About C Three Foundation
The purpose of the C Three Foundation is to support individuals struggling with alcohol addiction through education and awareness. In accordance with our motto, Options Save Lives, we believe that successful recovery requires a multifaceted approach.
We seek to inform the public about responsible alcohol use and effective, lasting treatment for misuse and addiction. For nearly a century, alcohol treatment has been dominated by the belief that a complete and permanent state of sobriety is the only way to help an ‘alcoholic.’ Even though science disproves this belief, many physicians and the general public are unaware of the advancements and breakthroughs in alcohol use disorder treatment.
We strive to identify, share, and advocate for policies, practices, laws, and social norms that support successful alcohol addiction recovery. The current medical, legal, and social constructs are rooted in traditions that are often counterproductive to effective treatment. We believe that it is important to understand the current political and social climate of both the alcohol and alcohol treatment industries in order to direct our efforts and affect the most change.
We diligently seek and share relevant information to better assist members of our global community in making informed, responsible decisions about their personal alcohol use and possible treatment options. We are committed to the promotion of alcohol addiction treatment options, such as the Sinclair Method (TSM), that are based in sound scientific research.
The C Three Foundation was created to help save the lives of alcoholics worldwide. We aim to educate doctors, alcoholics, family and friends of alcohol-dependent people about the most successful long term treatment for alcoholism: the Sinclair Method.
The C Three Foundation envisions a world where every person, regardless of ethnic, social, or economic background, is given equal access to affordable, scientifically tested treatment options for alcohol use disorder.
Meet the Team
Claudia Christian, S.A.C. Dip.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Claudia Christian has been in the film and television business as a performer for over 35 years. She has starred in more than 50 films and hundreds of hours of television. Sci-fi fans around the world know her from her work on the Hugo and Emmy award winning show Babylon 5.
She is the author of two autobiographical books, “My Life with Freaks and Geeks”(2010) and “Babylon Confidential” (2012), and the novels “Wolf’s Empire” (2016) and “The Original” (2016).
She is the most recognized advocate for the Sinclair Method, a treatment for alcohol use disorder (AUD). In 2013 she started the C Three Foundation to help raise awareness of the treatment. She also became an accredited substance abuse counselor in the UK in 2015.
In 2014 Claudia’s award winning documentary about the Sinclair Method, “One Little Pill” was released.
Claudia has spoken at UCLA, USC, and at medical conventions around the country. She has also appeared on Larry King Now and been interviewed for NBC's Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly to educate people about this inexpensive, life-saving treatment.
Claudia continues to work in TV and film and lends her distinctive voice to some of the biggest games in the world including SkyRim, Guild Wars, World of Warcraft , Halo, Call of Duty, and Fallout 4.
Claudia’s passion is to help and educate. In 2017, she spent a month in India working with the Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD).
She is currently working on a new book for Tor Books with her writing partner Morgan Grant Buchanan and "Journeys,” a book about individual experiences on the Sinclair Method.
Jenny R. Williamson, MPA
Executive Director, Board of Directors
Jenny earned her Bachelors Degree in Journalism from Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) in 2013 and her Master of Public Administration degree from FGCU in 2016. She has more than 20 years of managerial experience in a variety of fields.
She is a social media professional, and a freelance writer who earned journalism awards from the Florida Associated Press Broadcasters and the Society of Professional Journalists. She spent a year at Antioch University New England taking courses in leadership and social justice. Jenny also holds a professional certificate in marketing from Boston College, and is an associate member of NAADAC the Association for Addiction Professionals.
Jenny designed the original websites for C Three Foundation, for One Little Pill, and for the Physician Outreach program; manages eight organization-related social media accounts; designed and implemented the Key Chain, Physician Outreach and Significant Others Support programs; represents the organization at addiction conferences, advises on multiple peer support sites, runs the newsletter, and coordinates volunteer efforts.
In her spare time Jenny is a competitive disc golfer, Boston Red Sox fan, and enjoys spending time with her wife, dog, two cats and a chicken.
Mike is an Information Technology professional with over 20 years of experience in computer information systems in healthcare, health insurance, and finance.
Prior to joining C Three Foundation, Mike worked at Tufts Associated Health Plans in Watertown, Massachusetts for 16 years in various capacities.
His responsibilities included implementing new internal and external systems, enterprise information security, corporate risk assessment, business/system analysis, and technology architecture. Prior to that he worked in the financial sector in similar capacities for Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. and J.P. Morgan.
Mike is a Sinclair Method success story having reached the 'extinction' phase in this late-30's. He joined the C Three Foundation in 2017 to help with their mission to spread the word about this revolutionary treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) to others.
Reaching TSM extinction has allowed Mike to pursue a major passion in life to visit every country in the world. His blog, Mike 'Round The World (www.MikeRTW.com), chronicles his journey to visit all 193 U.N. member nations. Rest assured he will be advocating for TSM along the way.
An avid Boston Red Sox and New England Patriots fan, Mike currently resides in the Boston, Massachusetts area with his partner of 12 years.
John David Sinclair, PhD
Dr. Sinclair began research on the causes of alcohol drinking as a University of Cincinnati undergraduate. Among his discoveries was the Alcohol Deprivation Effect (ADE)—now widely recognized by addiction medicine as central to explaining why the vast majority of alcoholics relapse after traditional abstinence-based treatments. In other words, weeks of forced abstinence—as used in conventional detoxification and detention treatments—instead of being beneficial, actually increase alcohol craving. After getting his doctorate in 1972 from the University of Oregon on the ADE, Dr. Sinclair immediately went to Helsinki to work at Alko Laboratories (now part of Finland's National Public Health Institute)—probably the best place in the world for finding a better treatment for alcoholism.
