C-SASI Board of Directors
Troy Snyder, MS, NCC, LPC, CCSAS, CPCS is one of the founding members of IACSAS and C-SASI. He has served on the board since its inception and on the executive for four years, helping guide and direct the development of the organization as well as overseeing the clinical track trainees.
As a counselor, Troy has been in the sex addiction field for 14 years. At present he works for Restoration Counseling in Atlanta where he employs a holistic approach—involving the spouse, family members and friends in the SA recovery process.
Troy is a clinical counseling supervisor, and C-SASI supervisor for clinicians, coaches and pastoral/lay leaders. In addition to speaking to schools and churches, Troy teaches on the topic of sex addiction through Liberty University's online program.
Ella Hutchinson LPC-S, CSAT-C, APSATS CCPS graduated from St. Edward’s University in Counseling Psychology in 2006 and has experience working with severe mental illness, trauma, and crisis intervention.
In 2008 Ella’s life was turned upside down through the discovery of her husband, Jeff's, sexual addiction. After two years of healing, recovery, and restoration, she began counseling wives of sex addicts herself. Soon after, Ella and Jeff began working together to help couples find the same healing they had found. Today Ella and Jeff are following God’s calling for them as they facilitate couple intensives from their office in Houston.
Ella is a passionate advocate for partners of sex addicts. Among other mediums, Ella uses the power of the written word to help change the systems through which partners have been abused.
Donna Meredith Dixon
Donna Meredith Dixon is passionate about, and committed to, collaborating with others in creating safe places within the Christian community where recovery from the impact of sexual brokenness routinely occurs. Donna lives out that passion by training and supporting women whose lives were traumatized by their spouses’ sexual addiction to effectively facilitate groups.
As a certified life coach and peer-facilitator trainer, she began training women using her workbook, A Door of Hope: Peer Facilitator Training (Helping Women Heal After Sexual Betrayal) in 2015. Taking a trauma-informed approach, the workbook and training combine the multidimensional partner trauma model and biblically based principles with the highest peer-facilitator training standards.
Donna is also a certified pastoral sex addiction specialist (IACSAS/C-SASI) and has served on the board of IACSAS/C-SASI since 2014.
Jeff Hutchinson is a professional Life Coach and a Certified Pastoral Sexual Addiction Specialist. Jeff has been married since 1999 to an amazing woman full of beauty, strength, and grace. He is a father to two wonderful children, an adult son and teenaged daughter. Jeff is retired from the U.S. Army after over twenty years of service. Jeff's story is a testament to the power of Christ to release a person from the bondages of addiction. He coaches men who struggle with pornography and other sexually compulsive behavior to find sexual purity in their lives, their marriages, and in their minds.
Lisa Taylor is a pastoral sex addiction specialist (IACSAS/C-SASI) and certified clinical partner specialist candidate (APSATS) living in New Zealand. She has spent the last several years counseling and supporting women and couples whose lives, like her own, have been impacted by a husband’s struggle with sex addiction.
Prior to completing her post-grad counseling studies, Lisa worked as a researcher, editor and writer. Her award-winning book Beyond Betrayal, has been followed up by the Beyond Betrayal Couples’ Guide and There’s WHAT on my Phone? (youth fiction).
Lisa has a passion for seeing quality research and training around sex addiction and partner trauma made available to the Christian community. She also runs an online community blog for partners at beyondbetrayal.community.
Barbara Steffens: Advisor to the Board
Barbara Steffens, PhD, LPCC, CCPS, CPC is the president of The Association for Partners of Sex Addicts Trauma Specialists (APSATS)—an organization that provides training and certification of Clinical Partner Specialists and Partner Trauma Coaches.
Her book, Your Sexually Addicted Spouse: How Partners Can Cope and Heal, co-authored with Marsha Means, has dramatically influenced the fields of sex addiction and betrayal trauma counseling.
In addition to nearly three decades in a counseling and professional coaching practice, Barbara has trained approximately 300 people who want to specialize in helping partners heal. Her years of service to the fields of sexual addiction and betrayal trauma therapy were recognized in 2018 when she received a life-time achievement award from Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).
Barbara was one of the founding members of IACSAS.