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Our Founders Ken & Winkie Jamail
Ken Jamail

As a volunteer for over twenty years with the Houston Mayor’s Office “Houston Crackdown Anti-Drug Division” & the “Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy”,  the Houston Police Department’s “Ministers Against Crime Division”, and the Federal Prison System’s “Chaplain’s Department”, Ken has come to a full realization that the stereo-typical alcohol and drug ‘user/abuser’ that is so often seen or portrayed in the media, goes far beyond the public perception of many people. The face of the ‘user/abuser’ is often the president of a large corporation, a successful athlete, professional counselor, professor, doctor, attorney, celebrity, next door neighbor, and sometimes our own family member. Too often, it's someone close to us that was in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Ken grew up in the family grocery business, Jim Jamail and Son’s Food Market on Kirby Drive. Being the oldest son it was assumed by all that he would follow the family heritage and be a grocery man, though little did anyone know the struggles soon to follow due to choices made in adolescence that would redirect his future.

Along with many of his friends and relatives, Ken experimented with alcohol and marijuana while in middle and high school. Over the years he became a living testimony that alcohol and marijuana were indeed the ‘gateway’ to heavy drinking and drugging in many of their lives.  Since childhood he has lost over seventy of these friends and relatives to an alcohol and/or drug related event.

These great losses ignited a passion within him to volunteer in working with several organizations within the City of Houston in the fight against alcohol and drug abuse.

Alcohol and drug use disorder knows no strangers, and is a core cause for many of today's mental health issues.  

Almost every person reading this has experienced the devastation caused by an alcohol or drug use disorder, either personally, or through a close friend or family member.


Project Self Control is working locally and we want to train others to offer this life changing program to other families, neighborhoods and communities; statewide, nationwide and worldwide.

Please search your hearts to decide how you will participate.


We need money and resources to expand this vision for our youth, who are the future of our world!

You can donate now by clicking this button. Thank you in advance!               

Winkie Jamail

Having raised a blended family of five children, Winkie agrees with Madeline Hunter when she said, “Kids don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care!” Many think she was being too “warm and fuzzy” but what she meant was you are not going to reach some kids respectfully, socially or academically, until you first reach them on the “human to human” level. Sometimes the subject matter can’t compete with the “drama” in their lives. The main ingredient missing today is a “human connection with kids.” 


Winkie, a Certified Educational Consultant with "Time to Teach/CTE", and ARISE (evidence based K - 12), believes that research is clear ... when kids know you value them as a human being; they will work harder for you and themselves.   They will challenge you less. She also believes we don’t need any more theory and new, trendy programs with catchy names. Winkie believes educators, parents and guardians have the toughest job in America as they are asked every day to wear many different hats – mom, dad, nurse, counselor, teacher, judge, jury, lawyer – just to name a few. Winkie understands that students come into our classrooms and schools with different backgrounds and cultures, and that their cognitive abilities, assets and experiences are just as wide ranging. 


Sometimes the only thing students have in common is their age! The “one size fits all” approach does not work anymore. Winkie also knows the biggest unchallenged assumption by many today (especially politicians) about education is that kids are coming to school willing and ready to learn. As educators, we know this is not the case. We have a generation of kids coming to our schools with very little social skills. Many students are learning behavior from violent video games, MTV, violent song lyrics and a myriad of other influences which affect the mental health of a child.


Winkie is dedicated to helping the youth develop strong mental health skills in conjunction with educators, parents and guardians.  Through motivation, inspiration, entertainment and a common-sense approach to stress management, this is achieved. Most importantly, she leaves you with many proven, practical strategies that work.

Board Members

Alice Puig

Alice has proudly dedicated 30 years serving the American public.  As a government employee, Alice worked as a bi-lingual case worker and advocate for seniors and people with serious disabilities.  In addition to her business degree from Incarnate Word College, she brings a unique blend of skills.  She has worked for the FDIC, liquidating bank assets and as a real estate agent.  She has also worked in the medical and insurance fields.  Presently, she is a network administrator and also provides training and technical systems support for blind and low vision employees.

In 2017 Alice volunteered for a medical mission in San Salvador and discovered her passion to help those who have not been as blessed as she.


She looks forward to serving as Secretary/Treasurer of Project Self Control and working with this exceptional and diverse group, whose joint mission is to help children thrive in a complicated world.

Advisory Board Members

Ray A. Andrews

Director of Houston Crackdown, the City of Houston’s anti-drug community coalition. He began his tenure with the City of Houston in June 1989 as Assistant Director and served as liaison with various community members.  He also chaired numerous anti-drug and juvenile anti-violence community wide projects. In June of 1994, he was promoted to his current position.

