversion Program (ILED). Lina is currently a member on the board of the Juvenile Justice Commission, Idaho Juvenile Justice Association, and the Region 3 Behavioral Health Board.

Lina Smith, LBSW, ADC

Treatment Director at Trivium Life Services

Lina Smith

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Idaho Water Center
322 E. Front Street, Ste. 450
Boise, ID 83702

Phone: 208-364-4072

Fax: 208-364-3178