His solution, pharmacological extinction, became apparent only after he wrote The Rest Principle: A Neurophysiological Theory of Behavior, a book showing how the nervous system strengthens behaviors that stop hunger, thirst, pain, or release endorphins, and extinguishes behaviors that no longer produce reinforcement. He subsequently worked on the clinical trials proving the concept and practical implementation of the treatment in real patients.
Dr. Sinclair was active in supporting and advising C Three Foundation until his passing. His work lives on through the tireless efforts of everyone involved with C Three Foundation.
Roy D. Eskapa, PhD
Dr. Eskapa obtained a BA in psychology from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, and went on to complete a PhD in clinical psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, in Los Angeles. He had a variety of postdoctoral training experiences including forensic psychology, multimodal therapy with Professor Arnold Lazarus, and addiction medicine with Dr. David Sinclair - Docent, Senior Alcohol Researcher, National Public Health Institute, Finland. He has published several articles and book chapters as well as a 400-page tome on forensic psychology while also working closely with Dr. Sinclair on his research into pharmacological extinction - now known as the Sinclair Method (TSM) - using opioid antagonists naltrexone and nalmefene in alcohol de-addiction.
He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and is a Chartered psychologist in the UK. At present he is focused on securing greater exposure for the unequivocally cost-effective Sinclair Method in the treatment of alcoholism and other drug addictions. In addition to conducting a private one-to-one and online practice, Dr. Eskapa is available for speaking engagements and consultation to industry, government health and education departments, and NGOs on Sinclair's revolutionary prevention of and cure for alcoholism and other addictions.
Stephen M. Cox, MD
Dr. Cox is President of the National Anxiety Foundation and Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington. A board-certified psychiatrist, Dr. Cox has been in private practice for 30 years. He received his medical degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed his psychiatry residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.
Dr. Cox has served as a member of the editorial board of Annals of Clinical Psychiatry and on the board of directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatry. He has also served on the advisory committee of the National Panic Disorder Public Education Project of the National Institute of Mental Health. Dr. Cox has written extensively on anxiety disorders and has been featured in discussions on this topic on television, radio, and in print media. He was invited to present his research on anxiety at the US Dept of Health and Human Services, National Institute of Health, National Institute of Mental Health, Annual NCDEU 2005 Meeting.
A supporter of using the Sinclair Method, pharmacological extinction of alcohol addiction while improving oneself at the same time, Dr. Cox went from avoiding treating alcoholism, wherever possible, to enjoying helping persons with this life-threatening disorder.
Board of Directors
Brooks has been involved in the recovery community for over 25 years, most recently as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Healing Transitions International. Brooks gets great satisfaction seeing alcoholics recover and rebuild their lives. “TSM is an innovative approach to treating alcoholics. I have seen, firsthand, many lives changed by this treatment. More people need to be aware of that this treatment is available .”
An independent insurance agency owner, Mr. Barbee received his BA in Business from the University of Colorado. Mr. Barbee says he gets the most satisfaction from being a father and being present in the lives of his family members. A close second would be working with alcoholics to help them live productive, rewarding lives. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his sons, fitness, and the outdoors. Brooks has two sons – Jackson and Gabriel.
Melissa earned a Bachelor of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1989 and a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Francisco in 1993. She was a child advocate from 2000 to 2008 while living in Georgia. She was also on the board of directors of The Alcove, a shelter for homeless youth.
As a child advocate, she represented hundreds of children, many of whom were removed from their parents due to addiction issues. She saw first hand that, for many of the parents, the currently accepted and often court mandated recovery programs did not work. In one case, the father of a 9 year old child died because he could not stop drinking. So, when she heard about TSM and subsequently watched One Little Pill, she reached out to the C Three Foundation to see what she could do to help.
Melissa now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband, Marco and son, Nicholas. She currently provides pro bono legal services primarily to the Lost Boys of Sudan. She is also a musician and voice coach. She brings to C Three legal expertise, a knowledge of non-profit boards and excellent organizational and advocacy skills.
Gordon has spent his career in financial services as an international product manager in the areas of asset management and equity capital markets. He has also worked in consumer products in the textile industry and most recently in the automotive aftermarket.
Mr. Gannon has a deep interest in mental health advocacy. Gordon lives in Morristown, NJ.
Stephanie Sinclair Lappi
Stephanie has an accomplished background in economics and biopharmaceutics. She has a M.Sc. (Econ.), in Entrepreneurship from the Helsinki School of Economics and as Dr. David Sinclair’s daughter has been closely involved with the Sinclair Method her entire life.
In 2002 Stephanie and her father established Lightlake Sinclair Ltd based on Dr. Sinclair’s life work in treating addictions. Lightlake Sinclair quickly expanded from a small research unit to an international public corporation, Lightlake Therapeutics Inc., and is currently listed on the U.S. stock exchange. Stephanie worked as Chief Administrator for Lightlake’s first clinical trial studying binge eating disorder.
A talented speaker and writer, Stephanie has also worked as a lecturer at the Helsinki School of Economics, as a journalist and as an entrepreneur advisor, helping over 200 start-ups with their business plans and financials. Currently, Stephanie is working on a book series on addiction treatment. The first book is a translated and localized version of Dr. Roy Eskapa's "The Cure for Alcoholism."
Living in Finland, learning some additional languages has been very useful. In addition to speaking Finnish and English Stephanie has studied Swedish, French, Italian, Japanese and Chinese.