Ray has carefully maneuvered Houston Crackdown to be a leader in providing resources to local citizens, businesses, schools, agencies and organizations in the areas of Drug Prevention, Treatment, Intervention and Support for neighborhood programs. During his 32 years with Houston Crackdown, he has overseen the development of such program areas as:

  • Information and Referral Network

  • Grants Assistance

  • Substance Abuse Public Policy

  • Funding for local community projects

  • Public Awareness Campaigns for alcohol, tobacco, inhalant abuse, and other forms of drug abuse

  • 24 hours Community Drug Abuse Information Line

  • 1998 Houston/Harris County Drug Abuse Summit at Rice University, hosted by the Houston Mayor and Harris County Judge

  • Houston/Harris County Regional Substance Abuse Advisory Council

  • Houston/Harris County Office of Drug Policy

  • Houston Office of National Drug Control Policy Partnership Agreement

  • Coordinated and supervised numerous conferences, workshops, and community forums

  • Demand Treatment initiative

  • Community Stars Neighborhood Recognition Program

In addition, serves on many national, state, and local advisory boards, including the Partnership for a Drug Free America, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, Partnership for a Drug Free Texas, Texas Association of Community Partnerships, Safe and Drug Free Communities and Schools Advisory Councils for Houston ISD, Spring ISD and North Forest ISD, and now; Project Self Control Advisory Board Member.



Education and Training

A.B. - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Harvard University, 1977

M.D. - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1981

Internship - Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1981-2

Research Assistant - Center for Population Research and Reproductive Biology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1982-4

Residency - Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1987-9

Fellowship - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, 1989-90

MPH - Milken Institute School of Public Health George Washington University 2016-2018



Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1993

Diplomate - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1994

Added Qualification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Addiction Psychiatry, 1994; Recertification, 2004, 2014

Added Qualification - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Forensic Psychiatry, 1996; Recertification, 2006, 2016

Medical Review Officer - Certification, American Association of Medical Review Officers, 1995; Re-certification, 2008


Professional Experience

Medical Director - Behavioral Health Division, Amerigroup, September 2005-May 2013

Medical Director - Children’s Unit, Intracare Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2004-2011

Medical Director - Dual Diagnosis Unit, West Oaks Hospital, Houston, Texas, 2001-2003

Medical Director - Chemical Dependency Services, Memorial Spring Shadows Glen Hospital, Houston, Texas, 1995-9

Medical Review Officer - Accuracy Testing Plus, 1995-8

Director - Utilization Review, Memorial Spring Shadows Glen Hospital, 1994-5

Medical Director - The Right Step Residential Treatment Center, 1993-4

Medical Director - Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, Spring Shadows Glen Hospital, 1992-3

Medical Director - Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit, West Oaks Hospital, 1991-2

Consultant - Children’s Treatment Center, Deer Park Hospital, Deer Park Texas 1991-3

Medical Director - Adolescent Unit, Harris County Psychiatric Center, 1991



Member - Clinical Review Committee, Texas Medical Liability Trust, 2005-2011

Chairman - Houston-Harris County Office of Drug Policy, 2004-present

Vice-Chairman - Houston-Harris County Regional Substance Abuse Advisory Council, 2001-2003

Executive Committee - City of Houston-Office of National Drug Control Policy Partnership, 1999-2000

Board of Directors - Comprehensive Provider Networks of Texas, Inc., Elected Member, July 2004

Chairman - Treatment and Research Committee, Houston Crackdown, Office of the Mayor 1996-2004

Chief-of-Staff - Memorial Spring Shadows Glen Hospital, 1995-6

Board of Directors - Memorial Hospital System, Houston, Texas 1995-6

Clinical Assistant Professor - Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1991

Clinical Assistant Professor - Volunteer Faculty, Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center, 1992-2000

Clinical Assistant Professor - Adjunctive Faculty, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Baylor College of Medicine, 1994


Present Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Pharmacology, Baylor College of Medicine, 1992-present

Addiction Psychiatry Committee - American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 1998-2001

Fellow - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1998-present

Fellow - American Psychiatric Association, 2003-present


Professional Organizations 

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

American Psychiatric Association

Harris County Medical Society

Texas Medical Association

Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians

Houston Psychiatric Society



Exemplary Psychiatrist Award, National Alliance for the Mentally Ill, 1996

Drug-Free Leadership Award, Houston Crackdown, Office of the Mayor, 1999


State Medical Licensure 

Texas F9260

Florida ME101388

Virginia 0101245741

Colorado 48207

Gerald Busch, MD, DAPA, FAACAP
Nichelle Green

Nichelle Green, is a bondservant of God, wife, mother of four, educator, student, dancer, singer, model, and aspiring actress.  In 2017, Nichelle left a love of teaching music and theater to preschoolers to compete in AMTC’s final showcase.  Actors, Models & Talent for Christ hired her a week later to lead and consult others in their entertainment walk.  The same summer, Nichelle began working with a local community theater where she met Ms. Winkie.  After working alongside Winkie on two projects (The King and I & Mary Poppins) with World Theater, Nichelle became a student of voice and performance.  A few months later, she joined the Project Self Control vision working alongside Kenny and Winkie to deliver encouraging life lessons through the art of theater.  It has been three years of collaboration with the Winkie Singers and Project Self Control, the love only grows.  Nichelle currently works with special needs children within Katy ISD and is earning a bachelor’s degree of Psychology.

Project Self Control continues to grow with God's awesome picks, like Nichelle, whose heart is dedicated to sew into the PSC kids and their families.

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