Meet The Team


Bill Current

President & Founding Partner

Bill is a 26-year veteran in the drug testing industry. He is the former Director of the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace, Executive Director of the American Council for Drug Education, and Vice President of Consulting for Employee Information Services.  Author of 10 books on substance abuse-related issues and a regular presenter at conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars, Bill is widely considered one of the leading experts on drug testing and the drug testing industry. He founded the industry’s most comprehensive database subscription service, CurrentCompliance.org, and conducts the Annual Drug Testing Industry Survey, now in its 20th year.


Nina M. French

Managing Partner

Nina has over 25 years of experience in employee screening.   Nina has experience in managing drug-free workplace operations including product development, vendor management, medical review, client services, account management, marketing, and sales strategy.  Her consulting emphasis is on helping screening companies streamline operations, define product portfolios, align core business goals, launch new products, increase revenue, and improve client retention. Nina’s experience within the screening industry provides her with the expertise to consult with employers on program design, vendor selection, and best practices.  Nina is widely published and speaks at over 40 events each year including client hosted educational trainings, webinars, SAPAA, DATIA, NAPBS, iHeart Radio, and SHRM.


Donna Smith

DFWP Best Practices Consultant

Dr. Smith has over 35 years of experience and expertise in drug free workplace program regulatory compliance. She is a nationally recognized expert in the areas of Federal drug testing regulations, drug and alcohol testing procedures, drug and alcohol abuse awareness training for employees and managers, medical review officer(MRO) procedures, drug free workplace policy and procedures,  and substance abuse prevention and rehabilitation.  Since 1990 she has served on the faculties of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) for continuing medical education courses for physicians serving as Medical Review Officers (MRO).  Dr. Smith has served on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Federal Drug Testing Advisory Board (DTAB) and the Board of Directors of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators’ Association (SAPAA), a national drug and alcohol industry association.  Dr. Smith is an invited presenter at national conferences and symposia and is well known for her training and education courses for urine specimen collectors, breath alcohol technicians, labor attorneys, managers and supervisors, employees, substance abuse professionals (SAP), and MROs.


Joe Plaia

Sales & Marketing Director

Joe is the lead of CCG’s Sales Development Program. Joe is the former National Sales and Marketing Director with Roche Diagnostics, Varian, LabCorp, and Alere Toxicology. He has over 25 years of sales management and marketing experience in the employee screening industry. Joe has successfully trained and managed diverse teams of sales professionals ranging from inside sales representatives to global key account managers, TPA’s, distributors, and franchise owners. He specializes in assisting employee screening providers to penetrate new markets, increase sales, and launch new products and services. Joe provides sales process training, marketing plan development, and strategic sales execution.  Joe serves as the President of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA) for 2017-2018.


Andrew Current

Compliance Director

Andrew manages state, federal, and case law research for CurrentCompliance.org, the industry’s most comprehensive drug testing law database, as well as legislation in progress at the state and federal level.  He edits and regularly contributes to State Drug Testing Laws Monthly, as well as other industry and client publications on drug testing topics.  Andrew is a presenter for many client hosted webinars and presents in person at multiple industry and client hosted training events yearly.


Katherine Miller

Social Media Director

Katherine manages updates across social media networks as well as promoting partner’s content.  She manages CCG’s and clients’ newsletters and blogs, edits industry publications, researches industry changes, and manages content to keep clients informed and up-to-date.  Katherine is the author of dozens of articles on drug and alcohol testing available in publications across the industry, and creates infographics for publication and training. Katherine is an expert in state law and manages CCG’s Leg Up weekly e-newsletter in addition to regularly consulting with clients on state law questions.


Christine M. Jensen, SPHR®, CWDP, SHRM-SCP

Senior Human Resource Consultant

Christine is the Senior Human Resource Consultant for CCG.  Christine has almost 30 years of experience in human resources, spanning public and private sector employees, including union negotiations, benefits, and compensation.  Christine is the Site Administrator of the Pennsylvania CareerLink® Luzerne County, overseeing offices in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton, where she directs and coordinates all functions and operations.  Ms. Jensen has experience managing large-scale unionized workforces, administering collective bargaining agreements, administering salary and benefits, managing health insurance plans, and workers’ compensation programs.  She has valuable knowledge and experience in the litigation of employment issues, including discrimination, family leave, disability, workers’ compensation, and wrongful termination cases.


Yvette Farnsworth Baker, Esq.

Legal Consultant

Yvette is a graduate of Georgetown University Law School and Brigham Young University.  Yvette is a licensed attorney in the state of Florida as well as a member of the Florida bar and a former public defender in Palm Beach County.  Yvette regularly consults on state law and federal regulation questions with CCG’s clients, in addition to authoring dozens of articles published for CCG and other industry publications.  Yvette is an expert in drug and alcohol testing case law and regularly speaks at client webinars.


Jennifer M. Raatz

Senior Consultant and Project Manager

Jennifer is an experienced program manager with over 15 years of experience in operations, information technology, business development and process improvement.  Jennifer provides expertise in vetting third-party solutions and facilitating contract negotiations for the procurement of third-party solutions, including the on-going monitoring of licensing and Service Level Agreements (SLAs).  Jennifer has successfully led multi-year projects including implementations, application integrations, and client migrations.  Jennifer’s consulting emphasis in on technical writing, project management of large client initiatives, new product research and development, and information technology as it relates to screening organizations.


Sharon Bottcher

Compliance Manager

Sharon is a former compliance specialist with Health Services of North America and LexisNexis/First Advantage. She specializes in monitoring state drug testing laws and DOT regulations, drug testing policy development, and DOT support services. She has written and reviewed hundreds of drug testing policies.


Dennis Kerns

Senior Consultant

Dennis began his career in the drug and alcohol industry with a 20-year tenure as a laboratory manager before playing an instrumental role in the creation of WPCI, a national third-party administrator headquartered in Nebraska.  As Vice President of Business Development for WPCI, he led the sales team. Dennis was instrumental in the 1996 creation of CannAmm, a Canadian TPA.  Dennis joined CannAmm full-time in 2005 as the Manager of Business Development and later became the Director of Client Services, Training, and Quality Assurance.  Dennis has extensive experience in all facets of industry sales, auditing of both DOT and non-DOT programs, policy development, training, and international drug testing.


Jessica Polk

Communications Director

Jessica is a former high school teacher and virtual school instructor. She manages Current Consulting Group’s webinar hosting services, which include marketing and promotion, technical support, and CEU management services.


Randy Godard

Senior Legal Consultant

Randy has worked as an attorney for over 30 years in the fields of international trade and business transactions.  During his career, he has specialized in comparative legal systems, international commercial law, anti-corruption, privacy, distribution, U.S. and international trade sanctions, and global encryption regulations.  He has worked extensively with legal matters involving the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean.


Danielle Hestand McNeely

Drug Testing and Migration Consultant

Danielle has over 20 years experience in the drug testing industry and a proven track record of successful client and data migration as well as client implementation, Danielle provides expertise in data support, migration, and implementation.  Danielle focuses on gap analysis, data mapping, and data validation, concentrating on larger volume clients and providing technology deliverables based on the client’s needs.  Danielle analyzes data to identify areas of improvement, create data and graphical presentations, and provide performance indicators in order to enhance a product or business.

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