Meet The Team


Bill Current

President & Founding Partner

President and Founding Partner of the Current Consulting Group (CCG). 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 presenter at hundreds of conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars, he is widely considered one of the leading experts on drug testing and on the drug testing industry. He publishes the popular drug testing compliance database CurrentCompliance.org and conducts the Annual Drug Testing Industry Survey, now in its 19th year.


Nina M. French

Managing Partner

Managing Partner for the Current Consulting Group with over 25 years of experience in employee screening. She specializes in product and business development, drug testing marketing and strategy and in occupational health and wellness operations as part of an overall screening organization. Nina has experience in managing drug-free workplace operations including vendor management, medical review, client services, account management and sales support.  Her consulting emphasis is on helping employee screening providers streamline operations, define their product portfolio for market and alignment with core business goals, launch new products, increase revenue, and retain existing clients.


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

Sales & Marketing Director with the Current Consulting Group, is the lead consultant for 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 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-Elect for SAPAA for 2017-2018.


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 he led the sales team. He was instrumental in the creation of CannAmm, a Canadian TPA, in 1996. 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.


Andrew Current

Compliance Director

Andrew Current is Compliance Director for the Current Consulting Group, LLC. He manages state, federal, and case law research for CurrentCompliance.org, a database of drug testing laws, as well as legislation in progress at the state and federal level. He edits and 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.


Jennifer 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 lead 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.


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 & promotion, technical support, and CEU management services.


Randy Godard

Senior Legal Consultant

Randy has worked as an attorney for over 30 years with experience in 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.


Sharon Bottcher

Compliance Manager

Sharon is a former compliance specialist with Health Services of North America and Lexis-Nexis/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.


Yvette Farnsworth Baker, Esq.

Legal Expert

Yvette Farnsworth Baker 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. She is a former public defender in Palm Beach County and works with CCG and our clients on legal issues and contracts.


Katherine Miller

Social Media Director

Katherine Miller is CCG’s Social Media Director, managing updates across CCG’s social media networks as well as promoting partner’s content. In addition, she creates content for CCG’s and others’ newsletters and blogs, researches industry changes, and manages content creation to keep clients informed and up-to-date. Katherine authors articles on drug and alcohol testing and creates infographics for publication and training.

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