New Advisory Council Members
SAMHSA recently announced the appointment of two new members to its National Advisory Council and three new members to the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) Advisory Council.
Both councils are 12-member panels of experts that meet to advise the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary and SAMHSA’s Administrator on public health matters related to prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. The CSAT Advisory Council also advises the Center Director.
New members of the National Advisory Council are:
- Hortensia Amaro, Ph.D., distinguished professor and associate dean, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and director, Institute on Urban Health Research, Northeastern University. Her research focuses on public health epidemiology, substance abuse prevention, HIV/AIDS, mental illness, and interpersonal violence.
- Flo A. Stein, M.P.H., chief, Community Policy Management, North Carolina Division of Mental Health Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services. She manages community-based substance abuse, mental health, and developmental disabilities programs and serves as the president of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD).
New members of the CSAT Advisory Council are:
- Arthur C. Evans, Jr., Ph.D., Director, Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Mental Retardation Services. He leads a systems transformation process that focuses on recovery for adults, resilience for children, and self-determination for people with intellectual disabilities.
- Carrick Anne Forbes, student and speaker. A recovering survivor of heroin addiction, she has begun academic work toward credentialing as an alcohol and substance abuse counselor.
- Peter C. Formaz, NCAC-II, LAC, Behavioral Health Services, Benefits Healthcare, Helena, MT. He operates an outpatient drug and alcohol behavioral health facility that offers an opiate treatment program. Mr. Formaz is northwest regional vice president of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC).
For more information, visit www.samhsa.gov.