Meet the Team
The Smokenders legacy began in 1969 with the development of the original course by Mrs. Jacqueline Rogers. We are celebrating 50 years in business this year, having taught millions to quit.
DR. JENNIFER M. OSSEGE, PSYD
With 20+ years clinical experience as a child Psychologist, Dr. Jenn owns Viewpoint Psychological Services, a Youth Counseling service with 3 locations and more than 20 counselors. She also is an Adjunct Professor of Psychology at Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH. "Dr. Jenn" has 2 teens who just call her "Mom"!
A graduate of Smokenders in 1979, Gordon licensed the program for Canada and over the past 40 years has personally taught the step-by-step program to more than 50,000 graduates. Gordon has been instrumental in the research and development of the Vapenders product.
A heavy smoker for 20 years, Don quit in 1981 by taking the Smokenders course and has never wanted a cigarette ever since. Don was a VP of Sales & Marketing at Computer Sciences Corp (CSC) before founding The Integrity Group, a provider of Physician Credentialing software.
Don & Dr. Jenn acquired the Smokenders company and all intellectual property rights and created Smokenders Online, LLC
Smokenders Online, LLC is an Alabama Social Enterprise Corporation with it's primary office at 3190-B U.S. Highway 31, Pelham, Alabama 35124. It has licensees, each of whom is a Smokenders graduate and Instructor, in Canada, Australia/New Zealand, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates. Smokenders, Smokenders Online and Vapenders are registered trademarks. All intellectual materials are fully copyright protected.
In a nutshell.....
When Don Seibert's 9 year old daughter, Jennifer, shamed him into quitting smoking by suggesting the Smokenders course that she had seen advertised on TV, neither of them considered that, more than 31 years later, they would combine their efforts to put together the Smokenders Online course so that it could be made available to the masses over the Internet. Now a well respected Child Psychologist and Instructor, Doctor Jennifer Ossege, has a special interest in addictive behaviors, so she knows the nicotine addiction very well. Together, we know and understand the dynamics of "Achieving Commitment" as a Family Team to overcome the nicotine addiction. We've been there, done that!
When electronic cigarettes were first introduced as a less harmful alternative to smoking cigarettes, we accepted that any alternative to cigarettes had to be a good thing. Being parents and grandparents of lots of teens, when vaping became so popular among young people, we began a quest to solve the Teen Vaping problem. We are so familiar with the majority of the many aspects of the Smokenders program that translate fully to vaping, it was natural to create a program targeted specifically at vaping rather than tobacco smoking, but with special emphasis on Teen vaping. Thus, Vapenders was conceived, in February of 2018.
We welcome your interest, inquires and comments regarding the Vapenders program. We may be contacted by clicking the link below:Contact us
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