Art Mellor brings over 20 years of experience in substance use disorder treatment and prevention.. He began his career as an addiction counselor, but soon turned his focus to the needs of family members. He started a family program for an inpatient treatment program. He then went on to implement addiction-related training programs for various organizations. He developed a state-licensed outpatient treatment program, which included a focus on the counseling needs of children of addiction. He directed the United Methodist Church’s Special Program on Substance Abuse and Related Violence (SPSARV), overseeing an international prevention effort. Now retired, he continues to be involved in prevention efforts.