2021 DEC Conference Speaker Bios

Jerry Moe, MA

Jerry Moe is the National Director of the Children's Program at the Betty Ford Center, part of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. An Advisory Board Member of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACoA), he is an author, lecturer, and trainer on issues for children and families hurt by addiction. In 2013, he received the Mona Mansell Award and the Father Joseph C. Martin Award. His latest book is Through a Child's Eyes: Understanding Addiction and Recovery. Moe received the 2005 America Honors Recovery Award from the Johnson Institute, and the 2000 Ackerman/Black Award from NACoA for "significantly improving the lives of children of alcoholics in the United States and around the world."

Detective Justin Stubbendick

Detective Justin Stubbendick was born and raised in Janesville, Wisconsin. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Army where he served as a Counter Intelligence Agent from 2002-2005. In 2010, he earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Sociology with a Criminal Justice Emphasis. He was hired by the Janesville Police Department in January 2011. From July 2015 to April 2020, he was assigned to the Street Crimes Unit and focused on narcotics investigations involving Drug Endangered Children. In April 2020 he was promoted to the rank of Detective. His additional responsibilities include Janesville Police Department Range Coordinator, Janesville Police Department Master Firearms Instructor, B Shift Range Officer, S.W.A.T. Sniper, S.W.A.T. Sniper Assistant Team Leader, Rock County Drug Endangered Children Team Leader, Member of the Rock County Trauma Task Force, and Janesville Professional Police Association Vice President.                                                                   

Officer Chad Woodman

Officer Chad Woodman is a Janesville native who served in the Marine Corps and with the Air National Guard, retiring with 23 years of service. Chad started his law enforcement career in 1998 with the Rock County Sheriff’s Office and in 2000 he was hired by the Janesville Police Department. Chad obtained his B.S. in Public Administration in 2012. He began working on his master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2016. He has held several positions within the Janesville Police Department, including motorcycle patrol, Special Operations, Sniper Team Leader, Negotiator, and his current position as the Death, Recovery, or Prison (DROP) officer. Chad is a certified Wisconsin Peer Support Specialist and is part of the department’s Crisis Intervention Team and Peer Support Team. Chad sits on several boards that promote mental health and substance abuse awareness and is an advocate for law enforcement diversion programs. Chad and his wife Sara have three children.

Mark Yarbrough

Mark Yarbrough was elected to five terms as the Lamb County & District Attorney.  He served for 20 years, prosecuting everything from death penalty cases to DWIs.  During his tenure, in 2002, he was awarded the M.A.D.D. regional prosecutor of the year.  He served on the board of directors for the Texas District & County Attorney’s Association, and is a member of the National District Attorney’s Association.  He also is one of the founding fellows of the Texas Prosecutor’s Society.  Mark is listed by the Lawyers of Distinction as one of the top 10% of lawyers in the United States, and by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys as one of the “10 Best Attorneys” for Texas.  Mark graduated from Abilene Christian University in 1984.  Following that, he worked as a loan officer for Dallas Federal Savings.  In 1987, Mark went back to law school at Texas Tech School of Law where he graduated in 1989.  At the end of 2012, Mark retired as District Attorney and travels the country giving motivational speeches regarding Burnout.  He has also written and been published on the subject of Burnout.  Mark’s interests include – golf, basketball, karaoke, and tropical vacations.




Printed from the Governor's Office of Drug Control Policy website on June 13, 2021 at 3:00am.